If you know anything about me, then you know I’m alllll about the boat parties. Sun, check. Salt water, check. Frosty alcoholic beverages… check. I’ve seen photos from the boat parties here and they were my #1 concern upon arrival.
Person I’ve Just Met: Have you found an apartment yet?
Person I’ve Just Met: Have you starting looking for a job yet?
Person I’ve Just Met: Are you going to Vic’s birthday boat party in October?
Me: Yes, absolutely!
The good news is that Sydney is all about the boat parties too. It’s not quite summer yet, but the good weather is already kicking so boat season is officially upon us. I’m not complaining.
From what I’ve gathered, there are many forms that a boat party can take here in Australia. There’s SeaDeck (the one this post is about – a floating dance party), The Island (a stationary barge that people ferry to and from), Yacht Social Club (a bunch of yachts that tie together in a circle a la YachtWeek) and your Average Boat Party (someone rents out a boat for them and their friends). If all goes according to plan, I’ll have ticked all these off the list by Christmas – yeehaw.
SeaDeck is a three story boat that’s decked out for the young Sydney crowd to pile onto, drink, dance and have a BOATload of fun. Everyone gets dolled up, rocks up to the bar to buy bottles of rosé and champagne and then hits the dance floor as the boat drives underneath the Sydney bridge and past the Sydney Opera House before parking outside the Sydney Zoo.
People are more likely to be dressed in stilettos and sports coats than bathing suits, and there is a 0% chance of shark encounters unless you’re one of the two people who fell in off the boat, but the vibes are tropical nonetheless.
We moved and grooved and sipped until the sun sunk down beneath the Sydney bridge and I started thinking I reallyreallyreally like it here.