Port Douglas Boat Hire, Port Douglas

4.8
#10 of 58 in Transportation in Queensland
Early summer 1989 a young, entrepreneurial woman named Wendy set up a deck chair and umbrella at the marina and begun renting tinnies to passerby’s. So was born the Port Douglas Boat Hire.

These days Iain, Sue and Dave run it and we now have stable pontoon boats but, thirty years on, we continue to be one of Ports’ original, most fun and affordable activities.

Discover for yourselves 15km of mangrove forest, catch your own dinner or perhaps even spot a sunbaking crocodile.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The lady and the gentleman who run the business were very considerate, available and attentive. Fishing rods were good (with extra hooks etc.) and bait was more ...  more »
  • We had a group of 4 and were looking for a half day activity - very glad we chose the self drive boat option! Sue was really helpful and gave us great tips on where to go, plus some advice about natur...  more »
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  • Amazing and very relaxing experience. Good to have drinks, bbq and enjoying self drive boat. We were lucky to see a croc as well. Strongly recommend if visiting anywhere around cairns.
  • Great fun out on the inlet. The owner, Dave, lovely Yorkshire born gentleman, very helpful, informative and funny too! Had a nice chat with him. Pontoon boat was adequate for our needs..didn't do any fishing just cruised along hoping to spot a basking crocodile. We didn't see crocs but saw some colourful birdlife and fish. Peaceful and cool too meandering down the waterways. Definitely recommend this one. Price to hire was reasonable and worth it. Don't forget to take sun hat, sun cream, insect repellent and lots of water. Bags ice available. Thanks Dave.

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