Nauti Picnics


Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Are you looking to celebrate a special person or an event? Don't settle for just one picnic location - see them all onboard our self-drive, electric picnic boat whilst cruising the Swan River!

It's an intimate experience with no noise, emission nor fumes.

Nauti Picnics - Floating Picnics on the Swan

Are you ready to unplug and cruise the Upper Swan? Book your 3-hour boat hire now!

Boat Hire includes:

• Electric Boat
• Roof canopy
• Picnic table
• Comfortable seating cushions
• 15 min Safety briefing and map
• Glass holder
• First aid
• Retractable oars
• Hook & Scoop
• Life jackets
• Sunscreen
• Rubbish bin
• Speaker
• Styrofoam esky


• Add a Picnic Platter: From $45 AUD
• Add a Gin tasting pack: From $150 AUD
• Add a Pelli Cooler bag: From $40 AUD

What You Can Expect:

Tour Details:

• Duration: from 3 hours
• Group: Max 8 ppl
• Time: From 10 am, 2 sessions a day 7 days a week by appointment
• Min. age of skipper/captain: 20+ years old
• Min. age of passengers: All ages

We are located on the tranquil shores of Maylands Peninsula, only 15 min from Perth CBD and Perth Airport.

This unique, eco-friendly boat is the new sustainable way of travelling on the river, and you may hire without a skipper’s ticket (boat license).

The Swan River invites you on a long history line of Indigenous sacred stories, Perth settlement, modern architecture, and fantastic wildlife. It is the perfect gateway between urbanism and wine land.

With over 35km of river to explore, you can spend the day discovering new and familiar places from Elizabeth Quay to the spectacular Swan Valley – Western Australia’s oldest wine region.

• We will teach you how to drive the boat
• All safety equipment is included
• No petrol needed, just silent cruising

All you need to do is book the boat, gather the crew, pack a picnic, plan the day and set out on the river. We take care of the rest.

What to bring:

• A picnic
• Small esky (max 60cm)
• You can borrow ours, just let us know at the time of booking
• Ice
• Glasses
• Drinks
• Light jacket for cooler days
• Keep the bags to a minimum as there isn’t much room in the boat

What To Expect Onboard:

Our boat is 100% electric driven, fibreglass boat. No emission, no noise and no fumes, which means it doesn’t generate any direct CO2 whilst on the river. It is very quiet and hardly creates any wash.

We currently have one boat that we run on demand. This means we cannot take walk-ins as we do not have our own jetty to operate from.

The Maylands Boat ramp where we launch from is a public one and we share it with other recreational users. We therefore have to be efficient and not take up time on the jetty.

Our boat can hold up to max 8 people. This includes adults, infants, children and dogs. – The boat can operate up to 6 hours at 3.6knot speed (approx 7km per hour)

There are very few public jetties on the Swan, please refer to map and plan ahead.

• The central steering console is at the back of the boat
• A wooden picnic table in the middle
• Comfortable seating cushions around the table
• Room for a 60cm esky near the skipper seat + ample under the table for soft bags
• Life jackets for everyo

Map & Directions

1 Clarkson road, Maylands WA 6051, Australia


15min from Perth CBD,
16 min from Perth Airport

Cancellation Policy


Where cancellation notice is provided more than 72 hours prior to reservation time Nauti Picnics will refund the hire charge.
Cancellations notice provided 72 - 24 hours prior to reservation time will result in a credit/gift card of the hire charges to use towards future bookings.
Rescheduling within 24 hours is not permitted.
A no-show 15 minutes after scheduled safety induction has commenced means Nauti have to retrieve the boat and this shall result in full rental payment and no boating unless notice has been given to Nauti Picnics prior.
When the weather turns bad we only postpone the hire to another day. No refunds allowed if you live in Perth.
No extension of hire is permitted if customer is running late
We reserve the right to charge your card up to $1 000 to cover any damage to the boat upon return.

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