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!

  •   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 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


      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.


      This is a wonderful way to explore the river & canals. We were met by our very friendly Skipper Gordon. We boarded the boat ready for our two hour cruise with BYO bubbles and nibbles. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes and lucked the timing with a great sunset and a red harvest moon. The Duffy boat is super quiet and calm. Gordon is very knowledgeable pointing out houses and things of interest. This is a must do for your next visit to the Gold Coast.

  •   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!


      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

      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


      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!)