tour & activities

Let us show you the best fishing spots and the nicest places to picnic and swim.

Noosa River Ferry Cruise

The Big Pelican is the Noosa Ferry stop in Noosaville (Stop 3). Buy your tickets at Pelican Boat Hire prior to boarding and then enjoy the cruise up to Tewantin and Noosa Heads seven days a week.

Noosa River and Canal Cruise

This relaxing daily cruise gets you an unparalleled view of Noosa from the river. Your trip covers the river, the river mouth and the canal system with luxury mansions and national parks. Tour includes tea, coffee and biscuits and departs Pelican Boat Hire most days for daytime and sunset cruises. BYO very welcome.



Book now for the ride of your life. There are two great options …. play on the river circuit or head out for an escorted ocean tour. Jetski your way to excitement and an adrenaline filled ride on the Noosa River and if that’s not enough take our extreme ocean tour to Laguna Bay, and the Noosa National Park Headlands, Coves and Bays.

  • Four-stroke high performance wave runners
  • Up to three people per ski in river circuit
  • Can share the ski between others in the river circuit
  • Latest models on the market
  • River Circuit : $80 per 30 minutes or $120 for 45 minutes or $150 for 60 minutes
  • Ocean Tour : $140 for 45 minutes or $180 for 60 minutes 


Oceanrider extreme ocean fun. Noosa’s most popular thrill ride. The original and still the best. 1 hour offshore world class thrill ride. Are you ready!


500hp ocean adventures with Noosa’s fastest and most powerful boat. High performance oceanride with wave jumping and ocean swell surfing. Take the plunge!


Ocean and river fishing safaris. Take a charter to the offshore reefs or up stream to the best little known spots for river angling. Half day and full day trips departing dependant on weather and tides. Bring home the catch of the day. Regular river species include bream, whiting, trevally, mangrove jack, and flathead with offshore species including sweet lip, black kingfish, coral trout, peal perch, red emperor, and snapper.

Self drive boat

Hiring a self-drive boat is made easy by our courteous and friendly staff. We are all locals and on our days off we also enjoy the beautiful Noosa River. A commercially licenced marine captain (Coxswain) is available at all times to advise, or help with any enquiries.

Fraser Island

Experience the sheer beauty, precious eco-systems, unique wildlife and tranquility of the world largest sand island. Tour is by comfortable 4WD coach with individual audio and airconditioning. Morning and afternoon tea with a great Aussie BBQ lunch are a culinary delight. Trip go to Lake Mckenzie via Inskip Point and returns along North Beach to Noosa. For bookings phone 07 54497239.

complete family experience

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.

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