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Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour

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Splash into the summer with the return of our popular Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour.

Hop on a historical boat ride around the riverbend that dives deep into the history of Brisbane and the moments that have helped shape our city. Join us as we charter through studied stories of Brisbane’s winding development, including:

  • First Nations lives and experiences around the river
  • Early colonial impressions on the area, convict history and early migration stories
  • Contemporary and historical buildings of significance that played a part in the urban development of our city
  • The Story Bridge as a major crossing point and economic boost for Brisbane during difficult times
  • Flood stories throughout the history of the river
  • Personalities and places linked to the river
  • And more…

As well as soaking up the many fascinating stories from Museum of Brisbane’s professional tour guides, guests will experience unforgettable views of Brisbane from the river.

Starting from the lush oasis of the City Botanic Gardens pontoon, join us as we meander past convict-built structures, historic landmarks and incredible feats of engineering. Make the most of our city’s sensational weather and bask in the river breeze on this 2-hour tour like no other!

All aboard, Brisbane!

Duration of tour: 2 hour

Meeting point: Please meet your tour guide at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens on the corner of Alice & Edward Sts. Please arrive 15 mins before your tour starts to allow time to reach the boat jetty. Need help finding the boat? Here’s a simple guide to help you get there! 

Accessibility: Please note, this tour is not yet wheelchair accessible. MoB and River to Bay are currently working with industry experts to create a wheelchair accessible version of this tour. If you would like to be the first to know about wheelchair accessible tours please email us at
If you have accessibility needs please contact us in advance so we can discuss how to make this experience accessible to you. Please contact us on (07) 3339 0800, or email

Inclusions: Bottled Water is supplied on the boat.

Spend and save with group pricing!

Make the most of your day out with friends and enjoy a special discount!

Book a group of 4-9 pax and receive 10% off.
Book a group 10+ and receive 15% off.

Discount applies automatically at checkout!

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