What Does The Hire Fee Cover?
The hire fee includes usage, safety equipment, fuel and cleaning. A security deposit of $100 is refunded when the boat is returned in good order.
Can I Stay Out Longer Than Booked?
Yes. If you wish to stay longer, casual overtime is paid upon your return.
What Happens If I Come Back Early?
If you come back early we provide vouchers for your unused time. These Vouchers can be used to add to your next paid hire and are valid for 6 months.
Do I Need a Boat Licence?
Our Classic, Maxi and Extreme boats are designed to meet the special requirements of hire without a boat license. You will however need a full or probationary car license. We also have a faster Ranger boat for hirers with a boat license.
Is There an Age Limit?
For our unlicenced boats the boat operator must be 18 years of age or older and passengers must be over the age of three and weigh at least 15kg due to life jacket design.
Are Lifejackets Provided?
Yes. Lifejackets in all sizes are provided as well as all other equipment to comply with Marine Safety Victoria requirements.
Do I Need Experience?
No. At Bluey's we specialise in introducing people to a safe and fun boating experience. Full training is provided and the boats are extremely easy to operate.
How Far Can I Go?
You are permitted to travel 2 nautical miles (3km) in any direction after you exit the Mordialloc marina. Most people stay quite close to shore as that is where the main fishing reefs are.
Are There Any Reefs?
Yes. Mordialloc has two major well submerged reefs that are easily accessible by our hire boats and offer a huge range of fish species.
Do People Catch Fish?
Yes indeed, Mordialloc boasts an enormous range of fish species from the small, the unique and the very large trophy specimens. We give you advice on where to go and how to catch the fish.
Do I Need a Fishing Licence?
The State Government requires fishing licences for people over 18 and under 70 years of age. Fishing licenses can easily be purchased from Bluey's Boathouse for $6.00 (2 day), $12.00 (28 day), $24.50 (1 year), $66.00 (3 year). Fishing licences can also be purchased in advance online at www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/fishing-licence
What Does The Kiosk Stock?
The kiosk has a huge range of bait, tackle, hire rods, fishing licenses and refreshments.
Can I Drink Alcohol?
Yes. Alcohol is permitted but in absolute moderation for the boat driver and all passengers. The Water Police regularly patrol the area to ensure safe boating for everybody.
Can I Go Swimming from the boat?
No. Swimming, from the boat is strictly not permitted and may cause injury or damage.