Welcome to the Shed

The Entrance Boat Shed is located under The Entrance Bridge on the NSW Central Coast at The Entrance. The Entrance has been a major tourist attraction since 1885 and to this day, tens of thousands of people still come to enjoy this serene coastal resort.The Boat Shed was built in 1927 to cater for the thousands of people wanting to take advantage of the beautiful Tuggerah Lake and to fish, prawn or just have fun in the sun.

Fun on the Water

We have all manner of watercraft available to hire as well as everything you will need to go fishing. You do not require a boat licence. We can cater for groups and corporate events. We provide the following for hire...

  • Half cabin motor boats

  • Open motor boats

  • Stand up paddle boards

  • Peddle boats

  • Single & double kayaks

    BBQ Boat

  • Fishing rod hire

BBQ Boat Now Available!

Cruise the water in style with our brand new BBQ boat. Featuring a working kitchen BBQ grill and toilet facility, the BBQ boat is the ultimate way to enjoy life on the water. The BBQ boat is available for four and eight hour bookings, and requires a cash deposit of $500.

Book your one-of-a-kind awesome experience on the waters of the beautiful Entrance today!

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Hire Pricing & Rates

Open Motor Boat
  • One Hour - $50

  • Two Hours - $90

  • Three Hours - $135

  • Four Hours - $175

  • $35 for each additional hour

  • $100 cash deposit required

Half-Cabin Motor Boat
  • One Hour - $70

  • Two Hours - $130

  • Three Hours - $195

  • Four Hours - $255

  • $55 for each additional hour

  • $100 cash deposit required

Peddle Boats & Kayaks
  • Peddle Boat - $30 per hour

  • Stand Up Peddle Boat - $30 per hour

  • Single Kayak - $30 per hour

  • Double Kayak - $35 per hour

  • $30 cash deposit required

BBQ Boat
  • Four Hours $350

  • Eight Hours $600

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  • $500 cash deposit required

Terms & Conditions
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

    Off season half day to full day rates.

    Eftpos facilities available.

    Car drivers licence and cash deposit required for all hires.

You will find The Entrance Boat Shed right under the bridge on The Entrance Road, The Entrance NSW 2261. If you have an questions please feel free to call us on (02) 4332  2652.


Can I make a booking?

Yes you can! Bookings are available here.

Can I extend my time once I have gone out on the water?

You can extend your booking, pending availability.

Can I hire for ½ an hour?

We hire all vessels in 1 hour blocks.

Do I need a boat licence?

A boat licence is not necessary for our boats. You do however need a valid drivers licence for identification.

How many people can fit on a boat?

We have boats that can carry maximum of 6 or 8 people.

Can I go under the bridge?

No hire boats are permitted to go under the bridge.

Do we have to pay a deposit?

Yes, a cash deposit is required.

Photograph by Jim Picot Photography.