Coasting Around

A social circle for friends & family

Our fleet of boats are cleaned and sanitised after every cruise and sanitiser is available on entry.
If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19 please get in touch with us and we will reschedule your boat cruise to an agreed date.

Private BBQ Boat Hire & Tours – Gold Coast

Welcome to Coasting Around BBQ Boat Hire Gold Coast. The most fun boating experience on-board your own luxury private round boat.  Our high-quality boats are fibreglass, yes that’s right, they’re not inflatables! Self-drive Round Boats are the most unique way to explore the Gold Coast Waterways with family and friends. BYO food and drinks to make your cruise a picnic in paradise.

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Let your self drive boat cruise begin

Renting a Self-Drive BBQ Boat in the Gold Coast is also easy. Be the Skipper! Comfortably seats up to 10 people and no boat licence required, equipped with a 5hp Mercury outboard motor our luxury round boats are therefore, ideal for everyone to explore the Gold Coast canals on smooth calm water.

Explore in your own luxury round boat hire

Cruise the Gold Coast Waterways with 360 degrees water views, enabling you to enjoy the beaches and islands of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach. Coasting Arounds BBQ hire boats are fitted with a large table and features an icetray. Or, exchange for a Heston Blumenthal charcoal BBQ (optional), Esky/Cooler, Bluetooth speaker and Sumbrella for those hot days, get on-board the coolest place on the Gold Coast with Coasting Around.

BBQ boat hire fleet

We have three luxury private BBQ boat rentals and can also entertain up to 30 passengers at one time. Feel free to book a boat or the entire fleet. Call us to discuss the discount options for a full fleet booking. With a full safety boating demonstration and local maps on board to guide you to the best spots. Our friendly crew are also here to help ensure your boat hire cruise is a pleasant boating journey.


barbeque boat hire


Would you like to book your own private Barbeque boat hire? Reserve your cruise today. Open from Sunrise to Sunset.

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Common Questions

Got a question? Call our friendly crew on 07 5522 6592 or check our FAQ's section.

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Round Boat Hire on the Gold Coast Waterways

The Experience

Experience the spectacular Gold Coast waterways in luxurious comfort. The best Southport boat hire.

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"The staff was very nice, we went on a cruise for an hour and had a great time. Definitely recommend."

Ash K (August 2020)

"Had the most amazing time Coasting Around!"

Nicole Williams (August 2020)

"What a fantastic day out!! Hired the boat for son’s 21st birthday celebration and it made the day!! So much fun with the music, beverages and picnic whilst admiring the million dollar homes. Even saw a pod of dolphins swimming right next to us. Thanks very much Nathan! You deserve lots of success with this great idea!!"

Lisa Stock

"Thank you so much for an amazing, relaxing experience ❤️ This was definitely a highlight to our holiday! The service made everything more enjoyable 😁"

Chloe O'Brien

Happy customer

"Excellent views around the waters and perfect for a picnic. Good amenities in the boat such as bluetooth speaker and a big umbrella. Things worth noting (but definitely not complaints!) were that the place was difficult to find but staff over the phone was very helpful. The staff there was also very friendly and gave us instructions on how to drive the boat. It was stressful manoeuvring and avoiding all the boats at the start but we got the gist in the end. Overall wonderful experience and would go again."


"Had an amazing time traveling around Mariner's Cove for a few hours! Nathan was absolutely incredible and we had so much fun driving the boat around. As an international visitor, it was wonderful to get a sense of the surrounding location and generate ideas for future experiences around the Gold Coast."

Emylie Rose

"Great view out on the water! Was a fun and unique experience driving the boat and felt accomplished to actually learn and drive alone. Easy to relax and enjoy with a beautiful view of the Gold Coast! Recommend for a great day out with friends as something relaxing and fun!"


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