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Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required
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Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required

By Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
HK$861.88
per group (up to 10)
from
HK$861.88
per group (up to 10)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Duration:1–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Safety Equipment
What's not included
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food


Departure details
  • Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours, Arm A, 60/70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia Departure Point: Mariners Cove Marina 60-70 Seaworld Drive, ARM A Main Beach, QLD Australia Directions: Please check in at our office which is located on the Dock at Main Waterfront area, (at the base of the bridge heading away from Fishermans Wharf Tavern).  We will then direct you to your vessel.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52794P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Self-Drive: Must be able to speak and read English. Guest will be required to sign customer Responsibility form.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. At our discretion in the event of inclement weather as safety needs to be in the forefront of our minds if conditions are less than ideal we will be happy to re-schedule the tour to a date and time suitable to you/the customer or a skipper can be provided at an additional charge. All vessels are equipped for all weather boating, we are not obligated to refund if conditions are not to your liking.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required
  • Our vessels are rented as private rentals/cruises so only those you choose are onboard
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required?
Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required price starts from HK$924.80. Discover and book Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required on Tripadvisor
What is the Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required cancellation policy?
Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required?
Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required is hosted by Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52794P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours
    Arm A, 60/70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia
    Departure Point: Mariners Cove Marina 60-70 Seaworld Drive, ARM A Main Beach, QLD Australia Directions: Please check in at our office which is located on the Dock at Main Waterfront area, (at the base of the bridge heading away from Fishermans Wharf Tavern).  We will then direct you to your vessel.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Gold Coast
    Main Beach
    Surfers Paradise
    Labrador
    Runaway Bay
    Broadwater
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Jovinlim
Jovinlim
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Duffy down under recommended
We had a lovely experience on the boat at seeing the Gold Coast from the water! We were fortunate to have great wea
gillgsmith
gillgsmith
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Fun fun fun
We’ve never skippered a boat on our own before and were naturally a little nervous of going out on the water. 5 mi
homespore
homespore
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Awesome ride!
we booked 3hrs ride with Duffy down under. Everything was smooth, casual & Gordon is friendly, knowledgeable & cool
richardfH7906DW
richardfH7906DW
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Relaxing
This was a beautiful family and 50th birthday highlight! We loved our skipper Gordon and his wife Nitsa who put on
triciabL5407BH
triciabL5407BH
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TriciaB
staff Christmas party and it was fantastic so glad we did this, my staff got to relax as Gordan skippered us around
Lease13
Lease13
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Highlight of my Hens!
We did a 3 hour boat cruise around the gold coast waterways. Nitsa the owner was our skipper for my Hens party. We
corybO9414XE
corybO9414XE
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Excellent
Extremely well run company And very enjoyable Gordon drove the boat exceptionally well And nista organised via t
Jayne221
Jayne221
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Goldcoast Must Do
WOW. What an amazingly fun day. Highly recommended. Self drive an electronic boat around the river and canals. We s
MartD56
MartD56
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Brilliant fun. Not to be missed.
Spent the afternoon with friends on a cruise around the river and canals of the Gold Coast and just so relaxing. Go
markstatera
markstatera
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Relaxing! Experience the Gold Coast in Style!!
What an amazing experience and an incredibly relaxing way to see the beautiful Gold Coast! It's a must do for any v
NikkiC957
NikkiC957
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Brilliant! A fabulous boating experience.
This is a wonderful way to explore the river & canals. We were met by our very friendly Skipper Gordon. We boarded
682christinee
682christinee
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Stunning evening cruise a must do !
Grab a platter , some bubbles and your good friends enjoy a stunning sunset cruise along the canals. Gardens knowle
markaabryce
markaabryce
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Relaxing on the Gold Coast waterways
Our Skippered cruise was fantastic! We booked a two hour cruise that we wish had lasted longer, as our time sailed
Travel557206
Travel557206
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11.00 am
Fantastic day on the boat amazing trip through the river and waterways. Excellent instructions from Gordon such a n
shelleyo454
shelleyo454
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Highly reccomended . Great experience
I had the best birthday. Nitsa was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and made my birthday feel like she was apart of
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Brittany G
1 contribution
had an absolutely wonderful time. picked it to wrap up just as the sun was setting, the scenery was wonderful. Vlad ended up joining us due to water conditions but he was friendly, helpful and a great addition. we truly relaxed on the two hours we had. would 100% highly recommend this activity
Written 2 July 2022
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Thank you Brittany for the glowing review of your experience with us. We are delighted by having Vlad onboard, you were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. We look forward to welcoming you back when you visit the Gold Coast in the future.
Written 3 July 2022
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Christine C
Kiama, Australia52 contributions
We loved our boat hire (boat #3)
which we hired & set off fishing near Crab Island. We had a great morning which was extended by the owner so we were very thankful.

Great service & awesome morning on the water
Written 10 June 2021
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Nitsa K
Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we all love receiving feedback from our customers. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to welcome you on our boat (maybe next time :-)), as this review was sent to the wrong company, you may wish to send them the review. Thank you
Written 11 June 2021
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Terrie Y
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was my second time hiring their boat. Excellent experiences and customer service! The boat is very clean and well-equipped. Have updated the boat for us for free of charge, we are much appreciated! Love the trip and the views! Thank you Nitsa and captain Vlad!
Written 18 July 2021
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Thank you so much Terrie for the glowing review, it is especially wonderful to welcome you back a second time! Hopefully we will welcome you onboard once again in the not too distant future! I will pass on your thanks to our wonderful Captain Vlad! He has many routes and commentary to share with his guest.
Written 19 July 2021
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David Rundle
1 contribution
May 2020
What a day. Five hours on the most amazing Duffy electric boat. The boat was beautiful, clean and spacious. We'd taken our own food so the ice box and large table just made it so easy to set everything out. Met the owner Gordon who was a brilliant guy. So knowledgeable and gave us directions to check out some famous peoples houses including Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's mansion, Nicole Kidmans new home, Jacky Chan's joint and Clive Palmer's massive joint. We also pulled in at a couple of bars and had a few beers which was nice. The best thing about the whole experience is that anyone can drive the boats. Its so easy and quiet and at one stage, before we knew it, we found ourselves surrounded by a pod of dolphins that stayed with us for a while. I never knew you got dolphins in the Gold Coast Canals. Magic day. Great if you want to see the Gold Coast from a different angle. Thanks also Duffy Boats for the great music mix on the stereo. Brilliant.
Written 19 May 2020
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Thank you Dave for the 5 star review. We strive to provide the best experience for our guest, and by the sounds of it Captain Gordo went that extra mile. We are very fortunate here on the Gold Coast to be able to view our local Dolphins so close to the water in our boats. It makes for a perfect day to remember. Being able to bring your own food and beverages onboard, makes for a great day out. Bluetooth enables you to play your own music to get you into the groove! Hope to be able to welcome you all back once again in the not too distant future. In the meantime, please stay safe!
Written 19 July 2020
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Scott M
Seattle, Washington, United States3 contributions
Dec 2020
What an amazing experience! We took one of the boats out for Christmas day and spent the day cruising up and down the canals of the Gold Coast. The boat was clean, well designed and so so QUIET! We loved being able to slide along the water down these canals and not disturb anyone with our noise. And being able to actually talk while moving is wonderful.

Pickup and return was handled well, even though it was Christmas day, and the entire experience was exactly what we wanted. We will be back again.
Written 29 December 2020
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Happy New Year, E3854CMscottm Thank you so much for your 5 star review! What a wonderful way to spend your Christmas day relaxing onboard our clean and QUIET Duffy Boats. We value your input on your experience with us and we're looking forward to your next visit.
Written 27 February 2021
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Loc
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Loved every bit of it, was very fortunate to meet the owner himself and gave us a tour around to many beautiful places. Very knowledgeable and pleasant in all aspects. Would definitely come back next time we are back to gold coast!
Written 27 June 2022
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Thank you Loc for taking the time to provide a 5 Star Review. We are delighted to know that Gordon was able to show you a pleasant time while exploring our waterways. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard when you visit the Gold Coast in the future.
Written 1 July 2022
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cocopops1971
Auckland, New Zealand102 contributions
Lovely way to spend a few hours on the canals ogling the gorgeous homes and having a great time. Highly recommended for any weather!
Written 13 July 2022
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Thank you Lisa for taking the time to provide a 5 Star Review of your experience with us. We are delighted your time on the water ogling at the sites of the Gold Coast was a lovely way to enjoy a few relaxing hours. Hopefully we will see you again on a return visit.
Written 14 July 2022
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Brooke S
3 contributions
Friendly, helpful staff and so easy to drive.
Boat was in excellent condition with fun photo prop hats! Great way to see the coast in a different way. Relaxing couples morning or a great idea for a group of friends or family. Highly recommend. Easy parking at departure point too with great food options close by.
Written 19 October 2018
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Thank you Brooke for thanking the time to provide us with a review! We are surrounded with glorious waterways for exploring, great restaurants and the famous Gold Coast skyline. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband onboard. On behalf of the Duffy team we look forward to welcoming you both back again in the not too distant future! Happy Easter!
Written 19 April 2019
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Natalie O
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We loved our time on our self drive boat. We cruised up and down for 2 hours enjoying the views and jet skis going by.
The owner was really nice and was a pleasant experience.
Do yourself a favour and take try it! Great cheap activity.
Written 1 July 2022
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Thank you Natalie for taking the time to review our experience. We are delighted your time on the water was a pleasant outing, exploring our wonderful waterways. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard in the not too distant future
Written 1 July 2022
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Quest94814
24 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us, the boat was in excellent condition and the sights were really beautiful! Thank you Gordon for your friendly and most professional attention!!!
Written 31 March 2021
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Thank you so much for your glowing review, both Gordon and I are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise yesterday. Customer feedback is our voice to the community on our experience. It has been a pleasure to have you onboard. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! Happy Holidays :-)
Written 31 March 2021
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