Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour
Hit the water from the City Botanic Gardens to spend three hours floating past historic landmarks.
Every Brisbanite has caught a CityCat at some point. Since picnic boats started motoring up and down the river, you might've eaten lunch while sailing through the city with your mates, too. And, you could've also pedalled a floating bike along the waterway — because, when it comes to making the most of this River City, there's no shortage of options.
The next way to cruise down the Brown Snake comes courtesy of Museum of Brisbane, with the CBD venue launching its own boat tours. Obviously, you won't be hopping onboard at its usual address. Instead, you'll mosey down to the City Botanic Gardens, then spend three hours floating past historic landmarks.
Kicking off on Wednesday, November 3, and running every Wednesday and Sunday through till Sunday, December 19, the Tides of Brisbane boat tours will dive deep into Brissie history — verbally, not literally, of course. So, you'll hear about important sites, convict-built structures and more, all while soaking in quite the view. The latter is one of the reasons that new ways to hop on the river keep popping up, after all.
This is Museum of Brisbane's first-ever series of boat tours, following its popular walking options — such as its new public art tour that launched earlier in 2021.
Twenty people can hop onboard at once, and each $120 tour includes a stop at Sea Legs Brewing Co in Kangaroo Point; however, you will need to pay extra for food and drink.