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!

  •   These boats are set up perfectly for cruising the waterways of the Gold Coast. Very easy to self drive. Nitsa gives the right amount of instructions and then you are quickly on your way enjoying the views. Highly recommend this if you are looking to get on the water with family or friends for a day.


      We booked our accommodation on the Gold Coast through Booking.com and afterwards, Booking.com sent a discount voucher for tourist activities on the Gold Coast. I saw the Cruise and booked it. I have been going to the Gold Coast for 50 years and yet I had never been for a canal cruise. It was fabulous. The boat was an electric motored boat and so quiet and pleasant to ride in. The boat was spotlessly clean and because we booked through Booking.com, we received a free fruit and cheese platter. It lasted for 90 minutes and for 4 of us, it was quite economical. Captain Vlad allowed our 15 and 20 year old to take the helm and they had a fabulous time. We were able to take our own esky with our wine in ice to drink and Duffy's provided wine glasses for us. I would recommend this to anyone.


      Had an amazing afternoon on the water courtesy of Duffy Down Under. Gordon and Nitsa are highly professional owners offering the best service and an experience second to none. Cruising the waterways of the spectacular Gold Coast (on a quiet vessel) with a glass of wine in hand is a must do if visiting the area. We are locals and will most certainly be making this a regular outing...next time with a seafood platter. Highly highly recommend Duffy Down Under for all - tourists and locals!!

    Alison H H

      We had such an amazing day. It was my partner’s birthday with a group of friends the boat it’s spacious and very good condition. Fantastic service from Gordon and Nitsa. I had never driven a boat before but with their instructions make it’s so easy to self drive. Highly recommended for birthday, family trip, Party ,Anniversary

  •   I’ve been living on the GC for 5 yrs and today I went on my first canal cruise on a silent electric boat with the lovely Gordon as our Captain! My parents were visiting from Melbourne and chose to do the morning cruise. The customer service was 5 star as was the whole experience!! Gordon was a captivating and knowledgeable host for the 90 minute cruise past the amazing waterfront homes on the canals and even let me drive the boat! My friends and I are already planning to hire the boat out for a morning cruise after Gordon explained you don’t need a boat license to drive it!!
    This was such excellent value for money and I would highly recommend you put this on your list of things to do on the coast when visiting or even if you’re a local!
    Thank you Gordon for such a memorable morning out on the water


      Hired Duffy for a short cruise for my daughter's 10 birthday. Nitsa went out of her way to ensure we all had the best time. The girls each got a turn at being 'The Captain'-Truly the highlight of a fantastic day-We will be back!!!


      We hired a small electric boat and crusied the canals for a couple of hours. The boat was great and whilst not fast, definitely a comfortable way to see the canals of the Gold Coast (which are mostly speed limited anyway). The staff were friendly and welcoming and the boat was in great condition and easy to operate.

    On top of being a fantastic cruise it was a great way to propose to my girlfried (she said yes!)


      Our Skippered cruise was fantastic! We booked a two hour cruise that we wish had lasted longer, as our time sailed by too fast. With great views of the million dollar homes of the Gold Coast waterways, and the insightful narrative provided by our Skipper, we sipped our wine and enjoyed a most relaxing cruise. Travelling on the very quiet and comfortable Duffy was so smooth that even the Dolphins popped up to say G'Day. This is definitely a tour worth taking, and we will be sure to take the longer cruise the next time we are back. More