Do I need a licence to hire a boat?

One of the most commonly asked questions is whether you need a boat licence to hire a boat and put simply, you don’t.


Why don’t I need a boat licence?

  • All our hire boats are speed restricted to less than 10 knots
  • You are given instruction on how to use the boat
  • A map is provided with ideas on what you can do for your time


I don’t have any boating experience, can I still hire one?

Of course! We get plenty of fresh faced captains coming to hire a boat on Noosa River for the first time. Provided you abide by the instruction given by our staff it will all be smooth sailing.

Noosa River is a gorgeous system to explore with great locations for beaching and swimming, getting food or even trying your luck at fishing. Check out our “What can I do” and “Places of interest” sections for some great ideas!


What do I need to hire a boat?

You must be at least 18 years of age to hire a boat and also have photo ID. A security deposit ($100/$200) is required prior to departure.


How do I book?

Our website gives you the option to book online with live availability. This is the easiest and fastest way to book a boat and ensures that we have a boat available for you when you arrive.


Boardwalk Boats has been providing boat hire, kayak hire and stand up paddle board hire for over 30 years




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