Boating Planet

Previously Boab Boat Hire, Boating Planet is the leading Redcliffe boat hire specialists, provide Moreton Bay thrill-seekers with the best quality boat, snorkeling, fishing and water sports gear available to hire on the Redcliffe Peninsula, along with licensing services for boat and jetski owners.

Making Redcliffe Boat Hire Easy

Boating Planet Redcliffe offers 3 different boats for hire, allowing customers to enjoy their chosen vessel or watercraft for one day, over the weekend, the whole week, or even longer. A Boat Licence is required for all the boats (except the Runabout). If you don't hold a Boat Licence you can only skipper the Runabout in rivers.

Best of all, if you don’t want to (or can’t) tow it away yourself, Boating Planet can deliver the vessel to any destination on the Redcliffe peninsula, including Redcliffe Jetty, launching it and retrieving it for you if required. Boating Planet will even wash and refuel the boat when you’re done! It's that simple!

All required safety gear is included in your hire along with depth sounder and GPS units with pre-loaded fishing marks.

Boating Planet's Redcliffe Boat Hire Options

The boats in the hire fleet are capable of fishing offshore areas such as The Wrecks - Moreton Island, Moreton Bay, Pine River, Brisbane River, Somerset Dam, Pumicestone Passage, Hutchison Shoal, Shallow and Deep Tempest and Flinders Reef. Whether your day involves fishing, diving, whale watching, sightseeing, cruising, or action-packed water sports, Boating Planet have you covered.

All boats can be taken to Moreton Island. The Kimberly and Sportsrider can be taken as far out as Moreton Island's eastern side. All boats come with an esky of ice, as well as adult and child life jackets. Any required fishing gear and bait, and any desired water sporting equipment such as tubes, waterskis and boards can be supplied upon request for an additional fee.

Choose from a range of boats to suit your needs:


  • 6 person (adult) capacity
  • Overall length of 5.7 metres
  • Width of 2.17 metres
  • Car Towing Capacity of 1000 kilograms required
  • Engine Size of 135hp (please enquire upon booking)
  • Offshore limit: Eastern side of Moreton Island


  • 5 person (adult) capacity
  • Overall length of 5.1 metres
  • Width of 2.89 metres
  • Car Towing Capacity of 1500 kilograms required
  • Engine Size of 75hp
  • Offshore Limit: Eastern side of Moreton Island


  • 4 person (adult) capacity
  • Overall length of 4.5 metres
  • Width of 1.9 metres
  • Car Towing Capacity of 750 kilograms required
  • Engine Size of 50hp
  • Offshore Limit for Boat Licence holders only: The western side of Moreton Island (within the bay area)


  • Boat Hire
  • Water Sport Gear Hire
  • Snorkelling Equipment Hire
  • Commercial Hire
  • Boat & Jetski Licencing
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Boat Share (Enquire within)
  • On Water Delivery & Return
  • Water Taxi
  • Skippered Charters
  • Advanced & Area Specific Boating Tutorials

Redcliffe Drawcards and Attractions

There are a myriad of things to see and do in Redcliffe before, after, or in-between your high seas adventuring.

You can browse local shops, grab a bite to eat at the cafes and restaurants along Redcliffe Parade, or take a swim at Settlement Cove Lagoon, Suttons Beach, Scarborough Beach, or Margate Beach.

For more fun in the sun take a walk along the peninsula foreshore shared path. You can head all the way south from Redcliffe Jetty to Woody Point Jetty. Be sure to take a photo of the Gayundah Wreck along the way.

Fancy a performance, or an art gallery visit? Stop by Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, or Redcliffe Art Gallery to catch a play, or a movie, or view incredible, local artwork. For a full-on cinema experience the kids will love, visit the brand new 7D cinema: Redcliffe Dimensions Virtual Reality & Interactive Cinema.

Time your visit during annual humpback migration season from June to October to try your luck spotting these majestic giants from on-board your Boating Planet hire vessel.

Group Travel Peace of Mind

Are you planning a big family holiday, a getaway with a bunch of friends, group business conference travel, a wedding party trip, a school/university class or whole year level educational trip, or any other type of group travel? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you need to book a group holiday, group day trip, group tour, or simply a group transfer give yourself peace of mind and take the worry out of traveling with a crowd by letting the experts handle the nitty-gritty details on your behalf.

All sorts of group holiday, work travel, tour and transfer needs can be catered to and accommodated, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Booking Notes

Boat Licence and car towing capacity requirements:
Sportsrider - Boat Licence required. Car towing capacity 2000kg.
Kimberly - Boat Licence required. Car towing capacity 1500kg.
Runabout - No Boat Licence required. Car towing capacity 750kg.

If you don't have a tow bar on your car don't worry, Boab Boats can meet you at one of the many boat ramps in Redcliffe and deliver ready to launch for the day. $50 surcharge may apply for some vessels.

A refundable security bond of up to $1000 is required for all hire vessels and must be paid by card via telephone or in person at least one day prior to pick up.

Cancellation Fees: any cancellations made after the booking confirmation will incur a 50% fee.

Cancellations within 3 days of the departure date incur a 100% fee.

If you would like to cancel your trip within three days prior to departure please contact the operator direct. You will find their contact number at the top of the page on your travel vouchers.

Please note: a non-refundable surcharge of 2% applies for any online bookings.

We require all bookings to be reconfirmed with us 2 days before your scheduled start.

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Newport Marina, Griffith Road, Scarborough QLD, Australia

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