There's something about the idea of being on the water which bursts with promises of adventure. Heading along the wharf to board our very own GoBoat Canberra, my imagination kicks into gear - this could become a swashbuckling pirate escapade, a luxury cruise or a voyage across the seven seas!
Or we could just relax and enjoy the moment. Sailing a GoBoat gives you a water-level perspective of Canberra. The city's landmarks including the Carillon, the Avenue of Flags, the National Gallery and Library and many more provide a beautiful view and the parks and gardens lend some seasonal beauty to the trip. Our day of sailing is full of summertime sights and sounds but the same trip snuggled under a blanket in the autumn and winter fog or watching the blossoms pop out along the shore in spring would be equally beautiful.
The onboard picnic table means you can feast your way across the lake - you have the option to either pack your own feast or pre-order a picnic when you book your boat and this is guaranteed to be the most scenic meal you'll get in Canberra. The super quiet electric motors mean the backing track to your trip is the soft lapping of water on the bough and the diners at the next table might be swans, ducks or water birds who are happy enough to come right up and say hi.
Some GoBoat fun facts: they can seat up to eight (people and pooches are welcome). You can bring alcohol on board but just like driving a car, the captain has to stay under the limit. You most definitely don't need a boat licence (if I could sail it and not crash, anyone can!) and life jackets are available.
Get a new perspective on Canberra during your Go Boat trip
Our hour-long trip passed by in a flash so I'd definitely recommend a slightly longer trip to make the most of your time. Then put on your Captain's hat, climb aboard and set sail on your next Canberra adventure.