Be your own guide in the beautiful Whitsundays


Explore, fish or just relax in the beautiful waters of Pioneer Bay off Airlie Beach with your own 4.2 metre “Smartwave” boat. The self-drive hire boats have a 10hp Honda 4 stroke motor and are available for half or full day hires.

Pull up to a local beach and relax with a picnic, find a good fishing spot and catch your dinner, or explore the stunning bays off Airlie Beach.

No experience is necessary and no license is required. All hires include fuel, lifejackets, built in eskies, two handlines, bait board and two rod holders.  Bait, ice, spare tackle, rods and stand up paddle boards are also available for hire.  Maximum 5 passengers per boat.

Our Fleet

Kakadu Tinny

Kakadu Tinny

Kakadu Tinny

Kakadu Tinny

Kakadu Tinny

Kakadu Tinny


Huge thanks to Ryan and Dave, super easy to deal with and friendly. We had an amazing morning out on the water fishing and relaxing. Top of the list for our next visit.

Nicola S.

Deb is so lovely, friendly and helpful. We intended to hire the licence-free boat for one day, we are going back today for another half day because it was just so much fun. An absolute must for anyone.


Boat was great, fishing rods, bait, tackle box, esky with ice all can be hired at a reasonable rate. Was a great morning out (definitely the best to do morning) didn’t catch anything but plenty of bites and an impatient 8yr old but had fun seen a sea turtle. Cheapest water activity for 4 hrs in Airlie.

Naomi L.

Incredibly well presented and very approachable thanks to Dave, very friendly and the boats are amazing to drive and overall a great experience

Dylan S.