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:
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 hours
Getting there: The Tides of Brisbane: Historic Boat Tour departs from the City Botanic Gardens River Hub. Click here to view a guide to getting 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 email@example.com. If you have any other accessibility needs, please contact us prior to the day of your tour on (07) 3339 0800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dependent on the weather and group size, the tours run for approximately 2 hours.
Tours will go ahead unless you are informed of a cancellation. If there is a severe weather warning, we will notify participants of cancellation and organise an alternative date. If showers or extreme heat are predicted, the tour guide may modify the route and the length of the tour.
Bring a small backpack or the like as storage space is minimal. You’ll need comfortable, casual clothes and sensible footwear is strongly recommended. We also recommend you bring a hat and sunscreen.
In order to keep to our schedule, we ask that you arrive at the pontoon at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. If we arrive early, we’ll start boarding immediately.
Yes, the boats are equipped with a private toilet. However, more spacious bathrooms and PWD facilities will be available at the pit stop at Brisbane Powerhouse.
To access the City Botanic Gardens River Hub, there is a ramp and set of stairs. The boat is not currently wheelchair accessible. The boat will stop at the Brisbane Powerhouse river hub and guests will walk disembark on the jetty. From the jetty there is a 50m walk to Mary Maes café and the lower ground bathrooms of Brisbane Powerhouse. If you have accessibility needs please contact us prior to the day of your tour on (07) 3339 0800, or email email@example.com.
The tour includes a stop at a local restaurant where coffee and light refreshments are available for purchase. Bottled water will be provided on the boat.
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.