Gold Coast Broadwater
Boat Tours & Fishing Charters.

Gold Coast's 'Beachcomber Charters' offers a chance to explore the stunning waterways of Queensland's Gold Coast.

What we do for you

Private & Shared Tours & Charters

shared tour

Tour to Tipplers, South Stradbroke Island.

Escape to an Island Paradise! Let us take you from central Surfers Paradise to the Gold Coast’s best kept secret – a place known as ‘Tipplers’ on South Stradbroke Island, the most southern sand island in Moreton Bay

  • The only Boat Tour from Surfers Paradise to Tipplers on South Stradbroke Island
  • Exclusive Conservation Park guide permit to access the ‘Tipplers Walking Trail’.
  • Small group tour limited to 12 participants per day due to the pristine location
  • Time to relax for an hour to order lunch and a drink or an Island cocktail!
  • Fantastic for nature lovers with stunning scenery throughout, including wildlife such as Wallabies and Dolphins.

A ‘Must do’ Tour for any visit to the Gold Coast!

4 hours


Fishing Charters

Join us for our popular Shared or Private Charter for 5 hours of fishing on the Gold Coast’s Broadwater aboard ‘Beachcomber’ for 2 – 8 guests. 

On the Broadwater we fish for Calm Water species such as Flathead, Bream and Whiting. This is a great day’s fishing for families as ‘Beachcomber’ is a comfortable boat with shade and we even have a marine toilet on board! Charter includes bottled water, soft-drinks and snacks. Catering can be pre ordered for Private Charters when booking.

When conditions are right, ‘Beachcomber’ is also available for offshore fishing charters. Ideally taking a maximum of 6 guests. 

5 hours

private CHARTER

Private Island Cruise with Platter & Prosecco

Private Cruise to Wavebreak or South Stradbroke Island for up to 12 guests! 

Float on the Aqua Lily Mat, swim in the clear waters surrounding  Wavebreak Island, and even relax with some  Broadwater Fishing near South Stradbroke Island – the choice is yours! 

In summer months confident swimmers can choose to go snorkelling if they wish – let us know ahead of time so we have the right fin sizes and equipment on board!  

After swimming guests can relax with the complimentary Cheese, Fruit and Antipasto Platter for Lunch as well as a glass of Prosecco! A fantastic way to spend some time on the beautiful Broadwater!

4 hour

Want to go Whale Watching?

We can head offshore on calm days to visit the whales before returning to lunch near Wavebreak Island as part of our ‘Day Out on the Water’ (for up to 12 guests).

Broadwater Cruising
Surfers Paradise to Wavebreak Island!

3 Hour Tour Departing from the beach at Lionel Perry Park Surfers Paradise.

This tour takes guests past the stunning houses along the Nerang River out into the Gold Coast Broadwater, past Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage and SeaWorld.  Along the way we will keep a lookout for resident sea life of pods of dolphins, green sea turtles and even the occasional dugong.

As we travel along the Broadwater we will briefly stop to witness the ritual of the famous Pelican feeding where close to a hundred pelicans swoop in to gather for their lunch feast! 

The next stop on our tour is across to Wavebreak Island where our guests can be Island castaways for an hour and a half! Our front loading ladder provides the perfect access to go get the Island sand beneath your feet.

We have picnic blankets and baskets for our guests to go to shore if they wish with their Cheese & Fruit platter and a glass of Prosecco! 

Guests are also most welcome to stay and relax aboard Beachcomber while we anchor at Wavebreak. We can tie our Aqua Lily Mat up beside Beachcomber so guests can have a float.

We’ll also have a couple of fishing rods available as well, if you’d like to ‘wet a line’ while on board.

Then, after your Island escape, it will be all back on board for a leisurely 45 minute slow cruise back to Surfers Paradise.

Pelicans, Prawns & Prosecco!

Cruise with Beachcomber Charters from your chosen departure point to Wavebreak Island or South Stradbroke Island – depending on your choice of Tour or Charter! 

We have a variety of catering options for you to choose from. Including Seafood Feasts, Cheese and Fruit Platters for you and your friends or a bucket of Wild Caught Prawns with crusty bread and our special seafood sauce!  Nothing better than having a day with family and friends and a feast of good food as well!  Select ‘Extras’ when booking to choose your additional food options!

If time is at a premium we suggest our 3 hour option – departing from Surfers Paradise.


Private & Shared Broadwater Fishing Charters

‘Beachcomber’ is available for private and shared fishing charters both in the calm waters of Gold Coast’s Broadwater as well as days when the conditions allow us to head out the Gold Coast Seaway and explore offshore.  We have fishing gear for both calm water fishing and days when guests want to chase something bigger offshore! Maximum of 8 guests on our fishing charters.  Great for team building, parties and fun days with family and friends.

We offer the chance of Calm Water Fishing aboard Beachcomber for guests who want to come aboard for 5 hours of fishing on the Gold Coast’s Broadwater from 7am-12pm departing from the beach adjacent Howard Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay. We’ll provide fishing rods, lures, bait and advice on fishing techniques to help with your fishing! Our Skipper Andreas (who is also a Chef) will also give you pointers as to how best to cook your catch of the day! 


Gift Certificates Available!

Purchase a Gift Certificate for the Fishing Fan, or for a Deluxe Lunch cruising treat.