David Lazarus, aka Tom "Cruise Director" of the Rhythmboat, invites you to party

Updated: Aug 15

✦ A born entertainer, David has the gift of a creative and imaginative mind. He wants to make your next occasion one to remember cruising the Hastings River.

With a quarter of a century in the entertainment industry, he is Port Macquarie’s resident party and function expert. Some 23 years ago, he operated ‘Wizzbang Entertainment’ in Port Macquarie and was heavily involved in the community, performing at various venues each week including the Port Venture Cruise which was a dolphin spotting charter at the time, David and partner Elsa have since named their business after.

The team's creativity generated from these events on the water began the journey into the world of hosting events and parties on floating venues.

The Rhythmboat, hosted around 300 cruises a year on Sydney Harbour over the years, featuring a variety of acts including one of the best ABBA Tribute Shows, the ‘Fab Four’ Beatles show, and comedian Bob Downe.

As cruise director of Rhythmboat, David ensures all passengers enjoy their time onboard

He told us, “ We have a very simple mission statement, customer service! It is important that every passenger on board has a good experience with us, with comfort, good catering, and a relaxed atmosphere.”

The "star" of the cruise is having their "resident" dolphins who seem to be attracted to the boat and love to swim on the front of the bow wash. “ That experience and with us making sure everyone is happy is very satisfying.​“

David told us he loves his job. "To go to work and see families enjoying our 2-hour river cruises on a lunch cruise and then sometimes on the same day, decorate the boat for a night-time birthday party, then the next day have a big group of seniors onboard, really gives me the satisfaction of how wonderful our boat is to present so many different types of cruises and events."

Entertainment and cruises to look forward to

The Rhythmboat is a floating venue, which features an outstanding atmosphere and versatility. Currently, David and Elsa are booking selected live music (duos) as well as a couple of tribute shows, a comedy cruise and a Island themed night.

When they aren’t hosting the live entertainment, they conduct daily Dolphin spotting river cruises. Now, with the weather getting warmer, there is a steady stream of enquiries and bookings. So book your seat today to cruise the pristine waterway aboard The Rhythmboat and get up close and personal with their resident dolphins.

Confirmed boat show dates for August & September

Sunday 14th August - Graham Howle - Country Music - 2pm

Sunday 28th August - 2 Man band - featuring a Blues Brothers tribute - afternoon

Saturday 10th September - Comedy cruise - 6.30pm

Sunday 11th September - Eric Grothe & the Gurus - Icehouse tribute show - afternoon

Saturday 24th September - Seafood Island night with live band MC Seoul - evening