BOAT HIRE2019-04-18T13:30:32+00:00




Explore the lake at your own pace when you hire one of our watercraft. We have a 4.2m Dory with a 4-stroke outboard, licensed for 4 passengers. Greg and Matt have over 20 years of experience on the lake and will be more than happy to advise on the best spots to see wildlife and cast a line.

Please note a Skippers License is required to operate the boat, and if you wish to fish, a WA Fishing License will be required.

Inclusions: Your rental includes boat hire and fuel

Safety: All safety equipment is provided with the boat

Average Duration: Half Day or Full Day

Imagine living in a place where crocodiles outnumber humans; where you’re hours from the coast, but the sea is your front yard (an inland sea, that is); where flocks of birds can number into the tens of thousands; and where each day’s sunset has the potential to be the best you’ve ever seen.

When Greg began operating in 1999, he knew he’d never tire of showing this incredible part of the world to others. Two decades (and thousands of guests later) Lake Argyle Cruises remains the number one choice for exploring this magnificent part of the Kimberley.

Our fleet of purpose-built cruise vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views, immersing you into the breathtaking landscape that the Eastern Kimberley is renowned for. Our team’s passion and knowledge, together with our fantastic products have earned us the Holy Grail for any tour company – a five star rating and Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.

Whether you’re spotting for wildlife during one of our cruises, hiring a dinghy and throwing in a line, drifting across the water on a stand-up paddle board, or soaking in the magic of an East Kimberley sunset, you’ll experience the heart and soul of Lake Argyle with us, Lake Argyle Cruises!

Boardshorts and a singlet/shirt for guys and swimwear for ladies, as you may fall in and get wet! You should bring a dry change of clothes to get into afterwards and a towel. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and camera! Warm clothing may be required from June to August.

“Hire of a boat to discover Lake Argyle independently. Easy to do. All you need is a boat license. Boat was powerful, stable, easy to get in and out of, easy to maneuver. Staff were excellent and helpful and it was a great day. Highly recommend.”

Melbourne, Australia

“Awesome, highly recommend. We hired a small boat with a young family. They were brilliant. Boat was well maintained and in good order. Very helpful with information/fishing etc on what to see on the lake.”


“Awesome day on the lake! Really fair price and together with the eski full of ice it made our day. Powerfull boat 40ps with all the accessories that you need to explore the lake. Thanks for the experience. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to see lake argyle from the best POV.”


“Easy to do. All you need is a boat license. Boat was powerful, stable, easy to get in and out of, easy to manoeuvre 
Staff were excellent and helpful and it was a great day.
Highly recommend”



No, we have strict regulations set out by the AMSA in regards to hiring powered boats.
We will accept a photo copy or a printed email copy of your license.

Yes, we will accept valid international licenses.

No, our boats are licensed to carry 4 passengers.

You most certainly can, we just ask that you keep the boat neat and tidy and take your rubbish with you.

Of course, we can supply life jackets for children over the age of 2
During the months of June to August it can get cold out at Lake Argyle.
We recommend bringing a jumper or jacket and/or a change of clothes.
Certainly, we do have freshwater crocodiles in Lake Argyle but these creatures don’t actively hurt humans. We swim in the deeper parts of Lake Argyle where they frequent less.

Lake Argyle is 70kms from Kununurra. The drive should take approx 50 minutes, but we recommend giving yourself an hour travel time.

Certainly is, Lake Argyle Road is sealed the whole way. There are some spots you will need to slow down due to the condition of the road and you do need to check the road conditions in the ‘wet season’.

Pop into our office, located 200 metres past the Lake Argyle Resort, our sales team will be happy to point out other points of interest. Whilst here come and browse through our amazing Zebra Rock collection.


Reach out to our customer service team.