Hire Charges      

Hiring our boats is easy, no licence is required 
Call us on 0800 FIZZ BOAT (3499 2628)
E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Self drive Criteria      

  • Age 20 years and over
  • Understand the collision avoidance regulations
  • Read and abide by our terms and conditions
  • you do need to demonstrate sound knowledge and boating experience

On the day      

  • A pre-departure briefing is required, you will need to allow up to 1 hour for the briefing.
  • By pre arrangement the briefing may be held on a day prior to the actual hire.
  • Boats can be picked up from Nelson or Motueka.
  • Pick up the night before or drop off the morning after, depending on bookings.
  • We can be flexible with pick ups from 7am and returns by 7pm no wasted time really handy for a weekend getaway.
  • please remember to refuel the tanks before returning the boat to the pickup/drop off point or you will incur a charge of $75 plus the cost of the fuel.  

Boat Hire Costs

 All our boats are available 365 days a year. All prices include GST@15%

  • High Season: 6th January - 28th February: 
  • Minimum hire: 1 Day $350 fully fuelled.  (Please note tanks must be returned full)
  • Peak Period 21st December - 5th January: 
  • Minimum Hire: 1 day $385 over this 2 week period.
  • Early booking advised, no discount during this period, (unless booked and paid for in full a month in advance of hire dates) 
  • Book 4 days or more in advance for a discount on your total boat hire. Contact us for details. 
  • Low Season: 1st March - 20th December:
  • Minimum hire: 1 Day $300 Fully fuelled (Please note tanks must be returned full)
  • Water toys: ski biscuits, doughnuts, knee boards, water skis, fishing rods, and dive gear are also available to hire, see our fun stuff page for full details.



    • A security bond of $1,500 NZ will need to be taken in the form of a credit card impression before or on the day of collection. Any damage or loss will be deducted from this. Please note that you are libel for the first $1,500 of any insurance claim. Failure or refusing to pay the bond will result in you being liable for the entire loss of equipment and or the vessel.
    • We expect all Hirers and or Skippers to have read our standard terms and conditions before booking.
    • We will ask you what experience you have to operate the boat safely.


    By prearrangement we can also arrange delivery and or collection of a boat to your favourite location. Collecting and delivery are dependent on driver availability.

    • Port Nelson $45  pick up or drop off
    • Motueka $75  pick up or drop off
    • Kaiteriteri $95  pick up or drop off
    • Nelson Lakes $240
    • *Golden Bay $280
    • *Marlborough Sounds $280
    • (Includes Havelock, Okiwi and Duncan Bay).
    • *Picton $290 

              * 2 days minimum hire for these locations.  price includes both delivery and pick up