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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative...

River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene for both locals and visitors with its year-round cruises so don’t leave town without doing at least one tour. River City Cruises is the original and best sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. During the 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by the informative commentary while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities as we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge. You will see, we’re not called the RIVER CITY for nothing. The convenient departure location is a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD and the duration of the cruise allows plenty of time for other sightseeing activities or shopping. JOIN RIVER CITY CRUISES FOR A MEMORABLE AND UNIQUE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE WHY CRUISE WITH US? •More than just “a trip on the River” you will be surprised by our colourful history and local legends •Perfect amount of time to see the best of Brisbane •Convenient departure location at South Bank Parklands •Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar •We pride ourselves on personalized service •Souvenir Map with other discount offers HOP ON / HOP OFF OPTION On the 10.30am cruise, guests have the choice of disembarking and using a hop-on/hop-off cruise option, visiting Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence and the monument to the Battle of the Coral Sea, one of the great naval battles of World War II. That done, a short stroll over the Breakfast Creek Bridge will find them in the beer garden of The Breakfast Creek Hotel, built in 1889, one of the city’s defining watering holes and famed for its beer and steaks. (Newstead House open Monday to Thursday / Breakfast Creek Hotel open everyday). Timings for hop off option: Disembark 11.15am – Reboard 1.15pm – Return to South Bank 2.00pm Departs Daily 10.30am and 12.30pm Southbank Parklands Jetty A Adults: $25 Seniors $20 Kids (5-15) $15 Family $60 (2 adults and up to 3 kids under 15years) How to get there: Carparks: South Bank Parklands, Cultural Centre or Convention Centre (all via Grey Street) Train: South Brisbane Railway Station Bus: Cultural Centre Bus Station

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Had an amazing time on the river cruise! Darren (captain) was very knowledgable and answered any questions we had along the tour! We sat out the front on the lower deck to make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time on the river cruise! Darren (captain) was very knowledgable and answered any questions we had along the tour! We sat out the front on the lower deck to make the most of the sun and the breeze made it not too hot. Food and drink are all reasonably priced!!! Cheaper then most of the bars around... More 

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Tuart Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is top 5 of things to do in Brisbane. We really enjoyed the ride along the river with helpful information from the boat driver. Nice and friendly staff that make the tour more comfortable. The view along the river is spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely trip up the river very informative and we learnt a lot about Brisbane's history. Stopped of at the half way, shame the homestead was not open, but went to the Breakfast Hotel. A place with a lot of history and beer out of a wooden barrel. Then the return back on the river. Was lovely. Then a walk... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as enjoyable and hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can see only reiterate what so many others have said that this is well worth doing when visiting Brisbane? Excellent commentary and the food was decent enough at a very reasonable price. Do it!!!

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as enjoyable and hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

billingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very relaxing & informative cruise on the river The views of the old and new Brisbane coupled with the highly amusing but very interesting commentary by the Captain made this a great way to spend a hot afternoon. It certainly gives you a different perspective on this beautiful city, it was well worth joining this cruise.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as relaxing and hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on this cruise today as a family, myself, my wife and my two children. The tour was great and the kids loved it. We had morning tea, and the scones were fantastic. The views of Brisbane were beautiful and would defiantly recommend this tour when visiting Brisbane. The one thing I must mention that let it down slightly,... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as enjoyable. As you can imagine all of our staff were extremely busy during the holiday season and perhaps tensions were running a little high. I have passed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A peaceful river cruise with relevant commentary. Captain let my two boys have turns steering the cruise which was a highlight for them. Serve yourself plenty of scones with tea/coffee! This is a suitable way for tourists to experience the river.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as peaceful and hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My family and I attended this cruise December 2015 and really enjoyed the cruise entertaining and plenty of sightseeing highly recommend this friends and family

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be entertaining and we look forward to welcoming you aboard again one day. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Didn't have much to do in the morning and hence the river cruise seemed an option. I was happy I went on the morning cruise. A great way to enjoy the views of Brisbane while enjoying the scones and tea. There was non stop commentary. The history of Brisbane was also educative. Overall a very relaxing cruise and of course,... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. We are glad you found the cruise to be informative as well as relaxing and hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had a lovely day out on the Majestic river lunch cruise ,the day .the weather could not have been better and the staff and food was great .xxx

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with River City Cruises. Hopefully the rest of your stay in Brisbane was a pleasant one. Kind Regards, Carolyn More 

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