Our Story

About Us

Blue Bus Tours...going places!

Geoff Jacob has been in the coach tour industry since he was 18. He began working for Mylon Motorways in Wodonga, Victoria as a coach driver and mechanic. He drove express services between Adelaide and Sydney and soon graduated to leading accommodated tours and camping safaris throughout outback Australia. 

He and his wife Sandra travelled the length and breadth of Australia with Swagman Tours taking coach camping safaris up to Cape York, around Tasmania, through the Red Centre, across the Nullarbor and from Perth to Broome. Geoff also drove coaches and tours for Palmwoods Coaches on the Sunshine Coast.

In 2002, they purchased a school bus run on Russell Island in Moreton Bay followed by the school bus run on Macleay Island. Over the next few years they gradually increased their fleet to cater for the increasing numbers of school charters and day tour groups who were wanting their services.

In 2019 they introduced Blue Bus Tours, operating short and extended tours departing from the Redlands, Queensland. They were excited to launch their luxury tour coach that allowed them to transport their passengers in style and comfort to the special places they hold dear in their hearts – the beauty that is off the beaten track in Australia.

Geoff and Sandra invite you to join them as they continue to travel throughout Australia.

Geoff Jacob

Owner and founder of Blue Bus, Geoff is passionate about coach travel in Australia. He has been operating in the charter and tour coach industry for over 35 years and has vast experience in planning and conducting coach tours all over Australia.

Sandra Jacob

Sandra worked as a high school teacher before taking over the bookkeeping and payroll side of the business. Sandra helps take care of the back office side of the business and helps plan the tours and take bookings.

The Blue Bus Tours Team

girl and man standing near beach
Lara and Geoff

There is a whole team at Blue Bus dedicated to making our tours come together! Behind the scenes,  our office staff  plan and book the tours, our workshop mechanic keeps our buses maintained and our fantastic drivers and tour managers make sure you have a great tour experience. Our people are what makes Blue Bus special.

Blue Bus Tours is a family owned and operated company at heart. It has been really special for us when two of our children, Lara and Travis, have joined us on our tours. 

bus and two people in desert
Geoff and Travis