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An Eco BBQ Boat is a unique circular boat with an electric outboard motor and comfortable seating positioned around a table with a gas BBQ in the middle. You do not need a skipper’s ticket or a boat licence to drive it.

Two boat sizes are available. The large boats can comfortably seat up to 10 adults/kids each and the smaller boats seat up to 6 adults/kids each.

Two boat sizes are available. The large boats can comfortably seat up to 10 adults/kids each and the smaller boats seat up to 6 adults/kids each.

Yes. The Eco BBQ Boats are propelled by the latest state-of-the-art electric outboard motor made in Germany. This eco-friendly, electric outboard motor is emission-free and practically silent.

The boats are built for moderate cruising. Depending on the boat size the cruise speed is 4 km/h and the maximum speed is 7 km/h.

No, but there are plenty of nearby public toilets within the area of operation and we have marked them in the map of operation you get on the day.

The area of operation in Mandurah includes the Mandurah Marina and Dolphin Pool. Before boarding you get a map that clearly shows you the boundaries of the operation area. You can drive the Eco BBQ Boats inside this area but please make sure to return them on time.

No. Smoking or drug use on the boat, the pen and on the whole premises is strictly prohibited at all times. This also applies for the use of electronic cigarettes.

Sorry, no. Due to the jetty licence, safety and government regulations all pets – other than hot dogs ? – are not allowed onboard our Eco BBQ Boats. If you want to take your pet on a boat trip, please enquire at Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire.

You only need to bring your esky/cooling bag with your own food & drinks and your favourite music on your smartphone or on a USB thumb drive. There is enough room on the Eco BBQ Boats for your esky (max. 50 l for 6-seater boat and max. 70 l for 10-seater boat).

The fee includes 2 hours of drive time, the BBQ, all safety equipment and life jackets for all passengers. We also provide suitable life jackets for toddlers and children on request.
Also included are cutlery, crockery, serviettes, gas, tongs, cooking oil spray, rubbish bin and garbage bags.

Yes, we clean the hot plate and grill plate after the boats have been returned to ensure all following customers will have a clean cooking surface.

We expect that the boat will be returned in a clean condition. Use the provided garbage bags to dispose your rubbish. Don’t worry about cleaning the BBQ and the hot plates – we will take care of that for you. Any excessively dirty vessels will incur a cleaning charge of $50 that will be deducted from your bond.

All Eco BBQ Boats are equipped with a Bluetooth sound system. You can easily connect your own Bluetooth device wirelessly to the sound system. You will find instructions on board.

No. Due to safety and legal requirements swimming, fishing and crabbing from the Eco BBQ Boats are not allowed. If you would like to go fishing, we recommend hiring a boat with Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire. You can also book a fishing trip with local fishing charter Port Bouvard Fishing Charter. Or try your luck at “scooping” for Mandurah’s famous crabs in the shallow waters of the Peel Inlet with Mandurah Cruises who offer a Crabbing & Eco Tour between November and April each year.

Yes. All passengers except the nominated skipper can drink moderately. Being responsible for the safety of all passengers on board, the nominated skipper is required to remain sober (blood alcohol level 0.00) at all times and is not allowed to drink alcohol during the hire time.

No. Our Eco BBQ Boats are very easy to operate even for inexperienced skippers, so you do not need a recreational skipper’s ticket (RST) or boat licence. We will show you how to use the boat, the safety equipment and the BBQ on the day.

You have to nominate a skipper with a valid driver’s licence who must be at least 21 years to be allowed to operate the Eco BBQ Boats. Your nominated skipper is required to present the driver’s licence on the day.

No. Life jackets for all passengers are stored under the seats. In compliance with the requirements of the Australian Marine Safety Authority only children under 10 years of age and also non-competent swimmers of all ages have to wear a life jacket at all times. We will provide suitable life jackets for babies (from 5 kg), toddlers, children and adults.

Absolutely yes! And we also provide special life jackets for babies (from 5 kg), toddlers and children on request.

You can easily book our Eco BBQ Boats online. During the online booking-process you will be required to make the full payment via credit card.

On the day, we will ask you to sign a credit card authorisation form for a security bond of $500.00. So please bring your credit card with you. If you return the Eco BBQ Boat on time and in the agreed condition, we will not destroy the authorization form.

Apart from facing the annoyed next customer, you will be charged $50 per 15 minutes over time which will be taken from your deposit as per our terms and conditions.

If you want to cancel your booking, you will be required to give us at least 7-day’s-notice. The hire fee will be refunded but a $10.00 cancellation fee will occur.

If you want to reschedule your booking within a 3-month-period, you will be required to give us at least 3-day’s-notice. Your booking will be rescheduled at no charge.

We unfortunately cannot refund the hire fee if you just don’t show up on the day.

Unfortunately, we cannot refund a portion of the hire fee if you decide to come back early.

You can simply reschedule date and time within a 3-month-period at no additional charge if your booking has to be cancelled by us due to weather conditions that prevent safe operation on the day.
If you decide not to reschedule your booking, we will fully refund your hire fee.

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