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Vista Parties Ocean Adventurer Birthday Party Package
Celebrate your child’s special day out to sea with this Atlantic Seaboard sailing bash
Ahoy matey! Your child’s special day has arrived; it’s time to alert the crew and set sail on the high seas for a birthday bash like none other.
Organising your child’s birthday party can sometimes be a bit daunting – from finding a venue and arranging the décor to organising the games and feeding the guests (there is so much to do!) – and more often than not it becomes challenging as a parent to actually enjoy your child’s special day. With this in mind, Vista Parties – children’s parties and events authority – has created the perfect nautical-themed birthday bash (ideal for sea-boys and -girls between the ages of seven and 15 years) that ensures the kids an ocean of activates and adventure and the parents a stress-free and enjoyable time.
The Ocean Adventurer Combo sees partygoers board the majestic Ocean Adventurer at the V&A Waterfront from where they will set sail for approximately two hours along the Atlantic Seaboard. While out to sea, young mariners will each enjoy a party pack filled with yummy treats (Lays chips, Smarties, Fizzers, juice and more – parents are welcome to bring additional items), while searching for dolphins and whales as well as learn some fun facts about the big blue from the experienced Ocean Adventurer skipper. After which, little sailors will tuck into a light meal (comprising seasonal fruit, jelly cups and an option of wraps, hot dogs or beef burgers) before heading back to shore.
Once anchored in the harbour, partygoers can head into the Two Oceans Aquarium for an hour-long self-guided tour. With over 3 000 creatures and 88 species on show, the aquatic space gives kids – and parents – the incredible opportunity to come face-to-face with predators of the deep at the I&J Exhibit, view and feel an assortment of marine creatures (think kelp, starfish and hermit crabs) at the touch pool as well as, depending on the time of day, watch either the African and rockhopper penguins being fed or the majestic creatures in the I&J Ocean Exhibit, guaranteeing a whale of a time and turtle enjoyment! While inside the aquarium, be sure to check out the hagfish (this unique slime-filled creature can only be viewed at the Two Oceans Aquarium) as well as the ‘glow-in-the-dark’ jellyfish exhibition area; these – amongst many others – are absolute must-sees.
While parents are welcome to sailor-up and join in on the birthday fun (the birthday child’s parents are included in the package), Vista Parties organisers as well as additional staff members will be present at all times ensuring the safety and well-being of the entire party as well as guaranteeing that all runs smoothly and efficiently – so there is truly no need to worry!
PRICE AND BOOKING INFORMATION FOR VISTA PARTIES’ OCEAN ADVENTURER
The Ocean Adventurer party package is suitable for children aged seven years to 15 years and costs R485 per child with the birthday parents included in the package. The party package price includes the Ocean Adventurer boat ride, entrance into the Two Oceans Aquarium and a party packet and light meal for each attending child. Additional adults will need to pay R160 each to attend the party.
The party is approximately three hours long – 90 minutes to two hours on board the Ocean Adventurer and one hour in the Two Oceans Aquarium – and time slots are as follows: 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm or 3:30pm to 5:30pm. A minimum of 12 children and a maximum of 20 children can board the boat along with an adult (total 40 passengers).
Birthday Cake: Order your little one’s birthday cake through Vista Parties. Themes will run in conjunction with the party package purchased (for a water-themed party, think mermaids, pirates or ocean creatures) and Vista Parties will supply the cake knife and birthday candles. Alternatively, parents are most welcome to bring their own birthday cake to the party (please bring your own candles).
NOTE: All children are required to wear a life jacket while aboard the Ocean Adventurer. Any dietary requirements – Halaal, gluten intolerant, vegetarian etc. – can be catered for at an additional cost and with prior notice.
Tip: As no outside catering is permitted make sure you order one or two platters from Vista Parties for parents joining the party. Platters include sweet and savoury options as well as various hot and cold refreshments. Platters serve around eight to 10 adults. Please contact Vista Parties directly for more information.
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