Your next adventure starts here.

Explore the Waterways of the Gold Coast

Book Your Vessel

Book your private boat by telling us who’s coming and where you’re going.

Arrive at the Docks

Meet us at Sanctuary Cove, and your skipper will welcome you aboard with a safety briefing for the trip prior to departure.

Enjoy Your Adventure

Chat and relax as you experience the Gold Coast from a new angle.

Aerial view of Surfers Paradise and Southport on the Gold Coast, Queendsland, Australia
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Welcome to Cove Water Taxi.

Safety is our top priority

All our vessels are maintained well above the industry standard, and we’ll never take you out in unsafe conditions.

We’re serious about good service

Exceptional service defines how we operate – whether it’s grocery deliveries, last-minute transfers, or chartering your own boat, we’ll help you do it.

We know the Gold Coast

Hiring a sightseeing pontoon? Booking a water taxi? We’ll take you from cove to cove via the best, most comfortable route.

Start Your Adventure in Couran Cove  Couran Point Tipplers Coomera Waters

Our Vessels

Private Water Taxi

Water taxi services to South Stradbroke Island, the Broadwater, and Coomera River.

Fast Runabout

Pontoon Boat

Aerial view of Surfers Paradise and Southport on the Gold Coast, Queendsland, Australia
You won't forget it

Exceptional service for exceptional value

Our mission: to take you from cove to cove, as safely and quickly as possible.

Sit back, relax with your friends, and let us help you explore the Gold Coast from a new angle. 

Aerial view of Surfers Paradise and Southport on the Gold Coast, Queendsland, Australia

Book Your Trip Now

Get a Quote

Fill out the form and get your personalised quote.

Enjoy the Gold Coast

Eat, relax and travel your way through the best of the Gold Coast.

Book your vessel

Choose the vessel you want to rent.

Share your Adventure

Share your adventure on Facebook and Instagram, and tag us using @covewater.

Sanctuary Cove to South Stradbroke

From Cove to Cove

Experience the northern Gold Coast’s most exclusive destinations from a whole new angle. 

With our experienced skippers behind the tiller, explore everywhere from the fine dining precincts of Sanctuary Cove and Coomera Waters to the spectacular natural beauty of South Stradbroke Island.

This is the Gold Coast – and not like you’ve seen it before.


Words From Our Clients

You didn’t hear it from us!


"Used Brent and Cove Water Taxi to and from Couran Cove and it was a great trip! He was flexible with our time and had a great chat. Would Highly recommend."


“Fantastic journey to and from Couran Cove with Brent! So quick, easy and super friendly! Couran Cove was also awesome! Phenomenal week away with the whole family, 3 generations got value for money!”


“We used Cove Water Taxi for our trip to Couran Cove and back. It was so relaxing, easy to use and find and got our holiday off to a perfect start. Thanks Cove Water Taxi, we will definitely be using you again.”


“Great experience of a transport company from Sanctuary Cove to Tipplers Café and return. Perfect time keeping and smooth comfortable journey. Thanks Captain BJ!”

    Book Your Next Trip Now

    Hire a vessel to take you from cove to cove exploring some of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive destinations.

    Have a Question?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Didn’t find what you were looking for?

    We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions just for you.

    Our vessels are licenced to carry up to 10 passengers, but we do have restrictions on total cargo weight, which includes passengers, luggage, and other supplies.

    The maximum safe capacity for our vessels is normally five adults for parties travelling with a standard amount of luggage. 

    If you think the number of people in your party or the weight of your luggage could exceed our maximum capacity, please get in touch with us.  We’ll work with you to discuss your needs and find the best solution.

    Yes, you will need to book to secure a Cove Water charter vessel.  We’re especially busy over holiday periods and weekends, so we recommend booking at least a week in advance.     


    You unload your luggage and supplies near the vessel on Marina Pier E. Parking for the duration of your trip, you will need to park in the main secure car parks next to the Village IGA. See below for a full list of car parking locations.

    Cove Water Taxi
    Pier E The Promenade
    Sanctuary Cove Marina
    Hope Island Qld 4212

    Sanctuary Cove offers free parking within a 24/7
    security patrolled environment.

    Facilities include IGA supermarket, newsagent,
    chemist, bottle shop etc.