Cairns Boat Hire

Hire a boat today and explore the waters of Cairns’ Trinity Inlet, with its mangrove forests and tributaries, perfect for fishing, wildlife watching and enjoying the scenery. What you’ll find when you head out cruising is a labyrinth of creeks and streams, a biodiversity hot spot providing habitat for over 40 different fish species, saltwater crocodiles and more. For fishing fans, cast your line and try to land a jack, barramundi, queenfish, fingermark, salmon, snapper and more. Wildlife watching is great too, with many birds flying in and around Trinity Inlet, whilst the backdrop of rainforest covered mountains completes this tropical landscape. Pontoon boats for 8 passengers, or tinny boats for 4 passengers. This is the ultimate do it yourself adventure (or if you would prefer, you can hire a skipper).

Half day or full day hire rates. Fuel included. No license required but you must be 18+ to drive. Also hire bait, tackle and BBQs.

Priced from ~ $100
Duration ~ 4 or 8 Hours
Minimum Age ~ N/A
Fitness Level ~ Low



Our pontoon boats provide a stable and comfortable ride. Centre console driving system. No boat license required. Canopy cover and padded seats. Our pontoon boats take a maximum of 8 passengers. 1 pontoon boat is wheelchair accessible.


For couples and friends, our tinny boats are the perfect solution and can carry up to 4 passengers. Canopy cover, comfortable seats. No boat license required, but you must be over 18 years of age to drive.


If you’re on holiday or just don’t have the kit we’ll hook you up with rods and bait, eskys and ice. We’ve even got BBQs if you want to cook up a storm while boating.


As far as a do it yourself adventure goes our Cairns Boat Hire ticks all the boxes. Jump on board, cruise the calm waters, throw a line or just relax and enjoy the sunshine. Fun for everyone.

Cairns Boat Hire Rates and Information

Our Cairns boat hire and self-guided fishing tours are suitable for most people, of all ages. You do not need a boat license, but the driver must be aged over 18 years. You can hire a skipper for an additional $50 per hour (included in the passenger count). Safety briefings and equipment are provided. You can choose between half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours). Boat pick up and drop off is to our berth at Cairns’ Marlin Marina. If you’re concerned about your ability to participate, please contact our office.

Rates and Tour Duration

  • Tinny Boats – Half Day
  • Tinny Boats – Full Day
  • 8 Man Pontoon – Half Day
  • 8 Man Pontoon – Full Day
  • Rates are Valid to

Additional Information

  • Infants & Children
    Are Welcomed. Children aged 8 years and under must wear a life jacket, which is supplied.
  • Includes
    Boat hire and fuel.
  • Optional Extras
    Skipper, Fishing Rods, Bait, Ice and BBQ.
  • What To Bring
    A hat and sunsmart clothing, sunblock, insect spray, snacks and drinks. Your camera, sense of adventure and a smile. (Option for BYO fishing gear).

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