Lady Caroline Cruises

Lady Caroline Cruise to Tipplers on South Stradbroke Island

BICSI also has a maritime division run by volunteers. Our vessel the Lady Caroline a 35 foot Bay Cruiser is a  delight for our community.  Lady Caroline weekly takes 7 community members and 3 trained crew on various trips around our amazing waterways including trips to Tipplers, Horizon Shores and Harrigans Irish Pub, Calypso Bay.

Lady Caroline was built by a training group of disabled people at the Gold Coast training centre and took many years to build. She was graciously donated to BICSI to provide a means for Islanders to see and enjoy our beautiful waterways that surround us. It is for Islanders only.

Our crew are trained specifically to manage our lady of the waterways, Lady Caroline and the specific cruises we map out.

Three Cruises are available to:

Cruising on Lady Caroline is for residents of Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra.

This is not a tourist boat. No mainlanders are permitted to travel. 

All passengers will be required to show proof of residency and be a member of the Lady Caroline Club to participate in a cruise. Membership is a one off fee of $5.00. 

Passengers must be 18 years of age or older.

Lady Caroline leaves from Russell Island at a private jetty, Thursdays and Fridays (weather permitting). Passengers meet at our centre at 55 Jackson Rd, Russell Island, or we pick up from the Russell Island jetty to meet passengers arriving at 9:05am.

Lady Caroline heads off at 9:30 and returns around 2:30pm.

We provide tea, coffee and biscuits for morning tea.

Lunch at one of the cafe’s/pub is at your discretion, or bring a packed lunch.

Lady Caroline

Lady Caroline - Recently Refurbished


Bookings can be made at our Russell Island or Macleay offices.

The one day cruise fee is $15.00 per person.

Payment is required at the time of booking. We do not hold seats.

Proof of Island residency is required (by Insurance) for each passenger. 

Must be a member of the Lady Caroline Club to participate. (Membership is a one off fee of $5.00)

Passengers must be over 18 years of age.

7 passengers is our maximum capacity.

Our cruises are fixed as our skippers and deckhands are trained for each cruise type.

We cruise Thursdays and Fridays – Weather permitting.

Harrigans, Calypso Bay


Lady Caroline has an onboard toilet though we prefer using bathroom facilities prior to boarding and at each stop.There is inside seating for 3 as well as seating at the rear of the boat.


We welcome volunteers who have a boat license and interested in donating some of their time on Lady Caroline.

Graham Webb, our boats coordinator, trains our volunteers to manage Lady Caroline safely and completely.

Passengers and Crew

Lady Caroline takes 7 passengers, a skipper and 2 deckhands (crew). You must be able to walk up stairs to be able to board Lady Caroline. If you are in a wheelchair or highly dependant on a walker it is not advisable for you to participate. 

Yummy meals

Come and see the wonderful waterways that surround our Islands.

We look forward to seeing you enjoy a fun filled day on one of our wonderful cruises.

We have been running these trips since February 2019.

Feedback has been wonderful from the passengers who have not only enjoyed the day but have re-booked many times.

Contact 3409 1177 for bookings and more information. 

Please Note: Due to our insurance this service is for Island residents only and proof will be required.


island sunset

BICSI meets community needs through providing a service of Emergency assistance, Services Australia Agency, Community events, Auspicing groups and clubs, 

Office services, Consultants rooms, Function rooms, Admin – fax and photocopying services, Op shops, Cafe and Nursery.

Russell Island -
Main Office and Opp Shop

55 Jackson Rd, 

Russell Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 1177

Macleay Island -
Services Australia Agency, Community Hall Office

32 High Central Rd, 

Macleay Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 4990

Macleay Island -
Op Shop, Cafe and Plant Nursery

35 Southsea Terrace, 

Macleay Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 5613