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  • Location:Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Spend the day on Stradbroke Island and discover a little bit of paradise just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast by high-speed luxury catamaran. When you get to Stradbroke Island, it’s up to you how you spend your time: relax on the tranquil private beach or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe. Feed kookaburras and wallabies, and indulge in a buffet lunch before cruising back to the Gold Coast in the late afternoon.


  • 5-hour Stradbroke Island excursion from the Gold Coast
  • Cruise the waters of the Coral Sea by luxury catamaran
  • Explore McLarens Landing on South Stradbroke Island
  • Enjoy an included barbecue lunch
  • Free use of paddleboards, kayaks and canoes
  • Watch the feeding of sea eagles, kookaburras and wallabies

What You Can Expect

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Wallaby Feeding

Departing from Mariners Cove Marina on the Gold Coast, set off in a luxurious high-speed catamaran for a day on Stradbroke Island. Cruising past the glittering Gold Coast Broadwater, enjoy drinks from the licensed bar (own expense) before arriving at McLarens Landing on South Stradbroke Island.

Once on the island, it’s up to you how you spend the day. Explore the island and Mariners Cove and swim in the inlet’s calm waters. If you’re feeling active, get the hang of paddleboarding, or take a kayak or canoe ride through the ultramarine water. There’s no extra charge to use non-motorized equipment; other optional activities like tractor beach rides, sand toboggaining, seaplane or speedboat rides, and jet-skiing are available at own expense. There’s also plenty of local wildlife waiting to be fed on this lovely island, including wallabies and kookaburras.

A barbecue luncheon is included. Bring your appetite for chicken, fish, steak, sausages, potatoes and salads, with drinks available from the licensed bar (drinks at own expense).

On the trip back to the Gold Coast by high-speed catamaran, keep a lookout for the wild sea eagles that follow the boat!

Customer Reviews

Debbie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An absolutely fantastic day

Marie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

mark w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The best experience I had.amazing tour . amazing views and so much fun

Becky S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We all loved it. Very family friendly and crew were big help with getting pram off the boat. Food was great also. All people visiting the gold coast this is a must do.. Guide was funny also.

Mira K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

It was awesome day. We did seaplane tour with Pete. It was really awesome with bit of thrill too. Had time to do bit of kayaking too. And BBQ buffet was delicious with live music. The singer , who is also the captain of our boat, sang a birthday song for me :)). Island was really relaxing. It was a great sunny day too. Thanks to god, it rained only on our way back. Thanks to all staff. They were very enthusiastic and friendly. :)

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Fantastic day out

Gina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

What an awesome day. Yummy lunch, excellent staff. We all loved it. Thanks

Fiona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

A fantastic time on a gorgeous Island with a lot of different water-sports to choose from! The tour-guide/barman/chef/entertainer was awesome!! Highly recommend this tour for a fun-filled day with no disappointments!!

Zia M. S

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Tania O

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

We had a lovely day on this trip. It was very relaxing, lunch was delicious and enjoyed the water activities available on the island. Only down fall was that we were a family on a day trip combined with a christmas party who were all very drunk, loud and rowdy. We felt very uncomfortable especially travelling back from the island as at this stage the drunken people were very drunk and loud and were dropping their alcohol all over the floor of the boat and having trashy conversations whilst we were trying to enjoy the serenity of the waters on the way home. A bit disappointed that families were combined with drunken fools not appropriate.

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