Runaway Bear

Runaway Bear is a lovely boat with a great open feel. She is the perfect houseboat for a couple!

Sleeps 2-4
Runaway Bear
Runaway Bear
Runaway Bear

Vessel Features

Ideal for a couple
  • Open Plan
  • Permanent double bed
  • Double vario bed
  • Pillows and doonas* provided, you simply need to bring (or hire from us) sheets and towels.
  • Separate shower and toilet
  • Colour 48cm LCD/DVD TV above the bed
  • Stereo system, CD player piped to speakers upstairs, MP3 and iPod compatible
  • 90 litre fridge, 2 burner gas stove and grill
  • Fish finder/depth sounder
  • Yabbie pump, crab pot
  • Electric winch
  • Limited 240-volt power, so that during your holiday you can operate small appliances like mobile phone chargers, nebulisers, video camera chargers and games consoles (no hairdryers).
  • Can be driven from both inside the boat and from the upper deck
  • Go to places the larger boats can’t!
  • New Targa Top – installed November 2018
Runaway Bear

Quick Walkthrough

Runaway Bear is our smallest and one of our more popular vessels.  Licenced for 4 however we do recommend Runaway Bear for a couple. Runaway Bear is the only houseboat in her class on the Tweed River. She can be driven from both upstairs as well as downstairs, with access to the upper deck from the back deck area. 

Featuring a large double bed along with a double vario couch – incase guests would like to spend the night.

Runaway Bear has the added luxury of the shower and toilet in separate rooms and the electric winch takes the effort out of anchoring.

Runaway Bear has a great little kitchenette, featuring a barfridge, stove top and grill.

Upstairs you will find a beautiful Baby Webber-Q with roasting hood, perfectly located to enjoy the view whilst cooking. 

Kick back and relax as you explore all the hidden areas the larger boats can’t quite reach!

Hire Prices

Peak Holiday Occasions

Charter PeriodHire TimesPrice
Christmas 2022, 7 nights

Thurs 22nd returning Thurs 29th Dec OR Fri 23rd returning Fri 30th Dec

$1,600
New Years 2022 / 2023, 5 nights

New Year hire periods are subject to availability

$1,300
New Years 2022 / 2023, 6 nights $1,500
New Years 2022 / 2023, 7 nights $1,650
New Years 2022 / 2023, 8 nights $1,800
Easter 2023, 5 nightsThur 6th returning Tues 11th April 2023$1,550

Please note: Boarding or returning on public holidays incurs a $50 fee ie 26th Dec, 27th Dec or 2nd Jan.

Charter PeriodHire TimesWeekendMidweekLong WeekendWeek
Normal SeasonMost of the year$650$650$700$1,000
Off Peak Season1 May to 31 Aug$600$600$650$900
Peak SeasonDec 1 to Jan 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week$770$770$950$1,200

Fuel per engine hour* $27
Dinghy outboard motor hire: $95 weekend, $95 midweek, $130 week

  • Security Bond – $1,500
  • $250 deposit is required at all times to secure booking
  • Balance of hire fee to be paid minimum of 30 days prior to departure on normal and off-peak seasons
  • For Christmas and New Year hires $500 deposit is required to secure booking, with 50% of balance of hire due by 120 days and 100% due 90 days prior
  • Fuel per engine hour may vary due to fluctuating fuel prices
  • Tariffs subject to change without notice
  • Weekend – Friday afternoon to Monday 9.00am: 2 or 3 nights
  • Midweek – Monday afternoon to Friday 9.00am: 4 nights
  • Week – Monday afternoon to Monday 9.00am or Friday afternoon to Friday 9.00am: 7 nights
  • Gazetted Long Weekend – Friday afternoon to Tuesday 9.00am or Thursday afternoon to Monday 9.00am: 4 nights
  • A Gazetted Long Weekend occurs when there is a public holiday on the Monday or Friday
  • Returning or boarding on incurs a $50 fee.
  • Easter: Thursday afternoon to Tuesday 8.00am: 5 nights
  • Hire Terms and Procedures
  • Doona: Eiderdowns, comforters, duvets.
  • Esky: also known as chilli-bin, cooler, ice-box to Kiwi, North American and European visitors.
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