Lake Burley Griffin Cruises

Something a bit special

Private charters

Our vessels are available for private charter - limited only by your imagination (and the laws of the land of course!).

Some of the private charter events we provide include weddings, hen's parties, moonlight cruises, sunset cruises, dinner or lunch cruises - and even for the scattering of a loved one's ashes.

Talk to us about arranging your tailor-made package, including food and beverage options. You can even bring along your favourite music to really set the mood.

Weddings

We are able to provide bridal party transport to and from most locations around Lake Burley Griffin. You may even like to have your wedding photographs taken either on the boat or at a lakeside location.

Floriade cruises

During September and October is Canberra's annual 'Floriade' festival, where Commonwealth Park comes alive with thousands of specially planted flowers. There is also live entertainment, sculpture, food and many art and craft stalls. We operate a special schedule of cruises from Acton Terminal throughout Floriade - see our scheduled cruises page for more details.

Fireworks displays

Each year Canberra hosts several fireworks displays on and around Lake Burley Griffin, and the view from one of our boats is nothing short of spectacular. Families, groups or couples can enjoy the occasion - and avoid the traffic rush too. New Year's Eve, Australia Day and the annual 'Skyfire' fireworks are all very popular and we advise booking your charter early to avoid disappointment.

Balloon festival

Every year in the Autumn hot air balloonists from all around the country launch into the skies of Canberra for the annual Balloon festival. An early morning charter allows you to get right amongst the action as the balloons float over the lake, with some coming close enough to touch the water.

Please note we do not operate scheduled cruises for fireworks displays or the balloon festival, but boats are available to charter on these occasions.