© BY LAKE ESCAPADES   |   ABN 81 945 693 263   |   UPDATED: 12 NOV 2019   |    TERMS OF USE   |   PRIVACY POLICY

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WATER TAXI SERVICES

ANYWHERE ON THE NOOSA RIVER & LAKES

OVERVIEW

Our 5-person launch is often used by groups, such as families, schools and other special interest parties for scenic cruises, and also to transport people and equipment between points on Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooroibah and the Noosa River.  We can travel upstream through the Noosa Everglades and beyond, and downstream to Tewantin and the bar at Noosa Heads.

We are always happy to tailor a sight-seeing cruise or water taxi service specifically to suit your requirements.

WATER TAXI TO NOOSA EVERGLADES (KINABA) & TEEWAH LANDING

We operate an on-demand water taxi service between Boreen Point/Elanda Point, Kinaba & Teewah Landing.  The trip to or from Kinaba is popular with those wanting to paddle the Upper Noosa River and Kin Kin Creek, for a quick start to a canoeing or kayaking trip in the Noosa Everglades, and/or to camp in any of the dozen or so riverside camping areas on the river.  Price depends on the number of people in your group and whether or not we would be transporting canoes or kayaks for you.

People & gear only (A$)

  • $100 total for our 1-way water taxi service for 1-4 people (that is, from $25 pp)

  • $180 total for our 1-way water taxi service for 5-8 people (that is, from $23 pp)

People, gear & canoes/kayaks (A$)

  • $150 total for our 1-way water taxi service for 1-4 people (that is, from $38 pp)

  • $230 total for our 1-way water taxi service for 5-8 people (that is, from $29 pp)

Prices for 2-way trips are double the above rates. Trips between Boreen Point/Elanda Point and Teewah Landing are the same rates as above.

OTHER DESTINATIONS

Our water taxi can service all destinations on the Noosa River and Lakes system.  Other places of interest include campsites on the upper Noosa River, and downstream to Lake Cooroibah, Tewantin & Noosa.

Prices depend on the time on the water and the number of people in your group.  Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

HOURLY HIRE

Exclusive private charter of our launch is available at $120 per hour, with capacity of up to 4 people (plus our driver).  Some private hire examples:

  • A 2-hour cruise for 4 people from Boreen Point, across Lake Cootharaba and into the Noosa River and through the Noosa Everglades would cost approximately $240, or $60 per person

  • A more extensive half-day tour of the lakes and rivers for 4 people would cost approximately $480, or  $120 per person

COMMON USES FOR THE WATER TAXI

  • To eliminate the need to paddle the open waters of Lake Cootharaba, instead take our water taxi

  • Scenic tours of the Noosa lakes and rivers for your family, friends or other special interest groups

  • Transfer people relatively quickly about the waterways

  • Transfer canoes and kayaks

  • Transfer camping gear, food supplies and other equipment, to save or supplement on 4WD vehicular access

  • Rescue services - to return people and equipment quickly and safely, such as in the event of unexpected weather

AVAILABILITY

The water taxi and scenic cruise services are normally available on every day of the year, subject to availability, weather and other safety conditions, however you will need to book in advance.  Please contact us to make a booking, for more information or to discuss your specific requirements. 

SAFETY

Your comfort and safety are our primary concerns at all times. You need to be aware that all outdoor adventure activities carry an element of risk and that you need to be in reasonable health to partake in a day of outdoor activity. For your information:

  • As with any on-water activity, weather plays a very significant factor in the level of comfort and safety you can expect during any hire or trip with us, and so we encourage you to check weather forecasts a few days in advance of any booking and to discuss any concerns with us.  Pay particular notice of the expected wind strength and direction through the day noting that wind strength is normally at its lowest in the early mornings and gathers through the day - this is why we mostly recommend early starts for all hires.  Remember, you are free to cancel or postpone any booking with us for any reason and at any time - we are very understanding about these matters

  • Mobile phones usually work on Lake Cootharaba and the higher hills which fringe this area, but will be intermittent or non-existent on the Noosa River and at most of the camping areas  

  • For most hires we can provide GPS trackers for added safety and convenience, at no cost

  • Our pre-departure briefings will alert you to some other matters of safety and some of the actions you should and should not take while on the water

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Your involvement in any of our trips, tours and hires is subject to our General Terms & Conditions, and any other specific hire agreement we may execute with you.