The ultimate relaxing day out on the famous Gold Coast Waterways.

Duffy Down Under’s Electric Gold Coast Boat Hire services is the best way to enjoy a fun filled morning, afternoon or evening cruising the Gold Coast waterways with your family and friends. Our Boat Hire Gold Coast provides excellent views of the beautiful Gold Coast skyline from the water. Our Boats are Electric so they are environmentally friendly, while being whisper quiet while you glide across the water.

All of our Gold Coast Boat Hire Services requires no license! Self-drive Duffy boats are extremely easy to maneuver and operate. You can be sure that your Gold Coast boating experience will be a safe and enjoyable one with a safety briefing before hitting the water.



We offer the best self drive or skippered boating experience on the famous Gold Coast Waterways!

  • star rating  We just finished our canal cruise with Skipper Gordon. What a treat! He was knowledgeable and accommodating while giving us some of the history of both Duffy and the... read more

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    February 12, 2023

    star rating  General housekeeping and better service, and was rained on. And abit rude is well.... and boring hospitality

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    January 21, 2023

    star rating  What a blast!!

    From the moment I booked this, the operator was in touch to ensure we had the best possible experience.

    I had so many questions and... read more

    avatar thumb 799leighs
    January 10, 2023

    star rating  We really enjoyed the self-drive boat hire, thank you. Great instructions, easy to operate and a unique view of the Gold coast, would highly recommend.

    avatar thumb Jill S
    December 16, 2022
  • star rating  We did this on a whim - a lot of fun. The smile it put on my wife's face was worth every cent. Enjoyed the real estate form the water... read more

    avatar thumb V7063GCmarkg
    December 8, 2022

    star rating  A must do tour if you are after a relaxing family time. Thanks to Nitsa for coming along with us and guide us throughout the tour.

    avatar thumb Rashed0813
    December 3, 2022

    star rating  We hired a boat for my hubby's birthday, it was a really fun hour of cruising along the Gold Coast waterways, looking at celebrities houses and hearing interesting stories from... read more

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    December 1, 2022

    star rating  Best experience - One of the best experiences, we took the boat out ourselves during the day, and we also wanted to experience a twilight cruise, so Gordon skipped the boat for us,... read more

    De Ville A
    December 1, 2022
  • star rating  Took a nice trip around the waterways. Great way to see a different perspective of the Coast. Would recommend

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    November 17, 2022

    star rating  Lovely way to spend a few hours on the canals ogling the gorgeous homes and having a great time. Highly recommended for any weather!

    Lisa N
    July 14, 2022

    star rating  We had a lovely experience on the boat at seeing the Gold Coast from the water! We were fortunate to have great weather which helped made the trip really relaxing... read more

    July 4, 2022

    star rating  we booked 3hrs ride with Duffy down under. Everything was smooth, casual & Gordon is friendly, knowledgeable & cool!

    July 3, 2022