Gold Coast Boat Hire

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

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Brent Carter took over Cove Water Taxi in 2021.

The goal? To help travellers and adventurers navigate the Gold Coast in a fresh, exciting way.

Now, Cove Water offers private taxis that will take you to any destination on the Gold Coast. 

So sit back, relax with your friends, and trust that Brent will deliver an amazing day out!

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Book Your Journey

Book online using our easy booking form, or call us on 0419 724 630.

Meet Us There

Meet us at Pier E in Sanctuary Cove with any luggage.

From Cove to Cove

We’ll take you wherever you need to go – as quickly, safely, and comfortably as possible.

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The prices listed below are starting prices; other charges may occur for higher passenger numbers, excessive baggage/supplies, and/or night time trips.

Couran Cove and Couran Point

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Our water taxis go directly from Sanctuary Cove to Couran Cove and Couran Point, saving you a ferry trip from Main Beach.  To make your journey as smooth as possible, we take the north arm of the Coomera River until we reach the Broadwater.  You’ll arrive at Couran Cove approximately 20 minutes after departure.

Travel Times: Our vessels operate during daylight hours.  If you need transport outside those hours, get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Rates: From $90 per trip  

Get direct access to Couran Cove, one of the Gold Coast’s most spectacular holiday destinations. 

Located on South Stradbroke Island, Couran Cove combines resort luxury with natural beauty – kilometres of pristine beach, winding rainforest trails, and some of Australia’s most iconic animals. 

Hire a private boat direct to South Stradbroke’s most famous establishment.

Tipplers Licensed Café is a South Stradbroke icon, and it’s the perfect destination for everything from Friday night drinks to feasts with the family. 

If you want a laid-back atmosphere that combines great food with even better cocktails, located on one of Queensland’s most beautiful islands, then it’s time to take a ride to Tipplers.

Tipplers

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Our water taxis go directly to Tipplers from Sanctuary Cove, taking the northern arm of the Coomera River until we reach the Broadwater.  You’ll arrive at Tipplers approximately 35 minutes after departure.

Travel Times: Our vessels operate during daylight hours.  If you need transport outside those hours, get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Rates: From $110 per trip  

 

Coomera Waters

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Travel Times: Our vessels operate during daylight hours.  If you need transport outside those hours, get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Rates: From $40 per trip  

 

Coomera Waters is one of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive suburbs – and we make getting there quicker and easier than ever.

Our water taxis go directly from Pier E to a number of different Coomera Waters locations, including the Coomera Waters marina.  You’ll arrive at your destination approximately 10–15 minutes after departure.

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Going Somewhere Else?

We’ll take you where you want to go – just tell us where and when, and we’ll find the best route to get you there.

If you want to visit a location other than Couran Cove, Tipplers, or Coomera Waters, please get in touch with us for pricing and availability.

Need a transfer from Sanctuary Cove or Coomera Waters to the Gold Coast City Marina or Boat Works?  You’ll arrive approximately 25 minutes after departure.

Boarding and Disembarking

We love helping people see a different side of the Gold Coast – but, wherever we take you, your safety is always our top priority.

If you’d like us to pick you up or drop you off at a private jetty or pontoon, we need the place of debarkation to be clear of vessels and safe to dock. We won’t drop you off at boat ramps that don’t have jetty or pontoon facilities.

We’re more than happy to do beach transfers though – as long as the conditions are safe, you can disembark through the forward hatch and boarding ladder at the front of your vessel.

Our goal is to get you to where you need to be so if you have a specific pick-up or drop-off destination in mind, get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.

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Testimonials

Words From Our Clients

You didn’t hear it from us!

Laura

"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."

Amanda

“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!”

Paul

“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.”

Teresa

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

    Our Vessels

    Private Water Taxi

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

    Fast Runabout

    A fast, well-maintained 5.9-metre runabout with 200-horsepower four-stroke outboard engines.

    The vessel is spacious with comfortable upholstered seating and full waterproof covers. The maximum seating capacity is 10 people, but restrictions on passenger and luggage weight and size apply.

    Pontoon Boat

    A spacious, comfortable 5.9-metre pontoon boat with full waterproof covers.

    The maximum seating capacity is 10 people, but restrictions on passengers and luggage weight and size apply.

    Our pontoon boats can also carry longer and wider items such as bikes, tents, eskies, conduits, carpet, and trade equipment.

    Have a Question?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Didn’t find what you were looking for?

    We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

    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.

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    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. www.sanctuarycove.com

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