South Stradbroke Island.

Encounter Tour.

From $75.00pp

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

Location: Hollywell, QLD


This 3 hour Gold Coast Broadwater and Moreton Bay Marine Park boating tour for up to 8 guests is the ideal combination of a Gold Coast Broadwater cruise and an island wildlife discovery tour. Departing at Runaway Bay Marina with 2 stopovers at South Stradbroke Islands Tipplers Cafe, where the wallaby’s sit right next to the cafe tables and the Bedrooms, boosting untouched island nature. Watch out for marine life such as dolphins, turtles, rays and dugongs as you cruise through the Gold Coast Broadwater. Explore the foreshore of South Stradbroke Island, home to many different shore birds. See the million dollar water front properties of Sovereign Island as we return to Runaway Bay Marina.


  • 3 hour return Broadwater adventure boat ride with 2 island stopovers
  • Cruise through the Broadwater, Tipplers Passage, The Bedrooms Channel, McKenzies Channel
  • Chance of wildlife encounters on water and on land
  • South Stradbroke Island visit
  • Gold Coast Broadwater boating tour
  • Moreton Bay Marine Park entry
  • Small groups of up to 8 participants
  • Great for photographers and nature lovers



Our tour vessel Blue Manta is a 6m semi-inflatable, rigid hull vessel (RIB) as used by rescue organisations and the water police. Features include bench seating for up to 8 guests, shade canopy and a powerful engine, accelerating you to speeds of up to 70 km/h. The vessel is in full commercial survey and also possess all environmental permits to conduct eco tours within the Moreton Bay Marine Park and on South Stradbroke Island.


  • From June to October this tour is only available as a private charter on demand
  • All other scheduled departures (October to May) are subject to a minimum of at least 4 participants
  • Tours are preferably conducted around high tide or 1-2 hour prior hence, departure times vary each day


  • This tour requires moderate fitness in order to board and disembark our vessel
  • Minimum age 8 years
  • Be prepared to maybe get a little wet (spray jackets provided)


  • Private Charter for 1 to 8 participants – $695pp
  • Standard Charter – $95pp


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  • A small booking fee is charged by the system provider on check-out
  • All of our tours must reach a minimum of 4 participants to depart


TRIP ITINERARY (guide only)
  • Meet at Runaway Bay Marina
  • Boat Safety Brief
  • Depart along the Broadwater
  • Boat along South Stradbroke Islands foreshore
  • Arrive at Tipplers Cafe, South Stradbroke Island and spot the wallabies
  • Continue the cruise north to the Bedrooms, the northern tip of the Island where you have the opportunity to walk across the island to the eastern beachReturn to Runaway Bay via Sovereign Island


  • Meet us at Runaway Bay Marina. 
  • Your confirmation email and reminder emails will include a map and a hyperlink for directions.
  • Please be on time as we have to depart on time.

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