GoBoat Canberra


Take time out from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the fresh air on your very own Scandinavian electric picnic boat on Lake Burley Griffin. Rent a GoBoat for a special occasion, a quiet picnic, or an outing with a group of friends.

Enjoy a unique adventure, exploring Canberra’s famous lake and all its waterside attractions from the comfort of your own Scandinavian-designed boat. Each booking is for the exclusive, private use of one picnic boat, so you can chart your own course!

Be your own captain, with no boat licence or previous boating experience required. Operation is simple, and the boats are powered by quiet, smooth electric motors with no exhaust or noise to worry about.

There’s no minimum age, and GoBoat is a relaxed and safe way to introduce kids to boating. Life jackets and safety equipment are all provided, and even pet dogs are allowed on board!

GoBoat is a very affordable, premium activity, and you can bring up to 8 people on board. It’s the perfect activity for small groups and social distancing, but please book ahead online to avoid arriving at the same time as other groups.



2 Hour Electric Picnic Boat Hire

Rent a GoBoat with your crew and enjoy Canberra from a totally new angle! Cruise Lake Burley Griffin with your family or friends, pack a picnic and escape from the world. Go wherever your imagination takes you, with 2 hours to explore from the comfort of your own electric boat.

Valid from: 27 Mar 2024 to 31 May 2024 Redeem from: 19 May 2024 to 19 May 2024

  • Drive your own electric picnic boat, no licence required!
  • Subject to availability. Rescheduling may incur additional charges. Weekend and Public Holiday surcharge may apply.
Luxury Picnic Cruise at Sunset on Lake Burley Griffin


Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access


Australian Tourism Export Council Boating Industry Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


GoBoat Canberra is an environmentally friendly, safe and fun way to explore Canberra from the water. It is the only self-drive electric boat hire company approved to operate on Lake Burley Griffin.

Boat hire includes a premium 5.35m Rand Picnic boat powered by a quiet electric Torqeedo motor, which can be steered by a tiller. The boat comes with life jackets for eight (including children), and a fixed picnic table for enjoying a snack or drink.

The responsible ‘skipper’ receives a safety briefing, maps and information either on their mobile device or physical printed paper.

A number of recommended routes are provided, giving hirers multiple options for their 1, 2, or 3 hour rental. Sights include the High Court, museums, art galleries and monuments.

The wharf location at Kingston is surrounded by some of Canberra’s best cafes and restaurants, so you can either purchase food and beverages to bring on board, or you can pre-order with your rental and GoBoat will have your picnic pack ready for your departure.

Featuring a more powerful e-motor, comfy premium cushions throughout and state-of-the-art centre console steering, GoBoat+ is the next evolution of the GoBoat Experience.
*Recreational Marine Driver’s Licence required


From AU$129.00

1 hour $129 – $149
2 hours $199 – $219
3 hours $269 – $289

Prices are per boat, and there is a capacity limit of 8 people per boat. No boat licence is required.

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