Concrete Resurfacing at Dry Storage

The concrete within and surrounding the dry storage area of the marina. This maintenance is scheduled to start in the beginning of August.

dry stack concrete resurface

If you have any questions or concerns about our upcoming maintenance of the dry storage please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to help.

New Tesla Charging Outlet

To keep the Marina’s services up to date with the latest technology we have installed a Tesla charging outlet for patrons with electric vehicles.

The new charging station is located near Gate-D and is ready for use. If you have any questions about this new marina service please contact us.

tesla charging station

 

For more information on Tesla Charging stations click here.

Are you ready to party at sea? Party Pontoons now at Runaway Bay Marina!

Want to enjoy a little fun on the sea but don’t quite have the funds to purchase your own vessel? Don’t worry about a thing because you can now rent a Party Pontoon and enjoy life on the sea right here in Runaway Bay!

Gold Coast Party Pontoons have moved on in to Runaway Bay Marina offering the most luxurious and best outfitted boats for hire. And don’t worry about your boating license because these fabulous vessels drive themselves.

Each Party Pontoon can carry up to 12 party-goers and are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, fishing or hosting an ocean BBQ as they are outfitted with a huge family-sized cooler, a stainless steel BBQ, a fully enclosed toilet and cafe-style screens to protect the party from wind and sea spray.

Rental rates start at just $450 per day and if you need a little extra assistance in navigating the local seas or are unfamiliar with operating a boat in open water, you can hire a guide to help maintain the pontoon’s course and keep everyone on board safe.

So if you and 11 of your closest mates are ready to live it up on the Gold Coast, contact Gold Coast Party Pontoons today! They are the best self drive BBQ boats on the Gold Coast.

Book Online from this website or call 04 1778 0260 to make a booking.

 

 

New Tenants at Runaway Bay Marina

The team and community at Runaway Bay Marina would like to welcome some new marina retailers and service providers that have recently opened.
All of the commercial tenants at the marina are here to make your stay on the water or on the shore as pleasant and easygoing as possible. After-all, life on the sea is the best place to be.

Lightning Boat Builders

Lightning Boat Builders are shipwrights who also offer anti-fouls, boat detailing and repairs.

Call Alan on 0410 564 003 for a competitive quote.

GC Marine Training

If you are in need of a boat license or jetski license, Gold Coast Marine Training are now on site. They can be found on level two of our commercial building or call Heidi on 0487 895 683.
Bookings can also be made online here.

Viking Tackle and Boat Sales

Viking Tackle and Boat Sales for all boat sales and fishing tackle. Call today at 07 5577 2175.

Margarita Cruises

Margarita Cruises offer small group cruises and a water taxi service. They depart from C-Pier and you can book with Neil or Margit on 0438 605 528.

Pro Care Marine

Pro-Care Marine have been around for 13 years.
They offer antifouls, detailing, hull repairs and much more. Call Brendon on 0434 206 788.

Gold Coast Party Pontoons

Gold Coast Party Pontoons offer hire of self-drive vessels with no license required.
They can carry up to 12 people and are located on C-Pier.
Call today on 0417 780 260

Runaway Bay Marina welcomes Gold Coast Marine Training

Have you have ever wanted to get your boat or jet-ski license? Well now you have no excuse. Runaway Bay Marina is proud to welcome our newest tenant, Gold Coast Marine Training to the commercial centre. There could not be a more fitting business to have here at the Marina with Heidi and her team specialising and offering a variety of courses for the water lovers out there.

The courses available through Gold Coast Marine Training include:

  • Combined boat license course
  • Boat license course
  • Jet Ski license course
  • Marine Radio Operators License course

The vessels that you will learn on are of the highest calibre with both a 570 BRIG Navigator boat and Yamaha VX110 Jetski available for training. With over 12 years experience in the marine industry the training you will receive through Gold Coast Marine Training will be first class.

Contact Heidi today for more information on class times and pricing.

Grange Realty at Runaway Bay Marina

Real estate is one of the key industries on the Gold Coast and Runaway Bay Marina is proud to have one of the most reputable agents on the northern end of the Gold Coast, Trina McNeil set up her Real Estate office, Grange Realty on level 1 of our commercial building.

Grange Realty not only specialises in the local 4216 postcode but also surrounding areas such as:

 

  • Sovereign Islands
  • Ephiram Island  
  • Paradise Point
  • Hollywell
  • Sanctuary Cove
  • Helensvale

Grange Reality has established itself as a name in real estate you can trust specialising in properties on the Northern end of the Gold Coast. Trina herself has worked in the real estate industry for over 20 years and has experience in all aspects of real estate including:

 

  • Sales
  • Acquisitions 
  • Evaluations
  • Data Analysis 
  • Market Research

Grange Realty has the added advantage of being able to provide the services of a qualified and registered solicitor in house. Andrew McNeil BCom LLB, is a solicitor specialising in estate planning, probate and estate administration, wills and power-of-attorney.

 

If you would like to contact either Trina or Andrew please call (07) 55641 408 or otherwise pop into their office,  located in Suite 5B of the Runaway Bay Marina, just opposite Ruffino’s.

 

 

Jellyfish season is here!

The jellyfish season has well and truly arrived in South East Queensland. This weekend the foreshore at Paradise Point was littered with hundreds of ‘Blue Blubber’ jellyfish which had been washed to shore with the tide. Whilst most of the jellyfish were dead it was still necessary to be cautious of stings.

The Blue Blubber (or Catostylus mosaicus) is a native species of jellyfish to Australia and most commonly found in the waters of southern Queensland. The Blue Blubbers can be found in the waters off Sydney and Victoria but their blue colouring is diluted to a white or brown colour due to the plant cells in the substance of their body.

As we saw today on the beach at Paradise Point, the Blue Blubbers move just below the surface of the water in dense swarms. Their sting is still painful but not to the extent of a blue bottle. An ice pack will be all that is needed. Sea lice were apparently a big problem today in the water also.

Days like today, the best way to be in the water is on a boat!

Thursday Night Roast at Kleins

The Thursday night roast at Kleins at the Runaway Bay Marina is becoming a bit of a weekly event for many of the locals in the area. If you walk into the Bar & Grill anytime from 5pm, the tables will be littered with ‘Reserved Seating’. Any time after that, you will be lucky to get a seat.

The popularity of the Thursday night roast is most definately due to the quality of food, the value for money and the friendly service. From couples to families, grandparents to students, the promise of a nice home-cooked meal appeals to everyone. Thursday nights are when the week is drawing to a close and the last thing most people feel like doing is cooking.

You may even get lucky and see the official Kleins mascot Gary behind the Grill! For bookings and more information, contact Kleins Coffee Bar and Grill.

 

Gold Coast Beaches Closed From Strong Winds

If you are a surfer, kiteboarder or wind-surfer, these gusty conditions must be absolute paradise! For the rest of the beach goers, perhaps not so good.

 

For the second day in the row Gold Coast beaches have been closed due to 90km/hr winds whipping up a 2 metre swell with one wave off the Southport Seaway being measured at 6 metres. Whilst the conditions are still appealing to some, the Lifeguards are warning people to be cautious.

 

At least with the sun out, the beach is still good for sunbathing.

 

 

Migaloo Makes a Splash for the 2014 Whale Watching Season

What better way to open up the official whale watching season on the Gold Coast than with a visit from the world famous all white humpback whale, Migaloo. The magnificent whale was first sighted off Port Macquarie several days ago, then Byron Bay waters lit up with excitement as Migaloo swam through through Cape Byron before paying the Gold Coast  coastline a visit as he makes his way up to the Great Barrier Reef.

Migaloo was first sighted in 1991 off Byron Bay and was named ‘Migaloo’ through it’s translation into ‘White Fella’ from the Queensland Aboriginal Community and is part of the east Australian humpback population.

Migaloo has his own Facebook page and website and is one of the most photographed whales in the world and is protected under Australian law.

The team at Getaway Sailing have reported an amazing start to the Whale Watching Season with so many pods of whales travelling through the Gold Coast waters, they have lost count!

If you are wanting to see all of the spectacular Whale Watching action first hand, Getaway Sailing has Whale Watching Sailing Tours leaving from the Runaway Bay Marina, so call today!