Airlie Boat Hire
Airlie Boat Hire
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6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We offer a wide range of high-quality self-drive hire boats for both offshore and inshore recreational and commercial use. Our fleet is equipped with all the essential safety gear, fish finders, GPS, emergency beacons, radios, rod holders and more to ensure a smooth and safe on-the-water experience. To get started, simply bring your valid boating license, food, sun protection, and camera. Overnight island camping trips are also possible for multi-day adventures. Our entire fleet is docked at the convenient Coral Sea Marina, allowing you to simply hop on board and head out.
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Qldnate
Cannonvale, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I’m local to airlie and have done most boat trips in the region. This by far was the beat way to see the amazing backyard. Deb and Bob are so easy to deal with. Deb is incredibly friendly and made booking so easy and Bob was efficient and kept the briefing very simple on the operation area and boat. We had 4 adults and a 6month old baby and the boat was comfortable enough for all of us, I actually think my 6 month old slept better than ever! (They provided an infant life jacket) It was great to go where we wanted and spend as much time as we felt without being rushed into the next spot whilst fighting all the tourists! What a way to spend a day off in this amazing part of the world! We will definitely use these guys again! Affordable and super easy! We also got to hang out with whales, a massive pod of dolphins, turtles and stingrays! Incredible!
Written 13 August 2020
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robinarob
robina893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Great local company to deal with , Emails we’re replied to very quick , with good detailed information .
Boats are in good condition and well maintained and very sea worthy .
We had the sports rider version with 150HP on the back .
Good run down and safety briefing before setting off.
6:30am we made a run to Whitehaven beach and Hamilton island , due to the water conditions and tad bigger seas in some areas was around half an hour longer to get to Whitehaven , but the boat handled it like a dream .
we spent the morning here before heading to Hamilton island for lunch ,
a look around the island and use of the resorts swimming pools .
Running time from Hamilton island back to Airlie beach marina was 1 hour .
A great day out on the water
So glad we were able to support this small local family run business and will do so next time when in Airlie beach
Written 11 November 2021
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Rebecca P
Brisbane35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Deb, Bob and Ryan (the Airlie Boat Hire crew) were absolutely sensational from the minute we booked until the minute we returned the boat! We took the centre cab Luca out for a week and lived our best life around the Whitsundays discovering every aqua blue coral bay, the fish haven of Mantaray bay, the camping days at Whitehaven! We also used the boat as a great escape to the peace and tranquillity of nearby beaches on our Hamilton Island days! Literally book the boat now as it gives you the freedom to see the real Whitsundays the way you want to at your own pace.
Deb, Bob and Ryan were so helpful, always at the end of the phone to share their extensive knowledge of the area and best tips to suit the weather each day.
They even have cool cabanas, massive boat eskies and tubes to ensure you have everything for the perfect day/week/month around this slice of paradise!
Written 26 September 2021
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Matthew C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Thanks Bob and Deb,
After travelling to Airlie on a cruise, Airlie Boat Hire saved our trip. The onboard shore tours were all booked out and we faced the possibility of missing a tour around the Whitsundays. Deb could not have done any more for us and gave 110% in customer service. The boat ran well and in hindsight was a far better option for my family. The ability to hire not only the boat but snorkelling gear, bait, fishing tackle and ice, at a reasonable rate, made the process hassle free. Would recommend Airlie Boat Hire to anyone looking for a Whitsundays experience.
Thank you so much
Written 6 October 2022
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AdventuresWithTheWeinbergs
Brisbane Region, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
We had an awesome half day out in Pioneer Bay cruising around. We hired a boat that needed no licence. It was very budget friendly and we chose to add in fishing rods, bait and tackle box. We ended up seeing a sea turtle, dugong and caught 3 reef sharks and a grinner. It was an awesome way to spend the afternoon!
Written 27 September 2020
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Karlie H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We have never dealt with a more helpful or professional company. Staff are knowledgeable and so courteous. The boat itself/equipment was excellent. Definitely the highlight of our trip. We booked the boat twice on two separate weeks. We were allowed to change days when required to try and accomodate for our young family/weather conditions. Unfortunately our young children were sick on what was supposed to be our second day trip. The company was very understanding and issued us a full refund. Could not recommend highly enough, we surely will be referring our family and friends to Airlie Boat Hire.
Written 7 April 2022
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Steve H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Friends
We hired a cabin boat between 4 of us last Tuesday for the day, we had a ball, the guys explained very clearly all the features of the boat and showed us all the safety equipment that was aboard the boat. We left the harbour at 8am, went to White Haven beach and cruised around quite a few islands, before we knew it, it was time to head back, the new GPS was amazing, no chance of getting lost. Fantastic day, recommend it 100%. 👍👍👍👍👍
Written 8 June 2021
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Trev and Anne v
Barongarook, Australia44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Friends
The booking was easy, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Everything was supplied for a morning out on the water in search of a fish or two and was reasonably priced.
We hired the Small poly boat which had a brand new motor so it was easy to start which gave us confidence out on the water.
Would have given 5 stars but the supplied tackle box’s fishing knife was missing. Not a biggie but a knife is kinda essential for fishing.
Written 14 July 2022
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Zac C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
We hired a self-driving boat for the day, we messed up our departure time but Deb was absolutely awesome in helping us rectify the problem and sorted everything out in no time, Bob was a legend in showing us everything we need to know with driving the boat, how to drive, where to go etc. saw some cool sights around the bay area and had a great experience. If you're looking for a fun day out in Airlie beach I would highly recommend these guys
Written 26 December 2021
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Traveller
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Hired a boat at short notice, all our questions answered, boat ready on time and in good condition. On arrival Bob made sure we had everything we needed, gave some great tips on where to go. Weather was a little lively but we have plenty of experience on the water and impressed with how the boat handled the conditions, very pleased to see a large turtle ( I assume it was the same one we saw several times). Would recommend the company.
Written 29 November 2023
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