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Gold Coast 1.5-Hour Sightseeing River Cruise from Surfers Paradise
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Gold Coast 1.5-Hour Sightseeing River Cruise from Surfers Paradise

By Surfers Paradise River Cruises
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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About
See Australia's Gold Coast from a different perspective—out on the water—during a cruise from Surfers Paradise. With an easy-to-find meeting spot, multiple tour times offered, and a short duration time, this guided tour is perfect for travelers pressed for time. Plus, you can also enjoy morning tea, or afternoon nibbles, depending on which option you book.
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Flexible Gold Coast cruise with multiple tour times to fit anyone’s schedule
  • Enjoy tea or cocktails, depending on which option booked
  • Learn about the details of the Gold Coast's history and culture from your guide
  • Get a larger picture of the area from the water's vantage point

  • Snacks included
  • Fun facts commentary
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

When booking, choose between morning, afternoon, or sunset tour options to suit your vacation itinerary. Make your way to the departure point in Surfer's Paradise prior to your departure time and step aboard to meet your captain and crew. Find a spot on the open sundeck, a covered deck area, or in the indoor seating area. As you cruise out past Chevron Island and the Paradise Waters, out to the Broadwater while listening to commentary from your guide on the history and culture of the Gold Coast. In the Marina Precinct, pass the SeaWorld area and the Palazzo Versace. Your guide fills you in on what local wildlife and sea birds to look out for so you can snap photos. The morning and afternoon tea cruises include cakes and snacks. The sunset cruise includes a cocktails. Your Gold Coast cruise ends back at your departure point.

Start:
  • The Moorings, 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    Please arrive 30 mins prior to departure time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8142P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infants must be included in the booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Gold Coast 1.5-Hour Sightseeing River Cruise from Surfers Paradise?
    Gold Coast 1.5-Hour Sightseeing River Cruise from Surfers Paradise price starts from ₱1,668.16. Discover and book Gold Coast 1.5-Hour Sightseeing River Cruise from Surfers Paradise on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      The Moorings
      The Moorings, 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
      Please arrive 30 mins prior to departure time.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Surfers Paradise
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Surfers Paradise River Cruises
      2,307
      Australia
      Joined in February 2011
    • paulahome2014
      0 contributions
      Sunset Cruise enjoyed even in the rain
      Although raining we still had a lovely night, the captain was fun and informative telling about the local area and points of interest on the journey and tourist information generally, drinks were reasonably and the nibbles generous, good value for money
      Written January 30, 2024
    • 311felixk
      0 contributions
      Awesome Sunset Cruise if not for dumping wastes into the river.
      The Sunset Cruise was an amazing experience if not for the young lady crew member /bar tender who dumped all liquid wastes and left over foods served to us into the river. Foods include Crackers, Cheese, Salami, Olives and Grapes.
      Written January 18, 2024
    • sarahhL5630IS
      0 contributions
      Definitely worth doing!
      We so enjoyed our sunset cruise. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the commentary was interesting, the scenery superb and the food was delicious. We would highly recommend this cruise as a great way to take a different look at the Gold Coast.
      Written December 7, 2023
    • polishg333
      0 contributions
      A relaxing experience!
      Very leisurely cruise to watch the sun go down. Cocktails were good, nibbles were delightful and what else did we need? Ah, sit in the downstairs lounge and get the VIP tour by the Skipper herself! Then be treated like someone special when being served our cocktails. Great cruise, great crew, great refreshments to finish the great day!
      Written November 27, 2023
    • JohnR9733
      0 contributions
      What a fantastic trip!
      Such a great & worthwhile trip learning the insights of various river frontage homes. Saw dolphin & Osprey Eagles which was a bonus. The Skipper also has a great sense of humour and the drinks are reasonably priced. All in all a fantastic 1.5 hour trip.
      Written November 14, 2023
    • 102diannel
      0 contributions
      Very Disappointed, Not What Was Expected
      They say you get what you pay for, BUT........My family and friends went on the Morning Cruise today, a beautiful day for a cruise. Yes, morning tea was provided which was lovely, biscuits and cake. The staff (1 girl) on the bar was friendly and courteous. The wine list advertised Champagne at an extremely reasonable price, but we were only to find out it was not Champagne at all. About to set off on the cruise and along comes the Captain, sits in his chair and sets off, not a word was spoken. No 'Good morning everyone, welcome aboard' - nothing, not a word. But while he was listening to the news on his phone, we were made to listen to a recorded commentary. He did advise, via a microphone, those sitting on the deck to sit while we passed under a bridge. They advertise a commentary, but don't mention a recorded commentary. Very different to some of the reviews I read prior to booking the cruise. They mentioned the hilarious Captain and entertaining comments he made about things people saw while on the cruise. None of which we experienced at all. When we returned to the dock still nothing, not even, 'Thank you everyone and we hope you enjoyed the cruise'. I would not recommend this cruise.
      Written October 25, 2023
    • Tabatha1998
      0 contributions
      Relaxing 1.5 hours
      Excellent way to see some of the river. Good commentary and reasonable priced drinks on board. Enough room for all passengers. Do take something warm to wear if you go on the sunset cruise.
      Written September 29, 2023
    • isabelhD5645CU
      0 contributions
      Experience of a life time
      This team are amazing IT was an awesome time we had a lot of fun we never do this and we would do it again.
      Written September 17, 2023
    • Realistic_travellers
      0 contributions
      Fantastic early evening cruise
      Booked the cruise late afternoon for the same evening ($45 each) for an 1.5hr cruise. we had some complementary tea/coffee and small amount of nibbles with the bar being open to buy other drinks. We sat on the upper deck and we had great views throughout along with commentary from the captain that was pitched just right in giving you information and history about surfers paradise and the houses along the water. Lovely evening.....
      Written September 4, 2023
    • Herfta
      0 contributions
      A fantastic experience
      A fantastic experience and real value for money. The staff were professional, the boat was safe and clean and the atmosphere was fantastic.
      Written September 3, 2023
    • ams255118
      0 contributions
      Fun trip on the river
      This trip goes out from Surfers for an hour and a half cruise up to three or four times a day. We went in the afternoon. Sat on the top deck. You get cheese and crackers and can buy drinks. They had $10 margaritas later in the trip. Good commentary about all the flash homes and history of the area. Really enjoyed it. Well spent $45
      Written August 11, 2023
    • 7karleens
      0 contributions
      Great addition to a night out.
      Lovely thing to do on our weekend in Surfers. The timing was good as we saw the sun go down as we were heading back, and the 90 minute length was just right to enjoy the sights and take photos then relax on the way back. The captain gave lots of information on all the sights, especially the bridges, theme parks and mansions on the waterfront! Plenty of places to see the views too, with a top deck, front and back decks and indoor area. Nibbles were provided and the bar was very reasonable. A lovely thing to do before dinner on a weekend away!!
      Written July 24, 2023
    • arlenef133
      0 contributions
      Wonderful way to spend the afternoon
      Fantastic cruise for our whole family - adults, teens and a little one. Everyone loved it. The staff were wonderful and the experience was fun and informative. The sights were truly beautiful from start to finish. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Surfers Paradise.
      Written July 10, 2023
    • KiwiMum14
      0 contributions
      A great time enjoyed by all
      We enjoyed the lovely Sunset Cruise on a beautiful cloudless day. The boat was excellent with plenty of room for all to gain a beautiful view of the river and houses along the way. The audio commentary was great and gave us an interesting insight into the river, the housing development and mansions along the waterways. There is complimentary snacks and great, fair priced cocktails. Overall we all enjoyed the outing and we 100% recommend
      Written June 26, 2023
    • P5022XBkimm
      0 contributions
      Wonderful Sunset Cruise
      Beautiful cruise with very reasonable drink prices. Friendly staff and great commentary and cocktails
      Written May 26, 2023
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    5.0
    562 reviews
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    467
    Very good
    80
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    12
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    2

    Lynette R
    Robina, Australia32 contributions
    Feb 2020
    The cruise is so worth it!
    The crew are very informative and ever so friendly.
    A lovely morning tea is served on board, there is also a bar serving very reasonably priced drinks.
    I changed our bookings a few times because of the inclement weather and the office staff were happy to oblige so a big thank you to them as well!
    Written February 10, 2020
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    Dear Lynette R, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our cruise to other travellers. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the Gold Coast. Take care!
    Written February 15, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    88traveller88
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Family
    Highly recommend this cruise. My wife and 2 sons were entertained and the crew made this a very enjoyable and informative cruise. The captain was very funny and good with the kids allowing them to steer the boat. Great value
    Written January 2, 2020
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    Hi 88traveller88, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our cruise to other travellers. I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour. Take care!
    Written January 2, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Krazestahxx
    3 contributions
    Jan 2021 • Family
    I would highly recommend this cruise ship, super affordable and overall we greatly enjoyed our experience.

    With complementary cheese and crackers to keep the young ones at ease whilst enjoying your trip or a bar for the older, plenty of snacks on board as-well to keep you going and again, affordable. For example a cocktail cup for $8 and that’s to refill on the entire trip 😲 bargain I tell yah. Makes yah wanna take the bar with ya in all honesty 😆.

    With the option to sit upstairs out in the open, or down stairs close to the bar, either way your spoilt for choice. Both are pleasant to view amazing sight seeings.

    The staff offer exceptional customer service and the best sense of humour I think you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

    It is also a family owned business, soo support your local business. These people genuinely appreciate it.

    I just wanted to thank you guys again for the awesome experience.
    Written January 3, 2021
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    Hi Krazestahxx17, Thank for your review and for choosing our river cruise. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness to support our local business during tough times. We look forward to seeing you in future. Kind Regards!
    Written January 9, 2021
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    CT134
    2 contributions
    Feb 2020
    We had a great little trip on Saturday afternoon, even though it was raining. Capt Peter is excellent with a great sense of humour and Ashleigh made great little cocktails. Thanks for an excellent afternoon :))
    Written February 11, 2020
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    Dear CT1345, Thank you for such a positive review. Our crew do work very hard and we are glad this is shown on our cruise! We will pass on the kind comments to them, thanks again and we hope to see you in the future.
    Written February 15, 2020
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    Jan C
    Tasmania9 contributions
    Mar 2020
    Enjoyed morning cruise (with cakes & coffee/tea) It was so good - value for money was incredible. The Captain was very entertaining with his informative & humourous chat along the way seeing all the fabulous mansions, marinas & places of interest. This will be best money you spend in Surfers!!! Our daughter is going up in July & told her this is a must do with our grandson , who is 10, as he will be allowed to steer boat. A truly "not to be missed" experience!
    Written March 5, 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback jandy1234. We are so glad you’ve had a wonderful time on board and we look forward to seeing you next time! Kind Regards, SPRC
    Written March 14, 2020
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    Gaynor S
    Australia12 contributions
    Jan 2020
    Extremely good value and a very enjoyable cruise looking at some beautiful homes and boats.
    Tea or coffee plus a piece of cake and a biscuit went down very well.
    Whilst waiting to board we enjoyed meeting a man from Belgium who could not speak english so we communicated via a translater on his mobile phone. At least now he knew how to order a xxxx. Technology !!
    Written January 13, 2020
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    Hi Gaynor S, Thank you so much for the 5* review! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip, thanks again and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards!
    Written January 18, 2020
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    Wendy E
    Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
    Oct 2020
    As locals we thought we should have a look at our own city from a different perspective than the obvious modes of transport. It was an eye opener and we thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minutes and the commentary by the staff. Would highly recommend this trip.
    Written October 18, 2020
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    Hi Wendy, Thank for your review and for choosing our river cruise. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness to support our local business during tough times. We look forward to seeing you in future. Kind Regards, SPRC
    Written October 23, 2020
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    Theresa M
    Harlow, UK17 contributions
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    We were welcomed aboard and enjoyed cheese and crackers before our cruise along the waters of the Gold Coast began. Cap'n Pedro's (Salty Pete) dry caustic humour kept the narration witty and interesting. We really enjoyed the tranquility, and ability to move around the craft to get the best views of the City , the millionaire mansions and the expanse of waterfront. We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the parts of the city that roads can't touch. A great trip.
    Written April 17, 2023
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    Dear Ardessio1, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our cruise to other travellers. I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour. Take care!
    Written April 29, 2023
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    39parkstreet
    1 contribution
    Jan 2020 • Family
    There was cracker and cheese and cocktails on board, quite an relaxing ride. Some part of the river had nice view, some part was just old crappy houses. We have young kids 2 and 4 years old and they enjoyed it. They had some photos taken driving the boat. We went for the sunset cruise, didn't see the sun as it was cloudy but we got day photos and night photos taken as it was dark on the way back.
    Written January 10, 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback 402wens. Thank you for cruising with us we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Gold Coast.
    Written January 11, 2020
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    Penney H
    1 contribution
    Mar 2020 • Family
    It was just what we needed; to stop for a bit and take in some views. Special thanks to the captain for letting our boys steer the boat they were enthralled and have many bragging rights for their lucky friends. Thanks guys
    Written March 2, 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback 133penneyh. Thank you for cruising with us we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Gold Coast. Kind Regards SPRC
    Written March 14, 2020
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