Surfers Paradise

Buffet Lunch Sightseeing Cruise

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Gold Coast Lunch Cruise
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From USD 58.04

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Soak up the sights of the Gold Coast on this lunch cruise that departs from Surfers Paradise and travels up the Nerang River to the Broadwater. Hear live commentary about landmarks that you pass such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace hotel, Wave Break Island and South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch with seafood and chicken main dishes, and have the option to purchase drinks at the bar.
  • Gold Coast lunch cruise
  • Go sightseeing from the water on a cruise from Surfers Paradise
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch of seafood, chicken and tropical fruit
  • Live commentary provided on board

What's Included

  • 2 hour Gold Coast waterways cruise
  • 2-course Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Comfortable air conditioned lower deck with full amenities
  • Take in the spectacular skyline views of the famous Surfers Paradise
  • Entertaining and informative onboard commentary
  • Fully stocked onboard bar for optional beverage purchases

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tiki Reserve
      Tiki Reserve, 73 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

      Please check the departure time on your voucher. Your Captain and Crew will check you in 20 min prior to the departure time on the vessel at the Nerang River end of Cavill Ave. Paid parking is available nearby at Bruce Bishop, Circle on Cavill, Chevron Renaissance, and Cypress Avenue car parks.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Make your own way to the designated dock in Surfers Paradise to board your deluxe sightseeing vessel for your lunch cruise.

    Enjoy views from the water of Gold Coast landmarks as you glide along the calm waters of the Nerang River and north to the Broadwater. Along the way, get unobstructed views of famous sites like Southport Yacht Club, the Marina Mirage resort complex and the glittering Palazzo Versace hotel — one of Australia’s only 6-star resort hotels. Cruise by luxury yachts and mansions, modern skyscrapers and hotels.

    The crew serves up a delicious buffet that includes prawns, chicken, salads and tropical fruit. Enjoy your meal on-board with additional drinks including tea and coffee available for purchase from the on-board bar. Choose to sit either in the air-conditioned cabin or on the sundeck outdoors; both options offer an excellent vantage point to see the attractions and beaches of the Gold Coast.

    At the end of your leisurely cruise, your boat returns to Surfers Paradise where your tour ends.

    Sea World (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Featured review
    We have been late for liked 10 minutes but still the staff wiling to gave us the 10 minutes extra time even this may cause the other passenger unhappy. I want to said a big thank you to all the staff on board and all the passenger for being considerate.


    165 reviews
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    Great 2hr Tour
    Gloria_K, Apr 2023
    The staff were very friendly, a delicious buffet and a clean, well maintained boat. Well worth the cost of the ticket.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Hi Gloria, thanks for taking the time to leave a great 5-star review of your experience aboard a Buffet Lunch Cruise.
    Fabulous Fun, Great Day Out
    Chris_M, Apr 2023
    One of the best cruise trips we have done on water ways in Australia. It’s relaxing, and comfortable with a great buffet lunch. The staff onboard are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. This is our third trip on the canals and every time there is something different to see.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your experience on our Buffet Lunch Cruise! We're thrilled to hear that you consider it one of the best cruise trips you've done on the waterways in Australia. It's great to know that you found the experience to be relaxing and comfortable and that the buffet lunch met your expectations. We're proud of our friendly and helpful staff, who always go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome and taken care of.
    Great cruise with a delicious buffet!!
    Bonnie_F, Apr 2023
    The crew were incredible! The narrative by the Captain along the cruise was terrific! The buffet was delicious! It was a great cruise and is a must do while on the Gold Coast!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Hi Bonnie, thank you for sharing such a positive review of your experience on the cruise! It's wonderful to hear that the crew made a great impression on you and that the Captain's narrative added to the overall enjoyment of the experience. And of course, it's always great when the food meets expectations, so we're thrilled to hear that you found the buffet to be delicious. We couldn't agree more that this cruise is a must-do while on the Gold Coast, and we hope you'll have the opportunity to join us again soon for another unforgettable adventure!
    John_M, Jan 2023
    The experience was okay.. but there was literally no commentary. It was just a boat ride with some food. The food was alright pretty basic. There could be more warmer options too or 2 different desserts.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with Sea World Cruises Buffet Lunch Cruise. We appreciate all feedback, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. We will take on your feedback to the management team. Thank you again, Nikki Customer Service Team
    Awesome 👌
    Bill_B, June 2022
    Great food and the staff where so helpful also a beautiful day. The views are amazing. Also very knowledgeable commentary.
    Response from Host, June 2022
    Hi Bill, thank you for leaving such wonderful feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a beautiful time out aboard our Buffet Lunch Cruise.
    Best 2 hour lunch break
    Sandra_L, Dec 2021
    floating up the river enjoying fresh trawler prawns and a cold drink, what more is there to ask for, it was a wonderful day, great food, great staff would recommend this lunch to everyone.
    Seafood buffet lunch cruiae
    Kaylene_H, Sept 2021
    Excellent meal. Courteous staff. The 2 hour trip went by so quickly. Looking forward to doing it again sometime soon.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Hi Kaylen, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful Lunch Sightseeing Cruise with us. We will pass on the kind words to our crew and hope to see you again sometime!
    Food excellent beautiful...
    esther_w, Aug 2021
    Food excellent beautiful day nice people serving met some nice people on the boat saw some beautiful charter boats saw some sites of gold coast
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Hi esther_w, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's our pleasure to have you onboard. Hope to see you again sometime. :)
    Worth it
    Djohann_A, Feb 2020
    Food was excellent. Service was great. We were running late due to delayed flight, went straight from airport, we don’t know where to park & we got out on a different side of the building, but everyone was so accommodating and very very helpful. We really appreciate their service. Just can’t remember all the staff’s name but keep up the good work that you do, guys!!!
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, Riza. We're happy to hear you had a wonderful lunch cruise with us. We hope you're having a great time on the Gold Coast, and make sure to pass on the kind words to the crew. Thanks again!
    Friendly, helpful and considerate staff.
    Chingleong_L, Oct 2019
    We have been late for liked 10 minutes but still the staff wiling to gave us the 10 minutes extra time even this may cause the other passenger unhappy. I want to said a big thank you to all the staff on board and all the passenger for being considerate.
    Sally_R, Sept 2019
    My fiancé and I had a lovely day on this lunch cruise, the food and staff were fabulous. We highly recommend it to everyone. It was fun to sit on the top deck and enjoy the view and commentary. Next visit we hope to do a dinner cruise.
    The food was wonderful and the hostess...
    Amber B, Mar 2018
    The food was wonderful and the hostess what very energizing.
    Nice leisurely cruise through the...
    J.D., Dec 2017
    Nice leisurely cruise through the inland passage way. Food was good, but not great. The commentary was sparse and not as informative as we are accustom to have on a cruise like this.
    A great way to spend two hours...
    Kathleen D, Dec 2017
    A great way to spend two hours having lunch and drinks on the Gold Coast Lunch Cruise. Good value.
    Excellent value for money. Lovely...
    Priscilla W, Sept 2017
    Excellent value for money. Lovely lunch of beautiful king prawns, chicken, ham, salads and fresh bread rolls. Boat was very clean and well maintained.
    The staff on the cruise were really...
    MINGHUI_Z, May 2017
    The staff on the cruise were really friendly and truly welcome. The boat itself was maintained very well, super clean and tidy. It was a wonderful trip to explore Gold Coast on its river channel.
    We had a great time on this day...
    kaye_s, Jan 2017
    We had a great time on this day trip. Boarding was a breeze, food was excellent and staff were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed!
    Great food, friendly crew, fantastic...
    Donna H, Dec 2016
    Great food, friendly crew, fantastic service. Highly recommend this activity.
    Very enjoyable cruise with a more...
    Sam H, Dec 2016
    Very enjoyable cruise with a more than adequate great lunch provided. Will take an evening cruise next visit to Surfers.
    The food was really good with lots...
    Claudio P, Nov 2016
    The food was really good with lots of peel-and-eat shrimp and fresh salads and also sliced ham. The boat took us all around the rivers and lagoons with scenic views of homes and yacht harbors. We got some amazing photos!

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