See Brisbane From A Different Perspective With GoBoat Kangaroo Point


Going on a boat trip on the Brisbane River is now easier than ever with GoBoat, a self-drive, electric boat that takes you on your very own river cruise, accessible from Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek in Newstead.

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GoBoat lets guests go on a cruise without worrying about a boating license or a driving experience. The boats are powered by an electric motor connected to a battery bank and are electronically speed-controlled so anyone over 18, even without a boat licence, can be a skipper.

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These self-driving boats are simple to operate and are safe. They are also environmentally friendly because they are constructed from fibreglass which uses recycled PET bottles instead of virgin glass, and are powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor direct from Germany.

Local guide Angela Roberts enjoyed a two-hour Sunday cruise with her family. She and her family were among the first locals to try the river cruise experience.

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“The staff were friendly, helpful and informative during the safety talk and offered to take lots of pictures for us. The boats were lots of fun, and a great way to see the city sites along the Brisbane River,” shared Ms Roberts.

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Each boat has a maximum capacity of eight persons, making it perfect for a day out with family or friends. There’s a round picnic table in the middle of the boat and guests are allowed to bring their own food and drinks. Each of the boats also comes with a stylish canopy and all the safety gear guests could ever need.

“The picnic table is placed centrally in our GoBoats to encourage joyful moments with good food, drink and conversations, while the shores slowly drift by. The silent engines ensure a calm atmosphere, with the stage set for an undisturbed experience,” the company stated.

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The concept began in 2014 whilst GoBoat Australia CEO Nick Tyrrell was on a vacation in Europe. 

“With the highest standards of safety, as well as a commitment to environmental sustainability, you can relax knowing you’re in good hands (and you’re treading lightly on the environment) as you cruise the waterways of the Gold Coast in your electric picnic boat,” GoBoat Australia noted in its website.Whilst it was just launched in Brisbane, GoBoat first made its way to Australia in 2017 with a location in Canberra, expanding to Melbourne in 2019 and then Sanctuary Cove and the Gold Coast in 2020. 

For bookings and more information about GoBoat Brisbane, visit