Area of Operation

The area of operation for these vessels is the Moreton Bay Region, as far north as Comboyuro Point and South Bribie Island to as far south as the Gold Coast. The Vessel cannot exit the Moreton Bay region through any of the passages between the islands that have access to the Coral Sea. This area of operation will allow you to potentially see the marine life that lives in the bay. These can include Turtles, Dolphins, Dugongs, and in the winter months, Humpback Whales.

Do I Need a License For a Bareboat Hire (Self Skippered)

It is not a requirement for you to have a boat license to take the boat out. However, we will be asking questions about your boating background to ensure that you are capable of handling the vessel safely.

Where do we depart from

All charters normally depart from our Marina in Deagon.

(Other pickup locations can be organized please email or phone for more information)

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your charter prior to 30 days before your departure. You will be getting a refund of the total paid minus $300 admin fee

If you cancel the charter within 30 days for your departure, you will be eligible for a credit towards a future booking.

If we cancel the charter due to Weather, we will simply rebook you at a future date.

If the charter is unable to proceed due to COVID restrictions, you can either re-schedule/credit or you will be eligible for a refund of total money paid minus $300 admin fee.

Security Bond

As a condition of the boat owners insurance, we require a security bond to be lodged. This is processed as a pre-authorisation on a credit card. The pre-authorisation freezes the availability on your credit card and no money is withdrawn from your account, however you do need to have this sum available in your account for the pre-authorisation to be possible. If the boat is damaged we will then withdraw the money from your account.

The most you are liable for is $5000. (Normal insurance conditions apply)

Please note that the security bond is a condition of your charter and is not a type of travel insurance.

Travel Insurance

There are many companies that provide insurance for sailing holidays.

Click here for a list of insurance companies

 

Insurance – Bareboat Hirer’s Liability*

​This policy is designed to protect you from claims made against you or members of your charter party for Property Loss, Accidental Death and Bodily Injury caused by (or as a result of) your negligence. For this policy to apply to you, the hired vessel or the tender must be involved in the loss. For quotes and policy details go to Oceanic Marine Risks Bareboat Liability Insurance. The boats insurance policy is designed to protect the boat owner and will not automatically respond if a claim is made against you for negligence.

Please Note – Moreton Bay Holidays Afloat does not sell insurance or provide advice on insurance. Please contact Oceanic Marine Risks for details and advice go to www.oceanicmarinerisks.com.au or call (07) 4946 7555 for details and advice.

*Does not cover damage to the chartered vessel, its tender and/or hired equipment.

For this policy to apply to you, the hired vessel or the tender must be involved in the loss. Covers all charterers listed onboard over the age of 18.

For quotes and policy details go to Oceanic Marine Risks Bareboat Liability Insurance.

Please Note – This policy is an independent transaction between the charterer and Oceanic Marine Risks.  Moreton Bay Holidays Afloat does not sell insurance or provide advice on insurance. Please contact Oceanic Marine Risks for details and advice go to www.oceanicmarinerisks.com.au or call (07) 4946 7555 for details and advice.