Our History

Mandurah Boat Hire OfficeMandurah Boat Hire History 


We have been giving locals and visiting tourists alike the opportunity to explore Mandurah’s Canals and Estuary even as far as Ravenswood by boat!

Our office and jetty have been in many different locations around the Mandurah Estuary throughout this duration. We even used to be located on Stingray Point underneath the Mandurah fig tree that was planted around 1930! Our office and jetty was directly in front of the famous Peninsula Hotel that was built as a holiday cottage in 1899 for a Kalgoorlie gold miner while it was still standing!

Unfortunately, the Peninsula Hotel was burnt down by arsonists who destroyed the original hotel on Sunday the 10th of August 2003. Currently, we are further into Mandjar Bay (formerly called Morton Bay) closer to the Sebel Hotel and in a more sheltered location. We are still located here at 20A Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210 and we have been happily established in this spot for quite some time!

Today the business is owned and run by Mandurah locals Ben Dougherty and Anita Elphinstone.

The staff here today are recognised for their boating knowledge and of course a large variety of skills which includes anything from fishing, scuba-diving, and marine science to coxswains, mechanics, and meticulously planned and executed boat maintenance. We are a passionate and dedicated crew who can multitask like a pro, problem solve in any uncertain situation, work well independently, and work together as a team and rather like a family.

Our dedication is also highlighted in our decision to open all year, weather permitting! apart from Christmas Day.

Mandurah Boat Hire is also the first and the only business in Western Australia that has GPS trackers on every individual boat! This allows us to see the boats speed, current locations, and the clear routes that they have followed previously. This really helps staff and customers with estimated time of arrivals for booking schedules, the boat’s exact location in case they require our assistance, and we have clear indication of our boats following required maritime regulations, plus a big sense of security for staff and customers alike!

These trackers have become an essential part of our successful business operations. This GPS system has assisted us with modernising our business and becoming runner up in 2016’s Peel Business Tourism Excellence Award!

Business Activities

The main core of Mandurah Boat Hire is a fleet of dinghies and pontoon hire boats for self-driven tours of Mandurah’s Estuary.

Because the Mandurah Boat Hire office is in such an ideal location a series of other water activities are offered; this includes single sit-on-top kayaks, double seater sit-on-top kayaks, and stable beginner stand up paddle boards in either fibreglass or inflatable.

All of Mandurah Boat Hire's products are aimed for all ages and groups! Tourists, travellers, and locals are all encouraged to visit! Plus, it is all family and pet-friendly!

Business Ethos

Mandurah Boat Hire's mission is to create unique, fun memories for all of our hirers to cherish! We strive to make the entire experience exciting and enjoyable! While ensuring all of our customers have a positive memorable experience, we also aim to ensure that everything has a positive effect on the unique marine biodiversity found in Mandurah’s waterways. We also innovate change and adapt to ensure this is the case! Protecting the marine life and the ecosystem is out top priority.

Enjoy a day on the water under our experienced guidance.