Terms & Conditions

Hire Fee Payment

The Full hire fee is required prior to departure.

For booking deposits, Direct Debit payments are our preferred option of payment or we can do a credit card over the phone transaction (Please note that we will ask to sight your credit card on the day of departure).  

A Security Bond of $900 is required prior to departure – this may be taken on the day of departure.  The Security Bond may be made by cash or cheque. (This will be refunded subject to deductions for fuel and other deductions if the houseboat is returned late or in a damaged or soiled condition, or in breach of any other terms or conditions of hire.)

The deposit, less a $50 administration fee, will be returned if notified 30 days prior to the hire commencement date.  Deposit refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the hire commencement date will be refunded if we are successful in rebooking those dates, if we cannot rebook the boat for that period, you may forfeit all deposit paid.


Current Hire rate



Dec-Jan School hols.

7 Nights




6 Nights




5 Nights




4 Nights Long Weekend




4 Nights Midweek




3 Nights Weekend




Easter (5 Nights)



New Years Eve Week

 Booking incures a $300 surcharge 






Deposit $600.00 - Paid within 14 days of booking & balance due 4 weeks prior to departure.      Security Bond $900.00

The only additional charge to your hire is the fuel which is charged on actual consumption
(The houseboat leaves with full tanks and they are filled up on your return and you are only charged for what you use)

Hire Period:

Your hire commences at 2:00 pm on the first day and concludes at 10:00 am on the last day of hire

Earlier hire can be made by arrangement

The Paringa bridge lift time is at 9:30 am and again at 2:30 pm

Letting of the Houseboat:

The hirer of the houseboat must be 18 years of age or over and hold a current Car Drivers Licence  (Boat Licences are not required).  The hirer must read and sign a 'Hirer’s Agreement' prior to departure

Total passesgers must not exceed 12 people (Sensational is surveyed as a 12 Berth Boat)

Firearms, candles and portable BBQ’s are strictly forbidden for safety and/or health reasons

Check our rates page for hiring Sensational and contact us by phone or e-mail for your stay – BOOK NOW