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Self Drive BBQ Boat Hire Gold Coast

Terms & Conditions


We ask that you arrive approx 30min prior to your booking time, to complete all necessary forms and undertake a comprehensive safety induction. In consideration to our schedules, please try to arrive on time. If running late please call, don't text. No shows will forfeit their deposit and monies paid.

Area of Operation

Our Cruising grounds extend from Hope Harbour Marina, along the Coomera River up to Sanctuary cove, as far north as Tipplers Resort and as far South as the Western reaches of Wave Break Island. A map will be provided with the operation area clearly marked. Operating outside these areas at any time, may result in termination of the hire. These rules are in place for your safety. Our boats are GPS tracked at all times.

Alcohol & Drugs

Please be mindful that the legal limit to drive a boat is the same as that of a car and is .05 and is enforced by police. The nominated skipper on the day may not be under the influence of any illicit drug while in charge of the vessel. Failure to obey the law, will result in loss of Bond and termination of hire. Beverages brought onto the vessel must be a mix of alcoholic and non alcoholic types to demonstrate responsible consumption and must be limited to reasonable amounts.

Also, please note that is is prohibited to consume alcohol in a public place and therefore should not be consumed when arriving at the marina, as this may result in termination of hire.


The amount of Bond for the hire of the vessel is $500.00 and is secured by means of pre Authorisation on your chosen credit card at time of induction and will be released immediately in full once the vessel has been returned in good order excluding reasonable wear and tear and all conditions of hire have been adhered to. Please be aware that some breakages may result in higher costs being charged.


A deposit payment of $100.00 is payable at time of phone bookings by means of credit card or direct transfer, with balance paid 7 days prior to hire. Online bookings are paid in full.

Safe operation of Vessel

A comprehensive safety briefing will be conducted prior to vessel hand over and covers the following subjects:

  • Area of operation, including safe anchorages and boundary limitations.
  • Safe handling of the vessel and all of the equipment on board
  • Maritime rules and regulations.
  • Incident handling, Safety Operating Procedures and communication

The nominated skipper must have a good command of the English language and demonstrate a full understanding of Safety Briefing.  


 We recommend that all children 12 years of age and younger wear life jackets at all time whilst vessel is in motion.

Wheelchair Access

We regret to inform you that our vessels do not have Wheelchair access. This decision was taken with your safety in mind.


Re scheduling of hire is permitted once free of charge with a minimum of 14 days notice. Cancellation of hire for reasons other than instigated by us, will result in loss of monies paid. We will re schedule to a suitable and available alternate day . As weather can be unpredictable at times, we check forecasts on the morning of hire and make determination to re schedule a hire at this time, with your safety in mind.  

State of Vessel at time of return

We ask that you use the bin provided for all of your rubbish and you keep the vessel as tidy as possible. The cleaning of BBQ will be undertaken by us at end of hire. Please be mindful of the toilet and respect this facility. No feminine hygiene or foreign product is to be placed in the toilet. A bin is provided. We also ask that any accidents be cleaned up prior to return of vessel. A blocked toilet caused by foreign object or misuse will result in a fee being deducted from your Bond.

Gold Coast BBQ Hire and any of it's staff reserve the right to terminate or refuse hire to any patron, if deemed unfit.

Sorry, no pets

Gold Coast BBQ Boat Hire. BBQ Pontoon Boats. Self Drive Hire.

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