Gold Coast Cruises
Blessed with a few hundred kilometres of canals and rivers (446km to be precise), the Gold Coast's waterways are more than ten times longer than those of Venice.
The Nerang River is the main aquatic artery and if you've ever had the chance to follow its course past Surfers Paradise and into the Broadwater with the sun setting behind the Mountain tops, it's an experience you won't forget.
In fact, if you had a boat, a decent amount of fuel and the urge, you could travel from Surfers Paradise (and a few dozen other suburbs) right up through the Broadwater, into Moreton Bay, and into the Brisbane CBD without setting foot on land or the open sea. If you want to experience the Gold Coast from the water, a Gold Coast cruise or fishing trip is a fantastic idea
Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruises
Join this exclusive two hour Gold Coast lunch cruise departing from a convenient point in the heart of the Gold Coast that provides you with a delicious buffet lunch and takes you through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system - larger than the systems of both Venice and Amsterdam combined!
Then head out onto the Southport Broadwater to soak in some extensive views of the coast's skyline. Enjoy your seafood and chicken lunch, perhaps a drink from the fully-licensed onboard bar, and soak in the sunshine from the spacious deck
Gold Coast Island Cruises (Tall Ships)
Set sail on a square rigger Tall Ship or by one of our fast water cruisers for a full day island adventure with tropical BBQ lunch. Sail to the company owned exclusive Island Paradise, McLarens Landing on Sth Stradbroke Island.
Enjoy complimentary morning and afternoon tea onboard the ship, an island Aussie BBQ feast of Steak & Fish, live entertainment, feeding of the wild wallabies and sea eagles, swimming, free pool table, beach volleyball and games area. The optional 4WD is not to be missed, or the wide range of adrenaline filled watersports.
Their comfortable, purpose built sightseeing vessel has a rooftop observation deck so you can enjoy uninterrupted views of waterfront mansions and the famous Gold Coast skyline. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening cruises, breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner cruises and much more.
Gold Coast Gondolas
Whether you are looking for the ultimate in romance and magic or are merely wanting to sit back and enjoy the experience of a lifetime while on the Gold Coast, nothing will come close in providing the luxury, privacy, ambiance and setting of a Gold Coast Gondola cruise.
Enjoy your cruise with or without dinner, in a weather-proof and sound-proof gondola while gently cruising the waterways and watching the sunsets over the Gold Coast skyline.
The Aquaduck lets you discover the Gold Coast by land and sea without even leaving your seat! Your return journey will begin in the heart of Surfers Paradise, taking in views of the famous, golden Gold Coast beaches while waddling along the beachfront. The vehicle then "transforms" into a boat as the Aquaduck goes harbour cruising, taking in the sights of Sea World, Marina Mirage, Australia Fair, Mariners Cove, The Yacht Club, fabulous millionaires homes, canals and more from the water!
Experience a Gold Coast tour with an extremely fun difference aboard the Quack'R'Duck! Set off from the heart of Surfers Paradise on this Gold Coast duck tour for a journey both along the roads continuing to the Gold Coast Broadwater. We then enter the water aboard the same vehicle as it's amphibious! Kids love the excitement and watery fun as we splash into the water, transitioning seamlessly into a relaxing and informative cruise. See homes of the rich and famous, spot wildlife and enjoy the informative commentary, before retuning back to Surfers Paradise.
More Gold Coast Cruises
Spot a dolphin, dugong, stingray or maybe a turtle as you cruise along Moreton Bays stunning crystal clear waters, then kickback and relax on the incredible white sandy beaches of Moreton Island. Enjoy the optional activities included in this tour on the island and/or choose to upgrade to include hand feeding the dolphins an exclusive lounge.
Tropical Fruit World Day Trip from the Gold Coast Including Wildlife Boat Cruise and Miniature Train Ride
Visit this very special place and you’ll see, taste and learn about tropical fruit from around the world that they grow on the farm. Discover a world where more than 500 of nature’s weird and wonderful fruit varieties are grown. Explore the farm and journey beyond the farm gates to tour the orchards and discover nature’s delicious, healthy harvest
Discover the cosmopolitan delights and friendly vibe of Brisbane on a day long excursion from the Gold Coast. You’ll see the city center and sights such as Parliament House and Story Bridge on a guided coach tour and river cruise. Then stroll around the many attractions at South Bank Parklands and take in the city at your leisure during the afternoon. As you experience the blend of urban sophistication and laid back friendliness, you’ll see why Brisbane was named one of Australia’s most desirable cities!
Discover the natural wonders of Moreton Bay Marine Park with a naturalist guide during a 7-hour excursion to Moreton Island. Your day includes a dolphin cruise where you also look for resident turtles, dugong and whales (in season). An optional guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks or Flinders Reef and a fish feeding demo provide opportunities to check out colorful fish up close. Have free time to swim, climb sand dunes or simply relax on the beach. Includes optional transport from Brisbane or Gold Coast hotels, morning and afternoon tea, and a tasty buffet lunch.
See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from all three decks of your purpose built vessel and the experienced crew, including a marine naturalist guide, will provide the closest whale encounters possible. With a maximum of 65 passengers per cruise, this is one of the the Gold Coast's most intimate and informative whale watching experiences.
Spend the day on Stradbroke Island and discover a little bit of paradise just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast by high-speed luxury catamaran. When you get to Stradbroke Island, it’s up to you how you spend your time: relax on the tranquil private beach or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe. Feed kookaburras and wallabies, and indulge in a buffet lunch before cruising back to the Gold Coast in the late afternoon.
Sail from the Gold Coast to South Stradbroke Island on a tall ship cruise, and explore the private beaches at McLarens Landing, a Bali inspired eco resort. During your free time in paradise, participate in a daily wallaby feeding, relax at the cocktail bar, dig into a provided barbecue lunch. You can even make use of complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and the gear for a beach volleyball match.
Cruise aboard a luxury, high-speed catamaran for 2.5 hours of seasonal whale watching with experts from the Gold Coast. Witness the annual humpback whale migration from June through October aboard a boat that takes off from Mariners Cove Marina. A marine biologist explains all the action you see. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, depending on your selected time.
Dine on the water on a lunchtime boat tour from Surfers Paradise. Cruise along the Nerang River to Broadwater, past the Marina Mirage and Palazzo Versace, and admire the Gold Coast’s skyscrapers and resort hotels. While cruising, enjoy a buffet lunch of seafood and chicken, and soak up the Gold Coast views from the sundeck on this relaxing lunch cruise.
See the Gold Coast from the water on a sightseeing boat tour from Surfers Paradise. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea while cruising along the meandering Nerang River, and admire the Gold Coast’s skyscrapers and resort hotels as you tour the coastal waterways. From Surfers Paradise, you’ll cruise to Broadwater past the Marina Mirage and magnificent Palazzo Versace. If you choose the morning option, enjoy cake with coffee and tea; the afternoon snack includes a cheese platter.
Sail the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater on a luxury sailboat with an expert crew. Take in sights such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. Sip sparkling wine and nibble on snacks as you soak up the beauty of sailing on the Gold Coast. Want a real meal? Upgrade to include a tasty lunch featuring fresh Australian seafood. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a more customized experience.
Hop aboard a luxury sailboat with your own private group for a cruise on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Your expert crew shows you all the highlights including Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Southport Yacht Club, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. During your private cruise, nibble on snacks and sip sparkling wine, or upgrade to include a delicious lunch featuring the freshest Australian seafood. Enjoy a customized experience on your private tour, perfect for a special afternoon with your sweetie, family or group of friends.
Enjoy a relaxing sailing experience aboard a luxury sailboat during a sunset cruise on the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Sip on sparkling wine as you take in landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. Admire the warm colors of the sunset paint the shore as evening approaches. Want more? Opt to include a deluxe dinner featuring fresh Australian seafood. This small-group tour, limited to 10 people, ensures personalized attention from your friendly and experienced crew.
Cruise the Gold Coast waterways on a 1965 timber vessel that departs from Main Beach or Surfers Paradise. Enjoy a morning Devonshire Tea or Lunch while cruising the Gold Coast Broadwater passing the beautiful homes lining the canals and the Surfers Paradise skyline. Also cruise in and around three islands and past Marina Mirage and the impressive Palazzo Versace.
Indulge yourself in either a morning tea, lunch, afternoon or sunset cruise on the Gold Coast. Departing daily from Surfers Paradise and cruising the magnificent Gold Coast waterways and canals you will enjoy morning tea or lunch served on board, depending on option selected. Sit back and relax whilst taking in the spectacular sights the Gold Coast has to offer on the 1.5 hour informative cruise.
Spend a magical 2 hours sailing the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater aboard a luxury catamaran. Relax in complete comfort with a glass of bubbly in hand as the sun sets majestically over the Gold Coast hinterland. See deserted beaches and isolated islands, watch dolphins surfing the bow wave as wallabies fossick on the beach and sea eagles soar overhead. Take in the splendor of the Surfers Paradise skyline as it comes alive with a dazzling display of city lights.