Pelican Boat Hire is one of Noosaville’s best known family owned businesses and has operated from this site for over 60 years. We know the Noosa area and love to share it ! We’re located on the Noosa River foreshore next to The Big Pelican. We offer a great selection of boats, SUP’s, kayaks and jetskis for hire. We have unleaded and diesel fuel for sale to visitors’ boats too.

Hiring with us is easy and our courteous and friendly staff are all locals who will help you make the most of your adventure. You can trust us to direct you to the nicest places to picnic and swim and the best fishing spots. We can also help out with any special requests you might have.

Booking in advance is the best way to secure the right boat for your needs and also gives us the chance to get everything ready for your departure so that all you have to do is board your boat and enjoy your day.

Pelican Boat Hire is a family owned business and we live on the river, our kids have grown up on the river and we enjoy everything it has to offer. We pride ourselves on our helpful service, reasonable hire rates and flexible hire options to suit every occasion, from runabouts to Luxury BBQ Pontoons. View the different options available as well as our boat hire rates.

In 2021, Pelican Boat Hire won Best Retail / Hire business in Queensland at the Queensland Tourism Awards.

what our clients are saying about us

  •   We always hire a pontoon boat with any friends or family who come to Noosa. Great prices and the staff are always happy to help. We get a BBQ pontoon and the kids love being able to fish and then have a cook up.

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      Thanks to Pelican Boat Hire for ensuring our New Year got off to a fantastic start on the beautiful Noosa River. Daytripper is the perfect party boat and the staff made our evening very memorable!

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      Our experience with Pelican was fantastic. The team was incredibly friendly and the operation was well organized, allowing us to get out on the water quickly with the info we needed to be safe and enjoy our time. The prices were reasonable and included helpful...More

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      Our experience of Pelican was an awesome one. We were greeted by a friendly and informative staff member who quickly answered our questions about hiring a kayak. No fuss or messing about, just straight down to business getting us out on the water in minutes....More

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  •   We spent the afternoon cruising the Noosa River with our wonderful captain Brad. We were celebrating an 80th birthday with the family with ages ranging from 5 to 80 and everything in between , it was perfect. The little ones enjoyed fishing and swimming and...More

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      During the school holidays we emerge holidaying at Noosaville for 10 days and we decided to go fishing in a boat on the river. We are a family of 3 adults and 3 kids under 11. We had our own fishing rods so we decided...More

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      Pelican boat hire is a friendly service, situated in a beautiful spot on Noosa River bank. The hire of all water vessels is good and the service by this family run business is great. The coffee is tops served with a smile as you sit...More

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      Pelican was recommended by a local company and we found them very helpful for a two hour boat hire on the day. The manager was very patient while our party took ages to get organised and questioned which boat would be the best. We settled...More

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  •   Thought we would grab a coffee and watch the world go by. The girl serving took ages and although not busy couldn’t look and say i’ll be with soon etc The slogan is not correct either. Coffee was burnt and not drinkable.

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      We hired a luxury pontoon boat from Pelican Boat Hire on 2 occasions. We found all the staff each time we went in to their office to be very friendly and helpful. The pontoon boat was in fantastic condition. It was well looked after and...More

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      Great service and reasonably priced in comparison to competition. Easily fit 6 adults and 1 child. Easy checking in and out of our boat. Came with fishing rods and bbq cleaning gear. Would hire from here again

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      With family members home from overseas, me on my first trip after major surgery and three large dogs, we booked a pontoon BBQ for four hours and had a wonderful time on the Noosa River enjoying the scenery, the wonderful break in recent rainy weather...More

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  •   My family hired the parti kraft for 7 adults and 4 children. Plenty of room, clean bbq to cook your own lunch and you can pull up, jump off and have a swim. Lovely way to spend an afternoon. We ended up needing help to...More

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      We turned up as a group of 9 without prior booking and we're able to rent some kayaks, both single and 2 seater with no issues. We spent a great hour out on Noosa rivers. We were even provided with a waterproof map showing where...More

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      Hired a small pontoon. Took bacon and eggs for brunch – cooked on very clean bbq. Had a fish, pulled up on bed for for a swim. Awesome boat hire company.

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      We hired a boat for half a day followed by kayaks and paddle boards over the time we were in Noosaville. Great friendly service, excellent value for money and all the equipment was in really good condition. Very helpful staff teaching us to use the...More

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  •   We had an awesome day on the hire boat! 9 of us went. Rods and BBQ supplied and we took all the utensils and food etc. Four hours went very quickly! The people who run it were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend...More

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      What a memorable trip along the Noosa River with a comfortable boat and enjoyable company. Proprietors were so helpful and knowledgeable about the area and determined to ensure our boat trip would be a highlight of our time with them. Highly recommended

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      We booked a bbq boat with a toilet for our party of 10. Quite memorably it rained one day on our holiday and this was the day! We did manage to bbq in the rain but ultimately decided to call it when the children started...More

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      Never having driven a boat before, we were only a touch apprehensive, but the staff made it very easy. The kids loved the afternoon on the boat, exploring and having fun on the water. We felt the price was very reasonable too. We will return...More

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  •   Had visited this boat hire shop on previous Noosa holidays and they just get better. Some great new boats, staff take time to help plan your day out and were super friendly to.everyone in our group including a whinging child (who had a brilliant day),...More

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      We felt the price was good for hiring time limits offered. This would have been a 5star review however within a few minutes of us going out our boat died. One of the staff came out to fix it up. Replaced the petrol and pump...More

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      Second time I have used Pelican Boat Hire. We got a boat that was only 3 months old which was nice. Fishing gear provided and maps if needed. Nice day out on the river.

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      The boat was fantastic and the people working there were very helpful. They gave us good tips about where to go and what to see given the tide and the rover conditions. They gave us rods and we bought some bait so the boys (3x...More

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our history

Pelican Boat Hire has been serving customers from 180 Gympie Terrace Noosaville for more than 50 years. Established in 1957 Noosa Marine Services provided slipway and small boat repairs as well as hiring out 'tinnies' as Pelican Hire Boats .