Are you looking for a fun-filled family trip that offers something for everyone? Noosa River provides great fun for the kids as well as amazing sights for you to enjoy. Experience Noosa’s expansive, clear waters and marvel at its native ocean fish, including whiting, dart, flathead, mangrove jack, bream, and tailor.
Prefer on-land attractions? No problem. Whilst your partner takes the kids out on paddleboards, take a short walk through Noosa Headland at your own pace. Nothing beats the sun-drenched beaches that this coastal town has to offer. From Main Beach and Alexandria Bay to Sunshine Beach, Noosa has a variety of bays and coves waiting for you to explore with our self-guiding excursions.
Noosa Watersports offers a wide range of activities because the town itself provides multiple treasures to explore. Take a stand-up paddleboard and piggyback along Noosa’s six lakes. Cruise along the main river, taking in the views and lounging in the sun. There’s nothing you can’t do when on the Noosa River, especially with our wide range of excursions.
Boat hires catered for large groups and intimate family adventures
We offer a variety of self-drive boats which are available without a boat licence. Take out our Centre Console or Supa Cruiser boats for a close family affair, or opt for one of our 12-seat BBQ Pontoons and invite friends and family on your sea-faring journey.
Noosa Watersports’ boat hire services offer multiple advantages. You are at your own leisure to roam the waters and bathe without the hassle and bustle that can come from organised tours. What’s more, it’s a great solution for keeping the kids entertained for hours on end!
We believe in making our bespoke boat hire services accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer competitive rates on all self-drive boats so that you can explore Noosa’s waters at reasonable and affordable prices.
Are you looking for the perfect family excursion? Whether you’re a sea-faring fanatic or a natural explorer, our boat hire is for everyone!
A wide range of water sport activities
There’s always something new to try with us at Noosa Watersports. Here are some of our unique water activities that will have you marvelling at Noosa’s natural beauty and versatility for years to come.
Stand up paddleboarding
Take a leisurely ride on Noosa’s waterways whilst stand up paddleboarding. You can even do some fishing whilst you’re out there or try and master the art of SUP surfing. Whatever you do, you are bound to enjoy it. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!
Are you looking for a big catch to boast to your friends about? Offshore fishing provides ample opportunities. It’s also the perfect time to catch up with family and friends with a quiet and lush landscape surrounding you. Dive into the water to cool off and bathe out on the deck. Our experienced team will watch out for your big catch in the meantime!
Jet skiing is an extremely fun and affordable option with us at Noosa Watersports. This sport is for adrenaline junkies who want to explore the Noosa River at a thrilling pace.
Catamarans, kayaks, and more!
We also offer a wide range of kayaks, catamarans, Hobie cats, and peddle boats for you to hire. People-powered sports allow you to explore the water at your own pace and have fun doing so. With 8 am – 5 pm booking options, come and make a day out of it!
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a boat license to hire a boat?
Boats with engines exceeding 4.5kW require a marine licence for operation in Queensland. If you are on the water, you don’t need to carry your license; just your photo ID.
If your vessel is accompanied by someone with a valid marine licence, you will not need a license. In case of trouble, the licensed supervisor should be able to take immediate action.
In order to operate a boat or personal watercraft pulling a person on the water, such as a water skier or tube rider, you need a valid marine licence.
The boats we have here at Noosa Watersports can be adapted to accommodate families or groups of different sizes. Self-drive boats are available for hire and no boat license is required for operation.
Where can I explore when I hire a boat with Noosa Water Sports?
With our range of hire boats, you can explore Laguna Bay and Noosa Headland on the crystal clear waters – and so much more.
Although Noosa Main Beach and the coves and bays of Noosa National Park typically receive the most attention, the Noosa River should not be overlooked. One of only two everglade systems in the world, the Noosa River feeds into Lake Cooloola, Lake Como, Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooroibah, and Lake Weyba before reaching the ocean. The perfect river destination has something to offer everyone.
How long can I hire a boat for?
Your options are almost limitless with Noosa Watersports. You can choose to take a boat out for the morning or afternoon for a couple of hours of leisure on the water. Alternatively, there are options to take the boat for the entire day.
You can spend the day fishing or even entertaining friends on our specially designed vessels. Want more? We also have long-term options so you can take a boat out for an entire week so you can really soak up the Noosa experience.
Our most popular option is the Supa Cruiser, which can accommodate eight people for just $70. This affordable option means you take the entire family out on the bay in comfort and style. There is also the Centre Console variant for four people, which is ideal for a mates fishing trip. Looking to have lunch on the bay? We have BBQ pontoons available with cooking and eating spaces available in 8, 10 and 12 seat options starting from just $120.
Do you offer boat hire gift vouchers?
Gift cards are the perfect present for friends and loved ones as they allow them to enjoy or purchase things they like in their own time. One of the main negatives about gift cards is that they can have limited amounts put on them, plus they have expiry dates. There is nothing worse than going to use a gift card and finding out it has expired.
That is why we offer gift cards with no limits. Put as much money as you like on for your loved ones and we won’t put an expiry on it. If they want to use the card in two years? Five years? A decade? That is totally fine.
Contact us today to learn more about our gift voucher options.