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!

  •   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


      This is our 4th time on the Duffy boats with family visiting from the UK and as usual a perfect day on the water. Fabulous, friendly service from Gordo, the boat as quiet as ever, the sun was shining and the water like glass - our family and friends said it was their favourite day and experience on the GC!


      What a great relaxing experience, the 8 of us had a wonderful 2 hours cruising about the waterways by the grand homes and high rise hotels around the gold coast, drinking our BYO wine and champagne and nibbling on our BYO cheese and crackers. The sun beaming down the breeze off the water and the silent operation of the motor all added to the days experience. The boat is so easy to operate and manoeuvre. The views are well worth the cost, The staff are extremely helpful providing plenty of guidance and instruction prior to departure, the guide maps are easy to follow and full of information to help keep you safe.
    A great day experience and highly recommend to any group looking for a way to enjoy the sights sounds and each others company for a few hours of fun! More

    Lee S

      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.


      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!!!


      I had the best birthday. Nitsa was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and made my birthday feel like she was apart of my crew. We had such a great time and im still reliving my party from 2 days ago. Best day and so much fun. Can't wait to book again . Highly recommend this company for any party or celebration you may have. Perfect for birthdays, partys, family trips, or a romantic day. More


      Thank you Nitsa, and hello from Melbourne.
    We look forward to seeing you again in the future it was an absolute fantastic day enjoyed every moment sailing with you, our son loved being the captain of the boat highly recommend you to our friends family and to anyone who is interested coming up to Gold Coast a must do.

    Alex N