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Great exploring

Boat was great, fishing rods, bait, tackle box, esky with ice all can be hired at a reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Naomi L
via mobile
Good afternoon session

We went in the half day afternoon session. We didn't catch any fish, but the team are so friendly... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Amy R
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2 Jun 2017
“Great exploring”
29 Dec 2016
“Good afternoon session”
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Explore, fish or just relax in the beautiful waters of Pioneer Bay off Airlie Beach with your own 4.2 metre "Smartwave" boat. The self-drive hire boats have a 10hp Honda 4 stroke motor and are available for half or full day hires. No experience is...more
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| Jetty M-00 Abell Point Marina Complex, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Boat was great, fishing rods, bait, tackle box, esky with ice all can be hired at a reasonable rate. Was a great morning out (definitely the best to do morning) didn't catch anything but plenty of bites and an impatient 8yr old but had fun...More

Thank Naomi L
BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi Naomi, Thanks for your fantastic review, there is always marine life throughout the bay, always great to get on to the water with the kids and wet a line. We look forward to seeing you again next time your in town. Cheers Ryan

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went in the half day afternoon session. We didn't catch any fish, but the team are so friendly and helpful, yet professional. We would definately come back again, and hopefully catch a fish next time!! Thank you!More

Thank Amy R
BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi Amy, Thanks for your great review, a shame the fish were not on the bite but you were still able to get out on the water and relax and take in the sights around the bay for the afternoon. See you next time. Cheers...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Unusual review as when we arrived our trip was cancelled. The weather was just below the limits of safety. The guy could have taken our money and sent us out, only for us to return quickly! But he gave us the option and personally advised...More

Thank Andrew C
BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us under the circumstances with the weather being unsafe for you to take the boat out. Safety is the most important factor when it comes to our customers. Im sure next time you...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Camira was the best. I felt like we were in heaven on the Whitsunday Islands. Whitahaven beech was just superb.

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I rented a boat from Ryan during our trip to the Whitsundays and had loads of fun for the afternoon! Ryan was really helpful and overall a lovely chap who'll answer all the questions you have for him. If you're a keen fisherman, do get...More

Thank GFonne
AirliebeachBoabBoatH, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Thank you so much for your review..i am only too happy to help any one looking for a bit of a fish and just chilling out..we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers Ryan

Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We hired a boat from Ryan for a full day. Ryan was really helpful and had everything we needed to make for a great day fishing. He gave us some tips on where to catch fish and catch fish we did. Our 12 year old...More

Thank Sincs7
BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Guys, Thanks for your kind review, We love it when our customers have a succesful day fishing around the bay...there are lots of fish to be caught out there, what a great experience for you all. We would love to see you all again...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We arranged rental from Ryan late the day before and nothing was a problem for him. My Son and I went out for a fish and sightseeing tour. We had two massive fish on that we couldn't land and one 1/2 mtr shark, all in...More

Thank B8267KOgregs
BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Fantastic review guys, Thank you we appreciate the feedback. Plenty of fish out there to be caught and we do have an amazing array of marine life especially the turtles. At least you had some great action out there with your fishing it makes for...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We hired a boat for a full day, it was fantastic. The boat itself was great, very safe, had shade and came with an eski, ice, bait & extra tackle, all at a very reasonable price. Far better than paying heaps for a fishing charter...More

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BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks Liam for taking the time to write this review for us. I love being able to help our customers out and point them in the right direction to where is the best chance of catching some great fish. Even just cruising and relaxing around...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hired a boat from Ryan yesterday, not only was the customer service excellent but his expert fishing knowledge helped me land my first Giant Trevally. Plenty of bait, ice and fishing gear I highly recommend hiring a boat rather than doing...More

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BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Guys, Fantastic review we do appreciate all the comments we get from our customers. What a perfect day out for you both landing your first Giant Trevally. Just getting out and cruising around the bay is a relaxing way to pass some time while...More

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We went out on a boat for half a day in the morning. The guy who sorted our boat for us, Ryan was a great guy. Everything was in perfect and clean order. Ryan was very friendly and helpful. We ordered ice and bait too...More

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BOAB-Airlie, Owner at Whitsunday Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Jane What a great review..Thank you I love the Whitsundays area, and love my fishing so it is easy for me to help our customers get out on to the water to enjoy the sights, Marine life and to be able to wet a...More

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Alessandro A
1 May 2018|
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Response from AirlieBoatHire | Property representative |
Hi Alessandro, Thanks for your enquiry, you are able to hire our boats without a boat license... but these boats can not get to the islands and Whitehaven, they are restricted to the bay, which is quite a big area where you... More
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Alessandro A
28 April 2018|
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How much costs it to rent a boat without license for 10 hrs? Is possibile go in the whitsunday with this boat? Thanks
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Tiffany S
28 January 2017|
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Response from AirlieBoatHire | Property representative |
Hi Tiff, There are really no places to snorkel around the bay, within the restricted area...but our Boab Boats can get to the areas for snorkeling no problem, but you do need a boat license...if you would like to give me a... More
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