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Amira home berth is in the beautiful Tipplers island. A high speed water taxi will take you and up to 9 fellow guests from Sanctuary Cove to Amira.

For stays up to 3 nights, Amira remained berthed at Tipplers island. Longer stays, guests have the option getting our skipper to sail Amira to another berthing location of your choice.

The minimum booking for Amira is 2 nights. For the best experience we recommend a 7 nights stay.

Amira is a fully equipped penthouse. All you need to bring are food, drinks, toiletries and sunscreen. Amenities include: 5-person spa & sun lounge, ducted air conditioning, all linen provided, fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine, ice-maker, 2 smart TVs and Bose sound system. It also provides a kayak, a floating aqua mat, 2 fishing rods and a 4-person dinghy (outboard & fuel).

Our experienced skipper will anchor you at your choice of destinations, including Tipples, Peel Island, Slipping Sands, Jumpinpin, McLarens Landing. See pictures of these destinations at the end of this listing.


The lower deck is a self contained unit that can comfortably accommodate six overnight guests.

Master Bedroom 1

Queen Bedroom 2

Double Sofa Bed

Going up the stairs from the aft deck, we will find an upper deck that is like a private studio to accommodate 6 more people.


Lower Deck:

  • Large spacious design 18 meters x 6.2 meters
  • Modern sleek styling
  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Child restraint netting around the lower deck
  • 2 Queen size staterooms (one with ensuite)
  • 1 sofa bed
  • All beds have linen, blankets and towels
  • Beach towels and throw blankets
  • Ample storage hanging space
  • 2 large bathrooms with full size showers and electric flush toilets
  • 1 shower and toilet on the rear deck
  • Separate laundry with washing machine, sink and vacuum cleaner
  • 240 Volt Power Points and usb outlets
  • 50 inch smart tv in the lounge room
  • Bose hi fi system
  • Wi fi
  • Fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system
  • 11 KVA diesel generator to power spa, washing machine, air conditioning, dish washer and to maintain charge in the batteries
  • Modern fully equipped kitchen
  • Stone bench top
  • 2 door fridge and ice maker
  • Dish washer
  • Microwave oven
  • Gas cooktop and oven
  • 2 fishing rods and rod holders
  • Stand up paddle board, surf board and boogie board
  • 4 person inflatable dinghy, oars and 2.5 h/p outboard
  • 2 x 40 h/p diesel engines
  • 11 kva diesel generator
  • Large storage areas
  • Walk around decks with stainless steel rails
  • Swimming platform
  • 8 Life jackets for recreational use
  • Remote control docking system
  • 25 blue led courtesy lights
  • Blue underwater led lights
  • 25 white led perimeter lights

Top Deck:

  • Large entertainment area
  • Day kitchen/ Bar, sink with hot and cold water
  • Unbreakable dinner ware and glasses
  • Small 12 v fridge
  • Industrial ice maker
  • 3 large ice boxes
  • BBQ on marble benchtop
  • 32 inch smart TV
  • Bose Sound System
  • Wi fi
  • radio and hi fi system with 4 speakers
  • 5 person hot spa
  • King size bed
  • 2 Sofa beds
  • Top deck can be fully enclosed with clears and flyscreen
  • Swimming platform
  • Electric crane on top rear deck for dingy storage
  • Full GPS navigation system
  • Front and rear cameras
  • Spot light
  • Electric anchor winch
  • Front bow thruster
  • Electronic engine controls

LOCATION: Tippler’s Island (board free water taxi at Sanctuary Cove)

Boarding: 4pm
Return: 10am

Prices (Limited promotion: Call 042 225 0972 now for special price)

  • Weekends $2800 (2 nights)
  • Weekends $3900 (3 nights)
  • Week nights $2300 (2 nights)
  • Extra week night $900
  • Full week $7300 (7 nights)

Hiring of water taxi is charged at $180/hr.

Additional cost of water taxi trip between Sanctuary Cove and Tipplers Island: $200 per trip

More than 3 night stays: One free move by our skipper sailing Amira from Tipplers island to berth at other suitable locations. Additional moves are chargeable.

Peak Periods Price

  • Christmas week $10500 (7 nights)
  • New Year’s week $10500 (7 nights)
  • Easter $6900 (5 nights)
  • Australia Day weekend $4900 (3 nights)


  • No charge for fuel to power electric generator and sailing between destinations.
  • 5 person spa located on the top deck
    sun lounge
  • 4 person dinghy, outboard and 5 litres of fuel
  • 2 kayaks
  • fishing rods
  • industrial ice-maker
  • coffee maker
  • air-conditioning
  • solar panels
  • generator
  • 2 smart systems and BOSE sound system
  • linen and towels
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • our guide (drives Amira for you, ensures safe anchorage then leaves you alone)


We accept bookings with a 20% deposit.
Full payment must be made 10 working days before the first day of booking.
We are currently accepting payment by bank transfer.

  • Bond $2000
  • Fuel for dinghy (5 litres included), spare fuel is on boat (charged at $10/5 litres)
  • 9 persons water taxi $180/hour
  • Waiting time for taxi $55/hour

A deposit of 20% is required to secure your booking. The balance of the total hire charge must be paid within 14 days of your departure.

Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure date are accepted without penalty. Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure date will result in forfeiture of the Deposit, unless the houseboat is re rented for the same time period in which case the deposit will be refunded in full. No refunds will be given for inclement weather, illness, accident, change in plans, personal emergencies, or otherwise, however, we can reschedule your booking for another date.

A security bond of $2,000 must be paid in full within 7 days of departure date. This can be deposited via electronic banking. This will be refunded within 2 business days of return, less fuel use, additional charges and any relevant deductions for loss or damage. Credit card guarantee is also required.

It is the responsibility of the HIRER(S) to keep the houseboat in a clean condition together with all items, in the same condition as when received, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

◦ All rubbish to be placed in bins/bags provided
◦ Dishes are to be washed and put away. If not adhered to, a surcharge will apply. ◦ All items to be returned to their original location.

If the houseboat becomes beached you will be required to inform the owner immediately. Our staff will not always be able to physically come to your assistance when the houseboat becomes beached as there is very little to do other than wait for the changing tides and/or weather. This could be in the middle of the night.

Contact and emergency numbers are located in the houseboat manual and must be used responsibly. These numbers are for use in the appropriate emergency, common sense must be used.

The rental is made on the understanding that the boat is placed at the disposal of the Hirer on the date booked unless the management is prevented from doing so by mechanical breakdown or unforeseen circumstances. In this case all monies paid will be refunded in full. However, the Hirer shall have no claim on any account against the management.

No PETS, FIREARMS, DRUGS OR DANGEROUS GOODS allowed on board at any time.

Suggested Destinations for Amira:

1) Russell Island: tranquil and picturesque noted for its local flora and fauna, arts communities, Sunday markets, yoga, local artists, restaurants and Clubs. The island also has some scenic bushwalks with lush vegetation & a unique botanical garden. Russell Island is undergoing a booming popular re-emergence both with tourists and home buyers. Amira is based at Russell Island and if you choose to stay on the mooring with its private sandy beach current local charter, rates are 15% cheaper.

2) Coochiemudlo Island: One of the most scenic of the Moreton Bay Islands surrounded by sandy beaches and has cafes, restaurants and Bars. It has easy access by tender to the beach.

3) Peel Island: Small, heritage listed island with a beautiful white sandy beach and crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or snorkelling around the Peel Island ship wrecks. Peel Island is considered one of the most popular destinations for Boatie enthusiasts. Safe Anchorage in all conditions except for southerly winds. Perfect for day-trippers as there are no facilities on the island.

4) Little Ships Club also adjacent to Peel Island it is located on the waterfront of the picturesque One Mile anchorage on North Stradbroke Island. A great place to go ashore to explore North Stradbroke Islands facilities.

5) Canaipa Point: Lovely Peaceful sandy beach on Nth Stradbroke Island & Canaipa Point providing safe anchorage in all weather conditions. Perfect for a tranquil getaway in a bush setting.

6) Slipping Sands: Located on the Southern Shores of North Stradbroke Island. It provides safe anchorage in a very picturesque Lagoon. This idyllic destination is great for families as you can sand board from the golden sand dunes into the water’s edge. The area offers great fishing, crabbing, swimming and beach walks.

7) Jumpinpin/Millionaires Row: At the top of South Stradbroke Island the beauty of Jumpinpin rivals Whitehaven Beach for its stunning scenery. Amira will anchor in an area called Millionaires Row just to the South of the Lagoon at Jumpinpin. This is the most popular destinations for Boaties on the Gold Coast for overnight stays. It is famous for its pure white sands, crystal clear waters and lagoons. It’s an easy walk across the sand dunes where you can take in the magnificent panoramic views of the Gold Coast to the ocean beach. A walk north to the Jumpinpin channel is a hugely popular locale for fishing. Plenty of Bream, Taylor, Whiting, Flathead, and Trevally are on offer. The anchorage is safe and is close to shore where you can sunbathe, swim and relax.

8) Tipplers Resort: For those who want lots of social activities Amira can anchor opposite Tipplers Resort and is the place to be for a party. There are Bars and Restaurants at the Resorts and you can walk to Couran Cove Resort or to the ocean.

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