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About Nauti Picnics
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
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MelindaL1968 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Perth, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Who knew the river north of Maylands was so untouched? At times it was hard to believe we were minutes from the city! Just stunning!! Arriving just before 2pm Yvonne was waiting for us and after a 15minute briefing we were set off on our own. 4 of us with some prawns and a few drinks, it was an absolutely delightful afternoon! Thanks Yvonne :)
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Mel, this is amazing to hear from a local tourist guide. The upper reaches of the Swan River is amazing and the further up you get, the more tranquil it gets. Look forward to next time. Yvonne
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joknighty wrote a review Jan. 2021
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Fantastic day out on the river! We had the afternoon out with visiting friends (including their toddlers) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Yvonne was a pleasure to deal with and all the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The boat is super quiet which is a huge bonus. We ordered a platter from Grazing the roof which was amazing and delivered to the boat. We also stopped off and grabbed coffees from Toast in Claisebrook Cove. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow sounds like you guys got the most out of the boat hire. That’s fantastic! GTR do make the best platters. So glad you enjoyed it. Make sure you try out the nature route next time. Yvonne
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Wanderer588369 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Osborne Park, Australia1 contribution
Fantastic morning on the river! A total novice to driving boats and Yvonne explained things very clearly. The maps were super helpful. We took 3 young children (2-4) and they had a blast also! the platter from Grazing the Roof was divine also. Thanks Yvonne for a great day and all your help, we'll be back :)
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 4 weeks ago
You are very welcome! Kids do love being out in nature and being an enviro pirate. It’s quite fun when you get the hang of driving the boat and being your own skipper. It’s what we call freedom to roam! Can’t wait to see you guys out again! Yvonne
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Eimear2015 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Perth, Australia49 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a great thing to do. We had such a lovely day out on the swan river.. being able to drive the boat yourself is such a novelty. Really easy to steer and park! And you can bring food and drink on with you so can enjoy a picnic on the water. Quick and easy to understand instructions and it’s nice that the owner checks in with you half way through to make sure you are getting on ok. Loved every minute!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 4 weeks ago
Ahoy! So lovely to hear that you guys had a great time! It is a great way to see Perth on your own without a skipper’s ticket. Would love to see you again soon. Yvonne
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Tas wrote a review Oct. 2020
Perth, Australia7 contributions
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Nauti Picnics was an Amazing experience for me personally. I have never been a skipper on a small boat nor a big one. I booked this as a surprise for a friend and we all had an amazing time. Crusing on the river with fine wine, cheese platters, dolphins and great company. The Best part was the communication with Yvonne her Customer Service is amazing, she went over and beyond for us without that, i wouldn't have been as comfortable being a first time skipper. This is my second trip as skipper now and Yvonne once again went over and beyond for me and my fur babies. I wish to continue as a regular customer as i have now found a new love for boats and have always loved the water. Yvonne has encouraged me to get my skippers licence and that is my new mission. Thank you Nauti Picnic, you have changed my life for the better.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 12 Oct. 2020
Dear Tas, you are an incredible strong woman and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you, your family and fur babies. I’m so happy that my little boat has helped you relax and distance yourself from every day hassle. I look forward to having you on board again and again, and we’ll sort out your skipper’s ticket soon too 😊 I’ll see you on the Nauti side. Yvonne
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