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“Nice hour spent cruising the Mandurah Canals”

Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire
Ranked #4 of 19 Tours in Mandurah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Boating made easy - No licence needed ! Call our Boats Your Own for the Day; Unwind and Watch the Dolphins Play; Sparkling canals ~ playful dolphins ~ fresh ocean air Bring the family and drift through the turquoise waterways with your own boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board. Feel at home aboard our boats, see the canals in style on our deluxe pontoons, or enjoy the fun of a Bow Rider, pontoon or dinghy. Cruise around the beautiful Mandurah estuary and waterways, viewing the wildlife, dolphins, canal homes & marina, take along a picnic and enjoy a swim or take a cruise up the Murray River and have lunch at the historic Ravenswood Hotel. Discover the bikeways of Mandurah with our flexible bike hire options
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We hired out one of their small boats for an hour. The service was very good. We received good instructions on the use of the boat and the boat was good and well maintained. We have also used this company for hiring out bikes and have always been very happy with the service that we receive.

Thank dsykes65
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Annette W, Owner at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you so much for the great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed you trip. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

I rented a boat along with some of my friends to welcome my wife to Mandurah. I had been working solo in the area and she was finally free to come to join me. She had arrived at Perth only that morning after a 23 hour journey.

After she had a 4 hour nap, we eight took along a couple of cases of VB stubbies and proceeded to cruise the Estuary in search of dolphins and to cruise by the luxury home. Found the dolphins. Emptied the stubbies.

Lovely Sunday afternoon and good service from MB&BH.

Thank Paul F B
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Annette W, Owner at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Glad you had a great day, what a relaxing way to welcome your wife to the area. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed April 3, 2016

We set out on one of the larger boats with a group of 6 friends for an afternoon cruise only to find out on the water that there was a serious steering problem and the boat could not travel any faster than 6 knots out on 8 km / hour open water. The skipper struggled with the steering from the onset and when we rang the office from the boat to share our frustration, we were told that the Company was aware of the problem but had not had a chance to repair ...... thankfully it was only faulty steering etc and not a hole in the boat! No sorry no compensation....

Thank stainless2012
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Annette W, Manager at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Hi Stainless
Were very sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your boat cruise.
I would like to elaborate a little on your review of our company both for yourself & for other people to read.
The serious steering problem you describe, was in fact, that it was a little stiffer to turn the steering wheel than it would normally be.
However, as no other customer had commented about the steering throughout that morning the staff believed the vessel to still be serviceable with the slightly stiffer steering.
As your party had taken the boat out for a 4 hours hire, it was very unfortunate that you didn’t call the office until nearly 3 hours into your trip.
As you have indicated that the skipper struggled with the steering from the onset, had the skipper or yourself called the office or returned the vessel straight away we would have been more than happy to have transferred you onto another vessel & also extend you hire time.
I would also note that you didn’t mention in your review, that your party were originally booked on smaller boat, however a member of your party wanted to swap to the larger boat.
The larger boats are in-fact considerably more for the 4 hour hire than the original boat you had booked, we did however accommodate the request and swapped the boat for you, at a very minimal additional charge, a saving of $110.00 to your party.
You would normally require a Skippers licence to drive a boat with in excess of a 6hp motor -fortunately though as part of our operating licence this has been waived, thereby allowing a broader range of people to enjoy & experience our beautiful waterways.
The vessels are however speed restricted to enable the novice drivers to operate safely.
5 knots (9.26 kph) is the speed limit for all the Canal & Marina area (the main area of operation) with 8 knots in the main Estuary.
We have 13 vessels departing & arriving at all different times and unfortunately, on completion of your hire and after the employee had secured your vessel, you disembarked at the jetty and left without returning to the office to enable any discussion to take place.
Should you still feel that you were not compensated enough, please feel free to contact me.

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

In regards to the bike hiring part of this local business, our friend was the customer and these are my observations of the business transaction.....Situated quayside in a quaint little beach style hut, the owner ? was found on the adjacent quay, just as the note on the door stated. He served our friend who chose to hire a men's mountain bike for 10 days. The cost was $135 including helmet and chain hire, of which $10 was refundable on the chain.....All went well until a few days later when the front tyre picked up a puncture. I noticed that the tyre was bald down the middle, whilst repairing the puncture. Unfortunately, no sooner was it repaired when again it was punctured, which was definitely not at the same time as the first one. I suggested that he return the bike and explain the situation to the owner. This he did and he was more than happy to exchange the bike for one with full tyre tread and this one was used until the end of the lease, with no problems at all. A pleasantly situated recommended local business with friendly service.

Thank Doug W
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Annette W, Owner at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

We really appreciate your comments & review of our business. Its a great place to ride a bike around and thank you for encouraging your friend to return to the shop to ensure that he was supplied with a replacement.

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Reviewed March 14, 2016

We hired a 15hp aluminium hulled sports boat and explored the canals and the "inland sea" for two hours. The boat planed well and this was a highlight of our trip.

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Annette W, Owner at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thanks for your review, they're great little boats ! So glad you enjoyed it.

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