If your mum would enjoy a few hours out on the water, but you don’t own a boat … don’t worry there are plenty of hire options in the Moreton Bay Region.
We’ve come up with a list of those who have pulled up the anchor after some COVID-19 restrictions were eased. So, book your vessel and give mum a Mother’s Day experience to remember.
There are still some restrictions – boats can only be hired to family members from the one household, or two people from different addresses. If in doubt, ask the hire operator.
These guys are based at Kalamakuta Drive, boat ramp at Sandstone Point. They have a 6m Centre Cab powered by Honda’s 175hp motor, a 5.7m Sports Rider with a 135hp motor, 5m Kimberly with a 75hp motor, 4.2m Kakadu with 30hp motor and a 2015 Seadoo 130 GTI jet ski and a 2016 Seadoo GTIse130 jet ski. The centre cabs are 2C and 4C survey and licensed to carry seven passengers in offshore waters. Four people are recommended for comfort and room if fishing. All you need is a valid and current boat licence. Phone 0408 229 569 or head to the Facebook page for details
Take your pick of three quality hire boats, book your boat, and head to Newport Marina where your boat will be waiting. Boating Planet can also provide a skipper at a reasonable rate for those who’d prefer not to drive. You can choose from a half day or a full day, plan your journey, or simply hop aboard and the skipper will take you to some of their favourite spots. When your day is over there’s nothing more to do than tie the boat up from where you left and cook your catch or decide what to do for dinner. Phone 0404 188 192 or visit the website
Want to hit the water, but don’t have a boat license? A BBQ boat from Bribie Island Boat Charters will do the trick. These guys have been hiring boats since 1984 and are based at Spinnaker Sound Marina. It’s the perfect way to explore Pumicestone Passage for a full or half day. Take your fishing gear, pack some lunch and enjoy family time this Mother’s Day. Phone 5497 5533 or visit the website
If your mum is keen to have some serious fun on the water, why not hire a jet ski from Moreton Bay Jetski Hire and Ride. You’ll find them at Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point. Best of all, you don’t need a license to go for a spin. So, after some expert instruction and a safety briefing you can explore Pumicestone Passage and the Moreton Bay Marine Park - one of the Australia's best sheltered waterways. The area is teeming with wildlife, a haven for migratory birds, habitat to turtles, dolphins and dugongs and an aquatic playground. Phone 0458 333 622 or visit the website