Boats and Brews
-Coast Around and Cool Off!-
2018-10-18T20:32:13+00:00

Project Description

Boats and Brews

Cruise the Gold Coast in a couple different ways: by boat and by van! Get two hours cruising through the canals at your leisure in a unique round boat with Coasting Around Gold Coast – just make sure the navigator stays sober – before we pick you up at the marina and start your beer journey.

Once you’re back on dry land we will quench your thirst with beer tasting at some of Gold Coast’s finest craft breweries!

If you’re feeling a bit seasick, check out our other Gold Coast tour options. Maybe a half-day Quickie on the Coast is up your alley, or perhaps you prefer some air time at Gold Coast Snow Park before your bevvies, our array of offerings has something for everyone!

  • Tour operates on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Pick up times: 12:45pm – Gold Coast Marina, Main Beach (near Hog’s Breath Cafe)

  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • 2-hour round boat hire; visit 2 breweries + 1 craft beer venue; lunch included

  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

Making your own way to Main Beach, you and your mates get 2 hours to explore the scenic Gold Coast! From beaches to million-dollar homes along the canals, the crew from Coasting Around will help you plan the best route to get the most of your time. Round Boat rental is from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

At 12:45pm, the Hop On Brewery Tours van will meet you at the marina to start your beer journey for the day! Whilst you may have indulged in a few bevvies on the water, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone heavily intoxicated.

After working up an appetite, it’s time to line your stomach with some delicious food from Sandbar in Surfer’s Paradise where we will go over the beer essentials!

Once lunch is finished, we’ll head to Lost Palms Brewing to start your beer education. Here guests will discover a unique, chilled-out space filled with bright colours and thirst-quenching beers. Comfy couches mean you can sit back and sip your brews in a relaxed, no-fuss area.

Cruising around in a boat can be thirsty work, so we’ll head to Lost Palms Brewing to start your beer education. Here guests will discover a unique, chilled-out space filled with bright colours and thirst-quenching beers. Worn-in couches mean you can sit back and sip your brews in comfort.

Now it’s time for some lunch! Ducking over Bine Craft Beer Bar you can choose from an array of lunch options, each paired with a paddle from their rotating tap selection.

After everyone has enjoyed some lunch, we’ll duck into a residential neighbourhood to be surprised and delighted with what Black Hops has on tap; here we will have the chance to check out their brewery and taste their fresh brews. If head brewer Michael “Govs” McGovern is around, he’ll take time out to answer questions you may have and tell the stories behind each of the beers on offer.

Or maybe we’ll visit the original and iconic Gold Coast brewery: Burleigh Brewing, where we will walk through the brewery and learn about their history as the longest-operating brewery on the Gold Coast. Taste their core range, plus maybe a “bit on the side” (seasonal release beers) and marvel at the size of their brewery.

Alternatively, maybe we’ll decide to finish the day at the so-hot-it’s-cool Balter (maybe we’ll even spot a surfer or two!), where beach meets beer. Award-winning brewer Scotty Hargreave creates some delicious beers to keep you refreshed, and we’ll have a tasting paddle here.

The day will see us visiting TWO of the FOUR breweries on the Gold Coast, along with lunch at a craft beer bar. Throughout the day we keep you well-fed and full of delicious beer, with plenty of samples accompanied by tasting notes and witty commentary. The brewers are happy to show you the ropes, help you understand the brewing process and answer any questions you may have.

Included in the price: two hours round boat hire with Coasting Around, transportation in our private, air-conditioned van, guided brewery tour with explanation of the brewing process, all beer samples at the breweries we visit, lunch, beer education and history, water & snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is).

Please note: itinerary subject to change based on traffic, closures, new openings, events or spur-of-the-moment decisions, however we will ensure you receive everything listed above.

If you would like to participate in this tour but don’t have a minimum of 6 people, we can book it in for a minimum of 2. Please note, however, there will be a difference in price for any group size smaller than 6 guests.

It is the responsibility of the guest(s) to arrive at the Marina (Main Beach) in time for their boating session at 10:30am. Any late arrival will result in less time on the water.