Activities & Itineraries

Melbourne’s Eco-Friendly Picnic Boats Will Reopen This Friday

By Ben Tyers
14th May 2020


With some restrictions being eased in Victoria, we're seeing Melbourne businesses reopen while still sticking to the current physical distancing restrictions.

GoBoat Melbourne will reopen on Friday 15 May after temporarily closing in mid-March alongside many other Melbourne businesses. They'll open abiding by the following rules:

  • Maximum 5 people per boat unless from the same household or family
  • We are only allowing one sail-out at a time to avoid groups crossing over
  • Boats will be sanitized before each booking
  • Hand sanitizer available for guests
  • Contactless Check-in

GoBoat Melbourne lets you be your own captain with their Demark-built fibreglass boats which are made from recycled PET bottled, and recycled timber. The boats run on electric engines, which are silent and emit no pollution.

Co-found of GoBoat Melbourne Oliver Swan was introduced to the concept when visiting Denmark, and saw the need for something like this in Melbourne.

“Melbourne has been screaming for something like this,” said Oliver when GoBoats first launched in Melbourne.

“GoBoat will open up a world of possibilities for locals and visitors alike, giving them access to Melbourne like never before and the chance to sail their own ship while socialising with family and friends.”

The boats fit eight people around the large picnic tables. Hourly rates start from $189. Book here.

Image credit: supplied

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