Terms and Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need a boat licence?

  • Yes, all of our boats need a licence to operate

Which boat can I take to Fitzroy Island?

  • Some of our boats can go to Fitzroy, it does depend on things like the weather and the number of people

Do I have to tow and launch the boat? 

  • No, We will deliver and launch the vessel for you.

  • You can also collect and do this yourself

Can I hire overnight?

  • Yes you can, this requires a 2 day booking.  Our hire day is from 0700 to 1600

What time can we meet in the morning?

  • You can nominate a time to meet, please note if you ring in the morning to move the time slot you will be charged $50 per 30 min

Can we leave earlier or come back later?

  • We will try to accomodate your needs, it depends on many factors and may not be possible.

Can I pick up the boat the day before?

  • This is possible, but not guaranteed. Note this is available to allow you to leave early, this is not so you can use the boat, using the boat will require and additional fee

Can I bring the boat back the following day?

  • Yes, however you will be charged an additional day.

  • Our hire day hours are between 0700 to 1600

Can I bring the boat back late.

  • Our hire day finishes at 4pm, we charge $50 per 30 min you are late. please do not ring claiming weather is going to delay you

Can we leave from Port Douglas, Deeral and Tinaroo

  • Yes, we have a flat $100 delivery and $100 collection rate

Do you rent fishing gear and crab nets?

  • We have fishing rods available for hire, Note. we do not provide tackle or have the rods rigged. 

  • We can provide pre rigged hand lines for a small fee

  • We do not have crab nets for hire

Do you have stinger suits and snorkelling gear for hire?

  • Yes we do

Do you have diving gear for hire?

  • We do not.

  • We are able to fit scuba racks to CHARLIE at n/c

What is your bad weather policy?

  • We do not cancel for rain

  • It is your responsibility to monitor the weather, we will however cancel and refund your booking,if the winds go over 15 knots if your not comfortable

  • We will cancel and refund if it looks to be reaching 20 knots

What about Covid 19?

  • If you have pre booked and cannot get to Cairns, due to travel restrictions, we will refund the booking

How many people can I take?

  • Tom 5

  • Jack 5

  • Charlie7

  • These numbers are weather dependant and what activity you are doing NOTE: It is illegal to exceed these numbers

Do you supply life jackets?

  • Yes we use manual inflate life jackets, we also have kids life jackets available. NOTE: We do not have life jackets for your fur babies 

T&C's

Failure to meet at the agreed time or return the vessel at the agreed time will result in an additional fee $50 per 30 min. 

 

Contacting us in the morning to reschedule will result in the additional fee

Contacting us claiming the weather is going to make you late for the return of the vessel may result in the additional fee

The hirer/driver is to ensure the safety of passengers and the vessel at all times.  It is up to you to monitor the tides and weather www.bom.gov.au  

 

Comply with state and federal laws.  Please download the following app, it describes fishing zone’s. 

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/eye-on-the-reef/id650747510

 

We recommend you download the following free app to your phone or tablet.

 

https://www.navionics.com/usa/blog/post/free-download-of-navionics-boating-app-delivers-on-features

 

 

We endeavour to provide a reliable safe experience, during the day you are to check the pre-engine fuel filter and monitor your fuel consumption.  Failure to do this could result in engine stoppage.

 

The boat is to be refuelled each day (running out of fuel will result in the holding of bond until engine and recovery costs are calculated)

 

GPS is an aid (as per manufacturer) accuracy cannot be relied upon, you must keep watch at all times, especially when navigating shallow water

 

Return the vessel at the agreed time, with all rubbish removed and fish waste cleaned up.

 

Safety equipment on board is a legal requirement, it is illegal for you to tamper with.  If you access this equipment without an emergency requirement you will be charged a fee to check and restock

 

Life Jackets.     All occupants when operating TOM 1 are to wear life jackets at all times

                          We provide manual inflatable jackets on all our vessels

 

Kill switch lanyards are to be connected to the driver when the vessel is in use

 

CANCELLATION

Cancellations require direct communication from you (please do not use FB or messenger)

 

We do not cancel for rain, there are many occasions that it is raining in Cairns but not the reef.

We do cancel for high winds and will give a full refund (15 plus knots)

We will provide a full refund due to COVID restrictions

 

Cancellation 72 hours before booking loss of deposit

Cancellation within 24hrs of booking, loss of hire fee