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PICNIC BOAT HIRE

HALF & FULL DAY

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Book your boat at least 48 hours prior.

3 Hours
6 Hours
Weekday (per boat) + booking fee
A$299
A$479
Weekend (per boat) + booking fee
save 20% by booking 6 hours
A$399
A$638.40
All public and special holidays are 20% surcharge
Add-ons
Add a Picnic Platter from
A$45
Add a Gin tasting pack from
A$150
Add a Pelli Cooler bag from
A$40

Sail your own way on the Swan River

Nauti Picnics is located on the tranquil shores of Maylands Peninsula, only 15 min from Perth CBD and Perth Airport.
This unique, eco-friendly boat is the new sustainable way of travelling on the river, and you may hire without a skipper’s ticket (boat license).

The Swan River invites you on a long history line of Indigenous sacred stories, Perth settlement, modern architecture, and fantastic wildlife. It is the perfect gateway between urbanism and wine land.

With over 35km of river to explore, you can spend the day discovering new and familiar places from Elizabeth Quay to the spectacular Swan Valley – Western Australia’s oldest wine region.

  • We will teach you how to drive the boat
  • All safety equipment is included
  • No petrol needed, just silent cruising

All you need to do is book the boat, gather the crew, pack a picnic, plan the day and set out on the river. We take care of the rest.

Are you ready to unplug and cruise the Upper Swan?

You can find more info in our FAQ section here . Please make sure you agree to our T&C’s and understand that when you’re the skipper, you’re responsible. 

THE ADVENTURE IS YOURS, BUT HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU:
ElectriCity

3 hour return trip
Cruise from Maylands down to Perth City and Elizabeth Quay – See Optus Stadium – Matagarup Bridge – Claisebrook Cove – Heirisson Island. The older kids will have more interesting things to see. Bring your date or family from interstate or overseas and showcase Perth.

Starting from $299 for up to 8 people
That’s $39.60 per person for 3 hours, when sharing with 8

FULLY CHARGED

6 hours return trip
It’s your adventure and you have the choice. It’s no stress when you can cruise a full day on the beautiful Swan River.
Urban or Nature? Why not choose a bit of both. Perfect for over 55’s and for those needing the mini getaway

Starting from $479 for up to 8 people
That’s $64 per person for 6 hours, when sharing with 8

OFF THE GRID

3 hours return trip
Leave the noise and stress behind and enjoy the quiet, tranquil part of the Swan River. Set off to explore the fantastic wildlife from Maylands to Garvey Park. If this is your first time driving a boat, then this is the route for you. Perfect for bringing the younger kids.

Starting from $299 for up to 8 people.
That’s $39.60 per person for 3 hours, when sharing with 8

INCLUSIONS

  • Electric Boat
  • Roof canopy
  • Picnic table
  • Comfortable seating cushions
  • 15min Safety briefing and map
  • Glass holder
  • First aid
  • Retractable oars
  • Hook & Scoop
  • Life jackets
  • Sunscreen
  • Rubbish bin
  • Speaker
  • Styrofoam esky

WHAT TO BRING

  • A picnic
  • Small esky (max 60cm)
    You can borrow ours, just let us know at the time of booking
  • Ice
  • Glasses
  • Drinks
  • Light jacket for cooler days
  • Keep the bags to a minimum as there isn’t much room in the boat

CHART/MAP

  • Check out our map in Quick Details and plan your boating day on the river
  • There are lots of things to see and explore so make sure you know where to go
  • Anchor icon means places to stop/ jetty
  • man/woman icon is where toilets are
  • orange circle shows the time it takes to travel (remember to add return time)
  • red and green are the channels you need to follow on the river