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Spend a few hours, a full day or a beautiful evening with friends & family on the calm, clear waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Our sailing catamarans are available for skippered private boat hire and ideal for birthday parties, hens parties, baby showers, family reunions, corporate events or for a unique day out with friends. Catamarans are widely regarded for their smooth and stable ride as they are very wide and spacious and perfect for social occasions. What’s more, the 360 degree panoramic views ensure you will enjoy the Gold Coast scenery at its absolute best as you sail our stunning waterways.

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Imagine setting sail on your own private yacht

Step aboard your own private catamaran, and the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater becomes your playground. During the day you will enjoy spectacular views and access to pristine beaches as the boat arrives at isolated islands surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters. There are plentiful activities available on board to keep you entertained including Beach Volleyball, Stand Up Paddleboards, Inflatables and Beach Cricket.

Sail at sunset and you will be treated to a sunset across the Broadwater and over the Gold Coast Mountains followed by the twinkling Gold Coast City Skyline by night, simply breathtaking!

We offer a range of catering and beverage options and also welcome BYO.

Whatever the occasion, cruising the Gold Coast Broadwater with a Private Boat Charter aboard your own luxury catamaran is a great way to spend a day or evening and Sailing in Paradise is the ultimate venue for your next event.

About our charters

What to expect

When you book a private charter with Sailing in Paradise you can expect a quality of service from years of experience in the industry but most of all your can expect a fun day (or evening) on the water that your group will love.

From your initial enquiry, we aim to make the booking process as simple as possible for you, offering a variety of optional extras including catering, beverages, motorised watersports should you wish to book them. But none of this is obligatory, we also welcome BYO.

We offer a personalised and customised service so if you have any questions or special requirements please feel free to reach out to our team and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What to Bring

  • Swimmers and towel (if you plan to swim)
  • Food, drinks and non-breakable cups etc (unless you want us to organise the catering for you)
  • Smiles and good vibe :)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Jacket for cooler days
  • Shoes that you can slip off

What's included?

  • Private use of your own beautiful sailing catamaran for 3 to 6 hours
  • Skipper plus one crew, (our crew are heaps of fun and have a laid-back yet professional nature) we promise you will love them. Check out the 'about us' page to meet the gang!
  • Island Activities for day charters incl. Stand up Paddle Boards, beach games, beach volleyball and cute inflatables
  • Use of tablet with premium Spotify and sound system on board
  • Use of small marine BBQ if required
  • Use of large eskies (ice supplied)
  • Instaworthy Memento Photos taken by our crew
  • Lots of FUN!!

Private Charter FAQ's

Where do your boats depart from?

Our boats are berthed at Marina Mirage. Please see the 'contact us' page on our website for further details and a map. Marina Mirage is about 10 mins from Surfers and 15 mins from Broadbeach.

Where can I park?

There is plentiful free parking at Marina Mirage/Mariners Cove which you are permitted to use.  Please check signage at time of parking and if parking overnight consider street parking to avoid towing.

What about other transport options?

There are lots of ways to get to the boat! The most popular (and cost effective/convenient) is often via Maxi Taxis.

Can I BYO food and drink?

Yes if you would like to bring your own food and drinks on board that is completely fine.

I am short on time can you please help me out with catering/drinks?

Yes, we also offer catering and drinks service for your convenience. Please request our full catering list as advance bookings are required. We offer a range of catering options from grazing boards, to tapas and private chefs.

Do you have Eskies on board?

Yes we do and we also provide ice. The eskies are very large and can be used for food or drink.

Where can we go on our charter?

We operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Where to go very much depends on what you would like to do and how long your boat charter is for so please feel free to discuss this with our team. In a 3 hour charter during the day our guests usually love a swim stop at Wavebreak Island where you can enjoy the range of island activities on board. Your skipper is knowledgeable in the local area and will make recommendations based on the conditions on the day.  If you don't wish to swim in a 3 hour charter you instead opt to sail further north along the inside of South Stradbroke Island and see the millionaires mansions at Sovereign Islands.

In the evening we will generally sail north to watch the sunset and return to the southern part of the Broadwater to enjoy the city lights after dark which are just beautiful.

Will I get seasick?

Nope. We operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. We do not go offshore (into the open ocean) so we do not experience large waves. Our catamarans are very stable, and do not have the same side to side rocking motion as experienced by single hull vessels so you won't get seasick :-).

What happens if it rains?

First of all remember...a little rain doesn't stop a great time on our boats especially in the warm Gold Coast endless summer... But do rest assured that we have a very generous wet weather policy as we want you to enjoy your time on board the boat, so if there is torrential rain or storms at the time you will be able to cancel or reschedule your cruise. Please see the full booking policy provided with your invoice for full details or contact our team.

Are your charters suitable for children?

Absolutely! We love having kids on board and our crew will often try and include them in the sailing and driving the boat. We also carry a range of beach games suitable for kids including buckets and spades for the littlest family members. The wide and spacious deck area also make the boats wonderful for kids, of course you are always careful with children when it comes to being on the water but as boats go our catamarans would be some of the most family friendly around. Please feel free to contact our team if you have any questions about which boat may be best for your family.

Are your charters suitable for guests with limited mobility?

We have welcomed several guests on board with limited mobility. However we do realise that each individual is different in terms of ability and what they are comfortable with. Please take a look at the 360 tours on the 'Our Boats' page for an ideal of getting around the boats and do bear in mind a big step up (or carry) is required to board the boats at the marina. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss further to ensure you and your guests are comfortable prior to making a booking.

Why should we choose you over another operator?

This list is endless. Check out our reviews, check out our socials, speak to someone who has been with us before (you would be surprised, you will probably know someone who has been with us?), and we pride ourselves on the fact that our guests keep coming back (some have sailed with us as many as 8 times). We go out of our way to create the best experience possible and are constantly updating, re-inventing, reinvesting and reviewing. We're not happy until you're happy and we want you to come back again and again. We can blow our own trumpet from time to time right? :-)

How do I book?

Click here to fill out an enquiry form and you will quickly get all the info you need including availability, pricing, inclusions etc. You can also book online! Then it is simply a matter of paying your deposit to secure your preferred date. But don't dawdle as we quickly book out and we don't want you to be disappointed.

Choosing the perfect vessel for you

Seawind 1000XL (20 capacity) 

Perfect for small groups, families, couples, romantic sails and proposals... If you're a bit more budget conscious or looking for an intimate setting, XL is for you!

Spirit of Gwonda (30 capacity) 

The ultimate party boat! Built specifically with entertaining in mind, her open plan layout is designed for you to soak up the sun or dance the day/night away! The easy foredeck access via the centre of the boat ensures your guests can always see one another no matter where they are on the boat, which is also great for families with small children!

Oceans (30 capacity) 

Our largest and most luxurious vessel, guaranteed to impress! This vessel is ideal for more relaxed celebrations, families with older kids and corporate events. 

Still can't decide on the perfect vessel? Click here to take a tour of our boats!

Private Charter Pricing

Sailing in Paradise offers an affordable luxury option for your boat charter, we pride ourselves on offering the best value on the Gold Coast for the quality of vessels and service that we provide.

Our rates vary seasonally and will change depending on your selected vessel and charter duration.  Please click here to request a private charter info pack including rate card via email.

Catering Options

Whilst BYO is most welcome, many of our guests opt to have professional catering delivered to the boat for a stress-free option.   We partner with quality caterers and can offer a range of delicious options to suit every budget and occasion.   Please click here to request a private charter info pack including current catering options via email.

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