Terms and Conditions
Hiring Terms and Conditions
The number of persons MUST NOT exceed the number of berths under the Marine & Harbours regulations. Any person driving a houseboat must be over the age of 18 years and hold either a current drivers or boat operators licence.
Instruction on handling the houseboat is given before departure.
Boarding & Arrival Time is 1 pm SHARP and the bridge opens at 2.30 pm on the first day of hire.
On the last day of hire – You must be at the Big 4 Caravan Park Jetty at 8-8.30 am to pump septic, then at the Paringa Bridge at 9.30 am and be moored at River Murray Houseboats Marina and departing the boat no later than 10am.
All fuel used during the hire period will be paid for by the hirer at the completion of hire.
Travel at night is strictly forbidden.
The houseboat must be returned in good clean condition or an extra cleaning charge will apply.
Smoking inside the houseboat is not allowed and additional cleaning fees will apply.
NO animals, firearms, chainsaws or motor bikes permitted on board.
Proprietors reserve the right to refuse permission to board at their own discretion.
Any damage to the houseboat or contents, including losses, is the responsibility of the Hirer who will be charged at cost.
Deposits and Security Bonds
A deposit of $600 is required within 14 days to confirm your booking.
The balance of payment is due 8 weeks prior to the hire period.
A Cash Security Bond is applicable on all boats to be paid on the day of departure to the manager. Bond amounts are between $600 - $800.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
This cancellation policy is widely accepted by the Houseboats hires association and members reserve the right to specify individual cancellation policies.
Cancellations notified more than 90 days prior to departure will be entitled to a full refund of moneys paid less $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations notified less than 90 days and more than 45 days prior to departure will forfeit all moneys paid unless the houseboat can be re-booked for its full hire fee, in which case, all moneys paid will be refunded less $150 cancellation fee.
Cancellations notified less than 45 days prior to departure will forfeit all moneys paid unless the houseboat can be re-booked for its full hire fee, in which case, all moneys paid will be refunded less $200 cancellation fee.
Please note: Travel Insurance is recommended to cover any unforeseen circumstances or losses.
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River Murray Houseboats
Lock 5 Road, Paringa, South Australia 5341
Business Hours: 0427 899 102