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Gold Coast Boat Hire Self-Drive with No License Required

Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours

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Sea the Sights and stand out from the others - experience the thrill of being your own captain onboard our fleet of luxurious, unique electric boats for hire, providing the ultimate experience in relaxation, fun & soft adventure. Our custom built boats are safe, and are particularly good for those people who have never been on a boat before. When you glide across the water, you'll be treated to a totally different boating experience, silky smooth and whisper quiet, your senses will thank you! Truly unwind and feel at one with the shimmering waters as you enjoy the ease to maneuver your vessel. From the moment you embark, your tour will encompass all of what the Gold Coast is famous for; cruising the the magnificent canals, showcasing some of the Gold Coast prestigious real estate, spectacular skyline and wildlife. Cruise between 1-4 hours to a maximum of 10 passengers.

What You'll Get

On this relaxing 1-4 hour calm water river/canal cruise experience the thrill of being your own captain of your vessel. Each boat is easy to operate, allowing for those with minimal or no experience to captain the boat, as no license is required. Our vessels are unique to Australia and are the Gold Coast’s most convenient and affordable Broadwater Adventure.

Immerse yourself on a journey, relax and unwind as you take in the beauty of the Gold Coast landscape. On this cruise you will enjoy unbeatable views from the comfort of your own vessel which is equipped with covered open-air canopy top, full window enclosures, (which is ideal for all-round viewing), spacious lounge type seating, table with drink holders, an ice chest, iPod hook-up, Radio and CD Player so you can bring your own music. You may choose to bring an assortment of food and beverages onboard, or pre-orders can be taken in partnership with local restaurants and will be waiting for you upon arrival.

Choose the date and time and we will do the rest. Your journey will begin at the vibrant Water Sports Harbour at Mariners Cove Marina, Main Beach. Free parking available all day at either Mariners Cove Marina or Marina Mirage (located next door). Our office is at the water side of the 2 storey building at the end of the Mariners Cove car park, and the boats are located on Arm A.

Upon arrival you will be provided with a 15-20 minute safety briefing, operational instructions and route maps, which will allow you to explore the Gold Coast waterways in a casual pace. Once briefing is completed, you will put yourself in the Captain's seat, and we will cast you away. You will have the pleasure to navigate your way silently along the Broadwater for an relaxing, enjoyable, fun time on the water, while basking in our spectacular coastline.

Sea the sights as you pass through Main Beach, Southport, Budds Beach, Paradise Waters, Surfers Paradise, Macintosh, Chevron and Cronin Island’s viewing the homes of the rich and famous, million dollars boats, restaurants, helicopters, canals and slide silently under bridges like you are in Venice. Plenty of photo opportunities, while taking in the picturesque sites. Grownups and kids alike will be delighted with the marine life, such as sea eagles, fish, pelicans, and on occasion, dolphins and turtles.

We pride ourselves in providing you with quality service as you have entrusted us the task of creating a wonderful holiday experience for you and your guests. You will have our professional staff won hand to assist you to make your day on the Gold Coast waterways a perfect day to remember. Make your Gold Coast Experience an electric one!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food

Departure Point
Mariners Cove Marina

Departure Time
7:00 AM

1 to 4 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Duffy Down Under Boat Hire, Cruises & Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.