Runaway Bay Marina top view



The ideal location for Queensland boating enthusiasts, Runaway Bay Marina is right on the Broadwater and overlooks Stradbroke Island. Just minutes to the Seaway and the many anchorages the Gold Coast is famous for, Runaway Bay Marina is the perfect starting point for all your boating and fishing adventures.

Once exiting the marina, there’s no speed restrictions in place. This means there’s no need to cruise down the river for hours at six knots to reach your destination. Save time and simply start your engine—you’ll arrive at your destination in no-time at all.

For your convenience, our marina is easily accessible by both car and boat. It’s a perfect location for Brisbane residents to head south on the M1 and take Exit 61 with plenty of free and secure parking.

A Safe and Secure Haven

The marina is well protected from virtually all wind directions, in particular, the dominant coastal winds.
The marina has no tidal issues, which can affect berthing and antifoul. We tick all the boxes as a safe and secure haven for your boat.


Runaway Bay Marina has provided a bustling hub for passionate boaties and sea-farers since 1979. Its longevity tells a tale of commitment towards meeting the needs of the boating community.

Renowned for its original innovations—Runaway Bay Marina was the first marina in the Southern Hemisphere to introduce dry stack storage for boats. More recent advances as a marine brokerage hub and 195 premium wet berths continue to set it apart from competitors.

The current owners purchased the property in 1998 after the local business was operating in receivership for a number of years. Since then, a significant investment has gone into completely rebuilding the marina berths, the dry stack and additional dry storage facilities.

Marina office


Operations Manager, Michael Grundy, has witnessed 17 years of the extensive history of Runaway Bay Marina. Michael and his team of boating experts are backed by the skills and experience to provide you with reliable  and honest advice when it comes to all your boating needs.

“We have a great team. They’re all passionate about boating, they are friendly, professional, and full of knowledge,” says Michael.

“Most of our staff have been here long term with time here on the ground ranging from nine years, ten years, 12 years, and 17 years like myself.”

It is this passion and experience that allows us to provide you, our boating customers, with great advice every time. Our commitment to superior service and improved facilities is evident through these recent changes, as well as exciting improvements to come.

Contact our friendly and helpful team to discuss your needs now, call (07) 5577 1400 or email us at