Sightseeing Pontoons

These are our standard sightseeing pontoons, if you're looking for something a little more luxury then see our premium pontoons.

About The Vessel

Experience Comfort and Relaxation with Our Sightseeing Boats

Looking for a unique and enjoyable way to explore the waterways? Our sightseeing boats offer the perfect blend of comfort and relaxation, making them the ideal choice for sightseeing and leisure activities. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider booking a pontoon for your next adventure on the water.


Our vessels come equipped with a range of features that make them the ultimate choice for sightseeing and relaxation. With canopies to protect you from the sun and rain, you can enjoy the stunning scenery in comfort, no matter what the weather. The comfortable seating ensures that you can relax and take in the sights without any discomfort.

Suitable for All Ages and Skill Levels

Our sightseeing boats are suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you're an experienced boater or a first-time user, you can enjoy a memorable experience on the water. No skipper’s ticket or boat driver's license is required during daylight hours, so you can easily operate the boat without any prior experience. Our pontoon vessels are also perfect for families with children or elderly people who might find it difficult to navigate a traditional boat.

Ease of Use

Our sightseeing boats are designed to be easy to operate, so you can spend less time worrying about handling the boat and more time enjoying the scenery. With a map provided to plan your route, you can explore the waterways at your own pace, viewing various points of interest along the way.

Safety First

Your safety is our top priority. Before setting off, we ask that you watch our Safety Video to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. Our boats are equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, so you can feel confident and at ease during your journey.

Book Your Sightseeing Boat Today

If you're looking for a unique and enjoyable way to explore the waterways, book your sightseeing boat today. With our luxurious features, ease of use, and top-notch safety measures, you're sure to have a memorable experience on the water. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see the sights in style!

Passenger Limits

The passenger limit of the vessel is a legal capacity and includes adults, children and infants over 12 months and cannot be exceeded. There are no exceptions.

What To Bring

  • Drivers license or photo ID
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Music box
  • Jacket, as it can get cold on the water

Arrival & Departure Times

You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your allocated hire time to check in at the office and complete your liability waiver. You can also complete the waiver online before the day using the link in your confirmation email. On busy days, please allow additional time as there can sometimes be a queue in the office.

Once you head down to the jetty you will be given a 15 minute safety briefing this is part of your hire time. This may be reduced if you've watched our Safety Video and have been deemed competent by our staff. Please ensure you return back at the jetty before the end of the hire time and have all your belongings together ready to disembark. Late returns will be charged.

Over peak times (School holidays and public holidays) Minimum hire time is 1.5 hours.


Example Schedule

You have a 2 hour booking starting at 10am. You arrive at our office at 9:45am and complete the liability waiver and check-in for your experience. You head down the jetty at 10am and start the safety induction and once deemed competent you depart our jetty around 10:15am. You then arrive back at the jetty at 11:55, take 5 minutes to disembark and remove your belongings. The hire is complete at 12pm.

Important Information

  • All boats have adult life jackets aboard and kids life jackets are handed out at the end of the safety briefing.
  • No skipper’s ticket or boat drivers license is required when the boat is hired during day time.
  • A recreational skippers ticket is required for night time hire to view the Christmas lights.
  • Children are counted as a passenger, You can not exceed the number of people allowed per boat. If you turn up with extra people we won't be able to let you take the boat. The boats have a legal capacity, there are no exceptions to this.
  • There are no toilets aboard. The closest public toilet is next to the Visitor Centre.
  • All pontoons are wheelchair accessible apart from the 6 person pontoon.

Skippers Ticket & Vessel Restrictions

We are allowed to hire vessels to people without a Recreational Skippers Ticket, based on the following restrictions.

  • The vessel stays within the estuary, marina, or peel inlet and does not go out to the ocean.
  • The vessel is not capable of exceeding 10 knots with one 75kg adult aboard. The vessel will be slower when full of passengers.
  • The driver must receive a briefing from Mandurah Boat Hire staff on the safe operation of the vessel and be deemed competent.
  • We provide on water support with our own rescue vessel.
  • We monitor all vessels on our centralised GPS system.
  • The vessel can only be used in the daylight hours without an RST

What is Not Allowed on the Vessels?

  • There is no fishing or crabbing allowed off any of the pontoons.
  • There is no smoking allowed on any of the boats.
  • You can not operate any vessel while intoxicated. Zero tolerance.
  • No climbing on the roof, it's only a shade canopy
  • No sitting with limbs outside of the vessel during transit.
  • You are not allowed to swap over passengers at our jetty during your hire.
  • No towing of any kind including other vessels and waterskis

Insurance & Bonds

You are liable for all damage up to $10,000 however we offer an optional excess waiver for $20 per day which covers you for all accidental damage up to $5,000. We may also take a bond of $200 as security to cover any potential damage caused to the vessel, cleaning fees and late returns.

You can see a list of potential damages in the Terms & Conditions. The bond can be paid in cash or will be pre-authorised against your credit card and will be returned within 24-48hrs of the end of your hire. Sometimes the original transaction will disappear rather than a credit appearing.

Night Time Hire for Christmas Lights

The vessels are available for night time hire between 1st December and early January to see the Christmas Lights however a Recreational Skippers Ticket is required and must be presented on the night. More information is available on the Christmas Lights Hire page.

One of our pontoons near the Anzac Memorial
  • 1.5 Hours From $165
  • 2 Hours From $220
  • Half Day (4 Hours) $400
  • Full Day (8 Hours) $750

Pontoon Pricing

  6 Person 7 Person 8 Person 9 Person 12 Person
1.5 Hours $165 $180 $195 $210 $240
2 Hours $220 $240 $260 $280 $320
Half Day (4 Hours) $400 $430 $470 $500 $575
Full Day (8 Hours) $750 $820 $870 $950 $1,075
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