MV Entertainer

The MV Entertainer has been carefully restored and is set to sail again as a Day Cruise to Couran Cove Island Resort and on Sunset Cruises on our famous Gold Coast waterways.

MV Entertainer, a 27 metre wooden cruiser built in 1985, was first launched as a spectator vessel in Fremantle for the 1987 America’s Cup.

We’re now offering Island Day Cruises from Mariner’s Cove, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, plus Sunset Cruises every Thursday and Friday evenings for tourists and locals.

The ship will also be available on sunset and luncheon cruises for island guests, and of course it’s on offer for private charters, conferences and weddings as well


A Seaplane flight over the Gold Coast is an amazing experience. It will be the highlight of your holiday. The pristine beaches, the rainforest on the islands, the city skyscapers in the distance and the hundreds of other islands and waterways all combine into one stunning vista that is hard to describe.


  • 10-­minute Seaplane flight -­ $95 per adult. $70 per child (under 12)
  • 20-­minute Seaplane flight -­ $175 per adult. $120 per child (under 12)

Please allow an extra 20 minutes for boarding and the taxi time to take-off and from landing.

  • One-way transfer to or from Seaworld Resort $120 per adult $80 per child. (Baggage limitations apply)

All flights require a minimum of 2 Adult passengers

Please book at Reception.

4WD Tour to Jumpinpin Bar

Explore 22kms of secluded beach on one of our 4WD Tours. Either up to Jumpinpin Bar at the north or down to amazing surf beaches at the southern tip near the Gold Coast Seaway.

These tours take approximately 90 minutes and depart from Reception. They are subject to tide times and general availability. Please see Reception for details.

$39 per person, groups 2 to 6 people.

Island Adventure Tours

Join Stradbroke Island Adventures for an unforgettable and unique island experience. This is a truly unique insight into the Bay Islands, the Gold Coast Broadwater and the surrounding Moreton Bay Marine Park. You can choose from a range of activities and adventures, tailored to suit your needs.

Engage in a romantic beach-side escape or couples retreat; embark on a guided bush walk or just relax beachside with a gourmet beach BBQ whilst watching the sea eagles do the fishing. Come on a four-wheel-drive adventure, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking & Surfing are specialties, or they can always help you catch your own bait for a Fun Family Fishing Adventure.

Please book with reception

Speed Boat Tour up the Broadwater

Enjoy a ride aboard a 21t, 250 horsepower Mercury engine speed boat! It is exhilarating! Try north to Jumpinpin Bar or south to the Gold Coast Seaway – all whilst enjoying the gorgeous view along our famous Gold Coast Broadwater.

$39 per person, groups 2 to 4 people.

Half-day Buggy Tours

Experience over four hours of fantastic fun.

  • 4WD buggy tour
  • Sand-boarding
  • Segway rides
  • Activities with Pattu

Traverse natural obstacles, slide down sand dunes and enjoy a unique experience along the beautiful, un-spoilt South Stradbroke Island beach. This tour involves a short stop at a secret look-out point to take in the magnificent view of the Gold Coast and island, some exhilarating sand-boarding down the dunes and then Segway rides around our tracks at Sunset Beach.

Please contact our friendly team at Reception for current prices and to book your special Couran Cove Island Adventure.

South Stradbroke Water Sports

Sand Dune Tobogganing

Great fun for the kids and the whole family, join us as we speed down the mountains of sand. Both ‘stand up’ and ‘lay down’ sand boards are supplied. “Tip – use candle wax to ensure a smooth ride”

2 hr Sand Boarding – $39
$25 Those wishing to come to sand dunes but not sandboard

10 x Sand Boarding – $299

Speed Boat

This speedboat reaches 96 kph and no matter how fast I can turn the wheel the boat grips to the water leaving passengers laughing yet very tightly gripping their grab rail.
The speed boat like the tubes can be driven as fast or slow as riders would like, therefore, again, this can be appreciated by toddlers all the way through to grandparents.

Maximum passengers allowed on the boat are 6 plus the driver.

15 min Speed Boat – Fast – $29 pp

6 x Speed Boat – Fast – $119 pp

Tube Rides

No matter who you are or how long you’ve spent on the water EVERYBODY LOVES TUBING!!
Riders are towed on tubes behind a boat bouncing along which when turned have a tendency to flick out sideways leaving riders laughing while frantically holding on.
This sounds extreme however I can tow these tubes as fast or slow as people want making an enjoyable activity for youngsters through to grandma.

Banana Boat – (Choppy Conditions)
20 min Banana Boat – Fast – $29 pp
Slow (Max 20km/h) – $19 pp

Sliding Couch – (Smooth Conditions)
20 min Sliding Couch – Fast – $29 pp

6 x Banana Boat – Fast – $139
– Slow (Max 20km/h) – $89

4 x Sliding Couch – Fast – $109

2 x Banana Boat, Sliding Couch, Speed Boat – $119

Surf Lessons

We, at Couran Cove, have found the trick to making surfing fun is to make it as easy and safe as possible.

Your first lesson will start off with a lesson on the beach, giving instruction on what will happen once your in the water, how to catch a wave on your belly, and how to get to your feet once caught. The technique taught will change depending on how each students body moves and then be practiced on the dry sand until each student can get to their feet fluently.

By the end of the first lesson all students should be able to stand on a wave surfing towards the shore. Make sure you smile at the camera!

Surfing is suitable for ages 4 and up.
Private 2 hr Surf Lesson 1 – $139
2 – $69 pp
3 – $59 pp
4 – $54 pp
5/6 – $49 pp
7+ – $45 pp
6 x Surf Lesson – $299

10 x Surfing / Fishing Transfer to South End of Island – $209

3 hr Surfing / Fishing Transfer to South End of Island – $29

Fishing Rod Hire – Kids Rod – $10 / 24hrs
– Adults Rod – $15 / 24hrs
– Yabby Pump – $15 / 24hrs
– Spare Tackle – 2xhook,line,sinker (running rig) – $5

Jet Ski

South Stradbroke water sports has 4 x Seadoo GTI 130 horsepower Jet Skis. Under our supervision no licence is required to drive our Jet Skis on your own. Full instruction is given beforehand on how to ride and control the jet skis safely before being escorted to the Jet Ski track for the time of your life!

1 hr Jet Ski Tour – $179 per Ski – 2 person ($90pp)
15 mins tour to Tipplers Passage
30 mins Free Time within track
15 mins tour to Couran Cove

30 mins Water Skiing – $89 – Sessions of 1hr+ can be split between multiple persons


Water Taxi Rates

One Way to Couran Cove

Coomera Waters $80
Runaway Bay Shopping Centre $80
Sanctuary Cove Marina $80
Horizon Shores Marina $115
Jumpinpin $115
Hope Harbour Marina $120
Marina Mirage $140
Broadwater Parkland (Southport) – $140
Seaworld $140
Surfers Paradise Cavill Avenue $170
Broadbeach Casino $200

*Additional Rates Apply After 8PM
$10 per hour after – i.e Coomera Waters 9pm $90

Holiday-Island Yoga for Beginners

Thursday 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am

This is a gentle level 1 yoga class which is suitable for everyone 16 and over.
We are also happy to have younger children attend, so long as they can remain silent for the duration of the class.
The asanas (or postures) are based on a combination of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles to create a unique style of “holiday-island yoga”.
This is the perfect way to unwind, relax and get the most out of your holiday.
Our teacher Natalie has several modalities within the natural health field and tries to bring these values to each class, allowing the attendees to gain health and wellness from each session.
The duration of the class is approximately 45 minutes and yoga mats are provided.
Cost is just $10. No need to book, simply pay either via cash, eftPOS, Mastercard or Visa in class.