AN ADVENTUROUS WATERBIKING EXPERIENCE! Old Brewery, Statue of Eliza, The Blue Boatshed
Departing from the South Perth Foreshore next the Narrows, you’ll head West under the bridge, passing by the Old Brewery, stopping by the Statue of Eliza and her ever changing wardrobe, and finally arriving at the iconic Blue Boatshed for a unique perspective from the water and some amazing photo opportunities.
Safe, stable, incredibly easy to use, waterbikes are a whole lot of fun. Cruising at a leisurely pace, there’s plenty of time to take in the incredible views, stop for some iconic photos, and learn all about the Swan River and it’s surrounds on a truly eco friendly adventure.
Regular stops to take in the sites and learn all about the landmarks, history, and flora and fauna of the beautiful Swan River
BEFORE WE HEAD OFF …
- Meet 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time. at Point Belches on the Swan river foreshore, right next to the Narrows Bridge
- Our friendly guides will welcome you and other fellow Waterbiekrs
- We will brief you on all safety matters, fit you with a PFD lifejacket and get you used to the Waterbike before we head off on our adventure.
Waterbike tours require particpants to be 120cm tall (normally 8 + years old).
Children under 15 are to be accompanied by adult.
Children under 18 to have signed consent from adult.
Maximum weight of participant – 120kg.
All participants will be required to sign a waiver and indicate required medical information
- All safety instructions are delivered in English only. Participants will need to have a sufficient level of English to be able to understand safety instructions
- Participants must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
WHAT TO WEAR
Hat & sunscreen, comfortable clothing, board shorts or active wear recommended.
WHAT TO BRING
A water bottle and sense of adventure.
We suggest leaving valuables in your motor vehicle or at home.
Your guide is skilled at capturing all the good photo opportunities so you wont need your phone however we can provide you with a waterproof phone case should you wish to take your own photos.
WATERBIKE TOURS INCLUDE
Experienced qualified guide
Full safety briefing and instructions
Personal Floatation Device
Loads of photos taken by your guide
An amazing, fun & eco friendly experience
Waterproof mobile phone holder so with lanyard so that you can take photos along the way with your mobile phone. (these are currently not able to be loaned for COVID reasons however can be purchased as an extra)
Adjustable handlebars and seat position adjustable for different leg lengths
Suitable for kids – ages 8and up (or 120cm and above, generally. 6 year olds have participated after individual
assessment) For younger children please consider the Express Pedal as an alternative
Very stable due to the catamaran structure and low centre of gravity
The waterbikes are beautifully designed and move along with minimal effort making this an acitivity suitable
for most ages and fitness levels.
All tours are subject to weather and may need to be cancelled at short notice due to adverse wind, swell or other weather conditions. Cancellation is at the discretion of Perth Waterbike Co, whose management makes an expert assessment based on information from numerous weather apps. (BOM alone is not always reliable)
There are numerous options for routes depending on weather conditions, so depending on wind conditions the route may change.
As weather conditions can change quickly communication regarding the cancellation of tours could be as late as the morning of your tour
so please keep an eye on your emails and text messages.
If a tour is cancelled due to weather an credit voucher will be issued which can be used for up to 6 months from the original booking date. If a reschedule is not possible then a full refund will be given.
Do I need any experience to join the tour?
The tour is suitable for beginners. Our experienced tour guides will give you a comprehensive Waterbike and safety induction before
commencing the tour. Additionally they will be with you every step of the way and will assist you if needed.
Do I need to know how to swim to join your tour?
It is not necessary that you know how to swim to join our tour. You will be wearing a life jacket for the duration of the tour.
Do I need to be fit to join your tour?
Our tours are conducted at a leisurely pace to accommodate for most fitness levels. There are plenty of stops along the way and time to enjoy the scenery and learn about the Swan River and surrounding areas.
Can my children join the Waterbike tour?
The minimum height required for the Seabikes is 120cm which means most children from the age of 8 can participate.(some as young as 6 subject to individual assessment) Younger children weighing up to 23 kgs can sit on the back of an adults bike in an extension toddler seat, providing the total weight of adult and child does not exceed 120 kgs. You will have an option to book your child seat online when you make your booking
What if the weather is not right on the day I booked my tour?
We will keep the weather monitored at all times and, we will wait until the last minute to make weather decisions, to ensure that we give every waterbike booking the best opportunity to go ahead. In the case we do need to cancel a tour due to weather conditions (only in the case of very high winds, heavy or constant rain, or a storm) we will offer rescheduling options, and if a reschedule is not possible, we will offer a full refund. Cloudy conditions, low temperatures and light rain are not a reasonable basis for a tour cancellation. In these conditions we encourage you to bring a spray jacket and please remember that you are on top of the water and only your feet get wet getting on and of the bike. Our experience is that the non Summer months are actually very pleasant on the river, with cooler temperatures and lighter winds, and a little light rain has never spoiled anyone’s enjoyment of the experience. Please be assured that the quality of your experience and your safety is our biggest priority and if either of these are compromised a reschedule will be offered, and if this is not possible, a full refund paid,
How fast do the Waterbikes go?
The Waterbikes can go up to 15 km/hr however we like to take the tour at a leisurely pace to accommodate all participants. There is always an opportunity to cycle back and forth for those wanting a bit more of a workout! If you happen to be on a tour with speed demons please increase the speed of your bike gradually, as pedalling too hard too fast can cause damage to the bike.
How stable are the Waterbikes?
The catamaran configuration provides huge stability and it is virtually impossible for you to fall into the water . Unlike Stand Up Paddle boards and normal bicycles, the Waterbike does not require balance. We have not had anyone fall off, either on the ocean at Rottnest or the Swan River, and it is possible to stand on one hull without the bike tipping.
Where can I find my tours photos?
We will send you your photos via whatsapp within 48 hours of your waterbike experience or if you have an iphone it may be possible to
What do I need to bring to the tour?
You don’t need to bring much other than a sense of adventure and the bare essentials. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle. A life jacket will be provided for all participants. Your guide will take photos and videos of you on the tour, so relax and enjoy the experience or snap away if you also feel inclined. We love you sharing your photos too!
All personal items should be left in your vehicle.
Do I wear shoes?
Bare feet is best as your feet do get wet getting on and off the waterbike (just your feet, this is otherwise a dry experience)
What if I need to cancel my booking, can I get a refund?
Cancellation of a booking may be requested by emailing [email protected] not less than 7 days (168 hours) prior to the booking date. All cancellations will incur a $12 admin fee which will be deducted from the patrons refund.
Reschedules may be requested in writing to [email protected] not less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the booking date. A credit voucher to the value of purchase will be issued allowing reschedule for up to 6 months from the cancellation date.
Bookings made after the 20th March 2020 (known risk of COVID related impacts) will remain subject to Perth Waterbike Co’s standard cancellation terms (above) By proceeding to book you are accepting all risks associated with your ability to make this date and agree to proceed under these terms. At all times, Perth Waterbike Co is required to follow any mandatory orders imposed by government regarding COVID-19 including, if applicable, the vaccination status of employees and/or customers.
Regular updates regarding staff and customer requirements, and how this may impact your booking, will be published in our “COVID-19 Notice” found here: https://www.perthwaterbikeco.com.au/covid-19-notice/