Through services like a boat hire Brisbane through Click&Boat, a range of people, from a couple on a city break or a family on a fortnight holiday, can charter a boat on a daily pricing structure. Given the plethora of Marinas and places to moor a boat, there are many boat owners looking to rent out their expensive hobby to make some of their money back.
Motorboats, sailboats, and high-end yachts are all equally available depending on the visitor’s choice. So with the vehicle in mind, here are a few unique places and activities to do in Brisbane.
Being on the coast with a bareboat charter, there is easy access to various interesting islands. Of course Moreton island, an important space of natural beauty, is much faster to get to on a private boat. There are places on Moreton island to surf, sunbathe, feed the dolphins, look at WWII bunkers, and even tour the island on a 4WD.
Just south of Moreton island is the vast North Stradbroke Island, which takes some effort to explore given its size. But on the island there are quaint villages, surf beaches, and incredible fresh seafood. Many come for the lake and the 38km stretch of golden sand beach, but there’s a lot of hidden treasures on the island to keep you entertained.
One of the advantages of being on a private boat is that there are endless opportunities to spontaneously dip into the water and go snorkelling, swimming, and spot some rare sea life. A good place to do this is at Tangalooma Wrecks or Cook Island, which both have various tropical fish such as wobbegongs, Manta Rays, and dolphins. Of course, you don’t need to go to a dedicated spot, as pretty much everywhere on the east coast waters can be incredibly to swim in. For activities such as windsurfing, jet skiing, and scuba diving, you’re in no shortage of places to sail to for it.
With yacht rental, it’s possible to cook on your own boat – or even have a private chef. However, you may feel like exploring some waterfront restaurants – particularly ones situated on the romantic Brisbane River.
La Vue Waterfront restaurant is a great option for gourmet French cuisine, otherwise Eagle Street Pier just a few minutes south is also a local favourite. There are around 20 restaurants to choose from in this part of the river, all within a 400 meter radius of each other. Patina at Customs House is one of the highest rated places to eat seafood and steak, accompanied by a relaxed atmosphere and great service.
Brisbane city center also shouldn’t be overlooked, with endless museums, galleries, and performance venues. Of course, these are things many of us are already familiar with, which is why exploring the city on a boat can offer a new experience of the same place. Though, it’s difficult to pass up an opportunity to visit Botanic Gardens and the QAGOMA.