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Reviews Coasting Around

To find the best boat hire company on the Gold Coast read some reviews and testimonials. If you go to Trip Advisor. Facebook or google you will find reviews written by real people.  Theses are the ones you need to read before you book a boat. We have genuine 5 star review from real customers who have loved the experience of hiring our boats. They have written genuine articles about their time on board a Coasting Around boat.

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The staff was very nice, we went on a cruise for an hour and had a great time. Definitely recommend.
August 2020

Ash K (August 2020)

Had the most amazing time Coasting Around! Went with women and I can’t wait to do it again!

The owner was absolutely awesome! So helpful and extremely generous with our return time, we booked for 2 hours and left at 11am but he gave us extra time at no extra charge so I’m pretty sure we stayed out past 2pm. 👌🏾

We will all definitely be return customers!
Thanks Again

August 2020

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!


Great day on the water. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would do it again.


Headed out on a round boat with some uni friends for the afternoon last week. We had the best time relaxing and catching up with each other! Thank you Nathan for all your insight and information! Highly recommend coasting around for everyone wanting an alternative way to take a break and relax and see the Gold Coast!


Threw a surprise birthday party on this for my daughter yesterday. I will defiantly be recommending this as such an awesome way to relax on the water with friends and such nice people that run this. We will be back!! 😄😄😄 thank you so much for yesterday. Xxx


Had an awesome afternoon on the water. Perfect set up with all of us sitting around a table with ice bucket in middle. Loved how we could anchor where convenient and just chat, eat, listen to tunes, and play games 😎😍🥂Even saw three dolphins cruise past, magic


Really relaxed and great way to tour the waterways. We loved it. Great service. As good as it gets for a leisurely day on the water. Boat easy to operate and well equipped. Can’t wait to hire boat again. Thanks all.


Absolutely amazing experience had 2 hours and was a perfect amount of time however will book for more hours next time. The staff were so welcoming and understanding and did whatever they could to make it the best experience !


Definitely recommend. Good facilities, spacious, great depart/return locations. Quality.


Awesome time with a pair of boats for a big family group. One had the BBQ which was great but need more than 2 hours if you decide on this. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Had a great time out smooth sailing all the way. Cheers guys.



Amazing experience!! Would definitely go again in a heartbeat! 10/10


“The waters was calm, and the sun was shining. We had the most amazing day out on the waters in this cool boat. Took our own drink and picnics and cruised around Budds Beach and the Broadwater. The kids loved it. Next time I think I will order a platter and invite the girlfriends”



“We had a wonderful time on our Coasting Around voyage. Nathan and his staff were fantastic. We highly recommend spending an afternoon on the water with them. The boats are easy to operate and the views of Surfers Paradise are spectacular”


Michigan, USA

“We had a great day out, loads of fun”


Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast

“Great fun trip for the family, highly recommended”


Elanora, Gold Coast

“Thank you to Coasting Around the staff at Budds had such a brilliant day out, well recommended  – 5 stars!”


Budds Beach, Gold Coast

“A perfect day out on the broadwater! Thanks Coasting Around.”

Ginny Bailey

Tallebudgera, Gold Coast