Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I bring my own drinks

As we are a fully licensed venue, we do not allow BYO ‘bring your own’. You will see on our beverage menu pages our drinks are very reasonable priced, so we do hope you come on board and enjoy.


We are happy for you to bring your own food or catered for by your preferred caterer.

We recommend the following local catering companies:

  • Catering Whitsunday: 0407 740 673
  • Village Cafe: 0438 987 308
  • Or choose from the many venues in Airlie Beach

Please note we do not have facilities on board for cooking or storing food in fridges. Chilled or hot food can be stored in in thermal containers provided by caterer.

Can I wear high heels

As Sundowner is a flat platform with no ropes or pulleys to trip over, so no need for flats if you’re a heel kind of girl.

How Do I Get There

Sundowner departs from the Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach. It is only a short stroll (200m) from the main street of Airlie Beach.

Onfoot: There is a pathway beside the Airlie Beach Hotel which will take you directly to the Port of Airlie development, from the pathway you can see the Port of Airlie marina.

Driving: There is plenty of parking available under the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger. Drive south along Shute Harbour Road, from the main hub of Airlie Beach.

Taxi: Please ask the driver to drop you near the Boathouse Apartments, NOT the Maritime terminal.

Where do we meet you?

Our address is: 13 The Cove Rd, Port of Airlie QLD 4802

The meeting point is E Arm opposite the Marina Sales Centre . Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

How Many Guests

Sundowner can cater up to 48 guests, including adults and children.

Is there a toilet

YES, we have a large toilet on board.

What nibbles are served

Nibbles consist of a shared platter of antipasto, dips and crackers. Nibbles are complimentary and not offered as a meal. Cruises and dine options are available.