Sundowner Cruises | Have a Gorgeous Wedding on the Water!

With its views of The Great Barrier Reef and white sand beaches, the Airlie Beach area is one of the most beautiful locations in Queensland. With this much natural beauty at your disposal, decorations can be kept minimal. But where to hold your ceremony and reception or the cocktail party? From choosing a beach venue or looking for a smaller venue to enjoy with close friends and family, Sundowner Cruises can help you get there.

About Sundowner Cruises

Sundowner Cruises has created beautiful memories over the past 14 years in Airlie Beach. However, this vessel has been operating in Whitsunday for over 25 years. She was initially built on the Gold Coast at SeaWorld to be used as a floating camera platform while making a movie. Then, after being refitted and extended, she worked faring Hamilton Island and Dent Island guests. A catamaran built with purpose and a spacious open plan entertaining area that comfortably accommodates 48 passengers. The ship is open to be not just a people-moving vessel but also a full wedding venue and wedding transportation service with Sundowner Cruises.


The Whitsunday Islands pair, the vast glittering sea, and the beautiful sky make the perfect backdrop as you tie the knot and celebrate your new adventure as one. Sundowner Cruises makes sure you have plenty of room to dance, move about, sit, or relax. The Sundowner crew makes sure there are no ropes to trip over, and it has been high-heel approved. Large and modern amenities offer a better experience while also having ample storage. So enjoy the deck and fresh sea air while watching the world go by in the most beautiful way. 

On-Board Service Options

Ice Breaker – Sundowner allows your out-of-town and international guests to meet and break the ice before your wedding. It helps ease any tension or awkwardness and provides a relaxed feel to your spectacular day. 

Beach Pick up or Drop off – If you are getting married at Boathaven Beach, let Sundowner help you make a grand entrance by arriving by boat. They can even pick up all your guests and take them on a fun cruise after the ceremony and before your reception. A sensational option to help occupy your guests while you and the groom are off taking stunning photos to capture your fun and marvelous love story. 

Ceremony – Sundowner Cruises’ flat surface has no trip hazards making it a safe and fantastic venue for small weddings of 2 or a few close family and friends. Sunrise or sunset, they provide a cozy and intimate space so guests can truly focus on the beautiful couples’ promise to one another without distractions.

Reception – Whether married on the boat or the beach, Sundowner is the perfect reception location for smaller cocktail-style weddings.

Farewell Brunch – Say goodbye to your guests in style with a simple but unique brunch on board Sundowner. You can share words of wisdom from your family and friends or make plans for after the honeymoon. This brunch option is a fun experience your guests will honestly remember.

After Party – Many of the venues in Airlie Beach have noise curfews and usually close around 10 pm. However, with Sundowner, the fun doesn’t have to stop! Gather the “I Do” crew for a Happy Wedding After Party and dance to the resident DJ! 

Theme – From elegant to bold and extravagant, Sundowner can absolutely be themed to suit your wedding colors. With its natural and rustic timber look, you can hire a stylist to add a personalized touch to make your wedding day perfect. So let this vessel be what you envisioned for your magnificent and ideal wedding.

Photography Opportunities

With the professional help of your photographer in Arlie Beach, there are endless photo options, all of which the Sundowner Cruises can help you capture from the beaches to the deck of the boat. 

  • The natural lighting from sunrise or sunset will add a warm and romantic glow to your portraits, whether on the beach or on the boat.
  • The Whitsunday Islands with the water as a backdrop will give your deck photos a captivating and jaw-dropping wow factor in your wedding day portraits. 

Wedding Details

  • Sundowner Sunset Cruise

The Sundowner sunset cruise includes a two-hour cruise around Pioneer Bay, a glass of sparkling, and nibbles upon arrival. $65.00

  • Sundowner Cruise and Dine: Sorrento’s Restaurant

Join Sundowner Cruises on a pre-dinner Sunset Cruise around Pioneer Bay. Followed by a cocktail and a two-course meal at Sorrento’s. $145.00

For any questions, you can call Sundowner Cruises or visit their website.

Sundowner Cruises

If charting the waters with beautiful views sounds like a lovely addition to your dream wedding, I highly recommend Sundowner Cruises. You can set sail for an island ceremony with your guests or spend the entire event on board! The Sundowner cruises team is here to ensure your special day is as magical as you dreamed.

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