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About Nauti Picnics
Nauti Picnics offer a unique and intimate self-drive, electric boat adventure with no boat license needed. Situated on the ancient Swan River, the boat launches from Maylands, a river suburb to the east of Perth close to shops and take-away. The boat invites everyone to experience the freedom to roam on the river. It encourages socialising, connection and indulging in a bring-your-own picnic with your friends and family. The little blue boat boasts big space with room for eight people, a picnic table and sun-roof for those hot Perth summers. Choose the 3-hour Iconic Perth Cruise and see the ‘Best in the World’ Optus Stadium, Perth City and Matagarup Bridge. The 3-hour Back to Nature Cruise offers birdwatching and a quiet part of the river, away from the hustle and bustle or go all the way with six hours and the Swan Valley is yours to explore for the day. Nauti Picnics is ideal for those seeking a fun and eco, family and dog-friendly way to cruise the Perth waterways
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Traveller1963 wrote a review Mar 2021
Perth, Australia110 contributions53 helpful votes
A wonderful 3 hours on the River, A birthday trip surprise for my wife. Great instructions were sent online prior to arriving which gave me an idea of where we could go and what we could see. The briefing on river navigation boat use and safety procedures was thorough and practical. Then we were off pottering along at a heady 4 knots with only the burble of the prop to keep us company. We headed East up river and it was beautiful, birdlife on the banks and people watching at the various riverside parks we passed. We took a picnic and drinks and meandered slowly watching the river banks pass by. We were lucky it was very quiet with hardly any other river traffic about. To cap it off we saw a pod of 3 dolphins on our way back. The boat was clean tidy and would be comfortable for 6 passengers and 8 might be a bit tight. We intend to come back for a full 6 hour cruise with friends. The pleasures of boating on the Swan are available at a fraction of the price of boat purchase. We really enjoyed our day out
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Date of experience: March 2021
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MelindaL1968 wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Who knew the river north of Maylands was so untouched? At times it was hard to believe we were minutes from the city! Just stunning!! Arriving just before 2pm Yvonne was waiting for us and after a 15minute briefing we were set off on our own. 4 of us with some prawns and a few drinks, it was an absolutely delightful afternoon! Thanks Yvonne :)
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Thank you Mel, this is amazing to hear from a local tourist guide. The upper reaches of the Swan River is amazing and the further up you get, the more tranquil it gets. Look forward to next time. Yvonne
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joknighty wrote a review Jan 2021
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Fantastic day out on the river! We had the afternoon out with visiting friends (including their toddlers) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Yvonne was a pleasure to deal with and all the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The boat is super quiet which is a huge bonus. We ordered a platter from Grazing the roof which was amazing and delivered to the boat. We also stopped off and grabbed coffees from Toast in Claisebrook Cove. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Wow sounds like you guys got the most out of the boat hire. That’s fantastic! GTR do make the best platters. So glad you enjoyed it. Make sure you try out the nature route next time. Yvonne
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Wanderer588369 wrote a review Jan 2021
Osborne Park, Australia1 contribution
Fantastic morning on the river! A total novice to driving boats and Yvonne explained things very clearly. The maps were super helpful. We took 3 young children (2-4) and they had a blast also! the platter from Grazing the Roof was divine also. Thanks Yvonne for a great day and all your help, we'll be back :)
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 26 Jan 2021
You are very welcome! Kids do love being out in nature and being an enviro pirate. It’s quite fun when you get the hang of driving the boat and being your own skipper. It’s what we call freedom to roam! Can’t wait to see you guys out again! Yvonne
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Eimear2015 wrote a review Dec 2020
Perth, Australia54 contributions21 helpful votes
Such a great thing to do. We had such a lovely day out on the swan river.. being able to drive the boat yourself is such a novelty. Really easy to steer and park! And you can bring food and drink on with you so can enjoy a picnic on the water. Quick and easy to understand instructions and it’s nice that the owner checks in with you half way through to make sure you are getting on ok. Loved every minute!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Nauti P, Owner at Nauti Picnics
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Ahoy! So lovely to hear that you guys had a great time! It is a great way to see Perth on your own without a skipper’s ticket. Would love to see you again soon. Yvonne
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