Brewery Tour and Boating

Boats and Brews Brewery Tour Combo

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? 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.

*Please note that the driver of the boat must not be over the legal limit at any time (under 0.05). For all FAQs regarding boat hire, please read here.

After working up an appetite, it’s time to line your stomach with some delicious food from Bine Craft Bar or Lost Palms Brewing, where we also 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 comfort.

Next we may 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.

(Please note we are unable to visit Black Hops with groups over 10 guests or for any bucks parties).

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, 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 4 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 4 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.