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About BBQ Buoys
With BBQ Buoys you discover a unique way to get together and experience Adelaide's beautiful Riverbank from a new perspective. Book a Buoy for up to 10 outdoor lovers and conquest the River Torrens on a self-drive adventure while drifting around and enjoying a floating Aussie barbecue you'll never forget! Yeah Buoy - Come on board for some #FunAfloat!
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Chol F wrote a review Apr 2022
12 contributions10 helpful votes
Our trip was mildly horrific for the kind staff of BBQ Buoys. Their patience and professionalism was tested beyond their wildest dreams (nightmares). First of all, this is an excellent experience. It is good value, the river is beautiful, the Adelaide riverbank is exquisite, the buoys are clean and the service is so professional. A friend and I had always wanted to sail around in one of these, and she kindly bought me the experience as a birthday present. It is very, very important to state that NO ONE was drinking before, after, or during this event. However it emerged that neither one of us was capable of understanding how to steer the device. The poor staff kept towing us back to shore; teaching us again and again; getting the dinghy out to rescue us from reeds... eventually a rather aggressive kayaker sailed into the back of the buoy, and everyone agreed that we would be better off eating our (delightful) food in our buoy, moored by a reed bank. Then in a fit of ill-placed confidence we headed out for open waters. This demonstrated a lack of judgment on my behalf, and eventually the staff came and rescued us again. During this time, every other buoy user seemed to be floating idly past, waving and looking competent. I guess the moral of the story is that even if you can't steer it, the staff will rescue you over and over again with good humour.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from BBQBuoys, General Manager at BBQ Buoys
Responded 5 May 2022
Hi there! Don't stress, you aren't the first and surely not the last but thankfully we are here to help and maybe suggest you idling and enjoying the scenery. I can confirm, no nightmares came from our experience with you and we are so glad you enjoyed yourself even with a few hiccups along the way. We look forward to rescuing you again in the future ;)
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Troy H wrote a review Mar 2022
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To be able to relax for two hours. Nikki and Ben were super helpful and made the experience even more enjoyable.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from BBQBuoys, General Manager at BBQ Buoys
Responded 10 Mar 2022
Thanks Troy! We are glad yo hear the staff were friendly and you had a relaxing experience! We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Carmen8765 wrote a review Feb 2022
Adelaide, Australia66 contributions80 helpful votes
We had a birthday party for our 13 year old with her friends. It was a fun party - teenagers enjoying bbq food and listening to the music while chatting away …. . I was driving the boat, no experience needed. It was a very relaxing ride . But I am glad I brought my elder daughter along so she can look after the BBQ while I focus on driving the boat . The scenery along the river is great, and with ducks / birds in the river, it was actually a very enjoyable ride. The staffs there on the day were extremely helpful. I think I will definitely do that again.
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Response from BBQBuoys, General Manager at BBQ Buoys
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Hi Carmen, We are so glad you had a great time and found it so easy to drive! We can't wait to see you next time :)
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leahjanetee wrote a review Feb 2022
Greater Adelaide, Australia31 contributions17 helpful votes
What a blast!! A perfect way to spend time with family or friends. The night booking was perfect as we got to see the river and the banks from a different perspective. The lights reflecting on the river was just beautiful. We did the BBQ, but next time i would just do the picky platter.
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Bill wrote a review Feb 2022
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
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It was so relaxing and peaceful going at your own pace, stopping wherever, and taking in the great sights along the way. The reflections off the water were magnificent. The staff were so helpful and friendly. We couldn't have wished for better weather.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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