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!

  •   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 More


      Fantastic day on the boat amazing trip through the river and waterways. Excellent instructions from Gordon such a nice guy.


      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.


      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

  •   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

      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.


      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!)


      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