Nauti Picnics
Nauti Picnics
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Historical & Heritage ToursBoat ToursEco ToursBoat HireWine Tours & Tastings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nauti Picnics offer a unique and intimate self-drive, electric boat adventure with no boat license needed. Situated on the ancient Swan River, the boat launches from Maylands, a river suburb to the east of Perth close to shops and take-away. The boat invites everyone to experience the freedom to roam on the river. It encourages socialising, connection and indulging in a bring-your-own picnic with your friends and family. The little blue boat boasts big space with room for eight people, a picnic table and sun-roof for those hot Perth summers. Choose the 3-hour Iconic Perth Cruise and see the ‘Best in the World’ Optus Stadium, Perth City and Matagarup Bridge. The 3-hour Back to Nature Cruise offers birdwatching and a quiet part of the river, away from the hustle and bustle or go all the way with six hours and the Swan Valley is yours to explore for the day. Nauti Picnics is ideal for those seeking a fun and eco, family and dog-friendly way to cruise the Perth waterways
Ascot, Western Australia, Australia

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Di B
Kununurra3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a glorious spring day on the river, all the more so because of our boat's silent, fume-free electric motor, which turned lots of heads! It was so nice to be able to have a conversation without shouting over the noise of a smelly, fossil fuel motor.

The boat was clean, comfortable and safe and Yvonne provided an excellent briefing at the start. It was also incredibly easy to drive.

If you want a special day out on the river, I highly recommend Nauti Picnics. We loved it!
Written 10 October 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy you liked the silent drive. My apologies for late reply. I didn’t get a notification which I will now correct. Hopefully we’ll see you back one day 🛥️💯 Fair Winds, Yvonne
Written 8 November 2023
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Julie O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A terrific day on the Swan, thanks so much Yvonne. Everything was ready for us when we arrived and the speaker for playing music was much appreciated. We will definitely come again so that we can go the other way up the river. thankyou!
Written 12 April 2023
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Thank you so much Julie. Both ways offer different scenery - nature and urban. We try to add some essentials as part of the hire, so I’m glad the speaker was appreciated. We have a special coming up in May and June if you are up for a cooler drive, and then a second boat for next season. Look forward to having you onboard again. Fair Winds, Yvonne
Written 14 April 2023
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Kim M
Reading, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Took a boat out for an afternoon to explore the Swan river. Had a very pleasant trip. Boat feels a little underpowered for the size of the river, especially on the way back downriver against the tide and wind. Yvonne was friendly informative and professional.
Written 25 January 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are absolutely the the slowest vessel on the river and proud of it. If we were to up the power, you would require a skippers ticket under DoT legislation. Our goal at Nauti Picnics is for everybody to experience our river, and for us to do this multiple times a day, the power has to be low. We are working on our new boat which will be a little faster, but still under 6hp so no boating license is required. Hope to see you on the new boat and to travel the opposite direction for a different experience. Fair Wind, Yvonne
Written 14 April 2023
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quokkas
australis35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I was looking for something special to celebrate my husband's birthday but also include our dog. What we found with Nauti Picnics totally fitted the bill! I picked the sunset cruise option which was fantastic. The business owner (Yvonne) was really great to deal with and provided all the information required. What was also great were the extra items she provided to add to the trip - eski, wireless speaker for music and also though of our dog with a dog bowl. Highly recommend.
PS -touch bases with Yvonne about the wind conditions on the day as it is good to be aware so you can plan your food options accordingly.
Written 14 January 2023
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Thank you so much Cheryl 😊 You and your husband were like having friends onboard The weather has been so unpredictable lately. Is it summer or Autumn already? Lol You mention a very valid point about the wind. It’s our biggest “enemy” in boating and BOM informs us they are 40% wrong, so it’s difficult to predict. I hope next time you’ll have a calmer day. I personally think Autumn and Spring is the best times and it’s also less people on the river. 😂
Written 14 January 2023
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brendon v
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The owner should not be in business. Gives a lot of information except the stuff that counts dosent say that 1 way the boat travels at 4 knots and travels at 2.5 knots the other Every 15 minutes late costs $50 and she takes it straight out before you get back
Written 4 January 2023
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Thank you for writing a review on every platform Brandon. I’ll reply with the same answer here as on Google😊 Thank you for your review Brendon. You were the designated skipper of this boat hire in question. I’m sorry you mistook my frustration for rudeness You see, I send out so much information to prepare people for a day on the river and I expect customers to take responsibility and to respect the river, the boat and Nauti Picnics rules. 1. You failed to know when your boat hire started - so I got you out 15min earlier. On me! 2. You failed to prepare and read the instructions of being a skipper - so I went through more safety induction for you 3. You failed to listen to the instruction during the Safety induction and your passengers were rolling their eyes and snickering - so I bit my lip and still let you go out 4. You failed to stay on the right hand side of the river and adhere to navigational rules - so I texted the hirer and was ignored 5. You failed to arrive back on time - so I rang the OG hirer and she agreed to the late fees 6. You failed simple math - it took you 2.37min to your designation. You stayed for 1.20min (3.57min all together), and you thought you could make it back to home base in 2 hours, inc a toilet stop, going against the current 7. You failed to return the boat in an acceptable state - so I charge a $50 cleaning fee 8. You failed to say sorry! - instead I got the bird and was mooned 9. You failed as a skipper, who is responsible for the vessel, the passengers and everyone on the river - so I’m now making training videos to help others Maybe being a customer is not your strong suit seeing you give mostly 1 star reviews? I do want to thank you though cause now I’ve tightened in on my systems and following my gut feeling.
Written 14 January 2023
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Murds16
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We had a group of 8 on a 3hr afternoon cruise and had an awesome day. During the holiday period the ramp was busy but they made it really easy for us non boat people. We could've gone an extra couple of hours the time flew by! Next time we'll take friends visiting from out of town to see a different side of Perth :)
Written 30 December 2022
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Thank you so much for your review. It’s not always easy to operate from a public ramp, but I’m glad you felt you got the info needed. A floating picnic is always a great option when showcasing Perth. Remember that as a ShipYeah! member (check your thank you email) you will save on your next hire😊 Look forward to welcoming you onboard again Fair Winds, Yvonne
Written 14 January 2023
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Lauren N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
What a great day out, nice cruise along the river with a platter and drinks. can say i have never seen parts of the river before and have have lived here my whole life, was a lot of fun and will do again and maybe even bring the kids next time
Written 21 March 2022
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Ahoy Lauren, It was a pretty good weekend. Thank you for coming out with us and adjust your time slightly. You have a great crew there. The kids will def like it. Depending on age, we do have Enviro Pirate activities for them. If older than 10, it’s just nice to be out on the river and seeing the sights from a boat. Fair Winds, Yvonne
Written 22 March 2022
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Chris P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Brilliant way to see our beautiful river and an opportunity for my little family, and our large dog, to have an adventure together in our own city. It was Molly the Groodle's first time on the river and she loved it. The boats are easy to move around in, easy to operate and move at a pace that life should be like, not slow but not fast ... just right.
Written 10 January 2022
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Ahoy Chris, Thank you for taking the time to come out and review the boat. It’s always nice to have someone who knows Perth well to see it from a different perspective. On board the boat you have the opportunity to just lower your heart rate, relax and take it all in. I’m glad Molly had a good time. She’s a beautiful dog. See you next time. Fair winds, Yvonne
Written 22 March 2022
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Eric S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A great day out, notwithstanding the warm day.
Yvonne was excellent in her explanations. Wise suggestion to bring towels to sit upon.
Will do it again in the autumn!
Written 31 December 2021
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I’m so sorry about my late reply. Somehow I’m not getting notified. I’m so glad you enjoyed your day out.And thank you for your kind words. I’ve learnt a thing or two after doing the hire for 5 years😉 The weather here in Perth does make things hot and haven’t we just had the hottest summer on record?!🥵 Autumn is here now, so I look forward to seeing you out on the Swan again. Fair Winds, Yvonne
Written 22 March 2022
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Traveller1963
Perth, Australia117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
A wonderful 3 hours on the River, A birthday trip surprise for my wife. Great instructions were sent online prior to arriving which gave me an idea of where we could go and what we could see.
The briefing on river navigation boat use and safety procedures was thorough and practical.
Then we were off pottering along at a heady 4 knots with only the burble of the prop to keep us company. We headed East up river and it was beautiful, birdlife on the banks and people watching at the various riverside parks we passed.
We took a picnic and drinks and meandered slowly watching the river banks pass by. We were lucky it was very quiet with hardly any other river traffic about. To cap it off we saw a pod of 3 dolphins on our way back. The boat was clean tidy and would be comfortable for 6 passengers and 8 might be a bit tight.
We intend to come back for a full 6 hour cruise with friends. The pleasures of boating on the Swan are available at a fraction of the price of boat purchase.
We really enjoyed our day out
Written 12 March 2021
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