Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need a license?

A. No you do not need a license. The boats are governed back to not exceed 10 knots so that unlicensed drivers can drive them.

Q. Is it difficult to drive the boats?

A. No it is not difficult it’s much like steering a car and we assist you with the mooring as you arrive back at the marina.

Q. Is it safe?

A. Yes it is perfectly safe, we give you a full safety briefing before you go out onto the Broadwater and Nerang River which are both lovely calm waters. There is a life jacket for each person on board and the boats have “positive” floatation which means they can’t sink.

Q. How will I find my way around?

A. We provide you with a coloured map of the area that you may cruise in which indicates very clearly where to go. We also give you a briefing of the rules on the water and answer any questions that you may have.

Q. What do I do if I have a problem?

A. You call us on your mobile phone and we will send out our patrol boat to assist you. There is also additional assistance available in the form of the Coast Guard and VMR (Voluntary Marine Rescue) Service who patrols the area and gives assistance to people who are in any danger.

Q. What do I need to bring with me?

A. Personal effects, if you are going out on a cruise for a few hours or for the day we recommend you take sun glasses, hats, sun block, food with preferred drink and any other effects you may wish to use on the day. We hire fishing rods and you can buy bait, ice and cold drinks from our office at the marina.

Q. Where do I get picked up?

A. Any location on the Gold Coast Broadwater that is convenient for you.

Q. Is there parking available?

A. Parking can be located and any of the pick-up locations on the Broadwater

Q. Do I need to book in advance?

A. Over weekends and during holiday periods it is wise to book in advance to avoid disappointment.