When you have your group organised, phone to notify us of the dates you want.

Deposit / Confirmation of Booking

To secure the booking we require a $200.00 (two hundred dollars) deposit (which becomes part payment of your hire fee) to reach our office within 7 days of your verbal reservation.  On receipt of your deposit a confirmation letter will be mailed to you.  Bookings without a deposit will only be held for 7 days.

Hire Fee Balance

The balance of your hire fee is required 14 days prior to departure (or you can choose to pay the full hire when you confirm the reservation).  If the balance of your hire fee is not paid in full by the due date, the boat may be opened for re-letting.

Note:  Christmas, New year & Easter bookings, the balance of your hire fee is due 30 days in advance.

Security Bond

A security bond of $200.00 (weekend and mid-week) and $300.00 (weekly) is payable on the day of departure.  The bond will be refunded within 7 days of the completion of your hire, provided no damage or loss to the vessel and accessories has occurred or extra cleaning has been required, less fuel & other consumables including dinghy motor hire if applicable.

Payment Options

Payment of your deposit, hire fee balance and security bond maybe made by cash, money order, credit card (visa, mastercard or bank card) or cheque by prior arrangement.


If thirty (30) days notice is given - deposit will be refunded.

Thirty (30) days to fourteen (14) days notice - deposit is forfeited, unless the boat is rebooked for the full amount.

Fourteen (14) days notice or less - deposit & hire fee balance are forfeited, unless the boat is rebooked for the full price.

A $50.00 cancellation / administration fee will apply to all cancellations.

Hiring Times

The boats are cleaned and prepared ready for boarding from 1pm (NSW time) on the first day of your holiday. 
Depending on which boat you have chosen (it is important that you let us know if you are not able to arrive at the time stated on your confirmation letter).

Your houseboat is due back no later than 9.00 a.m. (NSW time) on the last day of your hiring.

Late returns will be charged at $50.00 per hour or part thereof.


The management guarantees to do everything possible to have the boat, motor & all accessories in good working order on the date booked.  If a major mechanical problem occurs to prevent your departure, all monies will be refunded.  The full amount is NOT refundable as a consequence of weather, early return by the hirer, or any cause beyond the management's control.  The hirer shall have no claim on any account, against the management.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is recommended so should anything happen to prevent your holiday you will be covered.

The hirer must be 21 years of age or over.

NO pets, firearms or fireworks are permitted aboard by law. 

The boats are not permitted to travel after sunset or before dawn.

Passengers must not exceed the number of berths.

The hirer will obey all instructions and navigational rules and stay within the water as per Waterways, NSW Survey Certificate.

If any malfunction of equipment occurs, the hirer will notify the management as soon as possible.

The hirer will return the boat in as good a condition as when taken or pay for any damage, loss or extra cleaning.

Your car is parked Free of Charge, all care BUT no responsibility will be taken.

Hire Fees are valid from 1 September 2011, are in Australian Dollars and are GST inclusive.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Accommodation before and after your voyage can be obtained at the
The Nambucca Motel -
please enquire about this at the time of booking.