Bait & Ice
We have 5kg party ice and 4kg block ice available to purchase from us at the marina for $4.00 per bag.
We generally stock: prawns, squid, blue pilchards and twin pack whole mullet (the mullet can be filleted for bait and the frame used for crab pot bait)
Even if you have previously indicated that you would like to purchase bait and ice, we like to leave it in the freezer until you arrive. So please check that you have all your requirements prior to departing the marina.
Outboard Motor Hire for Tenders
If rowing isn’t your thing, you can hire a small outboard motor for your tender so that trip to shore or going out to check the crap pot is that much easier.
We have three standard sizes of motors available to hire:
- $70 for midweek or weekend, $85 for week
- $85 for midweek or weekend, $110 for week
- $180 for midweek or weekend, $220 for week
All motors are supplied with sufficient fuel, additional available on request. Please don’t purchase additional fuel at a service station as all these motors require pre-mixed outboard fuel. Simply give us a call and we can organise additional fuel if required.
Secure parking is available
Would you like to get up close and personal with nature and explore some of the hidden treasures? Perhaps a race or two for exercise and fun, or just paddle around soaking up the atmosphere?
We have single kayaks available to hire for an added dimension to your houseboating adventure.
We recommend exploring the channel behind Dodds Island, the back channel of Stotts Island (don’t forget the Aerogard) and the Rous River opposite Tumbulgum. Just to name a few places to explore.
Like to try your hand at fishing but don't have any gear.... that's not a problem. We have fishing rods complete with reel and basic tackle for you to have a go at providing for the table.
Our friendly staff at Berger Houseboats will point out to you on the river charts some great fishing spots. If you are particularly interested, ask to speak with Brodie, our in-house fishing guru, for some of his “special” techniques and spots.
Don't forget, if you have no luck.... it's is called fishing.... not catching!
If you would like the luxury of finding all your supplies already aboard on your arrival, you can use the Coles or Woolworths Online ordering systems. Coles and Woolworths Online will deliver to your houseboat at the marina. Prior to confirming an online grocery order, please confirm the delivery time with us. We have had occasions where the houseboat is ready to depart hours before the grocery order is booked for delivery.
We ensure that your cold items are placed in the refrigerator for you when delivered.
On Mooring or Jetty Stays
Berths at the marina or secure moorings out on the river are available as an alternative.
This gives you the experience of houseboating without the need to learn how to drive or anchor.
For those who would like an alternative accommodation to a motel or resort, with your own facilities and the freedom to walk out the back door and go fishing without leaving home, perhaps a jetty stay is for you. You can still have the experience of staying aboard a houseboat, but the ability to walk to your car and visit other attractions or even visit the theme parks without being concerned about the boat or using the tender to travel to shore. Public transport is available just across the road from the marina and there are numerous eating places within walking distance.Are you a little apprehensive about being in control of the houseboat? Are you concerned about securely anchoring? Well perhaps a stay attached to one of our secure moorings is your type of houseboat holiday. Located adjacent to Ukerebagh Island in the Boyds Bay area, with white sand beaches and pristine clear water, this is one of the most popular areas on the river. With a tender provided still giving you access to shore, this is a great secure option available for your houseboating experience.
Would you like the luxury of a skipper to take charge of your houseboat for you? Our captains available for hire for a few hours or a whole day to assist you with that special occasion or so you can relax without the responsibility.
Gift Baskets, Cakes and Light Refreshments
Planning a surprise? Special occasion?
No occasion at all?
How about a gift basket to surprise your special someone on arrival?
Small or large, we can cater for your special requirements, helping to add to your houseboat experience.
Pacific Blue, Kalinda and Blue Bayou have magnificent undercover entertaining areas upstairs complete with surrounding clears. To enhance these areas we have sourced gas heaters that can be used on the upper deck. You can enjoy the comfort of radiating heat whilst still enjoying the outdoor atmosphere.
$75 for the midweek or weekend
$100 for the week
Including a 9kg bottle of gas.
We have limited heaters available so if you would like to include this added luxury in your houseboating adventure, please let us know so we can reserve one for you.
Souvenirs and Staff Shirts
Would you like to feel like one of the Berger Houseboats crew? Then why not order one of our shirts?
Attractive, yet practical - multiple sizes available.