Frequently asked Questions2024-04-01T09:02:33+08:00

Perth Boat Hire  Frequently asked Questions.

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We often get asked the same questions about our Perth charters and cruises. In addition, we receive many inquiries specifically about party boats in Perth. So here are some answers for frequently asked questions that people often ask Pelican Charters. Moreover, we contrast the different types of charters we offer, such as private cruises versus party boat rentals. In contrast, some inquiries focus solely on the logistics of booking a charter. Additionally, certain sections elaborate on the duration of charters and ideal times to visit. Overall, this comprehensive FAQ aims to address a wide range of topics to ensure our customers are well-informed.

Where do the Boats Cruise and Depart From?2024-02-15T16:11:38+08:00

Boat Cruises and Departure points

A boat cruise in Perth can be whatever you want it to be, There is no set route or destination. We are happy to pick up from either Perth or East Fremantle. If you have somewhere or something in mind, you particularly would like to experience on your cruise, please ask us.

You may depart for a Swan river scenic cruise from Barrack st jetty near the city. South Perth where the ferries Pick up from. Or the middle of the river from Jo Joes jetty and Claremont from jetty road.

From East street in Fremantle, where you may also depart too, for a trip to Carnac Island. Or charter the whole boat for the day to Rottnest Island.

Our boat cruise hire is fully crewed and captained by professionals, so you don’t have to worry about your guests, you can focus on having fun!

We can host a birthday party, engagement parties, wedding receptions, bucks nights, hens Days, corporate functions, team-building activities, Christmas celebrations, New Year’s Eve parties, day trips, fishing excursions and even overnight stays on our luxury Liveaboard overnight Vessel.

What does it mean to charter a boat?2024-03-19T14:20:03+08:00

Boat chartering is renting boats, or chartering a sailboat or motor yacht for hire. This is usually a holiday activity.

We have various types of boat charter services to meet the requirements, they include dive charters, Tours for sightseeing, live aboard accommodation. corporate business functions, weddings, whale watching and fishing trips. Travelling to various coastal regions, our coral coast, or island destinations.

How long is a charter season?2024-02-15T16:18:05+08:00

Our Party cruises season is all year round with the Pelican. We have both boats in Perth, November to march for the Christmas season.

Live wire has a live aboard season for the Abrolhos is from April to July. The Montebello season flows through August to October. Most charters in the yachting industry are four to seven days long,

How far in advance do we need to book?2024-02-15T16:31:32+08:00

Our weekend bookings book out about 1 – 5 months in advance, During December and Christmas holidays and School holiday periods you will need to book at least 2 – 6 months in advance for a midweek booking. At times we do have cancellations and availability for smaller groups.

Where does Pelican charters depart from?2024-02-15T16:28:56+08:00

Departures from the city to Fremantle

  • Barrack Street Jetty, Perth
  • Mends Street Jetty, South Perth
  • Jo Jo’s Jetty, Nedlands
  • Meads jetty, Mosman Bay
  • East St Jetty, Fremantle, near the left bank.
  • Claremont Jetty, Claremont
  • Sardine Jetty, Mews Rd, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
  • Hillarys boat harbour, on special request.
Can I book a private charter today?2024-04-01T08:48:48+08:00

Yes, you can book a private charter by visiting the website or contacting the customer service team at 0418 921 966 (Peter), +618 9249 1535 (Office), or 0418 921 966 (Brandon).

How far in advance should I book for weekend or peak period charters?2024-04-01T08:50:39+08:00

For weekend bookings, reserve 1-5 months in advance. For peak periods like Christmas, book at least 2-6 months ahead, even for mid-week charters.

What types of events are suitable for a private charter?2024-04-01T08:51:49+08:00

Private charters can host birthdays, bucks/hens parties, weddings, corporate events, team building, Christmas parties, and other celebrations.

Are the charter boats clean and comfortable?2024-04-01T08:53:08+08:00

Yes, the modern vessels ensure a smooth and comfortable cruise with clean interiors and ample amenities.

Customer Service

Where is the Pelican Charters office located?2024-04-01T08:58:44+08:00

You can contact the friendly customer service team, who will be happy to assist you and address any concerns. The Pelican Charters website offers luxury boat charters in Perth with two exceptional vessels available for private cruises for up to 55 passengers. Their office is located at 5/1 Rowe St, Malaga, Western Australia.

When is the best time to visit Rottnest Island?2024-02-15T16:37:40+08:00

We recommend Summer, departing thru the months of October to April as the weather is the perfect climate. We like to leave early, with the morning easterly, makes the sea calm. Then the afternoon sea breeze, takes us home.

Can we decorate the boat for our party?2024-02-15T16:11:02+08:00

You are welcome to arrange with us meeting early to decorate the boat for your party event. This is subject to time schedules on the day. We have TV screens to play slideshows or powerpoint presentations. You may hang balloons and streamers, even have entertainment.

Only things we don’t allow sparklers as they are a fire hazard. Or streamers with the paper die, as they discolour our paint.

Does the boat supply our Ice for the drinks?2024-04-01T08:43:46+08:00

On hot days with lots of warm beers, it takes a lot of ice. we charge extra for ice, you must request it on booking.

Can we bring our own food on a boat?2022-06-22T07:12:12+08:00

Guests have the option to either bring their own food, have staff cook it, Alternatively, suppliers or caterers can be arranged to take care of it all. Make use of the fully functional kitchen with BBQ hotplates, burners and ovens.

Are we able to bring our own drinks on a party boat?2024-02-15T16:24:13+08:00

Guests can BYO all drinks and ice. Both vessels have on board 2 x 260 litre eskies available for guest use. Alternatively, guests can contact the Carlisle Hotel to pre-order drinks and ice ready for on board consumption..

Do you provide cups? No you must bring your own plastic cups for your. mixes

Can We go swimming from the boat?2024-02-15T16:14:36+08:00

Yes On both of our boats you will be able to swim off the dive platform. Swimming is at your own risk and ask that you adhere to all of the skippers directions. Please make sure you bring your swimmers and a towel.

On a hot summers day, On a boat is the only place to be. The clean water of the Rocky bay in the Swan River will be irresistible to you and your guests. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters at Carnac Island or Rottnest Island.

How much is it to hire a party boat in Perth?2024-04-01T08:45:35+08:00

How much is it to hire a party boat in Perth?

Boat hire prices in Perth may vary depending on the size of your group, and the Safety and survey requirements of the vessel. We have two vessels to choose from. The Pelican from ($600 per hour) with a full capacity for up to 48 passengers. There can be no extra guests, it is a maximum.
If you require a larger boat. We have Livewire ( From $800 per hour) which can take no more than 55 people.
 
Other costs may occur whether you choose to add on catering and drinks packages. We are happy to recommend some! You are welcome to just BYO your own food and beverages to keep down the costs. More can be foun on our Party ideas Perth Hire page.
Feel Free to enquire for our information, prices and packages.
which is better? Carnac or Rottnest Islands2024-04-05T20:47:10+08:00

Both Carnac Island and Rottnest Island are beautiful islands off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, each with its own unique appeal.

Rottnest

  • More developed, with a wider range of facilities and amenities (shops, restaurants, cafes, bike rentals)
  • More activities to choose from, including hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring historic sites

Carnac

  • Quieter and less crowded than Rottnest Island (limited number of visitors allowed per day)
  • More sheltered, making it a good option for families with young children
  • Great for snorkeling and diving with abundant marine life,

Pelican Charters Boat Booking Questions and Answers

Booking a Charter


Question: How far in advance should I book for weekend or peak period charters?
Answer: For weekend bookings, reserve 1-5 months in advance. For peak periods like Christmas, book at least 2-6 months ahead, even for mid-week charters.

Q: Can I book a private charter today?
A: Yes, you can book a private charter by visiting the website or contacting the customer service team at 0418 921 966 (Peter), +618 9249 1535 (Office), or 0418 921 966 (Brandon).

Q: What types of events are suitable for a private charter?
A: Private charters can host birthdays, bucks/hens parties, weddings, corporate events, team building, Christmas parties, and other celebrations.

Vessels and Amenities

Q: Are the charter boats clean and comfortable?
A: Yes, the modern vessels ensure a smooth and comfortable cruise with clean interiors and ample amenities.

Customer Service

Q: What should I do if I have a complaint?
A: Contact the friendly customer service team, who will be happy to assist you and address any concerns.

Q: What services does the Pelican Charters website offer?
A: The website offers luxury boat charters in Perth with two exceptional vessels available for private cruises for up to 55 passengers.

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Contributing New Questions

At Pelican Charters, we strive to provide comprehensive information to address all potential queries from our customers. However, if you have a question that is not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions section, we encourage you to submit it through the “Ask a Question” form on our website. Moreover, your input helps us identify areas where we can improve and expand our knowledge base, thereby ensuring an exceptional experience for all our valued clients.

Utilizing the Pelican Assist AI Chatbot

Alternatively, for a more interactive way to find answers, we recommend exploring our Pelican Assist AI Chatbot, which is conveniently accessible in the bottom right corner of our website. This cutting-edge technology leverages artificial intelligence to promptly understand and respond to your inquiries. Furthermore, whether you need information about our charter offerings, local attractions, or have specific questions related to your upcoming trip, the Pelican Assist AI Chatbot is designed to provide accurate and relevant information tailored to your needs.
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Questions Pelican Charters – COVID-19

COVID-19
Q: Do you know what safety measures is Pelican Charters taking to protect guests from COVID-19?
A: At Pelican Charters, the health and safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols on all our vessels, provide hand sanitizer. We also limit passenger capacity to allow for social distancing on board when applicable.

Q: Are passengers required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to go on a Pelican Charters boat trip?
A: While we highly encourage all our guests to be fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others, we do not require proof of vaccination at this time. However, we do ask that if you are feeling unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know as soon as possible for everyone’s safety.

Q: What is Pelican Charters’ policy if a guest tests positive for COVID-19 after their boat trip that questions pelican charters get asked?
A: If a guest tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after their Pelican Charters trip, we ask that they notify us immediately. We will then follow contact tracing protocols and alert any other passengers and crew who may have been exposed, while maintaining the privacy of the affected individual.

Any questions Pelican Charters that you want to ask, that are not listing here, please let us know.

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Book Your Unforgettable Swan River Experience Today

With so many amazing options for cruising the Swan River, the time is now to book your unforgettable experience with Pelican Charters. Not only do we offer a wide variety of boats to suit any occasion, but our experienced crew ensures your cruise will be a smooth and enjoyable journey from start to finish. Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding celebration, a lively party with friends, or a relaxing sightseeing tour, our fleet has the perfect vessel to make it happen.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to discuss your dream river cruise, and let us help turn it into a reality on the stunning Swan River. Our team is ready to answer any additional questions and guide you through the simple booking process. Don’t miss out on creating lasting memories with Pelican Charters – the premier choice for boat hire in Perth.

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