Private Functions

Planning a wedding? A birthday party?
Organising a school excursion or AGM? Or simply want the boat all to yourself?

Our goal is to make your event a memorable experience.

‘Nautilus’ is a wide stable safari style river boat that comfortably seats up to 36 guests in a spacious casual café style setting allowing plenty of room undercover or on the foredeck for taking in the beauty of what is arguably one of Australia’s most famous rivers.

The vessel is very versatile allowing us to rearrange or remove tables and chairs to accommodate up to 36 guests. Port, starboard and bow spotlights are fitted for use after dark. You are welcome to dress the boat to best suit your event – possibilities are endless and your imagination is the limit. Bring along your own music; our PA system is Bluetooth compatible.
The vessel is available for corporate functions, birthdays, weddings, AGM’s and live music events.

The vessel also lends itself to research charter, film and TV hire and commercial freight and logistics on the Endeavour River.

Private Function Inclusions


We are BYO! Bring your own alcohol.


Offseason pricing for exclusive hire starts $500

Please give us a call to discuss your ideas.

Contact Us to obtain your quote.

Boat inspections are available by appointment.

We are a Balloon Free Vessel

Like plastic bags, debris from balloons represents a danger, because animals may become entangled in ribbons preventing normal foraging activity. Animals also mistake balloon debris for food and ingest material, which may block the stomach or intestines and lead to starvation. It is impossible to give figures for the number of animals dying from entanglement or ingestion of latex balloon remains. 90% of seabirds alive today contain plastic.

Riverbend Tours has taken a part in several beach clean-ups and is painfully aware of the marine debris issue. We are trying to avoid contributing to the plastic debris polluting our waterways and are encouraging our guests to do the same.