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 2021, 7 nightsWed 22nd to Wed 29th Dec or Thur 23rd to Thur 30th Dec$1,500
New Years 2021 / 2022, 5 nightsNew Year hires boarding Wed 29th Dec or Thur 30th Dec$1,200
New Years 2021 / 2022, 6 nightsDec 1 to Jan 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week$1,400
New Years 2021 / 2022, 7 nightsDec 1 to Jan 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week$1,550
New Years 2021 / 2022, 8 nightsDec 1 to Jan 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week$1,700
Easter 2022, 5 nightsThur 14th to Tue 19th Apr 2022$1,400

Please note: Boarding or returning on public holidays incurs a $50 fee ie 27th Dec, 28th Dec or 4th Jan.

Charter PeriodHire TimesWeekendMidweekLong WeekendWeek
Normal SeasonMost of the year$600$600$690$950
Off Peak Season1 May to 31 Aug$550$550$600$850
Peak SeasonDec 1 to Jan 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week$720$720$900$1,150

Fuel per engine hour* $26
Dinghy outboard motor hire: $95 weekend, $95 midweek, $130 week

  • Security Bond – $1,000
  • $300 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 $1,000 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 8.00am: 2 or 3 nights
  • Midweek – Monday afternoon to Friday 8.00am: 4 nights
  • Week – Monday afternoon to Monday 8.00am or Friday afternoon to Friday 8.00am: 7 nights
  • Gazetted Long Weekend – Friday afternoon to Tuesday 8.00am or Thursday afternoon to Monday 8.00am: 4 nights
  • A Gazetted Long Weekend occurs when there is a public holiday on the Monday or Friday
  • Returning or boarding on a public holiday may incur a 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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