Eco BBQ Boat Hire

captain your own mandurah mini cruise

Hire a self-drive Mandurah BBQ Boat and be the captain of your own private, eco-friendly mini cruise. Explore ~ at your own pace ~ Mandurah’s incredible natural beauty. Revel in 360-degree views and cruise alongside dolphins as you enjoy the quintessential West Aussie pastime of a drink and barbecue with friends.

With a donut-shaped design, our uber-cool BBQ Boats are fitted with a central barbecue and circular picnic table, providing the perfect setting for relaxed socialising. Bring your own drinks and barbecue or picnic food, and we’ll supply the rest!

Being eco-inspired electric, they are fume-free and whisper quiet, respecting our precious marine world and wildlife. With a cruisy maximum speed of 5 knots an hour, you’ll be as chilled as the champagne in your esky!

I went as part of a group of 10 ladies. We took some drinks and platters with us. It was absolutely fantastic, everyone had such a good time. Thank you so much we would definitely do this again!

janine clayton, google Review

eco bbq
boat hire

Western australia’s only circular electric boats for hire

standard from $299



large from $339


2 hours


~ check booking page for full details

self-drive fun

•bookings essential•

RESERVE YOUR mandurah bbq BOAT today

The BBQ Boat Experience

a unique cruise of sights, sips & sizzle

ah, those views

Cruise past Mandurah’s thriving waterfront, glamorous yachts and through the canals. Enjoy lunch along the way or find a nice spot to anchor, taking in panoramic views. We’ll provide you with a scenic map, or ask us about our favourite places to dine with spectacular views.

floating barbecue

Each BBQ Boat is fitted with a central charcoal barbecue designed by famed international chef, Heston Blumenthal. You can sizzle a sausage or throw a shrimp (or other scrumptious local seafood) on the barbie. Or if you prefer not to cook, bring along a share platter or picnic lunch. We’ll provide tongs, plates, cups, cutlery and napkins.

BYO Drinks

You are welcome to bring your own drinks for your BBQ Boat experience. There is room for a 50-litre esky on our standard size BBQ Boats and a 70-litre esky can be accommodated on our 10-person BBQ Boats. For BYO rules, click here.

Choose your BBQ Boat

Mandurah BBQ Boats come in 2 sizes. There are 4 boats in our fleet, providing capacity for up to 32 passengers for larger groups.

What’s Included

  • BBQ Boat private rental ~ open-air, eco-friendly, electric boat offering 360-degree views ~ choose your size and duration here
  • Exclusive use for your own private social gathering
  • 20-minute safety instruction briefing
  • Prime vantage point to see beautiful scenery of Mandurah’s marina and canals
  • Eco-friendly disposable tableware ~ plates, cutlery, napkins, cups, tongs, sharp knife and bin bag
  • Use of a charcoal barbecue ~ select as an optional extra when booking
  • Bluetooth speaker music system
  • Free and convenient parking options
  • Chance to spot and cruise alongside wild dolphins and see swans, pelicans and local wildlife¹
  • Opportunity to BYO food and drinks
  • Safety equipment on board
  • 10% loyalty discount for any Mandurah Cruises’ experience²
  • 10% discount at our souvenir and local artisan Gift Shop


¹ Mandurah’s dolphins are wild creatures viewed in their natural environment and we are unable to guarantee sightings.
² Excludes Christmas Lights and special event cruises.

See Christmas Lights by BBQ Boat

book a private eco boat
to witness mandurah’s festive lights

My family and I had an awesome day, from seeing dolphins to black swans, to amazing scenery. Boat was easy to drive and roomy. Would highly recommended eco BBQ Boats.

culture430699, tripadvisor review

Make a Booking

further details

Mandurah BBQ Boats operate daily during peak season (November to May) and weekends only over the cooler months (June to October). If you would like to request a date not scheduled please call us on 08 9581 1242 and our team will assess if this is possible.

Departure times vary ~ check availability for the desired day on our website or call us on 08 9581 1242.

Cook a barbecue or bring a picnic:

BBQ Boats are the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the water. You can bring all the ingredients to cook your own barbecue (select a BBQ as an optional extra when booking). Alternatively, bring a simple share platter or picnic lunch and save cooking.

We provide eco-friendly disposable tableware ~ plates, cutlery, napkins, cups, tongs, sharp knife and bin bag.


You are welcome to bring your own drinks for your BBQ Boat experience. There is room for a 50-litre esky on our standard size BBQ Boats and a 70-litre esky can be accommodated on our 10-person BBQ Boats.

Like driving a car, the skipper is responsible for the safety of the boat and its passengers, and therefore we recommend the skipper sticks to soft drinks. The skipper can have a maximum blood alcohol level of 0.05. Please drink responsibly.

We recommend bringing:

  • camera
  • sunhat
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • warm top (it can get cool on the water)
  • food and drinks in a cool bag or esky

Hirer and skipper ~ please bring valid photo ID and a credit card for authorisation of the security bond

Your cruise departs from Dolphin Quay in the Mandurah Ocean Marina, where we will meet you at the appointed time to set you off safely.  For a location map, click here.

Please arrive on time to ensure ample time for your cruise, and to complete a mandatory safety briefing at the start of the hire.

If you require anything further, our Booking Office and Gift Shop is located at 73 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah 6210.

Parking is available nearby at Dolphin Quay. For a parking location map, click here.

For cruise departure information, click here.

For information on how to get to Mandurah and public transport options, please click here. 

This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. Please call Mandurah Cruises Booking Office on 9581 1242 to discuss which of our tours are suitable if you have accessibility requirements.

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our absolute priority. We are taking extra measures to ensure we are operating at the highest of health and safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • A COVID-19 safety plan is in place.
  • All our staff have completed the Australian Hotels’ Association Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course.
  • A hygiene officer is present on all our cruise activities.
  • All other measures, as required by the Western Australian Government during this recovery period, are strictly followed.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions regarding our COVID policy. For further information on Western Australia’s COVID safety requirements, visit

Online bookings close 24 hours prior to departure. For bookings inside this time, please call our Booking Office on 9581 1242.

Please read the Hire Terms & Conditions on the booking page.

Click here to view Mandurah Cruises’ full Terms & Conditions.

Mandurah’s Dolphins

learn all about our friendly family
of bottlenose Dolphins