Floating Functions & Events

A private harbour cruise on Hobart’s River Derwent makes for a memorable venue for a special function, event or celebration

This floating venue can host birthday parties, corporate events, Christmas functions, hens and bucks parties, weddings and wakes. Three spacious outdoor decks and an indoor lounge area with 360-degree views make the perfect space for an intimate gathering of up to 40 guests. 

Morning to evening, the River Derwent is a scenic backdrop. The cruise route and scenery vary depending on weather and guest desires. Points of interest include Hobart’s historic waterfront, Battery Point, Mona, Bellerive Beach, Taroona and Mary Ann Bay. 

Choose the start and end location for your cruise. Hobart options include Elizabeth St Pier, Kings Pier Marina, the Queens Domain, and with prior arrangement, other public or private jetties within the Hobart area including Bellerive, Wrest Point Casino, Mona, yacht clubs and marinas.

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Choose your floating venue: Odalisque II or Odalisque III

Odalisque III

The brand-new 24m catamaran features features a spacious dining room and separate lounge area, both with panoramic views offered through large picture windows, and two outdoor viewing areas.

Cost: $1,500 per hour (min. 3 hours). Then $1,000 per hour.

Capacity: Up to 50 guests


  • Scenic, tailored cruise for minimum 3 hours
  • Skipper, crew & bartender
  • Pick-up & drop-off at preferred Hobart location


Odalisque II

A 19m boutique-cruiser with a comfortable entertaining and dining area and three outside decks.

Cost: $750 per hour (min. 3 hours)

Capacity: Up to 37 guests


  • Scenic, tailored cruise for minimum 3 hours
  • Skipper, crew & bartender
  • Pick-up & drop-off at preferred Hobart location


On Board Bar & Catering

On Board’s floating bar houses a selection of cool climate wines, crisp beers and spirits from a curated drinks list. Purchase beverages over the bar, run a tab or book a drinks package.

Choose from a tasty selection of catering options. On Board’s chef-designed menus range from moreish platters to feasts of fine Tasmania fare, and can be tailored to suit any event.


Get in touch for On Board’s latest bar and catering menus.

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Floating Functions & Events are available on Odalisque II all year round, and on Odalisque III between June and November. Can't see your preferred dates? Please get in touch.

On Board's Pieter and Alice van der Woude

Have questions? Get in touch with Pieter & Alice

On Board's expert team are available to chat between 9-5 pm every day

Call now or book a time to chat via video call. Email us anytime and we'll get back to you shortly. We're here to answer your questions.

Call on 0477 100 119

Book a Video Call with Piet or Alice


Best way to celebrate a birthday! Went too quick!

Had an awesome afternoon out on the Odalisque cruising the Derwent River. So great to see the shores of the Derwent, with sights even the locals hadn't seen before. We did a late afternoon trip in summer which was the perfect way to spend the arvo.

Sarah C

Trip Advisor

Best Wedding Ever

Best decision ever to book the Odalisque for our untraditional wedding. The crew were amazing to deal with. We had 31 guests and there was ample room both inside and on the deck. We can't highly enough recommend booking the boat out for a glorious time.

Kathryn Miller

Trip Advisor

A Hens Party On The Derwent - The Most Perfect Day!!

This day was truly an experience we will never forget! 30 girls aboard the Odalisque for a friends Hens Party, cruising the Derwent for 3 hours with endless flowing beautiful wine and outstanding food.

Gem P

Trip Advisor