Pelican Boat Hire stands as an iconic boat hire and activity center nestled along the breathtaking Noosa River. Since 1957, they have been dedicated to enhancing the experiences of both locals and tourists, and they are famously known for their “Big Pelican” landmark.

At Pelican Boat Hire, a variety of recreational options are available to cater to all preferences. They offer a diverse range of choices, including luxury pontoons, budget-friendly boats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), guided tours, and larger charter options. Plus, they boast a fantastic coffee spot right at their riverfront boathouse.

Their excellence has been recognised through prestigious awards, with Pelican Boat Hire clinching the Gold at the 2021 & 2022 Queensland Tourism Awards and Bronze at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards.

What Pelican Boat Hire offers:

  • A multitude of ways to enjoy the Noosa River
  • Rentals of jet skis, stand-up paddleboards, barbecue boats, and more
  • An entertaining day out suitable for the whole family
  • A well-stocked riverside cafe and kiosk

For over six decades, Pelican Boat Hire has been serving generations of visitors to Noosa, allowing them to explore the stunning Noosa River. Their friendly crew is always ready to assist you in selecting from their extensive fleet of boats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and guided tours.

One of the notable features of Pelican Boat Hire is that you don’t need a boat license to have fun on the water with their vessels. Whether you fancy grilling sausages on a luxurious barbecue pontoon, spending quality time with your family fishing, getting some exercise while exploring the river on a stand-up paddleboard or double kayak, or seeking an adrenaline rush on a jet ski, Pelican Boat Hire has the perfect vessel for your needs.

Additionally, they offer wheelchair-accessible boats equipped with enclosed toilets, and even your furry friends are welcomed onboard!

After a few hours of aquatic fun, you can drop by their riverside kiosk. Here, you can indulge in an ice cream or linger over a coffee beneath the shade of an umbrella in the boathouse’s scenic waterfront courtyard.

Look for Pelican Boat Hire along the Noosa River foreshore, adjacent to the iconic “Big Pelican.” When you compare their prices, you’ll discover that they offer excellent value for your aquatic adventures.


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