SELF-DRIVE PICNIC BOAT
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
- Skipper your own boat
- No boating experience needed
- See Perth’s suburbs and nature from a new angle
- Get close to wildlife
- Sail in the wake of First Nation peoples and Early Settlers
Make sure you understand your obligations prior to booking, and
check the weather forecast.
Book your boat at least 48 hours prior.
- Summer months sell out quickly To get your preferred choice, we recommend booking as soon as possible.
- 2 Hours (incl. booking fee)
- 3 Hours (incl. booking fee)
- 4 Hours (incl. booking fee)
- 6 Hour (incl. booking fee)
SELF DRIVE CRUISES ON G6
Experience the epitome of a floating picnic with our exclusive bareboating option aboard the remarkable G6. Similar to renting a car, but on the water, this unique opportunity allows you to take charge of your own adventure without a skippers ticket.
Select from a range of cruise durations, spanning from delightful 2-hour excursions to full-day escapades lasting 6 hours, as you soak up the beauty of the Swan River. Step aboard this specially designed vessel, complete with a spacious table and comfortable seating arrangements. This private boat becomes your personal haven, allowing you to craft unforgettable memories at your own pace. With an extensive stretch of over 35km along the upper river awaiting your exploration, indulge in the thrill of uncovering both familiar and uncharted territories throughout the day.
Before you book, make sure you check the weather for that day
2 HOURS 7.45AM TO 10AM
Our Early Riser gives you glimps into Swan River boating as a first timer. Up river is a quiet, tranquil place with low speed and less boats, but more birdlife and residents and cute cafes on the foreshore. It’s like time almost stood still up this way
2-4 HOURS FROM 10.15AM
The river comes alive after 10am.
If you would like to see Perth City or on your journey then a 4 hour hire is for you. If you are new to boating we suggest starting with a 2 hour hire and then come back for a 4 hour.
6 HOURS 10.15AM TO 4.30PM
This is your chance to find hidden gems in the far upper reaches. Sail into wine country, stop at historical places from the settlement era or just take your time to explore.
Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, a cherished anniversary, or even planning a picture-perfect proposal, our vessels provide the perfect ambiance.
Alternatively, if you seek a serene escape, embark on a tranquil date day where you can unwind, relish the calming presence of the water, and embark on an exploration of hidden gems and captivating wildlife. With a leisurely pace, reaching a maximum speed of 7km per hour (subject to weather conditions and payload), you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings.
Remember, it is not merely about reaching a destination-it is about cherishing the company you keep and embracing the enchanting voyage itself. Join us as the river becomes your ultimate destination, and let the magic unfold before your very eyes.
Embrace a journey free from fumes, engine noise, and harmful emissions, as you indulge in the beauty of nature on our electric boats.
Select a preferred tour time from our convenient calendar and secure your booking today! While mornings often offer calm waters for a smoother ride, we recommend checking the day’s weather and hourly forecast to make an informed decision. Please note that Nauti does not operate during rainy conditions or when high gusts prevail, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your voyage.
IMPORTANT: All skippers must be over 20, be responsible and take instructions on how to drive a boat.
An electric boat has more torque and will move and act differently to a petrol boat.
To book your boat, click above on Book Your Boat.
- We will teach you how to drive the boat
- All safety equipment is included, plus lots more
- No petrol needed, just silent electric cruising
OUR BOAT IS ANYTHING BUT BARE
- Vessel Hire
- Bimini Roof
- Safety Induction
- Life Jackets
- Captain’s hat
- Picnic Table
- Safety Folder with Maps
- Extendable Oars
- Extendable Hook
- Rubbish Bin
- Mozzie Spray
- Drink holders
You have booked a 4 hour hire that starts at 10.15am.
You and your crew will be ready on the jetty at 10.15am for a 15min safety induction together. At 10.30am you will set off down river towards Perth City. On your way, you will zig zag around Maylands Peninsula with a Water ski area where faster boats are playing in the river, a golf course hugging the foreshore and dinghies racing the wind at Maylands Yacht Club.
Under the first bridge (Windan) the river opens up to photo opportunities of Optus Stadium and Matagarup Bridge. On your right, Claisebrook Cove welcomes you to a whole new world with a hint of European Charm. You may stop for a take away coffee and a toilet break. If Elizabeth Quay (EQ)is your destination, then watch your time.
Out of the Cove, and under Matagarup Bridge, the Original Matta Garup, a cluster of small islands that were once made into one larger one narrows your journey under the Causeway Bridge and the entry into Perth Waters. On the Point, a hospitality venue, cantilevers over the river to your right before Riverside drive takes you all the way into EQ where the river meets the city. It’s time to return back to base when the time hits 12.30pm. At 2.30pm you will be back on the jetty in Ascot where the hire is completed.
Simply click on Book Your Boat! Choose an activity and a date to book your Nauti adventure. Book minimum 48 hours prior online.
No skipper’s ticket needed.
Pack a picnic, gather your crew
and plan your day.
Kids & dogs welcome.
Cruise down the river,
soak up the sun, and explore
Perth’s highlights and hidden
gems with your favourite people.
Good times all around with Nauti!
NAUGHTY OR NAUTI?
Alwaus choose Nauti. Don’t skip the info.
Always follow the rules of the water, but also Nauti Picnics rules. It’s there for your safety.
You want to be able to enjoy your day out so make sure you understand what you can and cannot do