Don’t forget to bring!
As we are often putting in and out multiple boats, it is important to attend at the correct booking time. If you are delayed, we may have to delay your handover, if we have agreed to another customer’s booking after yours. If you are delayed returning, this may impact another customer’s boat hire.
Let us know if you have children under 12 years old joining you, so we can check if we have life jackets to suit. They will be required to wear them whilst in the boat. (Pending availability)
The hirer or nominated skipper agrees:
The hirer will:
The hirer is aware that:
Hinchinbrook Hire Boats hereby expressly negates all warranties, conditions or representations expressed or implied in respect of the fitness, quality or state of repair of the vessel hired and is under no liability in this respect whether for negligence or otherwise.
No condition or provision of this agreement shall be deemed waived or excluded unless it is expressly stipulated to be so waived or excluded in writing by Hinchinbrook Hire Boats.
No person under the age of 18 may be the hirer or skipper.
The hirer will be given clear & concise instructions on:
Licensed vessels - Generally, assume your licensed vessel can only travel to the orange lines around the jetty, and inside the Hinchinbrook Channel.
However, on schmick days, you can travel further into the partially smooth areas, as long as you meet or are aware of the additional conditions. To view them in more detail, click here.
On windy days, your operational limit may be reduced further to smooth waters, and local creeks. The good news is this means even if it's windy, you still have places to catch good fish, and your booking will unlikely be cancelled on you.
Unlicensed vessels will have extra travel limits, depending on weather conditions. This is due to factors such as wind, tide, distance and the limited capability of the small engine and your confidence with boating out in the channel. If you're unsure, or if we have concerns regarding the channel, we have a few good creeks you can explore and have a good time fishing and crabbing in. To see more about the unlicensed area, click here.
Terms and conditions may be updated at any time.
Note: All hirer's/drivers must be at least 18 years old, show relevant identification, and agree to boat hire terms & conditions, at the safety brief and handover.