Holidays Afloat - Ripples
With our large fleet of modern houseboats, beautiful cruisers and traditional houseboats – we’ll have the right vessel for you.
Holidays Afloat & Ripples
Ideally located at the gateway to the Hawkesbury, it is a leisurely hour and a half cruise to the pristine waters of Kuring-gai Chase National Park. Alternatively you can cruise up the Hawkesbury to historic Wisemans Ferry, or head towards the serenity of Berowra Waters.
You are spoilt for choice with our extensive cruising areas. With the largest and widest range of houseboats, HOLIDAYS AFLOAT & RIPPLES will have the vessel that is just right.
We have a range of different types of vessels. Whether you’re a couple, a family or a group of friends we have the perfect choice.
There is no license required as our vessels do not exceed 10 knots. We show you a short safety dvd then provide a full briefing on board the vessel. We drive you out from our marina to the main part of the river. Before leaving you, we ensure you are comfortable in handling the vessel as you head off on the Hawkesbury River. For your peace of mind, we drive you back into the marina at the conclusion of your hire.
All our vessels have flush toilet systems with holding tanks on board. No effluent goes into the river.
All vessels are equipped with USB ports and an inverter (except the Weekenders) suitable for recharging mobile phones, laptops and cameras. Please note: You are NOT able to plug in 12v fridge, hair drying equipment, straighteners, coffee machines or cooking appliances.
All our vessels have generous sunshades, easy to operate bbqs, comfortable outdoor furniture, built in eskies and bait/fishing tables.
There are no hidden charges like cleaning, gas or environmental pumpout on top of your rental cost. The only additional charge is the fuel you use. The vessel leaves with full tanks, they are filled up on your return and you are charged for what you use.
Our vessels come with a complimentary row dinghy that you tow behind. This allows you to access the shore. Alternatively you can upgrade to an easy to use motorised dinghy.
There is secure car parking in our sealed car park which is locked at night (two parking spaces for the Elite, Homecruiser, Fisherman and Family vessels, with one parking space for all other vessels). There is also ample street parking in the immediate vicinity of our marina.
Our vessels are fitted with back to base GPS tracking as a safety precaution.
All vessels have quality sound systems.