Funcats is one of Perth’s iconic must do activities and the only place in the world where you can sail your own boat directly in front of a major city.
With no experience necessary, there is no better way to enjoy our picturesque city than a relaxing sail on the beautiful Swan River. The fleet includes 40 catamarans, stand up paddle boards and kayaks.
Catch the ferry across to South Perth and walk along the foreshore for eight minutes.
No bookings required and a free lesson is included for those who haven’t sailed or paddled before.
The Hobie Wave catamaran is perfect for people with little or no sailing experience, and for people wanting to introduce children to sailing. They are a very safe and simple to sail catamaran capable of carrying up to 4 people.
The Windrush 14 catamaran is the ideal boat for people who have sailing experience. Funcats do not recommend this boat for people learning to sail. The Windrush catamaran has the option of a jib sail, but the boat isn't as buoyant as the Hobie Wave, so is only licensed to carry a maximum of 3 people.
Stand up paddle boarding is very easy but Funcats recommend avoiding heading out on strong wind days, as the boards do become more difficult to control. The boards are very stable so are excellent for learning and a short lesson is included with each hire.
The 'sit on top' kayaks are very stable and simple to paddle. For those requiring it they provide tuition on paddling technique prior to you heading out.
Our short 2.5 hour ‘Intro to Sailing’ course is designed for older Children and Adults who have always wanted to learn how to sail but found it difficult to access, or have just never had the time. In your time with us you will learn how sailing boats use the wind to generate power, how to steer, how to set the sail position according to the wind angle, and how to turn both into the wind and away from the wind. You will also learn how to make a sailing boat go where you want it to, even if the wind is working against you. Sailing really is very easy! We have wonderful instructors, the perfect boats and the best place in the world to learn!
Concession (valid holders of a pension card, seniors card, student card or Commonwealth Healthcare card): $129
7 day a week from the 26th September
We are open 7 days a week from the 26th September, and only close on Christmas Day and Australia Day throughout our season.