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  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Cruise the scenic waters of the Gold Coast and enjoy a relaxing half day of snorkeling, swimming and watching for dolphins. You’ll set sail from Surfers Paradise on a luxury catamaran and head to Wave Break Island, the closest uninhabited island to the Gold Coast. Surrounded by crystal blue waters and home to a variety of colorful subtropical fish, Wave Break Island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on a white sandy beach. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, with lunch and tea included.


  • 4.5-hour island swim and snorkel cruise from the Gold Coast to Wave Break Island
  • Snorkel or swim in cool waters among colorful subtropical fish
  • Enjoy optional activities such as Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (own expense), beach cricket or other beach activities
  • Relax in the sun or shade on the sandy white beach or on the catamaran's viewing deck
  • Look for bottlenose dolphins and giant sea turtles as you sail along the Gold Coast
  • Snack on a tasty buffet lunch, including fresh local prawns, plus morning or afternoon tea

What You Can Expect

Island Swim and Snorkel Cruise from the Gold Coast

Snorkeling from Wave Break Island

You’ll meet your boat at Surfers Paradise Wharf for your morning or afternoon departure. The crew will greet you as you board your luxury catamaran and set out through the Gold Coast waterways. You’ll hear interesting commentary from the crew as you cruise along, including the stories of the spectacular homes of the Gold Coast’s rich and famous, which you will sail past on your way to Wave Break Island.

When you arrive at Wave Break Island, you’ll have plenty of time to do the activities of your choice. Wave Break Island is a great introductory snorkeling location with a shallow and mostly sandy bottom making it safe for all ages. Snorkel among colorful subtropical fish and swim in the cool, calm waters. Try stand-up paddle-boarding and find out why this fun sport has become so popular. Join in a game of beach cricket, take a stroll along the beach or sit back on the catamaran’s water-level viewing deck and enjoy a cold glass of beer or wine from the licensed bar (own expense).

At lunchtime, a delicious buffet of fresh prawns, chicken and salads will be served. You’ll also be provided with morning or afternoon tea. 

You'll spend 2.5 hours on Wave Break Island, then re-board the catamaran and head offshore to look for the playful bottlenose dolphins and giant sea turtles that live in these waters. Dolphins are seen on approximately 80% of cruises.

After a beautiful sail, you’ll cruise back to Surfers Paradise, taking in spectacular views of the Surfers Paradise skyline and the Gold Coast as you return to shore.

Customer Reviews

New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

I was travelling by myself and still had an amazing time.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

Nice staff and good food.

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