why us?

At Holidays Afloat & Ripples, we understand that to stay the biggest and the best you have to keep changing and improving.  So these are just a few reasons why you should book your houseboat with Holidays Afloat & Ripples

(02) 9985 5555

There are no hidden charges like cleaning, gas or environmental pumpout on top of your rental cost. The only additional charge is the fuel you use. The vessel leaves with full tanks, they are filled up on your return and you are charged for what you use.

At the end of your hire you simply unload at our marina and head home.

There is secure car parking in our sealed car park which is locked at night (two car spaces for the Elite HC, Luxury HC, Fisherman, Family 45' and one car space for all other vessels). There is also ample off street parking in the immediate vicinity of our marina.

All our houseboats have DVD players (excluding Riverboat 28’) and all have ipod compatible CD sound systems.

Our Elite 47' accommodates up to 12 in comfort with 2 double beds and 8 single bunks.

Our Homecruiser 47’ can be driven from either the upstairs entertaining deck or from the downstairs saloon. All have electric anchors, electronic engine controls, a staircase to the top deck and large BBQ cooking facilities.

Our Fisherman 45'  includes an electric anchor winch and fishfinder and bait board stations for fishing.

Our Family 45’ is equipped with full size two door fridge/freezers, hooded stainless steel BBQ’s.

Our Clipper 34' is a traditional cruiser with a flybridge allowing driving from upstairs as well as inside.

Our modern Seaway 33’ flybridge cruiser will appeal to those seeking more of a traditional boat style than a houseboat. With electronic engine controls, the choice of driving from either the flybridge or the saloon and electric anchoring, the Seaway is ideal for a romantic weekend away.

Our Islander 35' is perfect for the young family of four or two couples.

Our Riverboat 28’s are affordable, clean and comfortable for two. These popular vessels enable couples to enjoy the experience of houseboating without the higher cost.

All our vessels have generous sunshades, easy to operate bbqs, comfortable outdoor furniture, built in eskies and bait/fishing tables.

Our vessels come with a complimentary row dinghy that you tow behind.  This allows you to access the shore. Alternatively you can upgrade to an easy to use motorised dinghy.

Our vessels are fitted with back to base GPS tracking as a safety precaution.

All our vessels have flush toilet systems with holding tanks on board. No effluent goes into the river.

All vessels (except the Riverboat 28') are equipped with an inverter suitable for recharging mobile phones, laptops and cameras. Please note: You are not able to plug in hair drying equipment, straighteners, coffee machines or cooking appliances.

With the widest choice of vessels, the largest and most modern fleet and helpful, courteous staff who genuinely want you to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, Holidays Afloat & Ripples is hard to beat.


Put it to the test. Pop in and see us. We are only an hour from Sydney CBD. Tour our vessels. Compare us to others and you will see why we really do say “all our lookers are bookers”. Otherwise please view our vessels online and phone us with any questions you have. Our staff will be only too pleased to talk with you or to arrange your booking.

87 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn NSW


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