Tweed River Boat Hire Company Policy

  • You must be 18 yrs or over to Hire/Drive the boats
  • All Instructions, NSW Waterways Regulations Navigation Channel Markers and Area Limits must be obeyed (see Map below)
  • The Hirer is Responsible for any Damage or Loss & Payment for Same
  • No Access to the Roof is Allowed
  • No towing of Boogie Boards Etc
  • Bow riding is illegal - Bow riding means extending any part of your body outside the perimeter of a vessel that is underway
  • Alcohol consumption and the LAW - The designated driver (skipper) must remain under the legal limit, less than 0.05 Blood Alcohol level. Breath testing, including random breath testing (RBT), can be conducted on the driver of a vessel while it is underway (including drifting).
  • Children under 12 must wear a lifejacket at all times while on a 1/2 Cabin or Dinghy. On BBQ boats a lifejacket must be worn while the boat is underway - that is the LAW. But we say "For the saftey of your child, a lifejacket should be worn at all times!"
  • If only one person hires a boat, they must wear a lifejacket at all times
  • There is No Refund for Early Return of the Boat
  • Late Returns or Rescue Call out Will incur a Fee of No Less than $50.00
  • Please Do Not Use the Table as a cutting board - A bait board is Provided
  • Please do Not Drive this boat onto any Rocky areas or ramps
  • Please keep the Waterways Clean - You must use the bins provided. Don’t throw Rubbish or Cigarette Butts overboard. A bin for Recycling Glass and Plastic Bottles, Cans, Another for Rubbish
  • Cancellations - No refunds will be given unless the operators of Tweed River Boat Hire deem the conditions unsafe due to bad weather on the day of hire only. If conditions are deemed unsafe for boating on the day, a full refund will be returned. This decision will be made on the morning of the hire
  • BBQ Boats require 2 weeks notice for a full refund
  • The BBQ Boat is Licensed for Hire in the Daylight hours only
  • Hiring of this Boat is Undertaken at Your own Risk and No Responsibility for Injury is accepted by the Management