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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

Lunch Cruises with Rivers

Dinner Cruises with Rivers

More InfoJoin 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)

Gold Coast Island Cruises

More InfoSet 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.

 

Wyndham Cruises

Wyndham Cruises

More InfoAs the Gold Coast's longest running cruise provider, join Wyndham Cruises for a Gold Coast Waterways cruise through the tranquil waters of our canals and Broadwater.

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

Gold Coast Gondolas

More InfoWhether 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.

 

Aquaduck

aquaduck

More InfoThe 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!

 

QuackrDuck Land and Water Adventure

QuackrDuck

More InfoExperience 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

Private Romantic Gold Coast Gondola Dinner Cruise for Two

Private Romantic Gold Coast Gondola Dinner Cruise for TwoPrivate Romantic Gold Coast Gondola Dinner Cruise for Two

Book NowDine with your special someone in the romantic ambiance and setting of your own exclusive private luxury gondola while cruising the majestic canals of the Gold Coast, no need to travel all the way to Venice! You'll glide smoothly through the canals of Main Beach and Surfers Paradise in comfort and luxury in an elegant gondola piloted by your own expert gondolier.

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Moreton Island and Tangalooma Day Cruise from the Gold Coast with Optional Dolphin Adventure

Moreton Island and Tangalooma Day Cruise from the Gold Coast with Optional Dolphin AdventureMoreton Island and Tangalooma Day Cruise from the Gold Coast with Optional Dolphin Adventure

Book NowSpot 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.

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Tropical Fruit World Day Trip from the Gold Coast Including Wildlife Boat Cruise and Miniature Train Ride

Tropical Fruit World Day Trip from the Gold Coast Including Wildlife Boat Cruise and Miniature Train RideTropical Fruit World Day Trip from the Gold Coast Including Wildlife Boat Cruise and Miniature Train Ride

Book NowVisit 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

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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast

Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold CoastBrisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast

Book Now 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!

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Moreton Bay Marine Park Dolphin Cruise Including Lunch

Moreton Bay Marine Park Dolphin Cruise Including LunchMoreton Bay Marine Park Dolphin Cruise Including Lunch

Book Now 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.

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Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold CoastHalf-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

Book NowSee 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.

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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold CoastStradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Book Now 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.

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Gold Coast Tall Ship Cruise to South Stradbroke Island

Gold Coast Tall Ship Cruise to South Stradbroke IslandGold Coast Tall Ship Cruise to South Stradbroke Island

Book Now 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.

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Morning or Afternoon Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise

Morning or Afternoon Gold Coast Whale Watching CruiseMorning or Afternoon Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise

Book Now 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.

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Gold Coast Lunch Cruise

Gold Coast Lunch CruiseGold Coast Lunch Cruise

Book NowDine 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.

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Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruise

Gold Coast Sightseeing CruiseGold Coast Sightseeing Cruise

Book NowSee 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.

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Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood LunchGold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Book Now 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.

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Private Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Private Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood LunchPrivate Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

Book Now 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.

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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood Dinner

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood DinnerGold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood Dinner

Book Now 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.

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Gold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or Lunch

Gold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or LunchGold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or Lunch

Book Now 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. You'll also cruise in and around three islands and past Marina Mirage and the impressive Palazzo Versace.

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Gold Coast River Cruise with Optional Morning Tea or Lunch

Gold Coast River Cruise with Optional Morning Tea or LunchGold Coast River Cruise with Optional Morning Tea or Lunch

Book NowIndulge yourself in either a morning tea or lunch 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. Sit back and relax whilst taking in the spectacular sights the Gold Coast has to offer on the 1.5 hour informative cruise.

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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise

Gold Coast Sunset CruiseGold Coast Sunset Cruise

Book Now 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.

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