Boating has so many benefits. It is a great way to spend time with family and friends, provides lifelong skills, is great exercise, becoming more and more affordable, and is relaxing; taking care of those stressful times in life.

We’ll share the best ways to get out there from Australia to the United Kingdom, whether it be on the ocean, lakes or rivers, enjoying its many benefits and just loving life on the water.

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Thinking of buying a boat?

Old Boat washed up on beach

How do you know when a second-hand boat is safe?

Why bother about second-hand boat safety? Boating is fun, there is no doubt about it, but boat safety should be[...]
boats near dock

Owning a boat vs hiring: Pros and Cons

Owning a boat can be a big decision. As experienced boat owners, we've put together the pros and cons of owning vs. hiring to give you a few things to think about


New South Wales Boating

Sydney Harbour Cheap Boat Hire

The Best Guide to Cheap Boat Hire in Sydney

Find cheap boat hire in Sydney with these self-drive boat rentals across the stunning Sydney Harbour and waterways.
Boat House, Palm Beach - Pittwater Boat Hire

The Best Boat Hire in Pittwater

Find the best boat hire in Pittwater, from self-drive boat hire, kayaks and charter boats so you can start planning your Pittwater adventure!
Sydney Opera House

Top 16 Sydney Harbour cruises from Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour has some of the best views seen from the water. A visit isn’t complete without seeing the Sydney[...]
Sydney Harbour Bridge at night from the dock

Groupon Vivid Sydney Boat Cruise Review

We love finding a good deal through Groupon – we love it so much, we even wrote a post about it.[...]

South Australia Boating

Adelaide Footbridge, Water Activities Adelaide, River Torrens Adelaide

Top 12 Adelaide Boat Trips & Water Activities

Adelaide has some of the best boat trips and water activities in South Australia to get you out on the[...]

The Best Boat Hire in Adelaide

Adelaide is blessed with a beautiful coastline just waiting to be explored. Over the last few years, local boat rentals[...]
Jet Ski Hire Adelaide

Where to find Jet Ski Hire in Adelaide

Who wants to have some serious fun on the water with a jet ski in Adelaide? There are several places[...]
B.A. Boat Hire Amara Boat at North Haven Boat Ramp, Adelaide - Boat rental Adelaide

A day out with B.A. Boat Hire, Adelaide

There’s nothing like a day out on the open water and it was time well overdue. We got in touch[...]
Ben from B.A. Boat Hire carrying out a safety induction onboard

A reel-insight into Adelaide’s best catch, B.A. Boat Hire

After spending the day on B.A. Boat Hire’s 6.5m Amara Centre Cabin boat, we wanted to get to know a[...]
Riverland Boat Hire

A lazy day on the Murray River with Riverland Boat Hire

At Riverland Boat Hire, you’ll find one of the best water experiences on the Mighty Murray River in South Australia.[...]

Winter boat trips in South Australia

While much of Adelaide and South Australia tucks itself away into the warmth of an open fire and red wine,[...]
Yorke Peninsula Water Activities, Yorke Peninsula Coastline

Top 10 Yorke Peninsula Boat Trips & Water Activities

With some of the best South Australian coastlines and beaches, the Yorke Peninsula, situated to the north-west of Adelaide, has[...]
Coorong National Park #FleurieuPeninsula #SouthAustralia

Top 10 Fleurieu Peninsula Boat Trips and Water Sports

The Fleurieu Peninsula is the totally chilled out part of South Australia. In fact, we reckon it’s the most chilled[...]
Kangaroo Island Sunset with the waves close to the cliffs

Top 5 Kangaroo Island Boat Trips and Water Sports

Kangaroo Island, South Australia and its natural beauty make it an ideal location to explore both on and in the[...]

21 Amazing Water Adventures in Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula and its city of Port Lincoln are the showcase of South Australia’s water adventures. With pristine, clear[...]

Victoria Boating

Find the best Melbourne river cruises and water adventures to take in the gorgeous city skyline with amazing views on offer, or adrenaline pumping water activities that will have you never wanting to leave! Click through here for sightseeing cruises, boat trips, luxurious yachts, bbq boats and more #melbourne #rivercruise #yarrariver #wateradventure #victoria #australia

Top 12 Melbourne River Cruises and Water Adventures

A visit to one of the World’s Most Livable Cities isn’t complete without one of the many Melbourne River Cruises[...]
Panoramic image of the docklands waterfront area of Melbourne

21 reasons to love Docklands, Melbourne

As a water lover, a visit to Docklands in Melbourne is an absolute must. This exciting waterfront location has become[...]

Western Australia Boating

Jet Ski on Perth's Swan River - Jet Ski Hire Perth Swan River

The Best Jet Ski hire in Perth

Jet Ski hire in Perth is a great watersport to have some serious fun. There are many locations around Perth, including jet skiing on Swan River
Skyline of Perth in Western Australia - the best boat hire in Perth - Travel With No Anchor

The Best Boat Hire in Perth

Choose the best boat hire in Perth from serious fishing boats, family friendly boats, tinnies, river cruisers, eco boats and watersport boats
Perth Waterfront in the evening - things to do in Perth

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Perth for Water Lovers

With so many water related things to do in Perth, Australia, this ultimate guide highlights why it's a favourite choice with water lovers

Australia Boat Licences

Boat Licences – South Australia

Boating in South Australia

How to get a Boat Licence in South Australia

There are a few different options for getting your boat licence in SA. Some are just theory, whereas there is[...]
Service SA, boat licence south australia

How to get a Boat Licence at Service SA

Applying through Service SA is probably the most straightforward and quickest way of getting your boat licence in South Australia.[...]
Adelaide Boat Show

Adelaide Boat Show Licence Sessions

Each year, Adelaide has 2 major boat show events where you can attend a boat licence training session, then sit[...]
Powerboat on the water

The practical way to get a SA Powerboat Licence

The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia have a unique South Australian Powerboat licence course which offers a practical test to[...]
Sunset in the Marina

Regional Boat Licence Sessions in South Australia

Throughout the year, regional communities and shows host their own Regional Boat Licence Sessions across South Australia. Often advertised on[...]
Coast Guard Boat on Port River

Seamanship Certificate from the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard plays a vital role for safety at sea and provides rescues from sinking vessels, vessels[...]
Learn about SA Sea Rescue by completing a seamanship course

Seamanship Course at SA Sea Rescue Squadron

The SA Sea Rescue Squadron, based at the Adelaide Shores boat ramp, West Beach, is part of the Volunteer Marine[...]
Find a local boat licence or Jet Ski licence course in Australia so you can find your freedom out on the water!

Find an Australian Boat Licence Course near you

Finding the right boat licence course for you and in the right location has been made easy by the number[...]

United Kingdom

Boating across the UK

Hot Tub Boat in Canary Wharf

Cruise Canary Wharf in a Hot Tub Boat in London

Embrace the Nordic tradition by cruising along the Thames and around Canary Wharf with this Hot Tub Boat experience in London
Lymington Marina - boat trips from Hampshire

The Best Boat Trips in Hampshire

Find the best boat trips in Hampshire from adventure rides, harbour tours, ferry crossings, river cruises and canal boat trips around the county
Ocean Village Southampton - boat hire in Southampton

The Best Boat Hire in Southampton

Find the best boat hire in Southampton, UK. From self-drive hire to chartered boats, bareboat hire to hiring your own skipper...
Windermere Lake District England UK pleasure boats in summer - Boat Hire in Windermere

The Best Boat Hire on Lake Windermere

Explore the lake at your own pace with one of these best boat hires on Windermere, no experience is needed and perfect for all the family
Boat Hire Lake District - Ullswater Boats

The Best Boat Hire in the Lake District

There is no better way to explore the water than with a self-drive boat hire in the Lake District! Choose from electric, motor or fishing boats
Ocean Scene Blue Funnel Cruises - Boat trips Southampton

The Best Boat Trips in Southampton

Find your next Southampton boat trip along the UK Hampshire coastline. Join one of the scenic cruises or take a ferry across Southampton Water
The Best Kayaking in Southampton - Travel With No Anchor - kayaks on the water in a river

Where to find the best Kayak Hire in Southampton

Surrounded by water, with plenty of rivers and coastline, find the best kayak hire in Southampton UK to start exploring
Portsmouth Boat Trip - RIB sailing past Portsmouth Harbour and Spinnaker Tower

The Best Boat Trips in Portsmouth

Find your next Portsmouth boat trip along the UK Hampshire coastline. Join the Portsmouth Harbour boat tour or blast across The Solent...
Jet Ski Hire Southampton UK

The Best Jet Ski Hire in Southampton

Located centrally on the UK South Coast, jet ski hire in Southampton is the perfect way to explore the number[...]
Rope around Boats

Is the BoatLife Live Show worth a visit?

We went along to the BoatLife Live event in Birmingam and here's what we thought of this brand new UK boating show...
Seagull on top of kayak - Kayak hire in Portsmouth

Where to find the best kayak hire in Portsmouth

Being surrounded by water, kayak hire in Portsmouth is the ideal way to explore the coastline and nearby islands
Gosport Ferry Terminal

Portsmouth Harbour Tour on the Gosport Ferry

Find out about this Portsmouth Harbour Tour and whether this boat trip in Portsmouth is worth taking on the Gosport Ferry
Bucklers Hard Cottages on the hill

A visit to Buckler’s Hard Marina and River Cruise in the New Forest

A visit to Buckler's Hard Marina won't disappoint. Find out what we thought when we visited and discovered the beautiful Beaulieu River Cruise
Hythe Ferry

A charming trip on Hythe Ferry in Southampton

Take the boat from Town Quay across the Southampton Water to the pretty village of Hythe on the historical Hythe Ferry