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Rent Eliza J Self-Drive Vehicle for up to 12 People – No License Needed!

55A Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Activity provided by Melbourne Boat Hire

2 hours (approx.) - English

Melbourne Boat Hire

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $29.90 each with you and 11 of your friends for 2 hours. No experience or boat license required!

  • Licensed to seat up to 12 passengers
  • Fully electric-powered vessel with no fumes and emissions
  • Option of a fully enclosed cabin
  • No license required and a self-drive hire option available
  • Take in Melbourne’s feature landmarks from a completely new perspective

Our luxury boats are perfect for an intimate cruise with your loved one or alternatively a small corporate function or social gathering.

Licensed to seat up to 12 passengers, the Eliza J offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership

of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Eliza J is a fully electric-powered vessel which means a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes and emissions and the option of a fully enclosed cabin should Melbourne turn on inclement weather.

With no license required and a self-drive hire option available, the Eliza J can be yours for a day or evening cruise, or book one
of our experienced skippers to take you on a fully catered luxury cruise where all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Take in Melbourne’s feature landmarks from a completely new perspective away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets such as the Botanical Gardens, Herring Island Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank, Federation Square, and Docklands as well as taking in the beauty of the Yarra surrounds of jetties, parks, and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

Eliza J offers everything you need to enjoy a day or evening on the water. 

Vessel features include:

  • Licensed to seat 12 passengers comfortably
  • Electric powered – no noise, no fumes, and no emissions
  • No license required
  • Perfect for cruising
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Can be fully enclosed for inclement weather conditions
  • Easy to board
  • Navigational lights
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • 2 tables with white tablecloths
  • Fridge
  • Esky under seat
  • Stereo with AV jack input or Bluetooth
  • USB charging port for phones

All prices include GST

Self-Drive Hire Terms and Conditions

1. A security bond of $500 is required and taken as pre-authorization from a valid credit or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The hirer must arrive 15 minutes prior to hiring time for boat operation and safety briefing

3. If you arrive late, your booking end-hire time remains the same and cannot be moved back

4. Late return of boat will incur a charge of $50 per 15 minutes late

5. The hirer is responsible for all damages to the boat when on hire

6. If the boat is returned back in an unacceptable clean state not similar to received then a cleaning fee of $100 will apply

7. The hirer/ nominated driver must be over the age of 21 and provide a copy of valid identification such as a driver’s license

8. No smoking onboard – If any evidence of smoking on board the $500 security bond will not be returned

9. No fishing from the boat

10. No swimming from the boat

11. The nominated driver must remain under .00 blood alcohol content at all times during the hire

12. The hirer must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

13. The hirer must have a functioning mobile phone in case of emergency

14. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for personal belongings

15. The hirer must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

16. Pricing may vary

17.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

18. The hirer is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

19. In the event of needing assistance due to the hirer’s own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

20. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

Cancellation Policy

1. In the event of cancellation, the hirer must provide at least 7 days’ notice and the booking can be rescheduled to another date within 12 months. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to booking will be forfeited. 

2. If extreme weather prevents the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given.

3. Each change request for a booking date or time will incur an administration fee of $50

4. Only at the discretion of the Manager will a refund be considered.   In the event, a refund is given a $50 administration charge will incur.

Starting Location
55A Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.