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 : From $90 per 30 minutes 
  • Ocean Tour : From $160 for 45 minutes 

For bookings Call 07 5449 7239 Or Enquire Now


Oceanrider is extreme ocean fun and Noosa’s most popular thrill ride. The original and still the best. 1 hour offshore world class thrill ride. Are you ready!  Great whale watching and dolphin tours make it a not to be missed adventure

Day Tripper Charter Boat

Day Tripper is now available for private charters on the Noosa Riverafter being transformed into a cool and intimate party boat cruising the Noosa River.

With its huge shaded front deck, Day Tripper is perfect for gentle cocktail cruises, celebrations and big beach picnics for groups of 20 – 49. A heavy steel hull and big stereo system will have you rocking but not rolling as we show you the incredible Noosa River.

Day Tripper is available on a flexible basis so your event matches your goals and your budget. We can provide fully licensed & catered options or let you self-cater everything. With front-loading ramp, Day Tripper is ideal for beach landings, BBQ’s and picnics.
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500hp ocean adventures with Noosa’s fastest and most powerful boat. High performance oceanride with wave jumping and ocean swell surfing. Take the plunge! Contact Pelican Boat Hire for bookings on 5449 7239


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.

For bookings Call 07 5449 7239 Or Enquire Now

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 goes 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.