Got a question?
We send a very informative and detailed Cruise info sheet to everybody that enquires about one of our trips, if you haven't seen one yet let us know and well get it straight to you.
Most of the other details are covered by the FAQ below.
Where can our group depart from?
You have a range of jetties to choose from, typically we do not charge any extra for any jetty unless our schedule requires a long transit between two different charters. You can start and finish at any of the public jetties just click here for map
Other departure locations may also be available, please call us to discuss.
Can we smoke on your boat?
Yes, you can smoke on board at the rear of the deck in a designated area. Smoking is not permitted within the vessels interior, bow (front of boat) or our fly bridge. Please ensure you use the butt bins provided.
Is there a certain type of footwear we should wear?
Casual soft shoes are best, but guests often come dressed to go out after the cruise so any kind of footwear is OK.
Can we have 1 or 2 extra passengers than the maximum passenger number?
Thunder is licensed to carry 49 passengers and crew and under no circumstance allowed to go over this maximum number. We can however add your waitresses, performers or DJs as staff providing sufficient crew capacity allows, so you generally won’t need to include them in the total passenger numbers.
How do I make a booking?
As charters are in high demand over spring and summer especially we cannot hold dates after the 3 day deposit due period. Call Ray 0427 946 313
Are there any conditions to booking?
Yes, terms & conditions are supplied upon making a booking.
Is there a bond payable?
A bond is sometimes payable, this will be confirmed at the time of booking and is dependent on the nature of the trip. Typically, bucks and birthday parties 21 and under which have no adults in attendance will attract a bond. The bond will be refunded after the vessel has been inspected, and we can take a hold over a credit card rather than you needing to organize a cash payment.
Does Thunder have toilets on-board?
Twin Toilets male and female or unisex depending on type of charter.
Can you arrange alcoholic beverages for us?
Save yourself the hassle of lugging it down and dragging it to the boat! We can offer a service from a bottle shop that you can pay directly too and they will deliver to the boat at no extra cost. You can order any type of beverages, ice, soft drinks, and Water. The crew will load it up and make sure everything is nice and cold the minute you board!
Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages?
You can bring BYO drinks onboard Thunder,however no bottles of full strenght spirits permitted. Premix e.g UDLs & Cruisers are ok. Please ensure responsible service and consumption of alcohol must take place at all times.
Do we need to bring ice and glasses?
Yes please bring plastic wine glasses and cups. You can bring ice or we can arrange for ice to be provided.
Do we need to bring an Esky?
No Thunder has iceboxes on-board for your use. You won't need to bring any additional eskies.
Can you help us organise food and catering?
Yes, we can advise ways to organise Food, if you are unsure of what food to have our staff will help to advise what is good to serve for your type of charter. Talk to us about catering to suit any kind of a budget.
Can we bring our own food?
You are more than welcome to organise your own food and we'll be happy to assist you in its preparation. Please note however we cannot cook for very large groups alone and may require some help.
If we organise our own food, do we have to bring plates and cutlery?
We recommend you bring your own plates and cutlery we do have a selection of catering equipment bowls/dishes for use in emergency, please discuss with us at time of booking.
If we organise our own catering what other things do we need to bring?
You should bring condiments and anything you would need at a normal everyday BBQ or lunch - i.e. tomato sauce, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and napkins.
Is there a BBQ on board Thunder?
Yes we have a BBQ on board which is operated by our staff including cooking utensils.
Do we have to get rid of the rubbish at the end of the cruise?
No, there are bins on board to place your rubbish in throughout the cruise. We will then dispose of the rubbish for you.
Can you supply hire equipment or entertainment?
Yes we can! We have a stereo on board to dance the cruise away it is a CD / Stereo or smart phone friendly so you can provide your own music.