Terms of Hire

No licence is required, but the hirer must be over twenty one (21) years of age.

Passengers must not exceed the number of surveyed berths.

NO pets, firearms or fireworks are permitted on board by law. If you set off any fireworks you will lose your bond.

The houseboats are not permitted to travel after sunset or before sunrise.

The houseboats are not permitted to dock at any marina’s, public jetties or wharves. You cannot beach the houseboat, tie up to any trees etc. Use the tender/dinghy for transfers.

The hirer will obey all instructions and navigational rules and stay within the waters of the Tweed River as per NSW Maritime Survey Certificate

If the hirer is found to be acting in a manner which could cause damage to the houseboat or other vessels, acting contrary to hire agreement or NSW Maritime regulations, passengers can be evicted from the houseboat with no refund of hire.

If any malfunction of the houseboat, motor or accessories, damage or loss of equipment occurs, the hirer MUST notify the management as soon as possible.

If a call out is due to the hirer’s negligence, a call out fee of $75 will be payable and an additional $75 per hour will apply plus the cost of the equipment repair.

The houseboat and tender boat is to be returned in a clean and tidy state, or an additional fee of $100 per hour for cleaning will be charged.

Pick up times are from 8 -9am on the last day of your trip, please advise our staff if you need to be picked up earlier.

Late returns will be charged at $100 per hour, or part thereof.

Houseboat boarding is from the Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads.