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Bluey's Boathouse

1 Pier Rd, Mordialloc, VIC, 3195

Hire your own self-drive boat for fishing or cruising the magnificent Port Phillip Bay area.

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Pleasure Cruising Club Inc

84 New Quay Promenade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Pleasure Cruising Club Inc. is a registered cruising club in Australia since 2007.

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Hidden Harbour Marina

By Appointment, Safety Beach, VIC, 3936

Whatever your aquatic lifestyle, Hidden Harbour Marina has the berth for you. With a range of sizes, there are berths big enough to suit any pleasure craft. Located within Martha Cove, getting on and off the water has never been so easy. There's ample parking only metres from your boat and the easy access via Peninsula Link will have you heading further down the Mornington Peninsula or back to town in minutes.

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Sydney Harbour Exclusive

Unit 6, 358A Victoria St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Regardless of the season, boat charter hire and luxury yachts on the Sydney Harbour is one of your best bets.

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Sailing in Paradise

74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD, 4217

When you book your private charter with us we work together to create an experience that you will not forget.

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Tick Toc

By Appointment, Southbank, VIC, 3006

Now you can book taxi online by tapping on map through GPS-based location at the best taxi fares.

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UK and Europe Travel

By Appointment, Mentone, VIC, 3194

Delivers to or Services Australia-Wide (Online only)

Book your next Canal boat Rental Holiday with UK and Europe Travel for Great Savings & Service Canal Boat Rental.

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User Guide To Boat Hire

Private sea vessels are one of the most expensive modes of transportation to keep and maintain. However, these can also be hired for recreational purposes. These vessels can be categorized into three types: unpowered, which requires oars; sailing boats, which are propelled solely by means of sails; and, motorboats, which are propelled by engines.

There are a number of companies that provide boat hiring services. These boat companies lease sea worthy boats for affordable prices compared to buying one for you. It offers visitors a unique boating experience and relaxation and the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends in activities such as swimming and fishing.

In Australia, each State and Territory has different laws regarding the licensing of commercial and recreational boats. Each State and Territory has different requirements that a boat operator needs to meet in order get the boat into the water and sail safely around the Australian coast.

Boat licenses are an important requirement before a person can sail in Australia's open waters. It is for the safety of the owner, the crew, the passengers, other boaters and the boat itself. It is best to obtain the proper boat licenses regardless of the vessel's size and attending a course and license.
Customers can also check the websites of boat hire companies to check for quotes for comparison with other companies. Usually, these websites have information about their boats, the services they provide, and other details that customers find important.

Advantages of hiring a boat

  • There is no need to worry about the maintenance of the boat because all boats are taken care of by the boat hire company. However, the client will have to pay for damages if and when damages have been done onto the boat.
  • There are no insurance costs.
  • There are no storage problems when hiring a boat. Storage of the boat is the concern of the boat hire company.

Tips when hiring a boat

  • Check that the boat has all the safety equipment that goes with it including foul-weather gear and lifejackets.
  • Take as much as you can, you might stop at places where there are no cash machines.
  • Have a good idea of the proposed itinerary and be clear about where you are heading on a chart.
  • Have an alternative plan in case the weather does not cooperate.
  • Bring medication in case you suffer from seasickness.
  • Sensitive electronic equipment and gadgets do not mix well with sea water.

Recreational boating tips

  • Bring all the necessary items you need for your trip. You will be away from land for a time and there are no stores available lest you forget something.
  • Always bring life jackets for you and your family and friends safety aboard.
  • When anchoring, consider the sea bed where you'll drop anchor. Sand is the most ideal while rocks should be avoided. Think about other factors such as the wind and the tide when anchoring overnight.

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Great experience ever, awesome fun with friends. i would recommend to groups that wish to have the t...
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Sailing in Paradise

74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD
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07 Jul 2016

We wanted to take our kids out on the open sea and do some fishing and hired from this company. They...
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Pelican Charters

Unit 5, 1 Rowe St, Malaga, WA
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16 Jun 2015

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5 Wunulla Rd, Point Piper, NSW
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08 Jun 2015

Fishing is totally amazing especially with Dundee! I used to think it was boring, but when I tried i...
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