Small Fishing Boats

Small fishing boats
The options for boating on the South Coast include Canoes, Kayaks, Sail boats, Pedal boats, Inflatable boats [IRB], Jon* or John boats [see below], Fishing, Pontoon boats, Paddle boats, Trailers, Outboard motors, yacht tender, row boats. There are a number of operators who hire canoes and kayaks and small fishing boats of various types. There are also several small boat suppliers and chandlers who can fit you out with a boat of your own with all the required accessories and safety gear.


Hire a boat or canoe for an unforgettable day on Tuross lake, where the fishing is great and the boating conditions safe and relaxing.
Boat Hire Options
4 person boat 2hrs or 4hrs6 person boat 2hrs or 4hrs8 person boat 2hrs or 4hrsHalf cabin (8 person) 2hrs or 4hrsCanoes 1hr or 2hrs
Tuross Marine has an extensive range of fishing and boating gear to ensure that your fishing trip is successful and enjoyable.

Hire a Houseboat

A Houseboat on Clyde River is a great way to relax, enjoy and have fun on the Coast.
Cruise the River from Batemans Bay via Nelligen to the upper reaches just short of Shallow Crossing. Enjoy fishing, snorkeling, water skiing, jet skis or whatever your fun water sport activity requires.
Suitable for family holiday accommodation, groups looking for that unique weekend getaway and couples wanting a truly romantic setting to escape to or even for that special South Coast honeymoon hideaway.

Further North, near Wollongong, South Coast Safaris specialise in canoe, kayak, sea kayak plus bushwalking adventures and hire for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re interested in an all inclusive adventure or simply want to hire a canoe or kayak, South Coast Safaris has the Adventure for you.

A Jon boat (or johnboat) is a flat-bottomed boat constructed of aluminum or wood with one, two, or three bench seats. They are particularly useful for hunting due to the greater level of stability as compared with a V-hull aluminum boat. They are quite suitable for fishing as well. Because the hull of a Jon boat is nearly flat, it tends to ride over the waves rather than cut through them as a V-hull might, thus limiting the use of the boat to calmer waters. Jon boats typically have a transom onto which an outboard motor can be mounted. They are simple and easy to maintain, and inexpensive with many options to upgrade.

Jon boats are available commercially between 8 and 20 feet (6.1 m) long and 32 inches (810 mm) to 56 inches (1.4 m) wide, though custom sizes may be found. The simple design includes an open hull, without a bilge, leaving the ribs exposed. Many individuals choose to cover the ribs leaving a flat, level surface.

In many places, small V-Hull boats can be considered Jon boats, too. Click here for more info on Small Fishing Boats

Click Here for Info about Boat & Canoe Hire at Huskisson

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