EOFY Party Ideas To Kickstart Your Celebration
It’s that time again! The end of the financial year is just around the corner, and with that comes the countdown to the party of the year when the tax cheque comes back. Whether you are a seasoned party planner or this is your first year throwing an EOFY bash, there is no denying that throwing an awesome party is hard work and takes exceptional organisation skills.
Not to mention that with so many details to keep track of, the pressure of pulling everything together in the final hours of the countdown can leave the planner an anxiety-riddled mess. Luckily, Party Boat Hire has got you covered. We have rounded up a great party idea for this year’s EOFY bash to help you finish your Andean, Julian, or Gregorian year off on the right foot.
If you are looking for something super laid-back or a little more hands-on, we’ve got something for every EOFY party planner and hostess or host. So without further ado, let’s get into what makes an EOFY Party Boat Hire so great!
Why Hire An End Of Financial Year Party Boat?
Hiring a private party boat is the perfect way to get your friends, staff, clients and colleagues out of the city and onto the open water for a break in routine and to thank them for their hard work and unpaid overtime. There are several options available to you when it comes to EOFY party ideas, from a day trip, set hours booked, or a sunset cruise.
You’ll have the whole day to eat delicious food catered, BYO or as part of your package deal. You get to celebrate with good wine, Champagne and specialty crafted beers if that is your thing as you see out the last of your financial year and welcome in the new.
Plus, you’ll be able to combine your EOFY celebration with a team bonding and building exercise for your staff. That has to be a win-win for any business owner. Great moral and good inter-office relationships can make or break a business.
Staff work hard to meet KPIs and deliver to deadlines. Without them, there is no business, so it pays to reward your staff when it comes to EOFY parties. Everyone knows the adage; “Pay peanuts, get monkeys! You get what you pay for!”
What Is Available This Time Of Year?
A lot! Despite the fact EOFY falls in winter, and the whale watching season is officially over, you can find boat hire companies vying for your business in every port and marina across Australia. There is so much competition in the offseason that allows for heavy negotiation on prices and frees up highly prised vessels that are booked solid in the summer months.
There is an EOFY party boat hire for every budget and any number of guests. Whether you are looking for a party boat for 10 or 100, or a luxury yacht for the top echelons of your business, you can find it all on the Gold Coast.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no ‘one price fits all’ set price for hiring a boat. In general, the cost of the hire will depend on your budget and what extras you are willing to include in your hire package. Most companies will charge anywhere from $600 at the budget end to $5000 per hour for the luxury superyachts.
So, if you want to hire a boat for the day (a day being 6 hours on average), expect to pay anywhere from $1300 to $30,000. However, that is just for the boat hire. Extra expenses are incurred when you add food and beverage packages, and some operators charge on a “per person basis”, not a flat hourly rate.
An example of the different rates is as follows:
Here at Party Cruises, the per person rate is $59 excluding food and drinks. If you have sixteen people for three hours, you would expect to pay $900 for three hours on the water, however, if you would like some food we have a sausage sizzle package which is $11 per person, and a steak burger, salad and sides package for just $22 per person.
** We do have a BBQ on board just in case you plan to BYO food and drinks.
How To Find The Best Boat Hire Service
While researching companies for end of financial year boat hire, look for ones that offer a large variety of different types of boats, or narrow it down to one that has the specific class that meets your needs. You will want to make sure you have something for everyone to enjoy that takes into account all of the weather potentials.
At the same time, you want to make sure the company you choose has a good reputation for customer service and reliability. Visit them in person and get a feel for the staff.
Always listen to your gut instincts and make sure they can legally and physically deliver on the services spruiked online, and that any catering packages they are offering are not substituted for a different menu at the last minute
Note To Consumer
- Please make sure you check their cancellation and refund policy before you book. Know your consumer rights, and don’t book until you are certain everything is ready to be locked in and confirmed. Ideally, get three quotes from your preferred providers and then choose the one in the middle, or the one that fits with your budget and specifications.
- Make sure you compare like services and boats and manage expectations. You will not get five-star luxe and all the trappings of a superyacht worth $2000 per hour when you put it up against a budget competitor. Budget operators tend to be more flexible and happy to accommodate requests where they can over the high end of the market that has pretty specific package deals and catering options.
Hiring a party boat is an awesome way to go if you want to throw an epic EOFY party boat hire bash this year that gets your staff, colleagues and clients out of the city. You can choose from a wide variety of boats and set off on a day trip or sunset cruise.
You can make it a more special occasion by throwing a lunch or dinner on the boat and enjoying the time on the water together, team bonding. With so many different types of boats and packages to choose from, you can find something that fits your group’s size, budget, and preferences.
As with any business undertaking, due diligence is required. Research companies of interest to you and verify customer reviews before hiring any party boat company to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
Investigate and make certain the provider can and does provide the advertised services. Lastly, Kick back and relax while someone else does all the work!