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Hire Rates - House Boats

Month of Hire Full Week (7 Nights) Monday to Friday Friday to Monday
  6 Berth 8 Berth 10 Berth 6 Berth 8 Berth 10 Berth 6 Berth 8 Berth 10 Berth
February to April $1580 $1680 $1880 $  995 $1090 $1195 $  960 $1150  $1280
May to August $1250 $1250 $1350 $  650 $  750 $  850 $  750 $  790  $  880
September to December $1460 $1540 $1880 $  770 $  940 $1090 $  780 $  980  $1180
Christmas/School Holidays $2050 $2250 $2380 $1300 $1420 $1580 $1350 $1480  $1590
Easter (Thursday to Monday)             $1580 $1680  $1890

Full Week commences either Monday or Friday or by arrangement.

Our Houseboats for hire in Batemans BayOur Houseboats for hire in Batemans Bay

Long Weekends: add 10%
Bond: $300
Fuel Cost: Dependent upon usage
Effluent Pump Out: $45






We accept Mastercard, Visa and Bankcard.

Call 02 4472 5649 or 0410 512253 for bookings and enquiries. 


All hires commence between 1 and 2pm on the first day and terminate at 10am sharp on the last day. Early arrivals may board if your boat is ready. Late returns will incur a penalty against bond. To avoid delays in boarding, late arrivals must phone office to arrange departure.

A Booking deposit of $200 is payable at time of making reservation to confirm booking we will then send you a confirmation letter. Full payment is required four weeks prior to departure. 

A Bond of $300 is required upon arrival refunded by post less fuel used and $45 effluent removal fee if boat is returned in good order and clean condition at end of hire. Any damage will be charged at cost of repair.

Cancellation of any booking must be made at least 60 days prior to date of hire to be eligible for deposit refund. A cancellation fee of $50 will be charged. The $50 will be deducted from the rental if you rebook within 12 months. For late cancellations refund will depend on houseboat being re-let for the same period.

Drivers of the houseboats must be 18 years of age or over and must hold a current vehicle drivers licence (no special boat licence is required). Do not drink and drive the houseboats. MSB Officers patrol the river and penalties do apply.

Explore the waterways of Batemans BayExplore the waterways of Batemans Bay


"We would just like to say a huge thank you to Paul , Deb and their awesome team. Our family recently stayed on board ” She”s Classy ” for my partners birthday. We feel you guys went the extra mile with your hospitality which just made our holiday that extra bit special. We will certainly recommend Bay River Houseboats to family and friends wanting a great getaway. We believe that may have been “She”s Classy” last trip before her make over, so we will be sure to come back and stay again to check her out :) Thank you once again … It was an awesome weekend fishing and bonding … And you guys are EXCELLENT !! A :)" - Dee


"Had a great family time. Up stream no tv, no phone compulsory family time. Invaluable. Taught the kids heaps of life skills., skinny dipping, scrabble competitions, reading, observing the river life. Loved it all and we will be back! Thanks Frank and the 'Pommy guy' (sorry can't remember your name! ) really helpful." - Michelle


"Loved the whole time, staff couldn't be anymore helpful." - Josh


"Been coming here for a few years now and me and my mates have always been treated like family"  - Chris


 A big thank you to Paul, Deb & Nathan. Had a week on one of their houseboats in early November. The week they had the most rain in years. No issues at all with the boat, yes they are a bit on the older side but we had a fantastic time and the views of the river are amazing. All being well we'll be back in eighteen months or so for another week. Hopefully we might catch a few more fish next time. Michelle & Ian Dart


I thought I knew all there was to know about houseboats. Then I went to Bay River Houseboats. Boy, was I wrong! - James


Fantastic service, super friendly and helpful staff, exceeded expectations, will definitely be booking for my family again, 5 stars -  Daisy