While it feels like summer all year ‘round at Sanctuary Cove, we’re looking forward to the next couple of months in particular. A brand new schedule of on-water activities has been unveiled, and it’s sure to delight and entice visitors to the waterside precinct.

First up, the launch of GoBoat electric picnic boats – which are exactly as fun and fancy as they sound! Established in Copenhagen and now operating in Melbourne and Canberra, these sustainable, electric picnic boats allow you to explore the Gold Coast waterways in Scandinavian style. 

Gather your friends, pack a picnic with supplies from The Marine Village cafes and restaurants, and head out for a relaxing boat ride along the Coomera River and Hope Island canals. Drop the anchor or cruise all the way around to Paradise Point – the choice is yours. Opt for one, two or three-hour hire, then relax and enjoy good food and great company on the water. No boat license required!

Then, if you’re looking for an island escape, hop aboard the brand new ferry service to Tipplers. Departing daily on weekdays from the Sanctuary Cove Marina docks, the ferry whisks you away on a 40-minute journey through the Gold Coast waterways to the banks of South Stradbroke Island. Feel the wind in your hair and fresh, salty air on your face as you cruise toward one of the Gold Coast’s best kept secrets. 

Upon arrival, spend the day exploring a 22km stretch of stunning white sand, strolling between the palm trees of this beautiful family-friendly oasis. Arriving back just in time for dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the array of Marine Village cafes and restaurants serving up delectable delights and old-fashioned favorites.

If being chauffeured along the river in luxury is more your speed, then you’re in luck. Margarita Cruises offer a one-hour cruise, or the option to book a private charter with a group of friends or family for the perfect summer jaunt. Enjoy light refreshments as you kick back, relax and take in the scenery of Sanctuary Cove and surrounds.

Boating and the Gold Coast go hand in hand, and there are few destinations that allow you to shop, dine and relish in on-water activities quite like Sanctuary Cove. It’s your one stop shop for fun and relaxation, all summer long.




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