Hiring Terms and Conditions

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. In the event of a cancellation, No money will be refunded until the full period of hire has been rebooked.

A Cash Security Bond is applicable on all boats to be paid on the day of departure to the manager. Bond amounts are as follows:

  • Swallow: $600.00
  • Tequila Sunrise: $700.00
  • Murray Sunset: $800.00
  • Desire: $800
  • Orlando: $600
  • Class Act: $800


All fuel used during the hire period will be paid for by the hirer at the completion of hire.

The number of persons MUST NOT exceed the number of berths under the Marine & Harbours regulations.

NO animals, firearms, chainsaws or motor bikes permitted on board.

Travel at night is strictly forbidden.

Proprietors reserve the right to refuse permission to board at their own discretion.

Instruction on handling the houseboat is given before departure.

Boarding & Arrival Time is 1 pm and the bridge opens at 2.30 pm on the first day of hire.

On the last day of hire - 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.

Anyone driving the houseboat must be over the age of 18 years and hold either a current Driver or Boat Licence.

No all male or all female crews, unless pre-arranged with the manager plus $1,000 Cash Bond.

Any damage to the houseboat or contents, including losses, is the responsibility of the Hirer who will be charged at cost.

River Murray Houseboats

Lock 5 Road, Paringa, South Australia 5341

Phone: 0427 899 102