Our Services

Welcome to Buffalo Boat Hire & Tours, we offer quality boats, accessories and fishing equipment for hire here in the Top end!


What We Offer

We have only the best quality boats and accessories for hire, offering bang for your buck and peace of mind.


Boat Hire & Tours

It's never been easier to get out on the water in Darwin than right now, book online in just a few minutes.


Corporate Hire

Serving corporate clients, enhancing team-building and co-working relationships.
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Where Adventure Meets Culture in the NT

Founded by Darwin local Wade, offering unique NT adventures that honour his heritage. With deep local knowledge he ensures unforgettable experiences!

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Your Top End Adventure Awaits with Buffalo Boat Hire & Tours

From quality boats and fishing equipment to expert skippering services, we’ve got you covered. With 25 years of local expertise and a convenient location, we make your boat rental hassle-free, so you can focus on the adventure. Whether it’s chasing that prized Barra or exploring serene waterways, choose us for unforgettable experiences in the Top End.

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Customisable Tours

Discover the freedom of the water with Buffalo Boat Hire & Tours. Our adaptable services are crafted to suit a diverse range of preferences, guaranteeing a personalised experience for every occasion.

Corporate Hire

We take pride in highlighting our corporate support capabilities through our diverse range of ventures.

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Meet Wade, Your Local Expert

Let our local expertise craft unforgettable family adventures, weaving together the rich tapestry of culture and the awe-inspiring wonders of the NT.

Find answers you are looking for

Keen to get on the water and wet a line? Feel free to contact us if there are any more questions. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Are your boats safe and equipped with safety gear?

Absolutely! Our boats adhere to the requirements and guidelines set by The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). They come fully equipped with essential safety gear, including VHF radios, EPIRB, V sheet, orange and red flares, life jackets, fire extinguisher, bilge pump, on-board navigation, first aid kit, safety paddles, water bailer, waterproof torch, navigation light, and anchor light. We also offer satellite phones upon request for added peace of mind.

Can we take your boats off-road?

Yes, you can! Our boat trailers are fitted with stone guards to protect the boats from rocks and debris when traveling on dirt roads. However, please inform us in advance if you plan to go off-road, as this may require an adjusted security deposit due to the higher risk of damage to the hired goods.

Do you offer discounts for long-term hire?

Absolutely! Rent any of our boats for more than 3 days, and you’ll automatically receive discounted pricing. We aim to make your extended adventures both enjoyable and cost-effective.

What should I do in an emergency?

Your safety is paramount. When you pick up your hired boat, you’ll receive a thorough briefing on our Boat Operations Manual. A copy will also be available on board your vessel at all times. This manual provides guidance on safely operating the vessel, emergency procedures, emergency contacts, and our plan and response in case of an emergency.

Do you offer fishing and crabbing gear?

Indeed! We’ve got all the essential fishing and crabbing gear you need for a fantastic day on the water. Our offerings include eskies, rods, tackle packs, crab pots, fishing shirts, and more! Be sure to explore our packages for fantastic deals on gear and accessories to enhance your experience. Happy fishing!

What are the hire rates for your boats?

Our hire rates vary depending on the type and duration of the boat rental. You can find detailed pricing information on our website or by contacting our team directly. We aim to offer competitive rates for a wide range of budgets.

How do I make a booking?

Booking a boat with us is simple! You can make a reservation through our website, by phone, or by email. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your preferred boat and date.

What is your cancellation policy?

Typically, cancellations made within a certain timeframe before the hire date may incur a fee. Please contact us to discuss your trip and request our cancellation policy for specific details.

Can I rent a boat for special occasions or events?

Yes, you can! We offer boat rentals for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, and we’ll help you plan a memorable event on the water.

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