We operate 10 months out of the year from September to June, and in most weather conditions. Perth is a great place to be, with over 260 sunny days a year, so lots of days to choose from.
Best conditions are when the wind gusts are under 28 km/h (look for the gusts in the weather apps as they can really drag the boat). As the top speed of the boat is around 7km, we need to be sure that you are safe. Winds can change directions during the day so predicting when the best time is, can sometimes be difficult.
In summer months we have the “Freo Doctor” coming in. The Doctor aka the sea breeze is strongest during December and January when the temperature differential between the land and ocean is greatest.
Due to the rapid changes of weather, we have put a weather policy together so you don’t get caught in high winds, extreme heat or unpleasant rain. Please note that we follow the weather forecast and sometimes they get it wrong. But it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As a skipper, it is also your responsibility to keep an eye on the weather prior to your boating day, but we will definitively keep you posted if we are worried.
Our policy to you:
Australians enjoy the great outdoors all year round and so do we here at Nauti Picnics. Safety is paramount to us and the weather plays a big part of this.
At the very least, poor weather can spoil a trip: at the very worst, it can cause an emergency situation on the water. We don’t want either.
We check the weather constantly and if the forecast is not boating worthy we will contact you as soon as we are made aware, and you will have the choice to either reschedule, have a credit issued as a gift card (valid for 6 months) or refund the booking.
We don’t want to force you to come back to us if you only want to be on a boat for one specific event.
If Nauti decides the weather is unsafe on the day of the hire (this is Nauti Picnics call), we will contact you and reschedule the boat hire, if possible. If not, we will refund you the booking cost.
We will cancel the hire if
- there are gusts of 30km winds and over
- there is a heatwave of 39 degrees and over and
- if it is raining.
Sometimes this can ruin a surprise, a celebration or just a planned day out. We therefore give you a notice in your confirmation AND in your reminder email + info in the waiver where we ask you to keep an eye on the weather so that you do not get a surprise should we cancel your hire.
We want you to be safe and have an awesome time on the boat.
Please send us an email if you have any concerns.
The Nauti Crew