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Wave Break Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 where you can snorkel, enjoy a snack, and relax while admiring amazing city views away from the crowds. After passing the iconic Broadwater, your friendly tour guides will brief you on kayaking techniques. Cruise through spectacular 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 fantastic island.  Swim amongst the friendly rocky reef locals, diamond fish, and black bream, and discover many other species, from sea cucumbers, trumpet fish, and sergeant fish. You can even find Dory if you are lucky. 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 return to the starting 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: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

3. Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

Take a 3-Day PADI Open Water Course which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely explore the underwater world. With your expert instructor, enjoy learning scuba diving in a safe environment. On the first day, take part in some academic training where you will learn the basic principles of safe and enjoyable diving. Then across the following 2 days, learn the basic skills of diving with some confined water training and subsequent dives in the open water where you will demonstrate your new skills in a typical underwater environment. Upon successful completion of this course, be awarded the PADI Open Water Certification card enabling you to scuba dive anywhere throughout the world to a depth of a maximum of 18 metres. The certificate also entitles you to hire equipment from dive stores and is valid for life.

Queensland: Cruise Though the Gold Coast Broadwater

4. Queensland: Cruise Though the Gold Coast Broadwater

Hop aboard the Spirit of Gold Coast for a journey through the Broadwater. Enjoy the Gold Coast from a unique vantage point while learning fun facts about the area from your guide. During this 2.5-hour journey, you will cruise through The Spit and see various islands including South Stradbroke Island, Wavebreak Island, Ephraim Island, and Hope Island. Get a glimpse of how the rich and famous live cruising past their multi-million dollar homes and super yachts. Enjoy complimentary coffee and biscuits on board as you ride or bring a picnic lunch if you wish.

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What people are saying about Wave Break Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Really easy going staff and enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend! The kayaking isn’t too tiring and the walk is easy, the sandy trail is also quite picturesque. The snorkelling was very fun, however the water can be murky depending on the weather, (if overcast). Even though we had some overcast weather we still saw quite a few fish. All of the guides were great too! 5/5 stars ☺️☺️

Such an amazing experience and it’s honestly such a reasonable price, introduction/safety talk is quick and effective so you get the most of your time, they take lots of pictures for you and definitely bring thongs, sunscreen and water onto the kayak you will thank me later.

Guides were knowledgeable and inclusive. Those who'd never been kayaking or snorkelling before were well catered for and the rest of us were told where to head/what to do and guides were good at keeping the group together and safe. Safety briefing was comprehensive.

Fun, safe experience. Activity ran to its time frame and the instructors/guides managed the group really well.

Lots of fun. The guides were excellent and we picked a beautiful afternoon so had a great time.