There’s no better way to see the Gold Coast than from the water. And luckily, there are plenty of boating day trips that let you do exactly that. Here are a few of the best ways to spend the day on the water.
Cruise the Gold Coast waterways in eco-friendly, self-driven style. GoBoat launched in Australia in 2017 and has just returned to the Gold Coast in late 2022. Each picnic boat is designed in Denmark, built with fibreglass made from PET bottles (not virgin glass). The speed-limited electric motor and simple tiller steering makes GoBoat easy to drive – no boating license required. Gather up to eight people and set sail for an unforgettable day on the water.
There’s no easier way to explore some of the Gold Coast’s best destinations than with Hopo. Whether you’re heading from Surfers Paradise to Marina Mirage, Broadwater Parklands to HOTA or Sea World, Hopo’s ferry will take you there with ease – you can even present your Hopo ticket at their partner venues to score discounts on dining, activities, shopping and more. As they say, getting around the Gold Coast has never been so salty and or so scenic.
Gold Coast Gondolas
Why fly to Venice when you can cruise the Gold Coast waterways in European style? The family-run Gold Coast Gondolas have been providing one of the city’s most unique on-water experiences for over two decades. They’re the perfect hosts no matter what you’re celebrating, whether it’s a romantic proposal or anniversary dinner, a girls’ or boys’ night out or a unique business meeting on the water.
Floatspace boat rental
If it’s a party you’re after, it’s a party you’ll get with Floatspace. One of the Gold Coast’s premier boat hire businesses, Floatspace offers boats for any budget and occasion. Whether it’s a small gathering with family and friends or a big bash with 400 guests, Floatspace has you covered. They even have catering and drinks packages, so you don’t need to worry about a thing – just climb aboard and soak up the sun and scenic views of the stunning Gold Coast waterways.
Jet Ski Safaris
Are you ready for the ultimate adventure? A brand-new way to see the Gold Coast? Look no further than Jet Ski Safaris. Whether it’s a 30-minute speed round or a two-and-a-half-hour adventure, the tour guides at Jet Ski Safaris are well-equipped to guide you through the waterways from Southport all the way up to the top of South Stradbroke Island (where you’ll stop and enjoy some refreshments in the tropical paradise that is South Straddie). www.jetskisafaris.com.au