You’ve had lunch by the river, now try lunch on the river. GoBoat is an electric boat hire service currently running in Melbourne that makes it super easy to have picnics at sea (well, a river in this case).
GoBoat’s five-metre-long boats seat up to eight people and don’t need a boating licence to operate. The best part? They come equipped with a built-in wooden picnic table in the middle of the boat.
The boats are pretty darn environmentally friendly as well. GoBoats are designed and built in Denmark (which is where they first launched) from recycled PET bottles and salvaged timber. They’re powered by super quiet electric motors and are easy to drive.
Would-be salty sea dogs can hop aboard from GoBoat's berths at Sandridge Wharf on Southbank.