Gold Coast Boat Charters

Gold Coast Boat Charters

Private charters.

Cruise through the Surfers Paradise canals on a 40ft catamaran with your crew. Visit the broadwater and wavebreak island with drinks, tunes and fun.

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Corporate Events

Have fun and enjoy time with your colleagues, friends or family. We host the most epic team building functions learn more about our packages.

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Hens/Bucks Parties

Take your Hens or Bucks party to the next level. We will create an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Fun-filled adventure

Get ready to embark on a journey unlike any other. We’re not your run-of-the-mill surfer paradise boat cruise. We offer an unparalleled blend of thrill, relaxation, and enjoyment.

Let the rhythmic sound of our music carry you away into a realm of relaxation and fun. Our onboard DJ will spin tracks that transcend ordinary boundaries, creating an environment of pure bliss and positive vibes.

For those who love the game of golf, we offer a unique twist on your favorite pastime. Our onboard golfing platform, complete with biodegradable golf balls, promises an exhilarating experience. Tee off into the endless expanse of the broadwater; it’s a driving range like no other!

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  • up to 20 guests

Nevaeh Boat Hire Gold Coast

  • up to 30 guests

Boat Hire Gold Coast

Owner operated boats and sailing catamarans

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Book directly with the owner operators of Nevaeh and Serrano.

YOT Blue Boat Hire Gold Coast

  • up to 58 guests
  • from $1250 per hour

AKI Boat Hire Gold Coast

  • Power - 24M OLYMPIA
  • up to 45 guests
  • from $990 per hour


No matter the kind of event you have in mind from an intimate gathering to a larger group celebration, relaxing or adventurous we are there to make it happen. For those that want to lie around sipping drinks and soaking up sun "Nevaeh" has ample space for comfort and relaxation. If you feel a little more adventurous "Nevaeh" is equipped with SUP's, a float mat and sports equipment for beach activities. The undercover seating area has ample space to enjoy a feast cooked up from our large BBQ Down below there are 2 single cabins, 2 double cabins, a shower, toilet and galley with fridge and gas stove. Powered by the wind or by 2 quiet 9.9 Yamaha outboards when the breeze is not with us. With all the amenities on board to ensure a fun day out - a brand new inbuilt stereo with bow and stern speakers to Bluetooth your music, 2 stand up paddle boards, a 10 metre float mat and a front loading ladder that allows for easy beach drop offs Serrano will not disappoint!!-->

  • Vessel: Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 10 metres
  • Guests: up to 30 guests
  • Licenced: No - BYO
  • Cost: from $500 per hour

Broadwater Gold Coast


There is no better way to celebrate a birthday, hens , bucks , corporate function, proposal or a family day out than to hire your very own catamaran.

  • Guests: up to 20 guests
  • Cost: from $400 per hour

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Party Boat Hire

No matter what the occasion, hens, bucks or corporate functions we have a boat and a crew to look after you.

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Private Charters

Gold Coast Sailing Charters offers the ultimate catamaran experience around the beautiful and pristine broadwater. We endeavour to ensure your time with GCSC, whatever the occasion, is unique and unforgettable.

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When is a boat a yacht?

When is a boat a yacht?

Dec 09, 2022 The boat could be a Superyacht or simply a 10 metre Motor yacht. It could even be a classic Gulet Yacht.

Why Winter on the Gold Coast?

Why Winter on the Gold Coast?

Jun 23, 2022 Crisp mornings change to sun drenched days with water activities on the agenda.

Your boat hire your music

Your boat hire your music

May 21, 2021 We have a sound system to Bluetooth your music, a BBQ and all plates, cutlery etc provided, esky and ice, 2 stand up paddleboards and a huge float mat.

Luxury Yacht Charter Gold Coast

Luxury Yacht Charter Gold Coast

Apr 29, 2021 The prestine Gold Coast waterways are not just the secret of local boaties, they are available to everyone. Popular for giving your friend the bucks or hens party to remember. Up to 60 guest can enjoy the 5 star treatment.

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Kaine P

Sienna and skip were legends! Easy going and good vibes!


Cassandra Ritchie

Best day out with family and friends!! Mick was very accommodating and a great host.

Corey Ritchie

Corey Ritchie

Our family had a great day out with GC sailing charters. Mick was a great captain, took us to all the spots we wanted to go. He took us to a great swimming spot. Highly recommend for any occasion. Great day out for all.


Luke Batiste

Great for a Hens/Bucks party! Get amongst it! Thanks for taking amazing care of our group!

Faithe Best

Faithe Best

Sienna and Mark were amazing! They went out of their way to make our friends hens so special. Highly highly recommend.

Tori Brown

We had the pleasure of jumping on Serrano for my 30th Birthday weekend and Mark & Sienna were absolute rockstars. We had such a beautiful afternoon on the boat, spending time in the water, listening to music and having the time of our lives! Mark & Sienna's accommodating and easygoing nature made it such a pleasure to be on board, it was such a lovely experience. I would 10/10 recommend GC Sailing Charters and will definitely be a return customer - thanks again guys, we had a blast on your charter! :)

Boat Hire Gold Coast - direct from the skippers

Our skippers Mark and Michael are well known in the Gold Coast boat industry. They have skippered just about every boat!

They know how to have fun on any budget.

Small groups 20 - 30 are catered for by Serrano from $400 per hour and Nevaeh from $500 per hour. Our own boats.

For a medium-sized group of 45 guests or less, you may pay from $990 an hour on Aki with 78 feet of pure luxury boat hire.

You may choose to BYO. We cater to all sorts of experiences from a laid back cruise to bucks and hens parties.

Peronalise your experience with your choice of music .

Some boats have quality commercial kitchens with catering to match Gold Coast's growing sophisticated dining experiences.

Licensed for up to 58 passengers, with 4 deluxe bedrooms all with private ensuites, 3 entertaining areas and a fully retractable sunroof in the main saloon, she is the perfect entertainer.

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Gold Coast Luxury Boat Charters

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Gold Coast Sailing Charters

Up to 20 guests on mv serrano, up to 30-guests on mv naveah, luxury catamaran charters on the gold coast broadwater.

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Day Cruises

Take the friends and fam out for the entire day. More than en ough room for exkies and food and both iknside and outyside space for the teenagers to get away from the adults. Kids are welcome too!

Baroness Parties

Celebrate your special event with a party cruise onm MV Serrano.  Dance the night away, enjoy a BBQ or utilise our  kitchenette.  Our deckhands will ensure that your every whim is catered for to make your special event very memorable.

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Ask her to be yiur wife on the beautiful Broadwater.  That will create a core memory top enjoy for thje rst of your lives.

You may choose just the two of you and then circle back to collect friends and family for a celebration.

Gold Coast Sunset Cruises

Withn a range of floatation devices and a couple of stand-up paddle boars, you can floa9t the day away at Wave Break Isalnd or one of the many inlets and small beaches on the Braodwater.

MV Naveah suits groups over 20 and under 30 – A 3-Hour minimum cruise time.

Byo food and drinks, larger and more modern than mv serrano – she charters for $575 per hour..

Call Janine for an information pack on 1800 270 946 or email us today.

MV Serrano suits groups of 20 or less – A minimum 3 hour cruise time

Byo food and drinks, smaller than naveah – she charters for $575 per hour., the mv serrano is a casual and well-equipped catamaran perfect for a day out with friends or a cheeky bucks or hens party. , booking enquiries, call janine on 1800 945 209 or click 'contact us' to send a message and we'll call you back..

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Boat & Catamaran charter in Gold Coast  - Yacht Rental

Boat & Catamaran charter in Gold Coast - Yacht Rental

Gold coast yacht rental.

Basking in the sun-drenched charm of Queensland, Gold Coast stands as an emblem of Australia’s coastal allure. And there’s no better way to immerse yourself in its captivating marine panorama than aboard a luxury yacht. At Yachting.Rent, we believe that the waves tell stories, and our mission is to let you write yours amidst the splendour of the Gold Coast.

Nestled between the shimmering Pacific and lush hinterland rainforests, Gold Coast’s intricate waterways beckon explorers to discover its hidden treasures. Whether you’re meandering through the canals, anchoring by secluded islands, or gazing at the iconic skyline from the open sea, a yacht charter grants you the freedom to craft your bespoke oceanic adventure. Our fleet, ranging from intimate sailing boats to opulent mega-yachts, caters to every whim and fancy. Every vessel is meticulously maintained, ensuring your journey is as seamless as the horizons you’ll chase.

But what truly sets Yachting.Rent apart is our unwavering commitment to crafting unparalleled marine experiences. Our onboard amenities, tailored to elevate your voyage, blend luxury with comfort. Plush cabins, sun decks, state-of-the-art navigational tools, and world-class crew come together to promise an escapade that lingers long after you’ve dropped anchor. Beyond the tangible, it’s our understanding of the Gold Coast’s rhythm – the whispering winds, the tides’ ebb and flow, the sun’s golden embrace – that allows us to harmonize your journey with nature’s dance.

For those who dream with eyes wide open, who seek stories in sunsets and thrill in the call of the deep, Yachting.Rent is your portal to the very soul of Gold Coast, Queensland. With every nautical mile, weave memories, chase horizons, and let the vastness of the ocean remind you of the world’s beauty. Embrace the sea’s embrace with Yachting.Rent. Your Gold Coast odyssey awaits.

Daniel Goldman

CEO of Yachting.Rent

Boat & Catamaran charter in Gold Coast

Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 - 4 + 1 cab.

Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 – 4 + 1 cab.

Cumberland 46 - 4 cab.

Cumberland 46 – 4 cab.

Catamaran Bali 4.3 - Celeno

Bali 4.3 – celeno

Bali 4.2 OW - Queen Lizzy

Bali 4.2 OW – Queen Lizzy

Bali 4.3 - Nautilus

Bali 4.3 – Nautilus

Lagoon 40 - 4 cab.

Lagoon 40 – 4 cab.

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Why Choose Us

Yacht charter in Gold Coast

Gold Coast, a mesmerizing stretch of Queensland’s coastline, is the perfect tableau of sun, surf, and shimmering waters. At Yachting.Rent, we weave these elements into an unparalleled nautical experience, letting you explore the Gold Coast’s wonders right from its pulsating heart – the vast ocean.

The coastlines of Gold Coast are a series of postcards come to life. With every bend and curve, there’s a new marvel waiting – whether it’s the iconic skyscrapers standing tall against the horizon or secluded beaches that promise serenity. Chartering a yacht with Yachting.Rent isn’t just about traveling; it’s about journeying through these landscapes, letting each view mold memories that will last a lifetime. Our meticulously curated fleet ensures there’s a yacht for every vision – be it a romantic sunset cruise, a family marine adventure, or an opulent sea party with friends.

But the Gold Coast isn’t just about what meets the eye. Underneath its waters lies a world waiting to be discovered. Dive spots teeming with marine life, coral reefs that burst into colors, and historic shipwrecks – there’s a universe underneath that’s as enchanting as the world above. Our yacht charters cater to these hidden depths too, offering diving gear, guided tours, and every amenity you might need to plunge into the deep blues.

Yachting.Rent prides itself not just on the yachts we offer but the experiences we curate. Our seasoned crew understands the ebb and flow of Gold Coast’s waters, ensuring your journey is smooth, safe, and utterly captivating. Each yacht is equipped with plush amenities, state-of-the-art navigation systems, and gourmet culinary options, all set against the backdrop of the vast Pacific.

So, when you think of experiencing Gold Coast, think beyond its beaches and bustling streets. Think of its waters, its horizons, and the myriad experiences they promise. Think Yachting.Rent. We’re here to anchor your dreams and set them afloat on the exquisite waters of Queensland’s crown jewel.

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Bali 4.3

Bali 4.1 – 4 cab.

Leopard 46 - 4 cab.

Leopard 46 – 4 cab.

Nautitech 40 Open - 4 cab.

Nautitech 40 Open – 4 cab.

Lagoon 440 - 4 cab.

Lagoon 440 – 4 cab.

Oceanis 48 - 5 cab.

Oceanis 48 – 5 cab.

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About Gold Coast 

Why is Gold Coast a good sailing destination?

Yachting.Rent is thrilled to present Gold Coast, Queensland as an exceptional sailing destination, ready for your exploration on one of our top-tier yacht rentals.

The Gold Coast, with its unique blend of vibrant city life and serene coastal charm, offers an unrivalled sailing experience. Known for its 70km of sun-drenched beaches and its intricate system of waterways and canals, this region presents numerous opportunities for exploration and recreation for sailors of all levels.

Sailing on the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the iconic skyline and the lush hinterland. Its warm, tropical climate offers year-round sailing possibilities, making it a must-visit destination for sailing enthusiasts worldwide.

Gold Coast’s sailing waters are rich in marine life. You may encounter playful dolphins, majestic whales during their migration season, and a wide array of fish species. For those interested in fishing, it’s an angler’s paradise, with opportunities to catch species like marlin, tuna, and mackerel.

The city’s bustling marinas, such as the Southport Yacht Club or Marina Mirage, offer state-of-the-art facilities and a range of services for sailors. They serve as perfect starting points for your sailing adventure, or as places to dock, dine, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Yachting.Rent’s fleet in Gold Coast, Queensland includes a diverse selection of yachts, ensuring there’s an ideal choice for everyone. Whether you prefer a luxury motor yacht, a swift sailing boat, or a spacious catamaran, you’ll find your match in our collection.

Our team at Yachting.Rent is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and memorable sailing experience, with services that include planning itineraries, offering local insights, and addressing all your safety concerns.

Embark on a voyage to experience the wonders of Gold Coast, Queensland. With Yachting.Rent, your dream sailing adventure is only a reservation away. Enjoy the freedom of the open water, the exhilarating sea breeze, and the captivating natural beauty that makes Gold Coast an outstanding sailing destination.

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What Choose

Sailing boat or Catamaran, what to sail in Gold Coast

At Yachting.Rent, we understand the joy and excitement of sailing in the sun-soaked waters of Gold Coast, Queensland. With a variety of options in our fleet, including both sailing boats and catamarans, we are committed to helping you choose the perfect vessel for your adventure.

So, which to choose? Sailing boat or Catamaran? Let’s delve into the distinctive attributes of each.

Sailing boats, traditional and timeless, provide an intimate connection with the sea. The sensation of the hull cutting through the waves, the heeling in the breeze, and the sound of the wind in the sails offer an unparalleled sailing experience. Sailing boats are perfect for those who seek an active role in their journey, trimming sails and plotting the course. Additionally, their deeper drafts make them a preferable option for offshore sailing, ideal for exploring the Pacific Ocean around the Gold Coast.

On the other hand, catamarans, with their dual-hull design, promise stability, spaciousness, and speed. They offer expansive deck areas, perfect for sunbathing, socializing, or simply enjoying the panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline and surrounding islands. The shallow draft of catamarans allows you to navigate closer to the shoreline, exploring hidden coves or the intricate canal system of the Gold Coast. This makes them a popular choice for family trips, group gatherings, or those planning to anchor and dive into the Queensland waters frequently.

At Yachting.Rent, we offer a range of both sailing boats and catamarans, ensuring that we have the right fit regardless of your preferred sailing style. Our team is ready to guide you in your selection, considering your group size, sailing experience, and specific needs.

Whether you choose the dynamic charm of a sailing boat or the comfort and stability of a catamaran, sailing in Gold Coast, Queensland promises an unforgettable journey. Unleash your inner explorer with Yachting.Rent, and let the ocean be your playground.

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Gold Coast Boat Cruises with Sun Sailing

Welcome to Sun Sailing, the premier destination for boat cruises on the Gold Coast. We offer a variety of cruises throughout the day to suit your schedule and preferences. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, our cruises provide a unique way to experience the beautiful Gold Coast waterways.

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 MORNING             8:30 – 10:30am

Sun Sailing’s morning cruise is designed to allow you to make the most of your day. We start our cruises at 8:30 to have you back before lunch. You can even enjoy breakfast on-board.

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SUNSET               4:00 – 6:00pm

Experience the delights of the Gold Coast Broadwater at sunset. Your trip will transition from daytime to evening with the sun sparkling on the water as you sip on a refreshing drink.

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 MIDDAY             12:00 – 2:00pm

Sun Sailing’s midday cruise is the perfect break to take in the middle of the day. Imagine yourself sitting on the foredeck with a glass of something cold and a delicious lunch.

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AFTERNOON      2.00 – 4.00pm

Just imagine spending the afternoon luxuriating on a 38ft yacht sipping sparking wine or beer and devouring our delicious snack plate whilst cruising the sparkling Broadwater of the Gold Coast.

There will never be more than 10 guests on our yacht, so even our cruises are an intimate experience.

Morning Cruises

Start your day with our morning boat cruises. Accompanied by our delightful snack package of croissants, danishes, and coffee or sparkling wine, it’s the perfect way to start the day. As you set sail, watch for dolphins frolicking in the crystal clear waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Our morning cruises are a popular choice for both locals and tourists. The Gold Coast’s stunning sunrise provides a beautiful backdrop for the start of your day. As you cruise along the Gold Coast waterways, you’ll have the opportunity to see the city waking up, with the Surfers Paradise skyline coming to life in the morning light.

Midday Cruises

Our midday trips leave the dock at 12 noon, the perfect time to stop, smell the sea, and maybe see some frolicking dolphins. You can expect to sip on sparkling wine and enjoy delicious surprises in our cheese and crackers snack box. Whether joining with friends or coming onboard with others, midday is a great time to be on the water.

The midday sun brings out the true beauty of the Gold Coast Broadwater. The clear blue sky, the sparkling water, and the bustling city create a vibrant atmosphere that’s truly unique to the Gold Coast. Our midday cruises are perfect for those who want to soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline and waterways.

Afternoon Cruises

Our afternoon cruise slips perfectly between lunch and dinner. Relax on the deck of our yacht while sipping on a sparkling wine or beer and enjoying our delicious snack plate. Non-alcoholic choices are also available. As you cruise along the Gold Coast’s stunning waterways, you’ll have the chance to see marine life, including playful Bottlenose dolphins.

The afternoon is a magical time on the Gold Coast. The light starts to soften, casting a golden glow on the city and the water. It’s the perfect time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Gold Coast. Our afternoon cruises are a popular choice for those who want to unwind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Gold Coast waterways.

Sunset Cruises

Sunset is beautiful on the Gold Coast, as we transition between day and night. We start our sunset trip at 5:00 pm while the sun is still up and shining. Enjoy the warm breeze and sparkling waters of the Broadwater before watching the sun slowly set behind the Gold Coast hinterland. Our sunset trips provide the perfect setting for a special occasion, whether that be a birthday, engagement, anniversary, graduation, or just a celebration of life!

There’s something truly magical about a Gold Coast sunset. The sky is painted with shades of pink, orange, and purple, creating a stunning backdrop for your cruise. As the sun sets, the city lights start to twinkle, reflecting off the water and creating a beautiful spectacle. Our sunset cruises are the perfect way to end the day on a high note.

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Book Your Gold Coast Cruise Today

Experience the natural beauty of the Gold Coast from the comfort of our yacht, and discover why we’re the top choice for boat tours in the area.

Our yacht cruises are perfect for all occasions – whether you’re celebrating a special event, looking for a unique date idea, or want to enjoy the Gold Coast from a different perspective. We also offer private charters for those who want a more personalised experience.

Our experienced crew is dedicated to providing you with a safe and enjoyable cruise. They’re knowledgeable about the Gold Coast waterways and can provide great commentary on the sights and landmarks you’ll see during your cruise.

In addition to our regular cruises, we also offer special-themed cruises throughout the year. These include dinner cruises , whale-watching tours , and more. Be sure to check our website regularly or sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on our latest offerings.

So why wait? Set sail with us and experience the best of the Gold Coast. Book your cruise online today!

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Big Blue Yacht Charters

Gold coast | brisbane | moreton bay | lady musgrave | whitsunday islands, moreton island & tangalooma wrecks.

Explore the infamous Tangalooma Wrecks on this full-day charter!

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Christmas Party Charter

Celebrate Christmas on the water with MV Platinum. Enquire today for a tailored quote and to reserve your charter date.

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Daily Boat Tours & Private Yacht Charters

We specialise in creating intimate and unforgettable experiences around the waters of Australia’s Queensland Coast. Whether you want a private tour to the iconic Tangalooma Wrecks or Whitehaven Beach or a luxury yact charter event tailored to your needs we can help.

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Put simply, we love activities.

Big Blue Charters started with a love and appreciation for the ocean. We began building fun ocean activities simply because it’s what we love to do. Taking our philosophy a step further, we want to share all that Queensland has to offer with our guests. Join us!

Yacht Charters

Our luxury charter yachts offer fully tailored yacht charters in Australia's most beautiful charter yacht destinations. Weather a private party celebration for the day or a luxury holiday escape, a private yacht charter with Big Blue Charters will impress!

Corporate Events & Functions

Organising your next corporate event with Big Blue Charters is hassle free with a fully catered private boat charter. Fully tailored to your needs, Big Blue Charters offers exceptional service from start to finish.

Boat Charter Gold Coast

Big Blue Charters offers a range of daily private boat tour options on the Gold Coast including; Tangalooma Wrecks, Eco & Snorkelling and Whale Watching

An Outstanding Yacht Hire Experience ☆☆☆☆☆

"The whole experience Big Blue Charters provided couldn't have been more easy or enjoyable. Being on a small boat and getting to see the scale of the whales at eye level is absolutely unforgettable. Thank you for the amazing experience Blake"

"This was a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we got to see lots of Whales and Dolphins on our tour. Being on a smaller boat was so much better than a big one as the Whales came right up to the boat! I would highly recommend this experience"

"WHAT A DAY! Me and my family had such a memorable experience on board Big Blue Charters. We were lucky enough to see some very playful whales and dolphins up close. If you’re looking for an intimate and relaxed day out on the water, this is it. Thanks again Blake, we loved it!"

"Absolutely excellent!! If you wanna go whale watching this is definitely the best choice! The boat has the ideal size and Blake is an absolute genious, he knows exactly where to go and how to approach the whales. I had a very special experience shared with only a few great people, a lot of respect and admiration. Thank you Blake !!! :-)"


  • Jacana Party Boat Gold Coast

Gold Coast Sailing Charter Boat Jacana is a 39 ft (11.89 meter) Maxim 380 catamaran built in S Africa by Alex Simonis.   She is a fun and safe powered sailing catamaran that can accommodate a maximum of 20 day passengers.  So it is your choice to take a 1-hour or a several-hour day cruise of fun or relaxing adventure onboard Jacana or to stay overnight.

Jacana offers a very stable sail, making it easy to walk around the deck or sit comfortably up the front of the boat for a smooth trip. Whether it’s a one-hour tour viewing the multi-million- dollar homes of the Sovereign Islands or an extended sailing tour for dolphin and sea-life watching, island visiting or dropping the anchor for a swim, this will be a memorable experience. The Broadwater showcases what the Gold Coast lifestyle is all about. BYO food and drinks. Enjoy an unforgettable Gold Coast experience.

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There is a large swim platform at rear with step down to a ladder for water access.

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Forward trampolines have room for at 20 people

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Jacana has a comfortable and accessible galley benchtop freezer with twin door fridge below.  Galley lounge seating has recently been refitted and like brand new.

(5a) Jacana - Galley & lounge combined

Select from one of our tours on offer, or you can select the length of time and where you go.

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One Hour Sailing Tour

In one hour you could sail from the Runaway Bay Marina past Ephraim Island. Take in the luxury homes cruising the canals of The Sovereign Islands. Relax at the front of the boat with a glass of champagne. Return an hour later to the Marina.

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Three Hour Sailing Tour

Take in the sights as we circumnavigate the Broadwater. Sail down around Wavebreak Island and then along South Stradbroke Island. Cruise past the luxury homes of The Sovereign Islands, and sail along the coastline past Runaway Bay.

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Occasion Cruise

Gather together your family and friends for a fun group cruise. Celebrate a birthday, engagement, anniversary or even a special proposal.

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South Stradbroke Island Lunch Cruise

Lunch on board the boat or tie up and eat at one of the restaurants (eg. Tippler Licensed café) on South Stradbroke Island.

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Romantic Cruise

Take that special someone in your life for a romantic, sunset cruise. Sit up the front of the boat and sip champagne whilst you glide along. Just the two of you.

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Sanctuary Cove Restaurant Sailing Cruise

Set sail from Runaway Bay Marina and cruise up the Coomera River. Relax at the front of the boat whilst sipping champagne and enjoying the scenery. Lunch at Sanctuary Cove at one of the fine restaurants, whilst your catamaran awaits. Sail back home satisfied and relaxed.

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Hen’s Days

Let the bride-to-be relax before her big day. Enjoy chatting with friends while sitting up the front of the boat in the sun, or lounge in the shade at the back of the boat. Make this an unforgettable part of the wedding festivities.

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Wavebreak Island Swimming

We can anchor very close to the beach of Wavebreak Island if you like to swim. We can provide 2 boogie boards, 2 sets of snorkel goggles and flippers.

Tailor A Cruise

We can tailor make the cruise to suit you or your group. Go where you want to go. Stop for a swim or picnic, or beach walk. We can anchor anywhere that suits you.

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Capacity:  Can carry up to 20 guests.

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BYO food and drinks. We can supply ice, plates & cutlery or you can BYO disposable plates and cutlery. A large esky is available for your drinks.

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9 to 12 $400 $400
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GST is 10% of total bill

Location: Runaway Bay Marina (247 Bayview Street, Hollywell, QLD 4216).  Pickup can be arranged from any location on the Gold Coast (with possible extra cost).

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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise

Looking for the Gold Coast's best sunset views? There is no better place to watch the sunset on the Gold Coast than relaxing on a yacht on the Broadwater! No seriously...

There is something so magical about a sunset over the water. But surrounded by it? Well that's something else...

We offer private sunset sails for couples, small family groups, as well as larger groups of up to 42 guests.

So come and join us for a sail as the sun sinks behind the mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland and casts a glow across the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater.

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Sundowners on the water...

Join us for a cruise of the Gold Coast Broadwater aboard a beautiful sailing catamaran

Twilight is a beautiful time on the water, and our sunset charters are the perfect way to create the ultimate romantic date night, entertain clients or celebrate a special birthday or life event.

You’ll enjoy the sunset, lazing on the front deck and then be treated to the stunning Gold Coast city skyline lit up after dark on your return voyage to the marina.

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• 2 hours on the beautiful, calm Gold Coast Broadwater

• Relax onboard a spacious Sailing Catamaran

• See impressive superyachts, Seaworld, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast Seaway, Wavebreak Island, South Stradbroke Island and local wildlife.

• Watch the Sunset over the Gold Coast Hinterland then check out the Sparkling City lights as you see the Gold Coast in a new light.

• You are welcome to BYO food and drinks or we can organise this for you on request.

• Cool tunes set the soundtrack as you relax and take in the views

• Friendly relaxed ambience with crew sharing some local knowledge

• Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins!

• Departs and returns @ Marina Mirage - an ideal spot for a beautiful waterfront meal or drinks before or after your cruise.


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“We did the 2-hour sunset cruise and very glad we did! The Catamaran was clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and provided us with a complimentary drink and nibbles, some stunning photographs and chill vibing tunes as we sailed into the sunset. A must do on the Gold Coast!” TripAdvisor

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We offer a wide range of handpicked luxury charter yachts and boats readily available for hire. In the Gold Coast, mix your love of the city with your thirst for adventure in a place where metropolitan living rubs shoulders with an amazing array of wildlife, featuring incredible natural landscapes just a short distance away. Our boat hire Gold Coast services are unparalleled in this picturesque region south of Brisbane.

Your charter vessel will enable you to explore truly unique waterways as you cruise Gold Coast beaches, with the sea walls providing a stillness that is ideal for those wishing to stay more protected and discover the areas closer to the city. This region is made up of numerous canals that stretch down the coastline and spread throughout the city, providing access to the many picturesque anchorages where one can create their own oasis within view of the sparkling city lights.

Fun is guaranteed for everyone in this part of the region thanks to our boat hire Gold Coast team, with family-friendly theme parks galore, endless relaxing beaches, and luxury boutiques to spare. For further information visit our FAQ’s page .

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Beyond the mainland, a short cruise will see you come upon the beautiful islands of Wave Break and South Stradbroke where watersports are king.

For intrepid explorers, the Gold Coast also provides a range of activities to suit those chasing a thrill. From surfing the world-renowned waves of Surfer’s Paradise and jet-skiing along the coastline to scuba-diving the underwater world of the Scottish Prince shipwreck – there really is something for everyone.

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Russian ships, submarine pass coast of Florida. Why, and what is the US doing about it?

What are the russian vessels admiral gorshkov frigate, fleet oil tanker pashin, rescue tug nikolay chiker & nuclear-powered sub kazan..

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Three Russian Navy ships and a nuclear-powered submarine seem to be passing the Florida coast Tuesday, June 11, on the way to Cuba for a military exercise , according to open-source intelligence analysts on social media . A tweet on X, formerly known as Twitter, said that the US Coast Guard Cutter Stone may be shadowing the Russian flotilla off the east coast of Florida abeam of Cape Canaveral.

On Wednesday, June 5, a U.S. official told the media that Russia planned to conduct naval exercises with combat vessels in the Caribbean region. The United States did not see the expected arrival of the flotilla to the Western Hemisphere to be threatening, but the official told Reuters the U.S. Navy will monitor the exercises. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide details that had not been made public yet.

Cuba said in a release last week the ships carried no nuclear weapons and did not represent a threat.

"This visit corresponds to the historical friendly relations between Cuba and the Russian Federation and strictly adheres to the international regulations," Cuba's foreign ministry said in a statement .

However, the visit comes as tensions rise between the United States and Russia over U.S. support for Ukraine in its defense against Russian forces, U.S. officials told the media. It also comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia could provide long-range weapons to countries within range of Western targets in response to Western military support to Ukraine in the war that has lasted over two years.

Last month, President Joe Biden authorized Ukraine to use U.S. weapons to strike targets in Russia , a major shift in U.S. policy. On Friday, Biden publicly apologized to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for delays in U.S. military assistance and announced the U.S. was sending a $225 million package including what the Secretary of State's office described as "air defense interceptors, artillery systems and munitions, armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, and other capabilities."

How many Russian ships and submarines are off the coast of Florida?

According to the Foreign Ministry in Havana , the Russian vessels visiting Cuba are the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and support ships including the fleet oil tanker Pashin, the rescue tug Nikolay Chiker, and the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan.

How long will the Russian ships and submarine be in the area?

The Russian ships are due to arrive on Wednesday, June 12, and stay for a week, according to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces.

The U.S. officials said they expected the Russian ships to remain in the region througout the summer, the Associated Press reported.

What will the Russian ships and submarine be doing while they're in the Caribbean?

"As part of Russia’s regular military exercises, we anticipate that this summer, Russia will conduct heightened naval and air activity near the United States. These actions will culminate in a global Russian naval exercise this fall," the U.S. official told reporters, according to Reuters.

"We are expecting that Russia will temporarily send combat naval vessels to the Caribbean region and these ships will likely conduct port calls in Cuba and possibly Venezuela. There may also be some aircraft deployments or flights in the region," he said.

The Cuban foreign minister said the Russian sailors would "follow a program of activities that includes courtesy visits to the head of the Revolutionary War Navy and the governor of Havana, and visit sites of historical and cultural interest."

Do the Russian ships and submarine off the coast of Florida have nuclear weapons?

"This visit, which is part of the historic friendly relations between Cuba and the Russian Federation, strictly adheres to the international conventions to which the State of Cuba is a party," the release from Cuba's Foreign Ministry said. "Since none of these ships carry nuclear weapons, their stopover in our country represents no threat to the region."

A U.S. official said the U.S. intelligence community did not believe the submarine, while nuclear-powered, was carrying nuclear weapons.

What is the U.S. doing about the Russian ships and submarine off the coast?

OSINT analysts have been posting updates showing multiple vessels in the area that could be shadowing the Russian ships. Some of the vessels names include the USS Truxtun and USS Donald Cook destroyers, the Coast Guard's Cutter Stone and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec, with at least at least one U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon and Canadian CP-140 Aurora.

Has Russia sent ships this way before?

Naval exercises are common worldwide, and the official said the Biden administration was not concerned since Russia has sailed ships into the Western Hemisphere every year from 2013 to 2020.

However, the official also said Russian naval activity had increased after the U.S. showed support for Ukraine.

"This is about Russia showing that it's still capable of some level of global power projection," the official said.

In 2019, the U.S. military and Coast Guard tracked a Russian spy ship , identified as the Viktor Leonov, as it operated off the coast from North Carolina to Florida. The Coast Guard issued a marine safety bulletin about the ship, which the agency said was operating in an "unsafe manner" by not responding to radio calls and running without lights.

The Viktor Leonov, whuch CNN reported is outfitted with high-tech spying equipment designed to intercept signals, has been spotted se v eral times over the years, most recently off the coast of Hawaii .

Steve Holland, Reuters, contributed to this story.

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An extended 'South to North' view of Russia from Astrakhan to St. Petersburg through Moscow.

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Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience cruising the Volga river from Moscow to Astrakhan. The tour includes 2 nights in Moscow.

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A Volga river cruise is more than a geographical voyage; it’s also a journey through Russia’s rich and captivating history. No other experience takes you so completely to another place and time. The Volga is Europe’s longest and largest river; it meanders through the stories of Ivan the Terrible and his rise to power, the two historic ‘Greats’ Peter and Catherine, and then on into today. It’s a unique opportunity to see modern Russia in the context of its intriguing history, ably assisted by friendly and professional academics and tour guides. A Volga Dream Russian river tour promises to leave you with an unforgettable afterglow of fond memories.

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Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise

Moscow and St. Petersburg are Russia’s best-known cities, but the towns of Russia’s historic Golden Ring are delightful too. The luxurious Volga Dream offers a unique opportunity to visit these Russian gems by sailing gently along the Volga River on an unforgettable cruising experience. In small, exclusive groups you’ll enjoy preferential access to some of Russia’s most significant cultural sites.

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Moscow to Astrakhan River Cruise

Your River Cruise on the luxurious MS Volga Dream takes you from Moscow along Russia’s grand Volga River to the legend that is Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) and Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. Along the way, you’ll discover the treasures of Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga, medieval Nizhniy Novgorod and beautiful Kazan, the ancient Tatar capital. We plan our tour carefully to combine the very best of Moscow with a world-class Volga River cruise.

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We love hearing from guests about their time in Russia and one comment often hear is how surprised people are by the Russian capital. We can’t say for certain what people expected but we do know that it’s always far removed from what they imagined! It’s been called a modern metropolis, a cosmopolitan city, an historic gem, an architectural treasure and a cultural powerhouse, among other descriptions. Majestic Moscow has always surprised our guests and left them with lasting and fond memories.

Russia’s famous Golden Ring is an archipelago of historic towns surrounding Moscow. Uglich is one of the oldest and was founded under Igor, the last Varangian prince. It once resisted the Mongol invasion and its ancient walls saw the grisly murder of young Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible. The impressive Church of St. Dmitri on the Blood, with its classic onion domes and blood red walls, is a fine example of classic Russian architecture. The tour ends with an enchanting choral concert.

This, the oldest city on the Volga River, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a wealth of ancient orthodox treasures. The impressive Transfiguration of the Savior, adorned with murals depicting St. John’s apocalyptic visions can be seen in the Spassky Monastery. The Church of St. Elijah the Prophet is decorated with an awe-inspiring selection of rich frescoes. For a real taste of pre-revolutionary Russia, visitors are entertained by a costumed reception at the Governor’s House.

Close to the shores of White Lake once were the ‘tsar’s fishing grounds’. It lies in a place so serene that ancient monks chose to build no fewer than three holy sites here, including the Ferapontov Monastery. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, its chapels boast magnificent frescoes by Dionysius, one of Russia’s most renowned icon painters. The Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was a refuge for many nobles during tumultuous times and later a fortress that successfully repelled invading armies.

The Karelia region is a vast and naturally beautiful wilderness that spreads all the way from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle. The glorious island village of Kizhi consists almost entirely of the traditionally styled wooden buildings of ‘Old Russia’. Among them is the famous Transfiguration Church built in 1714. Remarkably, and in testament to the craftsmen of the time, not a single nail was used in its construction! Kizhi is one of the favorite stops on the river cruise to St. Petersburg.

A typical rural hamlet brought to life by warm and welcoming villagers. Volga Dream guests are invited into local homes to enjoy classic Russian fare, tea with jam and ‘pirozhki’ (pies). Enthusiastic hosts share Russian traditions and the appeal of village life while proudly showing off their scrupulously kept homes and kitchen gardens. The tour continues with a brief bus ride to see a unique World War II memorial and then, for a real glimpse of Russian life, a visit to a local primary school.

Nizhny Novgorod

This was once a wealthy city thanks to its proximity to rich eastern trading routes. During the Soviet era, the city was closed to outsiders because of its military importance. It’s also where many political prisoners were sent to live out their days in exile. The 16th-century Kremlin ramparts offer spectacular views and the city is known for its elaborately decorated churches. For Volga Dream cruise guests, the highlight of the day is an evening folk concert performed by local children.

Sailing along the Volga river, the riverbank gradually ceases to be dominated by Orthodox churches. Instead, beautiful mosques appear as the river crosses into Tatarstan where the first stop is scenic Kazan, the region’s capital. Inside the white walls of the citadel, the famous Kul Sharif mosque and the old Cathedral of Peter and Paul stand side-by-side symbolizing the two faiths’ long and peaceful coexistence in the region. A concert of traditional Tatar music ends the Volga Dream tour in Kazan.

Passing the Zhigulevskie Mountains offers wonderful views from the sundeck before touring the city. One of the key attractions is the fascinating Space Museum, which offers a revealing glimpse of how the Soviet Union pursued its ambitious journey to the cosmos. The town is also noted for its beautiful esplanade, perfect for a relaxed stroll beside the Volga river. This in turn leads to the Samara State Art Museum. Founded in 1897, it is home to a collection of more than 16,000 works of art.

This city is best known for its close associations with cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The Russian hero who achieved worldwide fame as the first man in space lived and studied here. Saratov used to be home to a large German community, a heritage that can still be seen in the local architecture. The Volga Dream tour visits the Radishchev State Art Museum, the first picture gallery in Russia outside Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Originally called Tsaritsyn, the city was renamed Stalingrad from 1925 to 1961 in honor of the USSR’s leader. During World War II, the city’s residents put up a heroic defense, repelling an advancing Nazi invasion. The battle for Stalingrad has gone down in history as a pivotal moment in the bloody conflict on the eastern front. The most ferocious and deadly fighting took place on Mamayev Hill, where an imposing memorial now stands close to the excellent Battle of Stalingrad Panorama Museum.

Saint Petersburg

If Moscow surprises, then St Petersburg delights. Peter the Great founded the city to showcase Russia’s newfound enlightenment. He wanted to show the modern world a cultured and advanced society. In short, he built the city to impress and in that he succeeded splendidly! The striking buildings were designed by some of the finest architects Europe had to offer and even now, the ‘Venice of the North’ never fails to enchant with its spectacular buildings and impressive canal network. It is a city of true grandeur.

Cocktails with the Captain

Commanding any ship is a complex role that calls for a long list of skills. Captains know their vessels inside out as well as well as the routes they sail and when things don’t go to plan, they have to make instant decisions. Above all though, the most important part of the job, underpinning everything they do, is to keep the ship and everyone aboard safe. The Captain’s cocktail party is a great and a wonderful opportunity for passengers and crew to get acquainted as the gets underway.

Matryoshka doll painting

There is nothing more typically Russian than a Matryoshka. It embodies the fact that there’s always something deeper to be found in every aspect of Russian life. Learning the traditional designs and techniques used to decorate these iconic dolls offers a pleasant diversion and some cathartic creativity!

Superb Service & Dining

Our restaurant serves the highest standard of international cuisine, freshly made by our Cordon Bleu Chef. Choose either a sumptuous buffet or set menu for lunch while dinner is always four or five courses with full service. High praise for the exquisite quality of meals is yet another constantly recurring feature in feedback from our guests.

Meet the Professor

From the Mongol hordes to Soviet times, Russia’s history is, like all of Europe’s, a complex web of political intrigue, war and peace, trade and treaties, as well as heroes and villains. Academics devote whole lifetimes to studying Russia’s long past and one of them presents a series of lectures shedding light on everything from Gorbachev to Chekhov, Khrushchev to Ivan the Terrible and of course, contemporary Russia. Our Professor is on board throughout the river cruise for informal conversation.

Beginner’s Russian

The Russian language can be rather beautiful and poetic and we know that many seasoned travelers enjoy trying their hand at different languages. Our onboard teachers provide an introduction to the riches of Russian, so guests can try out a few useful words and phrases on real Russians during the exciting river tours from Moscow to St. Petersburg or from Moscow to Volgograd!

Russian tea tasting

The drink we tend to associate with Russia is vodka, but tea, in fact, is the much more universal beverage of choice throughout the country. Guests will get acquainted with the Russian tea etiquette, a fundamental component of the country's social culture, and enjoy the traditional tea ceremony while cruising from St. Petersburg to Moscow or taking a Grand Volga river tour.

Russian Dinner & Vodka Tasting

All our dining is international but for Russian Dining night, the Chef includes a selection of traditional Russian dishes: Chicken Kiev, Kulebyaka and no Russian table is complete without Borsch. To add to the ‘Taste of Russia’ optional Russian dress, or at least a touch of Russian style, is provided along with enthusiastic help from our staff!

Russian Cooking Class

A plate of pelmeni might not look like much to the untrained eye, but it forms the heart of Russian cuisine and culture. Basically, it's a type of dumpling: small portions of meat and onion wrapped in a thin sheet of unleavened dough and boiled, a little like ravioli. Guests can join a Russian cooking class onboard the MS Volga Dream to learn how to cook this delicious Russian dish.

Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Piano Recital

Some of the greatest classical music ever written comes from Russia. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting stage for a virtuoso solo recital by our resident concert pianist than the mighty Volga or a better backdrop than the heart of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov’s own serene homeland.

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MS Volga Dream is Russia’s only family-owned river cruise ship. She can accommodate up to 100 guests, far fewer than most other cruise ships on the river making for a uniquely friendly and intimate atmosphere aboard.

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We at Volga Dream are completely convinced that, our guests should stay in great 5-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg within comfortable walking distance of all the major attractions, theaters and restaurants, rather than having to waste time in traffic.

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Luxurious Accommodation

The MS Volga Dream is the most intimate and elegant 5-star cruise vessel in Russia. She boasts 56 cabins, all river facing, ranging from comfortable Standard Cabins to spacious Junior Suites and the luxurious forward facing Owner's Suite.

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Russian Cultural Experience

Explore Russia's past with the help of professional tour guides. Our on-board program includes fascinating talks on Russian history and politics, Russian language lessons, a festival of Russian cuisine (including vodka tasting!), and much more.

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Gourmet Dining

Our on board restaurant serves international cuisine to the highest standard, all freshly made by our Cordon Bleu Chef. For Russian Dining night, he prepares a selection of traditional Russian dishes: Chicken Kiev, Kulebyaka and Borsch.

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All our service crew members are native Russians who are fluent in English and handpicked by the Owner. Proudly, the Volga Dream is famous for her hard working and very hospitable personnel who take care of every aspect of your life aboard.

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The Best Cruise Ships in the World: The Gold List 2024

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Best Cruise Ships in the World The Gold List 2024

Consider Gold List the answer to the question our editors get asked more than any other: What are your favorite places to stay? Our 30th annual iteration of the world’s greatest hotels and cruises captures nearly a year’s worth of work: This collection represents hundreds of hours of researching, scouting, and impassioned debating by our team of editors in seven cities across the globe. But more than that, it reflects our ongoing love affair with the places where we stay, which often become our gateways to entire destinations. Read on to inspire your next cruise.

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Oceania Cruises' Marina is one of 12 ships chosen by our editors for 2024.

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Cruise ships often get compared to floating hotels or resorts, but here’s one that feels like a floating Vegas show. Applause, please, for the glittering peacock made from Swarovski crystals and the Magic Carpet platform that shimmies up and down the ship, cantilevered over the water for some of the best seats in the house, while in the Martini Bar, a troupe of bartenders juggle shakers to the sound of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Beyond is one of the largest ships in Celebrity’s Edge class, and all that space is used to maximize the drama. A whole corridor is filled with a glowing installation of bronze sculptures reflected in infinity mirrors; a favorite anchorage was Eden, a beautiful, biophiliac bubble for hiding away in, watching the ship’s wake through triple-height windows and dawdling in swivel chairs that resemble green carnations. As for the cast, there are some stellar performers: Kelly Hoppen designed most of the interiors; Daniel Boulud’s debut signature restaurant at sea, Le Voyage, has an impeccable, globe-trotting menu alighting on Brazilian moqueca and tamarind prawns. But top of the bill is Captain Kate McCue, the first American woman to captain a cruise ship. A captain hasn’t been this synonymous with their ship since the days of Merrill Stubing; follow her social media for a glimpse into the art of ship navigation. During our short, prelaunch cruise, we had an itinerary that involved looping round and round the Isle of Wight—a short trip, but one that was big on sheer spectacle. Three-night sailings from $300 per person. —Rick Jordan

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The Amazon River has the opacity of chocolate milk and is almost deathlike in its stillness—which is wild when you consider how much life thrives there. It was on a nine-day journey through Peru with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic that I learned this, as we spent five of those days exploring the jungle by boat. Our chariot: the Delfin II , a Relais & Châteaux vessel with 14 thoughtfully appointed staterooms.

Most days began with a crack-of-dawn skiff ride soundtracked by the squall of jewel-winged, dusky-headed parakeets. The photographers pulled out their football lenses and the birders gasped from behind their binoculars as naturalists pointed out an elegant snowy egret picking its way through a mudbank, a neotropic cormorant spreading its gothy black wings like a vampire, and the somber Jabiru stork, the largest flying bird in South America, standing like a dour English butler on a naked tree limb. Also flagged were capuchin monkeys, giant river otters, flamboyant bromeliads, and—after dark—scores of caimans and capybaras.

We spent one muggy morning in a Kukama village, where indigenous women wove raffia bowls and cooked catfish, and another morning paddling the river—an outing which culminated with a pod of pink river dolphins leaping from the water mere feet from our kayaks. (Even our seen-it-all naturalist, Sandro, clapped like a schoolgirl.)

This deep in the Amazon jungle, there were no other tourists. When we did see signs of human life, they were usually fishermen or park rangers. And because there was no Wi-Fi on the Delfin II and a near total blackout on cell reception, downtime was spent attending lectures on Amazonian ecology, sampling native fruits (how the aptly named ice cream bean hasn’t been pitched on Shark Tank yet, I’ll never know), and buddying up to the ship bar, where I made fast friends of fellow guests. (Expedition cruises always draw a fascinating lot; my cohort included a microbiologist, metaphysical transcendentalist, and one of the earliest Apple employees.)

The highlight of the trip, however, was hiking through the jungle with a local tracker who showed us a brown-throated three-toed sloth, Goliath bird-eating tarantula, junior anaconda, and a century-old strangler fig. When we finally emerged from the bush, we were treated to a spectacular tangerine-and-charcoal sunset punctured by bolts of lighting. It was surreal and intense, just like everything else in this untouched corner of the world. Eight-day sailings from $5,730 per person. —Ashlea Halpern

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Ritz-Carlton’s first foray into cruising, the Evrima is a hotel-at-sea experience that might just be the antidote to all the big ship itineraries. Think ultra-small ship luxury (at half the capacity of the Seabourns and Regents) with plenty of scenery options to choose from—the European Mediterranean (routes from Turkey to the Canary Islands) from spring through fall, and the Caribbean (San Juan to St. Barts) in winter—and a younger crowd than most of the luxury cruise market; mostly culture lovers with a dearth of cruising experience who can't wait to get ashore to the Côte d’Azur village restaurants. The 624-foot ship is the first in a fleet of three emerging over the next few years, and it still feels spacious with 149 suites, two pools, a cigar humidor, six bars (the interior Living Room and top-floor Observation Lounge, The Bar, and bars located at the Marina Terrace, the Pool House, and Mistral), a beauty salon and spa deck, water-level marina terrace with water toys, and a fitness center. The 246 staff range from deck crew to your cabin’s personal concierge, all of whom are dubbed the ship’s Ladies and Gentlemen—but titles feel almost superfluous aboard Evrima , where everyone from the tender drivers to dining leads will pause to actually get to know you and recall your name and story (and even your drink order) to make the entire experience feel organic and warm. It’s almost like you’re spending the night in someone’s home, which just so happens to be a 624-foot mega-yacht. And the Evrima itinerary has plenty of free time and overnight ports of call in its sailings, so you can head ashore for a day, or even an entire evening late into the night—gallivanting, dining, and imbibing with the new friends you'll no doubt meet onboard. Seven-night sailings from $5,800 per person. —Shannon McMahon

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Is there any Marina passenger who doesn’t wish—even for a second—to confine himself to his stateroom on debarkation day? Perhaps only the smarty pants who booked their next cruise before this one ends. Otherwise, how can an epicurean cruiser (that’s Marina ’s crowd) not pine for another shot at the new wine list starring 80 highly coveted, hard-to-snag labels, including swoon-worthy Super Tuscans? You’ll long for one more brag-worthy chance to sip The Mascot, a label from Harlan family pedigree (think cult fave Harlan Estate); the Polo Grill’s deft sommelier knows exactly which prime steak pairs best. Despite eight compelling complimentary restaurants (Red Ginger’s signature lobster pad thai is still a must-devour), Marina vibes far more than great meals. Work up a sweat storm playing pickleball on deck 16 or braving core conditioning in the gym. Melt into a marine detox wrap (I love the juniper and lemon scent) at Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, then sink into the spa terrace’s bubbling hot tub. Get down and dirty in the artist loft by painting a Venetian mask and playing Impressionist. In the hands-on culinary center, learn to cure a fish or preserve a lemon. Come May 2024, Marina debuts a splashy redo. Fall in love again with revamped avocado toast—bravo to the taco-spiced shrimp topping—in the new wellness-driven Aquamar kitchen. Where you lie your head hardly matters. An entry 291-square-foot stateroom starring a four-pillow, soft-sheet bed feels mighty spacious and sports Bulgari shampoo. That said, the top-to-bottom penthouse suites’ glam reno is beyond covetable, from the expanded bath to a boatload of enviable perks. Ten-day sailings from $1,999 per person. —Janice Wald Henderson

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Who better to guide you through Norway’s most remote reaches—including the Svalbard archipelago, the northernmost inhabited islands on the planet—than a Norwegian cruise company that knows the area’s every crag and fjord? Hurtigruten is an Oslo-based line whose ships have traversed these waters since 1893, ferrying freight, mail, and passengers to the communities along the rugged coast. In 2023, to celebrate its 130th anniversary, the company’s flagship, the newly refurbished, 500-passenger MS Trollfjord (named for a fjord in the Vesterålen archipelago) began sailing two hybrids of its original 34-port Norwegian Coastal Express, calling at several of the towns and villages on the original route. From September through April, the North Cape Express (a 13-day, 16-port itinerary) sails from Oslo to the North Cape and then south to Bergen. In the summertime, the Svalbard Express’s eight-day journey begins in Bergen and progresses north, with extended port calls and excursions in seven towns before entering the Arctic Circle and pulling into Longyearbyen, a mining town on Spitsbergen, Svalbard’s main island. On both routes Trollfjord offers its (mostly European) passengers an uncommon way to explore the region, with uniquely Nordic cultural touches to connect them to the country. There’s a pre-boarding spread of Norwegian fare in the ship’s departure lounge, and Trollfjord ’s three restaurants prioritize Scandinavian cuisine (salmon, reindeer, and lingonberries, oh my!) and the food culture of the indigenous Sámi people. The ship’s 277 staterooms and 12 suites (with walk-in closets, corner bathtubs and floor-to-ceiling windows) offer a cozy retreat from the sometimes-harsh weather. And typically Nordic diversions such as aquavit tastings, oceanview saunas and polar plunges leave you in no doubt about where you are and who you’re sailing with. 10-day sailings from $3,082 per person. —Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

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Imagine the most luxurious hotel you’ve ever stayed in. That’s precisely what stepping onboard the Regent Seven Seas Cruises Navigator feels like. And while the opulence and grandeur shine through every square inch of space, it’s worth mentioning that the staff are what make the experience memorable, remembering your name, preferences, likes, and dislikes from the second you step afoot the eight-deck vessel.

The 248 ultraluxe all-suite accommodations feel like your home away from home—despite their capacious interiors—and your personalized steward makes sure of that with thoughtful touches from the moment you check in. Thanks to a revamp in 2019, the ship feels pristine with a new library—complete with a faux fireplace—and sleek state-of-the-art furnishings (including the cruise line’s bespoke mattresses and bed linens) in each of the rooms. However, what makes the Navigator stand out from its counterparts is its intimate size, as it’s the smallest in Regent’s fleet. Everything onboard feels just an arm’s reach away, and you’ll quickly bond with fellow passengers after spending the day together on one of the complimentary shore excursions, such as tours by local guides, cooking classes, and other intimate adventures.

During my Mediterranean voyage, days were spent immersing ourselves in new cities, whereas nights began with a freshly shaken ice-cold martini followed by an exuberant dinner, with a stop in the Seven Seas Lounge for whatever was on tap that night, ranging from cabaret to karaoke. At the end of the journey, I left wanting more and with a suitcase full of clean clothes, thanks to one of the many attentive touches onboard: the included laundry service. 10-night sailings from $3,360 per person. —Rachel Dube

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“We are not the Rat Pack,” quips Andrew Pedder, the witty Yorkshire-born captain of Seabourn Ovation. He's referring to himself and the other senior officers, for any guests who may have wandered into their impromptu panel session instead of the musical show taking place later that evening. The Q&A—which covers everything from the prettiest ports to the number of Champagne bottles typically consumed during a seven-day voyage—is part of a last-minute program of activities arranged for an unexpected sea day when it’s too windy to dock in the South of France. This is mid-October, on one of the ship’s jaunts around the Mediterranean for the season, and no one seems to mind the change of plan (although when we do explore, all the islands we visit—Menorca, Corsica, Elba—are blissfully tourist-free). It simply means more time for spa treatments, soaks in the outdoor hot tubs, and afternoon tea in the observation bar. Even then, it only feels like there are 60 passengers onboard, rather than 600. The restaurants are excellent, from Sushi, where you can sit at the counter watching the Japanese chefs at work, to poolside Earth & Ocean for Tandoori-style rotisserie chicken and Madras-style white bean cassoulet. Suites are spacious, each one with a balcony. West End–standard entertainment includes a magician and a chart-topping classical singer. But what makes this ultraluxe ship really memorable is the relaxed, on-point service by staff who remember your name and coffee order, or even a familiar face from a sailing five years ago. Seven-day sailings from $2,649 per person. —Emma Love

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Silversea is defined by its far-flung itineraries and exceptional onboard service (think Moët Champagne as you take in an iceberg calving in Antarctica). But the 220-passenger Silver Endeavour, new to the fleet and already a classic, raises every bar. Rooms start at a spacious 356 square feet and have luxury perks like pillow menus and a personalized bar, making them the best in all of Silversea’s array of ships. As far as food goes, premium Ars Italica Osetra caviar is complimentary and around-the-clock, though the Dover sole paired with a label from the rare wine menu at La Dame would have you believing you were in Paris. And the signature Otium spa celebrates pampering as much as it does wellness—don’t skip on the oxygen-boosting Golden Radiance facial. You may find yourself at any given hour glimpsing ice walls through the Drake Passage and remembering that the best part about this ship is the awe-inspiring places it dares to take you. 10-day sailings from $13,150. —Janice Wald Henderson

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Although new to the cruise industry, Virgin Voyages has already begun to set itself apart from its predecessors. When first stepping on the Scarlet Lady, cruisers are met with a rousing, upbeat staff that serve as gurus around the ship and are experts on everything from beauty to juicing. While the Scarlet Lady takes you on a familiar route around the Caribbean, the on-shore excursions available are what make this sail memorable. Take a leap of faith on daring outings such as the Waterfalls of Damajagua in Puerto Plata, where guests make their way down seven of the 27 natural slides and waterfalls. After the exhilarating experience, travelers can sit down with locals and come together over Dominican staples such as pollo guisado, tostones, and mangú. You can always get local delicacies while docked, but while onboard, you must snag a reservation at the Test Kitchen. It’s an experimental dining experience where the menu always evolves. You go in only seeing a small card with ingredients listed for the night’s meal, but everything else is up to the imagination. One might find cucumbers puréed and frozen into ice cream as dessert, or beets formed and prepared like steak. While en route to the next port, the hard reset one does at the Redemption Spa leaves your body feeling anew; it’s impossible to come back from vacation feeling the same as when you departed. On any Virgin Voyages ship, you’ll love the indulgent atmosphere, whether you’re catering to your sweet tooth by narrowing down your favorite gelato of the day, grabbing a drink at one of the five bars that stake claim to having the largest tequila supply on the seven seas, or finally getting that tattoo you’ve been thinking about for ages after visiting the ship’s tattoo parlor, Squid Ink. Seven-day sailings from $2,100 per person. —Paris Wilson

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Six days sailing from England to New York across the vast Atlantic had the potential to bore me to stupefaction, but it turned out I had nothing to fear. “The ship is the destination,” said an entertainment director for Queen Mary 2 , who oversees a program that makes this cruise liner the undisputed hub of creative and intellectual stimulation on the high seas. Where else can you attend the annual Literature Festival At Sea, meeting top fiction and nonfiction authors like the late PJ O’Rourke, Bernadine Evaristo, and Louis de Bernières? And where else can you visit a planetarium, watch a Royal Shakespeare theater production, or hear guest speakers discuss artwork investments and the history of airport drug mules?

In between spa massages and table tennis rallies, I nourished my mind in the mahogany library before nourishing my body at the Princess Grill and Queens Grill restaurants, scarfing dishes like croquette of suckling pig, paired with excellent vintages and followed by mango panna cotta. On the final stretch of the journey, as dolphins leapt over the horizon and the Statue of Liberty loomed into view, my heart sank a little—New York City awaited, yet I didn’t want to disembark. That’s quite an achievement. Seven-day sailings from $1,389 per person. —Noo Saro-Wiwa

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During my first few hours aboard the Atlas Ocean Voyages World Navigator, I felt a bit like I had inadvertently crashed a family reunion: Seemingly everyone else aboard this Arctic expedition had just sailed to Antarctica on the Navigator six months before, so several crew members and guests spent much of embarkation day hugging and catching up. With a maximum occupancy of 196, it’s already an intimate ship, but the fact that the relatively young brand, which debuted in 2019, could develop such an impressive number of repeat travelers in such a short spell speaks volumes. Many told me they were drawn to Atlas because of its eco-friendly bona fides (the new-build ship makes use of hybrid engines from Rolls-Royce designed to leave minimal impact), but the creature comforts on board certainly help. While the star attraction of such an expedition voyage is what lies beyond the decks—access to remote Antarctic fjords that larger vessels can’t dream of traversing, or spotting polar bears loping along pearly glaciers in the Arctic—I made the most of my time in between Zodiac expeditions. The multi-jet shower in my stateroom was sublime after damp and rigorous treks, the heated massage beds in the only L’Occitane Spa at sea are a dream, and the Arctic summer’s 24 hours of sunshine made the Dome observation deck a prime perch to cozy up with a book at any time of day or night. There was neither internet nor cell phone connectivity during my entire eight-day journey sailing thanks to the remote latitudes (though Atlas guests now have access to full Starlink satellite coverage), which meant this was the longest I’d been offline since the 1990s—and yet somehow, drifting through the surreal landscape in this cosseting bubble, I didn’t miss scrolling or chatting with the outside world one bit. Seven-night sailings from $4,749 per person. —Sarah Khan

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A passenger who is well below senior age dances the robot to classic rock, to R&B, to country music, and to disco hits as talented singers and a live band perform most nights in the Rolling Stone Lounge, on Holland America Line’s Westerdam . His mechanical movements are a source of amusement and encouragement; if he can take over the dance floor, so can we with our own moves. The 1,916-passenger Westerdam is beloved as a traditional cruise ship, with its smaller-than-mega-ship size, deep blue hull, wraparound outdoor promenade deck, and details such as fresh flowers all around, celebrating the 150-year-old cruise line’s Dutch roots. Tradition does not mean staid. There’s rock and roll. There’s a trendy top-of-ship pickleball court.

On an Alaska cruise, my husband and I start our days with a jolt of caffeine via the baristas at Explorations Central, the ship’s cushy, contemporary, forward-facing observation lounge, before heading off on adventures such as joining other passengers in synchronized paddling a large canoe to see the ancient yet diminishing ice of Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier. Back on the ship, we indulge in excellent burgers, topped with Gouda and applewood-smoked bacon and served in fast-food wrapping from a stand at the covered Lido pool. We enjoy sustainable Alaska seafood—grilled salmon, fennel-crusted halibut, fried cod—in between cocktails made with local gin, served on real glacial ice. From the veranda of our classic aft cabin, mesmerizing views of the ship’s wake, seemingly endless forest, and a distant, blue-tinged glacier clear our brain. We’re ready for more of the dancing man. Seven-day sailings from $379 per person. —Fran Golden

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Boattime Yacht Charters

Sun Goddess yacht Charters

The ideal entertainer.

With multiple catering options, our award-winning Executive Chef can provide a tailored menu to suit any event. We also offer drink packages or bar service options. Our vessels come fully equipped with in built PA and display systems throughout and room for entertainment such as a DJ or a band.

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Packages & Prices

Package 1 – Day-trip Beaches & BBQ’s 

Departing at 12pm, our captain takes your crew out Island Hopping for a day of Watersports, BBQ buffet, Cold drinks and fun in the sun. Think Banana boats, cold beers, SUP’s and multiple bars.

This package is perfect for an Aussie Summer day, with up to 130 passengers and a minimum run time of 4 hours this is definitely one the crew will remember.

Package 2 – Evening Cocktails & Canapés

Departing at 5pm, this Sunset Cruise sets the mood for a night of world class luxury and celebration aboard the Gold Coasts premier Superyacht. Touring the northern Islands of the Coast’s broadwater and cruising back to the Sun Setting over Surfers Paradise, this is the ideal venue to create special memories.

With a selection of platters, Canapés, Cocktails and Champagne on the menu – come aboard with up to 130 guests and be entertained on a 3-hour Luxury Broadwater Cruise sure to stand out as unforgettable.

Option 3 – Custom Charter

Want to create a Custom Charter event? We’ve got it handled – Let us do the planning for you. Delicious food, plentiful drinks and great entertainment. We have a lot of partners including Dining and Recreational activities available inclusive of the charter hire.

Yacht Layout Features

Our newly renovated Mermaid Spirit can host up to 100 guests for day charters and can sleep 22 guests for overnight charters. A tri-deck catamaran, Mermaid Spirit boasts multiple entertainment decks and spaces and comes equipped with jet skis, kayaks, scuba diving gear, stinger proof pool and paddle boards for the more adventurous of guests. See mermaid spirit here

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Dining and Bars

Entertainment areas

Audio Throughout

Flat Screen TV’s

Watersports (ask us!)

  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Inflatable stinger proof pool
  • Banana boat
  • Gourmet BBQ
  • Buffet style
  • Fine dining
  • Bar service
  • Drinks packages available
  • Bar tab (by consumption)
  • Entertainment – DJ/band
  • Extra Watersports
  • Photography
  • Videography

Landings & Destinations

  • Wave Break Island
  • Sanctuary Cove
  • Scottish Prince Wreck

Moreton Bay

  • Brisbane River
  • Moreton Island
  • Stradbroke Island

Availability & Booking Enquiry

Our boats are berthed at Marina Mirage. Please see the ‘contact us’ page on our website for further details and a map. Marina Mirage is about 10 mins from Surfers and 15 mins from Broadbeach.

Where can I park?

There is plentiful free parking at Marina Mirage/Mariners Cove which you are permitted to use.  Please check signage at time of parking and if parking overnight consider street parking to avoid towing.

What about other transport options?

There are lots of ways to get to the boat! The most popular (and cost effective/convenient) is often via Maxi Taxis.

I am short on time can you please help me out with catering/drinks?

Yes, we also offer catering and drinks service for your convenience. Please request our full catering list as advance bookings are required. We offer a range of catering options from grazing boards, to canapes and private chefs.

(Catering and drinks service options may be affected by Government restrictions due to Covid, please check at the time of your charter what the current restrictions are)

Do you have Eskies on board?

Yes we have Fridges & Eskies and we also provide ice.

Where can we go on our charter?

We mainly operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Where to go very much depends on what you would like to do and how long your boat charter is for so please feel free to discuss this with our team. In a 3 hour charter during the day our guests usually love a swim stop at Wavebreak Island where you can enjoy the range of island activities on board. Your skipper is knowledgeable in the local area and will make recommendations based on the conditions on the day.  If you don’t wish to swim in a 3 hour charter you instead opt to sail further north along the inside of South Stradbroke Island and see the millionaires mansions at Sovereign Islands.

In the evening we will generally sail north to watch the sunset and return to the southern part of the Broadwater to enjoy the city lights after dark which are just beautiful.

Will I get seasick?

We mainly operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. If we go offshore (into the open ocean) there is a possibility of large waves.

Are your charters suitable for guests with limited mobility?

We have welcomed several guests on board with limited mobility. However we do realise that each individual is different in terms of ability and what they are comfortable with. Please take a look at the 360 tours on the ‘ Our Boats ‘ page for an ideal of getting around the boats and do bear in mind a big step up (or carry) is required to board the boats at the marina. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss further to ensure you and your guests are comfortable prior to making a booking.

How do I book?

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