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Life of Water is based on the border of QLD and NSW sharing the pristine waters & picturesque views of the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Northern Rivers. We embrace the adventures that nature has to offer; creating memorable & educational moments for our guests. We specialise in water based adventures.

We honour the Bundjalung people; the traditional owners of this land and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past, present & emerging.
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Fishing Adventures

FISHING ADVENTURES

We offer several packages, and are always open to your idea of a customised experience.
We start with a coffee/tea from our local. Light refreshments and snacks are supplied for the duration of the trip.
Your catch will be cleaned for you.
We care for the environment, and support catch and release.
We’ll help make sure that there’s photographic evidence of your big catch!
All fishing gear and licence fees are inclusive.
We recommend you bring: a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, jacket & camera.
Life of Water is a non-smoking vessel
Catered meals are an optional extra.
Consider us for:
Private functions
Corporate Days out
Team Building packages

River Fishing

4 Hour
River Fishing
  • This is a truly fun and enjoyable day out on the scenic Tweed River.

Reef Fishing

5 Hour
Reef Fishing
  • Experience fishing our local reefs; ranging from 4 miles to 15 miles offshore.

Reef Fishing

8 Hour
Reef Fishing
  • Experience fishing our local reefs; ranging from 4 miles to 15 miles offshore.

Game Fishing

4 hour min.
Game Fishing
  • The Australian East Coast’s Coral Sea boasts some of the best game fishing!
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"I couldn’t recommend Life Of Water highly enough for any keen anglers wanting a fishing expedition different to the myriad of other charter companies out there."
Alan A.
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TOURING ADVENTURES

This is the Life – of Water!
Meander with us through wildlife-rich mangroves, or glide across the ocean to Cook Island with the sea-breeze through your hair. You will succumb to the Northern Rivers’ charms!
Bear witness to silent stingrays, majestic whales, playful dolphins, & other sea creatures.

picture this -Mighty Wollumbin (Mount Warning) presides over the emerald hinterland. The river winds its way towards restaurants and cafes, and locally-owned hideaways for the perfect picnic. Bespoke is often best & if you can’t decide – here are a few favourites:

– Load the family aboard for a snorkelling and swimming adventure,
– Sunset cruise: sip sparkling beverages, with local seafood, or fruits & cheeses, as the sun sets to your favourite tunes.
– Surfs up! Cuppa out the back – ride the morning waves on your own board

These are a few options, let us know how you wish to get onboard with ‘Life of Water’ & we’ll tailor a memorable adventure to suit.

We recommend you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, jacket and a camera.
Life of Water is a non-smoking vessel
Catered meals are an optional extra.

Consider us for:
Private functions
Corporate day out packages
Team Building

We are honoured to support life stage rituals -marriage vows, or the sprinkling of ashes.

Cook Island Tour

3 Hour
Cook Island Tour
  • Cruise to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve – absorb the scenic beauty of this 80 hectare marine estate.

River Cruise

3 Hour
River Cruise
  • Cruise the scenic Tweed River and inlets; bask in the tranquility of Majestic Wollumbin -Mount Warning.

Whale Watching

3 Hour
Whale Watching
  • Humpback Whale watching is seasonal with migration.

Fishing Lessons

2.5 hours
Fishing Lessons
  • Activities include: yabbie pumping for bait, fishing tips & water safety.
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"Amazing & truly unforgettable family day out exploring the majestic Tweed River, whilst also stopping at the character-filled Tumbulgum Pub for a scrumptious lunch…"
Jennifer W.
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'LIFE OF WATER' VESSEL

AGILE | COMFORTABLE | SPEEDY

‘Life of Water’ is an 8-meter twin hull vessel built and surveyed in 2017.  Yup – she’s our baby, and we’re proud of her. We know she’ll give you a smooth ride and you’ll fall in love too.  ‘Life of Water’ is registered to take 8 passengers and 2 crew members.  The twin hull gives greater stability and a cushioned ride for increased comfort. Our vessel is powered by twin four-stroke Suzuki 175 hp engines.  They provide the ability to get to our destination quickly; which allows you to enjoy your fishing experience longer. Minimal travel time equals more adventure time!  Another advantage of four-stroke engines is next-to-no air or noise pollution.  We believe environmental factors are an important part of ethical tour operation.

‘Life of Water’ is registered in both Queensland and New South Wales. When operating in the state of  NSW, a Charter Fishing Boat Licence is required. We are fully licensed and have all four endorsements allowing us to legally operate and participate in: Game Fishing, Sports Fishing, Estuary/River Fishing, and Deep Water Fishing.

We have a Bar Crossing endorsement; allowing us to operate and travel legally across the Tweed Bar into the open ocean. We have full cover fishing licences, and life jackets for all our passengers.  Clear Terms and Conditions of use are provided via email with booking confirmation and must be signed when getting onboard Life of Water.  The combination of all of these factors ensures everyone has a safe, fun, and importantly: hassle-free day.  Our commitment to safety is a great reason for you to get on board with Life of Water for your next fishing adventure!

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"OMG – Dolphins and Flying fish were everywhere! We felt like we were dreaming- thank you!"
Life of Water Adventurer from NZ
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'Life of Water' Team

We believe in the preservation of our surroundings. Whilst enjoying it, we respect it.
Captain Jeff and First Mate Miranda lived on several continents, before settling in the beautiful Northern Rivers. We proudly call this place home.
We value our surroundings; finding nature one of the most amazing meditational mediums to set the mind at peace and recalibrate. We are passionate about the environment, and keeping waterways healthy for future generations. Being Citizen Scientists and supporters of #TAKE3FORTHESEA helps us to translate our values into action.
Remember:
Where there is water, you most likely will get wet
We wish all our guests a fun, laughter-filled & relaxing time!

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"I couldn’t believe how willing Jeff was to take time to show me how to do everything. Teaching me all the basics of deep sea fishing, progressing to doing it myself and then reeling in a lot of impressive fish!"
Brad P.
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  • Fishing Lessons (2.5 hours)

    • 9am, 12pm, 3pm
    • $90 based on 1 adult & 1 child
    • Max 8 passengers
    • [4 Adults, 4 children]

    Fun time out on the water for parents and children.

    Activities include: yabbie pumping for bait, fishing tips & water safety

    The “Take 3 for the Sea” initiative & much more!

    Get a group together & create memories with your kids!

  • Whale Watching (3 Hour)

    • 6am, 10am, 2pm
    • $99 Adults
    • $70 persons under 12
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    Humpback Whale watching is seasonal with migration. It can start as early as May as they head North and returning South with calves in later months to October. Local researchers tell us over 30,000 whales journey up the Coast each year.

    Sit back, and soak up this amazing environmental experience, against a panoramic Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise backdrop.

  • River Cruise (3 Hour)

    • 6am, 10am or 2pm
    • $99 Adults
    • $70 persons under 12
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    Cruise the scenic Tweed River and inlets; bask in the tranquility of Majestic Wollumbin -Mount Warning. Admire the local bird and marine life, and be on the lookout for our local dolphins . Create a bespoke river adventure; or enjoy one of ours. Fancy an early morning, first-light adventure on the Tweed? Take our Kookaburra Coffee cruise and follow the river’s winding path. As you wake up with nature, you may enjoy the Kookaburra’s cackling call (Australian Tree Kingfisher) over coffee!

  • Cook Island Tour (3 Hour)

    • 7am, 11am or 3pm
    • $99 Adults
    • $70 persons under 12
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    Cruise to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve – absorb the scenic beauty of this 80 hectare marine estate. This area is home to threatened species such as rock cod, grey nurse shark and giant Queensland groper. We keep lookout for Bottlenose dolphin, turtles perhaps even a flying fish or two. Our popular Cook Island adventures include: clipping up to one of the allocated buoy for a fun snorkel -or scuba dive in the reserve. Or perhaps you prefer a surfing adventure? We can anchor behind a suitable break near Fingal Heads; within view of the historic light house – while you ride the waves with the dolphins!

  • Reef Fishing (8 Hour)

    • Departure 6am
    • $195 per person
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    Experience fishing our local reefs; ranging from 4 miles to 15 miles offshore.

    We will target a range of species which include Snapper, Jewfish, Pearl Perch, Kingfish, Amberjack.

  • Game Fishing (4 hour min)

    • Departure to suit
    • $250 per hour for boat
    • Max 8 passengers; best suited to smaller group

    The Australian East Coast’s Coral Sea boasts some of the best game fishing!

    The target species for this amazing adventure include: Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, & Tuna.

  • Reef Fishing (5 Hour)

    • Departure: 6am and 1pm
    • $135 per person
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    Experience fishing our local reefs; ranging from 4 miles to 15 miles offshore.

    We will target a range of species which include Snapper, Jewfish, Pearl Perch, Kingfish, Amberjack.

  • River Fishing (4 Hour)

    • Departure to suit
    • $99 per person
    • Min 6 passengers
    • Max 8 passengers

    This is a truly fun and enjoyable day out on the scenic Tweed River. Be on the lookout for beautiful bird life, our local pod of dolphins, stingrays and turtles!

    Tides permitting – we start with catching yabbies for bait, or we will use lures to target species such a Jewfish,Trevally, Flathead and more.