Berth 1 and 2 Banana Alley, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia (View on map)
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1300 647 488
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About this Venue
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an event cost at GoBoat?
Please enquire for pricing and availability.
This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements. For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
What type of events can be hosted at GoBoat?
The following types of events can be held at GoBoat:
- Hens Night
- 21st Birthday Party
- Christmas Party
- 40th Birthday Party
- 30th Birthday Party
- 50th Birthday Party
- Birthday Party
- Networking Event
- Trivia Night
- Product Launch
- End of Financial Year Party
- Corporate Offsite
- Corporate Function
- Bucks Night
- Cocktail Party
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if GoBoat is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.
How do I find out if GoBoat is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if GoBoat is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at GoBoat?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at GoBoat:
- External Catering
- BYO Drinks
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
What steps are involved in booking an event at GoBoat?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at GoBoat and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.
Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements
Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at GoBoat to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?
This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.
If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with GoBoat to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).
VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by GoBoat if you book via us.
I have more questions. How do I get in contact?
There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page
The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.
Why should you choose GoBoat rental as your next event space?
GoBoat is a pretty awesome company that offers something different than the run-of-the-mill event space. It is a newly renovated event space in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs, with unrivalled panoramic views of the bay and the Yarra Ranges. With modern, stylish accommodation on site, it has everything you need for your next event and none of the fuss. Your next event will surely be memorable for everybody!
Rent out one of GoBoat's boats and be your own captain. There's no need to worry about having no sailing experience since the boats are so easy to operate. Just enjoy the fresh air as you sail through the Yarra River!
Where is GoBoat located?
We are located in Berth 1 and 2 Banana Alley, Melbourne.
How many guests can GoBoat accommodate?
The boats are eco-friendly, with quiet electric motors that don't pollute. They're made from recycled plastic bottles and can hold up to eight people per boat!
Is there an age limit for the people on board the boat?
There is no age limit, however, the captain of the boat should be at least 18 years old.
How much is it to rent a boat?
The GoBoat Melbourne price is per boat and by hourly increments.
One boat: 1 hour – $129, 2 hours – $199, 3 hours – $289
Can I bring my own food and beverages when availing of the boat rental?
You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board, so there is no need for you not to have a good time because of the lack of options. Luckily also, along Southbank, there are some great eateries that will provide something delicious for everybody! There's also an open-air picnic table placed centrally on the boats, so there's plenty of room for you to enjoy your meal with your family and friends!
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
We want your party to be a blast, but it is important that you follow the rules. Guests are allowed to bring their own drink but take note that any acts of antisocial behaviour or intoxication could result in your booking ending early, and boat drivers are not permitted to consume alcohol.
Ultimately, we want you to have a safe and fun experience, so only bring a reasonable amount of alcohol and drink responsibly.
Where can I sail?
When you get on board, you will be provided with a map of areas you can explore. It also contains timestamps so your itinerary is clear and easy.
The two main routes are going upstream towards Richmond, South Yarra and Hawthorn or downstream towards Victoria Harbour and Docklands.
What are the operating hours?
The venue is open from 10 am until sunset. That's enough time for you and your group to enjoy your picnic on board and cruise through the city!
Remember though to arrive at the dock at least 15 minutes before your ship out time to receive proper training and reminders.
Do you need a boat licence when you rent out this venue?
No need to be nervous about operating a boat! A boat licence is not required and you will receive complete safety training before taking out your own GoBoat. The boats sail at 4-5 Knots (7 -9km per hour) so it's perfect for inexperienced sailors.
Are safety gear provided at the GoBoat Rental?
Yes! All safety gear is provided for every trip on the water and can be found in the storage compartment of each boat, including life jackets. Kids 12 years or younger must wear their life jackets at all times.