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Broadwater Canal Cruises

Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 410 403 020
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Ranked #2 of 26 Activities in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the Gold Coast's... more » Owner description: Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the Gold Coast's waterways and peek into the magnificent homes and lifestyles of the rich and famous whose homes line the canals. Cruise through these man-made canals and discover what is known as the 'Venice of Australia' with a Broadwater Canal system larger than the waterways of Venice and Amsterdam combined. During this 2 hour cruise we will explore the three islands Chevron, Cronin and Macintosh. View the ever-changing Surfers Paradise skyline and travel to Marina Mirage Queensland's finest waterfront shopping and dining resort, Palazzo Versace Australia's only 6 star Hotel and the Sea World Resort and Water Park. With informative commentary the skipper will share some of the history of the Gold Coast, profile some of Australia's rich list and give an insight to some of the Gold Coast's well known identities, so sit back, relax and enjoy the extensive views of the coast skyline. The best way to discover Surfers on the water. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's such a nice way to spend your time whilst on the gold coast..Steve the captain & tour guide takes on a pleasant journey around to see and hear stories of the lifestyles of the rich and the famous,with viewing of some of the most properties in the area..great value with scones,tea and coffee complimentary.. the boat has such historical... More

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Wodonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A nice, small family owned business. Not as flash as some of the bigger operators, but that is part of its charm. Steve was a great host. Very informative, bit of fun, several laughs. It is a small boat, not having a large number of passengers. Makes it kinda cosy, you end up chatting to the person next to you.... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a lovely sunset cruise. Steve was very helpful and informative. Very relaxing and family friendly outing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were so glad we chose this cruise while we were on the Gold Coast. The smaller boat made the trip more intimate and enjoyable - no big crowds to contend with. There was plenty of room to move about, either up to the top deck or the shelter of the covered deck. The commentary was informative and interesting and... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Took mum & dad out for a lunch cruise, we all had a great time. Don't know how Steve remembers all off the information that he gives you in his commentary! Lunch was plentiful and fresh, and Steve takes such care of everyone! Top marks for a family ran company! it makes all the difference and shows! Jo

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family and I went on the cruise and absolutely loved it!!! The captain Steve, was a great host with a heap of knowledge of the area. He is also a very friendly person. Thank you for the great cruise Steve, I would definitely go on it again and recommend Gold Coast Canal Cruises to anyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and went on the canal cruise last Saturday. Our initial impression watching the boat come into the pier was that we should have chosen the other company that has the bigger boat. However, we are so glad we chose Steve and his company, Gold Coast Canal cruises. The smaller boat allowed for a smaller, more intimate group. Steve... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Don't book elsewhere! Steve is a fantastic owner/operator of this small boat. Don't be put off by the size. It is comfortable with personalised service and you avoid the big crowds. The commentary is superb and the PA clear (nothing worse tham not being able to hear the commentary). Informative and entertaining with a very economical price. Plenty of self-serve... More

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Southport, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went on this 2hr canal cruise on the advise of visiting friends. The captain Steve was a great host with personality and good local knowledge, and as locals ourselves we can attest to this. He couldn't have been more helpful to our party of 4, one in a wheelchair. I informed his wife of this when booking, and because the... More

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Lovely Banks, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Awesome Value was only $20 for a 2 hour cruise, weather was perfect ! :D Steve was very informative, he has a lot of knowledge about the area and it was great to listen to. Would highly recommend!

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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Broadwater Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Teegan L, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear of your positive experience and appreciate your high recommendation. More

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