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Gold Coast: Wave Break Island Kayaking & Snorkeling tour

1. Gold Coast: Wave Break Island Kayaking & Snorkeling tour

Depart from Gold Coast on a fun-filled guided kayaking tour to Wave Break Island South where you can snorkel, enjoy a snack, and relax while admiring amazing city views away from the crowds. Departing from the iconic Broadwater, where experienced and friendly tour guides will brief you on kayaking techniques, cruise through spectacular clear waters, where you might have the chance to spot dolphins and stingrays. Paddle through beautiful sandbanks, offering a unique Gold Coast City view in the background, and arrive at the Northern side of Wave Break Island, where you will park your kayaks next to a scenic spot. Take a short bushwalk to Wave Break Island’s Eastern side to snorkel and explore the underwater beauty of this pristine Island.  Swim amongst the friendly reef locals, the SeaPerch and Angelfish, and discover many other species, from sea cucumber, trumpet fish, sergeant fish, and if you are lucky you can even find Nemo. Here, natural and man-made beauty are combined to create a picture-perfect background; the beautiful Gold Coast waterways with the city’s collection of skyscrapers on the horizon. As you get out of the water, a snack will be waiting for you. Savor it whilst admiring the amazing views, and get ready to start your journey back to the launch point.

Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

2. Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

Spend time with the fishes on this snorkeling adventure. Wave Break has one of the highest amounts of fish in Australia and is a fantastic site for snorkeling. There are over 50 different species of fish with depths ranging from  0–15 meters. Many of the fish school in their hundreds and are very people friendly. This site is ideal for both the beginner and the advanced due to the location there is minimum swell. All snorkellers can be assisted with a guide on the basics of snorkeling and the areas that are best for photography and fish feeding. Snap some cool photos of the fishes underwater and hand-feed the fish. Take a break from snorkeling and pend some time exploring what Wave Break has to offer, including a beautiful stretch of the beach secluded from other boating activities. Or float on a boogie board with view holes to watch the sea life pass you by.  Get dropped off at your hotel with your photos and unforgettable memories. Return hotel transfers from Main Beah and Surfers Paradise. The duration of this activity from pickup to drop-off is 4 hours.

Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

3. Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

Explore the underwater world of the Gold Coast, Australia. This dive is purely for pleasure and no experience is necessary. You will be accompanied by a certified PADI instructor throughout the whole dive.  You will be picked up from your Gold Coast accommodation and then board the boat at Marina Mirage. You’ll travel approximately 10 minutes north by boat to the Wave Break Island. Leaving the boat, you’ll head to the island and get comfortable wearing & using the SCUBA equipment in calm, shallow waters before heading off on your underwater safari.  Besides seeing beautiful and fascinating aquatic creatures first hand, you’ll experience sensations unique to scuba diving, like the feeling of floating weightless like an astronaut in space. You will be swimming amongst the many different species of fish of the Gold Coast, with the opportunity to hand feed them too.  Once back to the boat, you can take off for a relaxing snorkel or simply lounge about on the boat enjoying some light refreshments. A certificate is awarded to every diver. At the end of the activity you will be dropped back to your hotel. The duration of the tour from pickup to drop-off is approximately 4 hours.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 101 reviews

The guides were very informative and made sure that anyone's doubts were cleared. This activity is ideal for anyone with beginner or little experience in the water, as it was explained step by step before commencing. On the morning that we went, there was low tide, and this affected the visibility for snorkelling. So for snorkelling, a high tide will be better. Overall, it was great weather and great views and a very good experience.

We had a great time snorkelling. The experience is shorter than advertised, it ended up being just over three hours. There’s heaps of fish to see and the guides were friendly and helpful. Would recommend!

I went with my 12yr old daughter, we weren’t very fit or overly experienced with kayaking or snorkeling. We found the activity was very enjoyable. The guide was very friendly and helpful.

Access to the water was around 90 minutes. at this time of year expect to be cold. Good access to fish. Great for beginners and young children.

exciting, great and lots of fun activities come with a great weather sunny day ..