Regardless of which company you decide to book with following your days at sea they will book a table for you at one of the local watering holes (most likely Magnum's or Beaches). It's pretty great you get free beer, a table all to yourselves and if you're lucky even some polynesian dancing! Beer is cheap (6-8 bucks for a jug) and the times are good. I recommend dancing to Michael Jackon's "Blame it on the Boogie" on top of the picnic tables in Beaches!
Dress Code: Standard backpacker attire, shorts, flip slops, t-shirts all acceptable!
Night number 2 on boad the boat is always the big drinking night, allegedly. By now everyone is used to the motion in the ocean, everyone knows each other and, well, it;s your last night on the boat so all the booze must go!
When you mix backpackers and alcohol you the result will almost certainly be drinking games accompanied by alot of laughs and just plain silliness! The great thing about the boat is that you can be pretty much as loud as you want and you don;t get in any trouble from anyone. If your crew is tolerant (like ours was, bless 'em) then you'll no doubt be up until the wee hours particapating in all sorts of drinking game shenanigans!
Some faves were...Song Gurgling, Pink Pig, F*ck Me and myriad others. Just ask and i'll hook you up with details of how to play!
Dress Code: Um...whatever you brought on the boat with ya!
This bar located next to Koalas Resort, has a fairly good scene. There are pool tables to judge just how much you've drank. I lost my two games here. Anyway, after the pride of Airlie cruise, they are nice enough to give you a free going away dinner with a drink... which leads to more and more drinks and finally, losing badly at the aforementioned pool. Overall, they play decent music and the bar serves its purpose.
Dress Code: Whatever you want.
As a child, I guess I was not really looking into the night life side of things while I was here, but I do remember mum and dad having a few wild nights here! The resort organised theme nights each night and I think they were pretty good fun.
You are restricted to the island as far as night life goes, as I don't think you can get back to the island late at night.