A group of 12 of us had the opportunity to enjoy a cruise for the day last weekend and had the absolute pleasure to be hosted by a young lady Stella who made our afternoon a day to remember. A true reflection of good old fashion service. Thanks to her We will now be signing up a for a membership. Thank You for the great day. By the way, Good Luck with your exams!!
Great value and service
Great day out! Hassle free day on a great boat. Highly reccomended to all. Thank you to Pleasure Cruising for making our time enjoyable, dont buy a boat just do what we did join a club and enjoy.
One of Melbourne's best experiences
I have now been a member of Pleasure Cruising for 2 years and have just upgraded my membership to their new boat THE BOSS.
My time at the club has been most rewarding for myself and family and also the number of new friends we have acquired over the past 2 years.
From the beginning, obtaining our Boat Licence, the training provided and the whole initial boating experience has been nothing but professional and with the minimum of fuss.
The club has trained professional Skippers that are available to accompany members out on fishing tr...ips and further training and orientation. Just recently we had a day on the bay and returned with a number of large Snapper and Calamari. We have also used a Skipper to take us to Flemington Race Course for Derby Day, a truly memorable day.
What a great idea
Looking to buy a boat but joined the club two years ago. Could not justify spending the money on a boat. Service is top notch. Training program is great value for the money
Great experience today as always
Our family just came back from Lakes entrance. Great boating day. Thanks again to Pleasure Cruising.
Freedom & Harmony is so easy to handle. Love your new boat!
See you next week!
April 10th 2017 Update: Two Years Member
I am a member of Pleasure Cruising for 2 years. And this club brings me great boating experiences every time we took the boat out. I was just searching online, and found out this funny review from Jack Wilson? I had experienced nothing like that. I mean, are you the other boating club's owner and wishing to scare peo...ple? I just simply love the concept that Pleasure Cruising brings to me and my family. Comparing with buying a boat, being a member is saving us lots of efforts. I paid my membership fee monthly and never get an extra charge from them. As a lady member, there is no club like Pleasure Cruising Club as I don't want to care about all the boat things and cleaning the boat afterwards and the training and fleet support makes me feel safe on the water.
I was a member for 12 months at Pleasure cruising Club. My experience was mixed until I cancelled my membership and it all went down hill. I signed up for 12 months and spoke with the club in October 27 2016, they advised me that I would require to give written notice with 90 days - So I provided them with the notice in writing. They kept harassing me sending me invoices and trying to get me to agree to renew and I told them I couldn't agree to it and I would have to speak to my accountant to even considering signing on again. They kept harassi...ng me by Calling + texting + Emailing. I ended up cancelling my credit card so they could no longer charge me past January as my membership was finalising on 27th of January 2017. I have recieved numerous texts/emails/phone calls from the club in the past 24 hours and they have threatened to take me to the Magistrates Court and Federal Court and will "ruin me and bankrupt me". I am just a normal consumer and do not have millions of dollars to defend such action. This conduct is absolutely unconscionable and I would strongly recommend against anyone considering joining this unprofessional organisation.
Fantastic concept and great service
No issues at all. Great service and a great concept. The weather is an issue but it's out of their control. Much better than buying a boat. It's very flexible as well.
What made me join the club is the idea of being able to use different boats in a single membership. Unlike other memberships were you're confined in one model, you can actually be on the cheapest plan but still be able to use the bigger boats. Technically, the difference is in the number of boating days. So if I want more boating days, I will stick to my own boat class. Sometimes, the family wants to be on the bigger boat so I reserve those ones too. It takes bigger points but that's logical. I like the flexibility the club gives.
Me and a friend are syndicating our membership with the club. Our boat is R3600 or Dazzler. I actually like this better than the bigger one they have. Its just a personal preference. The handling and performance are excellent and if the sea knots rises, you can batten down the hatches and drive back with no problem. This boat got rough water capabilities. Overall I had no problem with this boat. But since this is a membership, you cant really tell who's gonna mess up with the boat or what not. The guys there take actions straightaway and line the repairs up. The great thing about this club is that even if you can't use your boat due to repairs, you have other boats as a back up.
pioneer member on reckless
Joined the club in 2013 and its nice to see that there are more and more people joining. Don't know about the guy who commented here but I had no problem with the policy. I read the agreement and asked questions. Made sure I understand every detail. Its pretty straightforward. Get on the boat, pay for your own fuel, leave the boat that's it. They keep me updated with my points and they have better customer service now. My only enemy here is the weather. If the weather is bad, I have no choice. Needs to cancel. Happened alot of times. But thats understandable
Well equipped boat
The best place to setup camp for an awesome weekend in the city. We stayed for a couple of nights on Fairview Rivera and it was excellent. We were a group of 5 and still plenty of room. We enjoyed hanging out at the back deck, barbecuing and drinking while listening to our favorite songs. Staff were all very helpful. We'll use it for cruising next time. Sam
My hubby have been a member with pleasure cruising since 2014. We have class 1 type of membership and our boat there is a mustang model. These days its really hard to find time to bond with the kiddos (me and hubby are both working). But going out on boating even once a month is a big thing for me and my family. The kids look forward to it every time we book online. The boat is nice and relaxing. Kids grow up fast these days and before we know it, they've already started their own lives. Atleast they would have great memories with the family on the water and I have pleasure cruising to thank for that. Also, sonia has been very nice.
What a disgrace
Trading as a club, club of Cowboys the lack of professionalism, the rip off of points, the uncontracted charges, as the other post says if they had a competitor they would be out of business. The clubs constitution claims a membership can only be a yearly contract and yet they try to sign you up for years and used stand over tactics and bullying to get you to pay. I had to instruct a commercial Lawyers to fend VCAT action against me for pulling out due to the non contracted charges they were trying to endorse. This included insurance upgrade sc...ams, loss of points (their point system) refuelling charges not contracted and charges for fuel not used. Not to mention the falsifying of signed contracts. The boats are not cleaned properly and lack of service when arriving to take your friends out is a disgrace and was totally embarrassing. I love boating, great concept but a bunch of cowboys running the show. [name removed] the show pony, handling of a situation that became legal was actually embarrassing with their legal legals having to drop all claims as I suspect his case would have been thrown out. My advise 'Stay clear. Cheaper chartering a boat every time you want to go out on the water.
Only way to go boating
Owned my own mustang sports cruiser but sold it due to a huge mechanical repair bill which was $30,000 which was a huge hit. I sold the boat as owning one in Melbourne is just not worth while. My wife suggested looking at other options I investigated boat share arrangements and come across Pleasure Cruising Club in Docklands. I took out a subscription plan on their midrange boat the mustang 32 that suited our budget and that was four years ago. The step on and off service is just great because we don't like cleaning the boat after our friends. I also can book the boat on line and know it will work when we get to the marina unlike my own boat. The club is awesome and the staff are just great.
AVOID. UNPROFESSIONAL. NO CUSTOMER SERVICE.
AVOID. UNPROFESSIONAL. NO CUSTOMER SERVICE. The Pleasure Cruising Club owns Boat4Hire. Bought a groupon voucher to rent a self-drive boat and had a terrible experience. I had to wait over an hour when we arrived because no one was available. No apology given. When we explained to [Name Removed] that we had waited over an hour and we were in a rush he was unsympathetic. Instead he proceeded to take his time and continued patronisingly teaching his intern in front of us. Terribly run business, all the rest of the staff seemed just as unprofessional. The only helpful person that day which we dealt with was the intern. Would not recommend.
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