Gold Coast Romantic Sails
If you are celebrating a wedding anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day or looking to impress a special date, trust us when we say, there is honestly nothing more romantic than setting sail on your own private yacht. Imagine lazing back in the sunshine sipping on champagne, waves lapping beneath you, the sounds of your favourite tunes filling the air as the wind fills the sails. Sounds blissful right? There are serious brownie points up for grabs with this date idea and as a bonus you get to have fun too!
Our mid-week sunset yacht charter is a popular option for romantic date nights on the Gold Coast and can be booked online. We can also offer daytime sails and weekend options so please feel free to click on the booking/enquiry tab above should you wish to receive more info and discuss other charter options.
Choose from our daytime or evening sailing options to experience the Gold Coast in a different light. During the day, our boats are equipped for beach landings so you may wish to stop at an Island for swimming, SUP'ing and snorkelling. As dusk falls, the sunset over the Gold Coast hinterland mountains is a delight to view from the water, and after dark the Surfers Paradise Skyline puts on a stunning light show for our return to Marina Mirage.
Our beautiful Seawind 1000XL is the ideal vessel for couples due to its intimate design, and offers the relaxation of sailing in complete comfort. The trampoline-style foredeck is a favourite spot for snuggling and gives an immersive sailing experience with 360 degree views of the Gold Coast’s stunning waterways. It is also the ideal spot for spying the friendly bottle-nose dolphins who frequently ride the bow waves of our catamarans, so close you can almost touch...
We would love to chat with you via phone or email any time and start planning your charter which can be fully customised to your wishes.
Romantic sails - the lowdown
What to expect
When you book a romantic sail with Sailing in Paradise you can expect a quality of service from years of experience in the industry. From your initial enquiry, we aim to make the booking process as simple as possible for you. 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.
Upon boarding the boat you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will adapt to your preference of involvement on board. We invite you to take a walk around the boat and find a place to chill out with a drink and enjoy the beautiful views and the sounds of the water.
You can choose to BYO food and drinks on board or ask about our range of catering options.
- Private use of your own beautiful sailing catamaran for 2 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 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!!
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 vibes (essential)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen
- Jacket for cooler days
- Shoes that you can slip off
Where can we go?
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.
With a longer charter you may also have time for a snorkel stop* or spend a little longer chilling at Wavebreak and enjoy a relaxing lunch.
In the evening we usually recommend sailing north to watch the sunset and returning to the southern part of the Broadwater to see the city lights after dark which are just beautiful.
*(We are currently unable to provide snorkel gear due to Covid restrictions. Please BYO gear if you wish to snorkel on your charter)
Romantic Sails 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 Taxi or Uber.
Can I BYO food and drink?
Yes if you would like to bring your own food and drinks on board that is completely fine.
(BYO food and drinks may be affected by Government restrictions due to Covid, please check at the time of your charter what the current restrictions are.)
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.
(Catering and drinks service options may be affected by Government restrictions due to Covid, please check at the time of your charter what the current restrictions are.)
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.
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 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.
Do you offer special packages?
Yes we do!
Special Couples Mid-week Private Sunset & City Lights Charter.
- A 2 hour private sunset sail for 2 (mid-week)
- Chilled bottle of Chandon
- Photo memories of your experience
*Subject to availability. Peak periods and public holidays may be excluded. Weekends may be available last-minute on request, please enquire.
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 romantic sail info pack including rate card via email.
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 romantic sail info pack including current catering options via email.
Gold Coast Romantic Sails
Check out this lovely review from Taryn who chartered a boat for a romantic sail with us...
“Mark and I had such an amazing day - thank you! Mark really enjoyed Steve’s sailing tips and the experience. Chanelle did a beautiful job with our photos, some lovely keepsakes here. The whole day was very memorable for us both. Many thanks Taryn & Mark” Facebook review