Experienced "Jean" Houseboat In Tweed Heads, Australia

40 ft
10 Guests

About This Boat

 The best way to enjoy cruising on the Tweed Rivers is by a houseboat! Rent the "Jean" houseboat for 10 passengers for as low as AUD $225 per night or AUD $675 per 3 nights on weekends (Off Peak Season). The houseboat comes all the comforts for a perfect vacation!

Jean is fully equipped for your requirements with walk-around decks and full upstairs deck with helm controls

Features Include:

• Walk-around decks – gives you that extra room and great for fishing
• Flybridge controls on upper deck so the skipper can enjoy the sites along the river
• Open plan living / sleeping – no separate bedrooms
• 4 bunk beds, bottom bunks can open up to make double beds
• Couch in lounge converts to double bed
• Dining table converts to double bed
• Doonas & pillows provided
• All windows insect screened
• Fully equipped kitchen with 220L Fridge/Freezer, 4 burner gas hob/oven/grill
• Shower & toilet
• Colour television, DVD Player, CD player (MP3 & • I-Pod compatible)
• Piped music to upper deck
• Electric anchor winch to lower and raise anchor
• Limited 240 volt power system – operate small appliances like mobile phone chargers, nebulisers, video camera chargers, IPads, laptops (no hairdryers)
• Fully carpeted upper deck with BBQ, outdoor table setting, sunloungers
• Motor 40 HP 2 stroke

Seasonal Rates:

Off Peak Season (May 1 - August 31)

• Weekend (Fri - Mon 3 Nights) $675
• Midweek (4 Nights) $675
• Midweek (3 Nights) $595
• Midweek (2 Nights) $495
• 7 Nights $975
• Longweekend Gazetted $750

Normal Season (except April - no 2 or 3 nights)

• Weekend (Fri-Mon 3 Nights) $750
• Midweek (4 Nights) $750
• Midweek (3 Nights) $680
• Midweek (2 Nights) $575
• 7 Nights $1100
• Longweekend Gazetted $950

Peak Season (Dec 1 - Jan 31)

• Weekend (Fri- Mon 3 Nights) $975
• Midweek (4 Nights) $975
• 7 Nights $1500
• Longweekend Gazetted $990

Special Events Rates

Easter Weekend (Thursday to Tuesday)

• Longweekend Gazetted $1595

Christmas Week (21st - 28th Dec)

• 7 Nights $2000

New Year Week (28th Dec - 4th Jan)

• 7 Nights $2200


• Fuel Rate: $25 per engine hour

• Security Bond: $500

Additional Services:

• Dinghy Outboard Motor

- Weekend $70
- Midweek $70
- 7 Days $85

• Stand-Up Paddle Board

- Weekend $120
- Midweek $120
- 7 Days $150

• Double Kayak

- Weekend $130
- Midweek $130
- 7 Days $180

• Linen Hire $15 per set (set of double sheets, 2 x bathroom towels)

• Bait, Tackle & Ice $4.00 per bag

• Fishing rods and basic tackle can be hired at $10 per rod for the entire time of your holiday

Additional Notes:

• Weekend Hire - Friday till Monday 9 am
• Midweek Hire - Monday till Friday 9 am
• Week Hire - Monday till Monday or Friday till Friday


  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Length: 40 ft

Rental Requirements

Terms of Hire

Houseboat boarding is from the Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads

1. No licence is required, but the hirer must be over twenty one (21) years of age.
2. Passengers must not exceed the number of surveyed berths.
3. No pets, firearms or fireworks are permitted on board by law.
4. The houseboats are not permitted to travel after sunset or before sunrise.
5. The houseboats are not to dock at marina’s, public jetties or wharves. Use the tender/dinghy for transfers.
6. The hirer will obey all instructions and navigational rules and stay within the waters of the Tweed River as per NSW Maritime Survey Certificate
7. If the hirer is found to be acting in a manner which could cause damage to the houseboat or other vessels, acting contrary to hire agreement or NSW Maritime regulations, passengers can be evicted from the houseboat with no refund of hire.
8. If any malfunction of the houseboat, motor or accessories, damage or loss of equipment occurs, the hirer will notify the management as soon as possible.
9. If a call out is due to the hirer’s negligence, a call out fee will be payable.
10. The houseboat and tender boat is to be returned in a clean and tidy state, or an additional fee of $100 per hour for cleaning will be charged.
11. Late returns will be charged at $100 per hour, or part thereof.
12. Houseboat boarding is from the Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads


Booking Terms

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 30 days of departure date, incur a 100% cancellation fee.  

Christmas Week, New Year Week & Easter, 90 days notice is required, less than 90 days all monies are forfeited, unless the boat is re booked for the full price.

 A $50.00 cancellation / administration fee will apply to all cancellations or transfer of bookings.

Conditions of Use

The hirer acknowledges and agrees:
1. That I understand the conditions of hire as contained in this agreement and the booking procedure, the risks involved in operating a houseboat, and undertake this hire entirely at my own risk.

2. That the cost of any damage caused to the vessel including, but not limited to, the fixtures and fittings thereon, furnishings and equipment and to any dinghy attached will be met by me.

2.a. That the cost of damage not covered by insurance, (i.e. $1,000 excess on insurance policy) will be met by me the hirer.

3. In consideration of the Principal hiring the houseboat to me in return for me paying the agreed hire fee, I hereby release and discharge, and keep indemnified the Principal from all actions, suits, causes of action, claims and demands whether relating to personal injury, death or property damage and whether or not such injury, death or property damage is in any way due or attributed to any negligent act, breach of duty, fault and/or omission on the part of the Principal, it's officers, employees, successors or assigns or the vessel itself, which I may now have or at any time in the future have in respect of or arising out of hire of the vessel including arriving at and departing from the premises of the Principal.

4. That I am over twenty one (21) years of age.

5. If repairs to the houseboat are needed during the period of hire the Hirer must immediately notify the Principal who shall issue necessary instructions. The Hirer must not arrange for any repairs or service (including refuelling and refilling of water) to the houseboat without the Principal specific authorisation.

6. The Principal accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever to the property of the Hirer or any passengers and/or vehicle of the Hirer which may be parked at the jetty during the period of hire.

7. That the security bond, less fuel/gas, and other consumable charges, together with the cost of repairs and reinstatement of any damage caused or extra cleaning will be refunded within seven (7) days if I have complied with the conditions of hire.

8. That I have been given instruction in the safe handling and navigation of the vessel, operation of equipment, stowage and use of fire and safety appliances, and been informed of the limits of operation of the vessel prior to commencement of the hire and that I will comply with any restrictions or conditions imposed by the relevant authorities and with the provisions of all statutes, rules, regulations made thereunder in relation to the use or driving of the houseboat.

9. That I will not approach and/or tie up to any jetties or beaches and that I understand the likelihood of damage from doing so, and cost will be met by me. No operation of the houseboat after sunset or before sunrise.

10.That I will not permit the number of persons accommodated on the houseboat to exceed (8) on Springtime, ten (10) on Patricia and ten (10) on Jean, eight (8) Marie Claire, twelve (12) Tweed Princess, twelve (12) Island Dream

(Text hidden)pets/animals, firearms or fireworks are permitted on board by law.

12.That I have read and understand these conditions prior to signing.

13.That the Principal retains the right to refuse to hire the vessel to any person.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Outboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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