How to Book

Phone our office to book your houseboat holiday on 0412 878 400 or email us at sales@goldcoasthouseboats.com.

Deposit

  • A deposit of $200.00 is required to secure your booking, this will then become part payment of your houseboat hire fee and is required at the time of booking
  • Your deposit can be paid by:
    • Cash
    • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard – 1.5% surcharge applies)
    • Internet Banking transfer

Hire Fee Balance

  • Payment can be made by:
    • Cash
    • Credit Card(Visa, Mastercard – 1.5% surcharge applies)
    • Internet Banking
    • Cheque or Money Order by prior arrangement
  • The Balance of your hire fee is due 30 days prior to departure
  • For Christmas and New Year the balance of your hire fee is due 90 days prior to departure
  • Easter bookings, the balance of your hire fee is due 60 days prior to departure
  • If the balance of your houseboats hire fee is not paid in full by the due date, the vessel may be opened for re-letting

Paying off your Balance

If you decide to pay off your balance in installments

  • You decide on how much you can afford: either weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • Payments can be direct credited to our bank account, or over the phone by credit card
  • There is no extra charge for this service

Security Bond

  • A Security Bond of $1000 is required on all of our houseboats
  • The bond will be refunded to you within seven days of completion of your hire less fuel and other consumables including outboard hire if applicable, provided no damage or loss of equipment has occurred
  • Payment of your security bond can be made by Credit Card or with Cash

Cancellations

  • Forty-five (45) days notice – refund in full, less administration fee of $50
  • Forty Five (45) to Thirty (30) days notice – the deposit is forfeited, unless the boat is rebooked for full price.
  • Thirty (30) days or less – deposit and balance of hire fee forfeited, unless boat is rebooked for full price.
  • Xmas Week, New Year Week & Easter, 90 days notice is required, less than 90 days all monies are forfeited, unless the boat is re-booked for full price
  • A $50.00 cancellation / administration fee will apply to all cancellations or transfer of bookings