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TRAVEL & LEISURE

You'll Be Able to Hire a Pet-Friendly BYO Picnic Boat to Sail Down the Brisbane River From May

Denmark company GoBoat is bringing its easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats to Breakfast Creek.
By Concrete Playground
April 13, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
April 13, 2021
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Brisbanites already have plenty of excuses to hang out in, on, near and around the water. This is the River City, after all. But come May, you'll have another reason to hit the brown snake when GoBoat splashes into town.

The Denmark-born company has been busy launching its eco-friendly picnic boats in cities all over Europe over the past few years, as well as in Canberra, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Now, after announcing it was setting up shop in Brissie in recent months, bookings are now open for its local debut — so start getting excited about cruising along the river in a different way.

Aimed at making the whole boating caper more accessible for everyday folk, the Scandinavian-designed vessels are slow-moving, a breeze to operate and don't require a boating licence, making for some fun, fuss-free sailing sessions. In a win for the planet, they also run on silent, pollution-free, electric engines, and are crafted from a mix of reclaimed timber and recycled PET bottles.

Each of the contemporary GoBoats clocks in at 18-feet long, boasting a central picnic table with room for eight people (and all the necessary snacks and booze). And despite what you might be thinking, they're even affordable enough to fit your budget — simply BYO food and drinks, find enough eager sailors to jump aboard and a GoBoat session will start at around $14 per person, per hour. That's $109 hourly for the first hour, but the longer you book, the cheaper it gets.

The Brisbane fleet will set sail from Breakfast Creek, with bookings available from Monday, May 24. And, the company's vessels are pet-friendly — surely you've got a very good boy who deserves a river jaunt.

GoBoat will start operating from Breakfast Creek in Brisbane from Monday, May 24. For further details and to book, head to the company's website.

Top image: Lean Timms

Published on April 13, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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