Beachcomber Boat Charters Gold Coast

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Boat Charters Gold Coast Beachcomber 30 ft (8.8m) Speed Boat

Beachcomber is a versatile Cairns Customs Craft aluminium boat with a cruising speed of 20 knots powered by 2 Honda 135hp outboards.  Get aboard for your perfect boat for a private party, fishing trip, island adventure tour, team-building, ash-scattering memorial service or any other event.  This boat charters for up to 12 guests. Hence, we specialize in taking small or larger groups and couples on a memorable cruise.

Beachcomber also serves as an excellent & versatile ‘Camera Boat’ for film & media shoots on the Gold Coast through to Moreton Bay. Her large carrying capacity, configuration where film crews can be facing the action, as well as roof & bow structure have proven a fantastic platform for rigging camera gear. Combined with our experienced skipper, we’re available to help your production get the perfect shot.

For beach parties, Beachcomber can land on a beach and has a front ladder.  We can also do pickup from a beach location.  The boat provides shelter from the sun, wind and rain with an extended roof and drop-down marine clears should the weather become inclement while we are out on the water.  A marine toilet plus fresh water sink on board makes it easy to enjoy extended days out on the water.

We have a blue tooth connected stereo system on board. You are welcome to bring along your own downloaded playlist for streaming during your day on the water.

On our private cruises, we can tailor the itinerary to your requirement.  We can take you to Wave Break Island, Currigee on South Stradbroke Island or as far north as Jumpinpin by special request.  Beachcomber has a low enough clearance to be able to clear many bridges, so we are able to motor up the Nerang River for cruises or pickups if required.  We can also motor you to spots such as Sanctuary Cove, Couran Cove and Sovereign Island or to go and see the December Christmas lights along the canals at Runaway Bay.

Our skippers will find the safest and most protected spot on the day if you want to stop for a swim, a snorkel, a beach picnic, a game of sandbank cricket or just relax on the aqua lily mat.  All the equipment is provided.

Party fun on Beachcomber

Capacity: Can carry up to 12 guests on the Broadwater or 6 guests off shore.

Private Charter Price: $300 per hour – minimum 3 hour hire

Whale watching Price (8 or fewer guests) : $400 per hour – minimum 3 hours

Ash scattering/memorial Price: $400 per hour – minimum 2 hours


Food: BYO or you can request for our catering.  For cheese/grazing platters including a glass of Prosecco on arrival, we charge $20 pp.


Drinks: BYO.  We supply eskies and ice.

(Our rate includes bottled drinking water and soft drinks to enjoy during your cruise.)

Location: Normal Pickup at 8am from Howard Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay.  Pickup elsewhere for private cruises can be arranged.


How do I pay?

We will contact you regarding invoice for payment.  We ask for a 50% deposit on booking, with full payment 7 days prior to scheduled departure.

Beachcomber Packages (Click on '+' below to open)

$900   Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Max 12 persons

Pickup at Lionel Perry Park SURFERS PARADISE


Join us for a beach to beach adventure!  Beachcomber’s front access ladder allows pickup from the beach at Lionel Perry Park Surfers Paradise to drop off at the Wavebreak Island Beach.  Turn up the music and enjoy the cruise along the Nerang River, through to the Broadwater and north to the Wavebreak Island.


At Wavebreak, we’ll anchor so that you can float on the aqua lily mat which we tie up alongside the boat.  You can also swim or fish.  BYO food and drinks.  We provide the ice-filled eskies, champagne flukes/wine glasses for your use.


You can pre-order gourmet platters ($20 pp) of antipasto or cheese & fruit, cooked prawns served on crusty bread and our special seafood cocktail sauce ($90 per kg), etc.

$130 per adult/$100 per teenager/$100 per child (Shared Charter min 4 people to launch)

Pickup at Lionel Perry Park SURFERS PARADISE

Max 12 people

Duration 3 hours


This cruise starts at 12:45pm, pickup at the beach at Lionel Perry Park Surfers Paradise.  Then Beachcomber takes guests north, past the stunning houses fronting Nerang River, out onto the Broadwater, past Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage and SeaWorld.  We will pause to witness the pelican feeding at 1:30pm where a hundred pelicans swoop in for their lunch feast.  Then on our way again to reach Wavebreak Island at 1:45pm.  Often we spot the resident sea life of dolphins, green sea turtles and the occasional dugong.


We anchor at Wavebreak for 1.5 hours.  Guests can choose to disembark via our beach-access  front ladder, taking a picnic basket, and blanket with them or they can stay aboard to enjoy their lunch.  They will discover your private ‘pop-up’ cabanas set up awaiting your arrival.


Guests can enjoy swimming, float atop our aqua lily mat or do some casual fishing.  Some may like to do yabbie-pumping on the sandbanks if tide permits.


Then after the island escape, it is a 30-min leisurely cruise back to Surfers Paradise.


Lunch provided:

  • A glass (or 2) of Prosecco (for guests 18 or older)
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Platter of cheese and fruits
  • Esky filled with ice for your own BYO storage


If further food is required, you can pre-order a seafood platter for 2.


$180pp includes a chilled seafood lunch – large prawns, salmon and oysters.

$1500   Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

Or $1200   Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Max 12 persons

Pickup at Lionel Perry Park SURFERS PARA DISE or Runaway Bay Marina


Join us for a private brunch charter on the beautiful waterways of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater where we’ll drop anchor at an island location for a spot of swimming, snorkelling and relaxing.  While at anchor, guests can also have fun floating on an aqua lily mat which we will tie alongside the boat.  Front ladder allows access directly from boat to sand.  (Snorkelling gear available on request.  Let us know your size.  Snorkelling is only possible with high tide and low winds.). Adventurous guests can choose to explore the shore.


You are also welcome to do some fishing.  We have rods available just in case you want to wet a line.


Brunch provided is for 12 people:

  • A glass of Prosecco on arrival (for guests 18 or older)
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Antipasto platter (mix of cheese, fruits, cold cut meat) for lunch
  • Dessert and another glass of Prosecco


If further food is required, you can pre-order gourmet platters, cooked prawns served on crusty bread and our special seafood cocktail sauce, etc.


If weather permits (ie, winds less than 1.5 knots and seas less than 1.5m), we can also take you whale-watching during the right season.

$600 to $1000   (Private Charter max 8 persons)

Group Size Price
1 $600
2 $600
3 $690
4 $780
5 $840
6 $900
7 $950
8 $100


$150 per adult/$150 per teenager/$100 per child (Shared Charter min 4 people to launch)

Pickup at Runaway Bay Marina.  Morning or Afternoon trip.


Let our Skipper pick you up from Runaway Bay and take you on a Fishing Charter of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater so that you have a 5-hour of fishing fun, with guidance on fishing spots, tips and tricks.  This is great for team-building, celebration parties, social club gatherings or just a fun day with friends.

Fishing on the Broadwater is a calm water adventure where we go in search of estuary fish species, targeting fish such as flathead, bream, whiting and others using a variety of proven techniques. This is your chance to try techniques such as ‘lure fishing’ if you have never done this before.  We use quality fishing gear with brands such as Sumaki, EcoGear, Z-man, Zerek & Lively Lures.  We use lures, soft plastics, vibes and baits, depending on what works best on the day.  Our crew will clean your fish at the end of the day.

If the tide allows, we can take our guests yabbie-pumping on the Broadwater sandbanks for fresh bait – the kids love this!

Price Includes:

  • All fishing gear for use.  Good quality rods, reels, lures and bait
  • Esky with ice.  You can BYO alcoholic drinks
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, Tea/Coffee
  • Snacks


You can pre-order chicken/ham & salad rolls ($4), gourmet platters ($20 pp) of antipasto or cheese & fruit, cooked prawns served on crusty bread and our special seafood cocktail sauce ($90 per kg), etc.

$1200   Duration: 5 hours

Max 6 persons

Pickup at Runaway Bay Marina


On perfect weather / low swell days – when guests may want to chase pelagics offshore – ‘Beachcomber’ is available to go offshore into open waters. There can be all sorts of special moments too, like in the video clip below.

Weather Check & Terms

We will contact you the night before – prior to 8pm – if the weather forecast is not looking ideal to discuss options. We use a range of forecasting tools to try and predict what the weather will be doing and to provide you the most notice in the case that we cancel a charter.

1. We reserve the right to cancel or alter the activities at any time before its scheduled availability if it’s not viable for us to operate the service as planned. This could be because of weather, natural disasters, or other external events over which we have no control.

2. If we cancel your activity, you can either transfer the amounts you have paid to another activity or receive a full refund (subject to availability of dates and additional charges for the difference between your original booking and the rescheduled booking).

3. Please note, if we cancel your booked service, we are not liable for any incidental or consequential expenses or losses you may have incurred because of your booking, including, but not limited to, visa, or travel insurance excess. Nor are we liable for any incidental or consequential expenses or loss you may incur because of the cancelation or alteration of the activity/ies, including but not limited to, travel charges or fees for changed travel arrangements.

4. If you wish to cancel your booking, we require written notification of the cancellation. Please note that:

a. If you cancel more than seven (7) before the booking date, we will refund the service fees less any administrative fees.

b. If you cancel between seven (7) or less days before the booking date, you may:

(i) forfeit your payment; or

(ii) reschedule the booking for another date within 12 months of the booking date (subject to availability of dates and additional charges for the difference between your original booking and the rescheduled booking and subject to additional administrative fees).

Bookings:- Phone  0422 250 972 or Whatsapp

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