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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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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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

Cork, Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a great little cruise - in an area that is often over looked. I used to live here and never did this - so on this visit, I took a local person along who had also never done it. It was great to see the other side of the road view. Steve was great - really great host... More

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

Hi Chickyboomboom99, Thank you for your kind words. We are a small family-run business so we REALLY appreciate the 'shout out' for support :) And we could not agree more it is the best way to see Surfers; from the water. More

Geelong, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a lovely cruise with some even better scones, Steve has an awesome personality and a great way to approach the commentary side of things with a great amount of humour. Wouldn't have went elsewhere, well worth the time and money!

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

Hi Jake M, Thank you for a WOW review. It is very rewarding to know your worth of the time spent with Broadwater Canal Cruises. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It might not be the QE2 but this is a fantastic cruise to do. I did this trip with my sister. We did the lunchtime 2 hour cruise around the waters to see how the other half lives (well not too many live there according to Steve)!! just an extra home for most of them. Steves commentary was fantastic, he... More

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

Hi Sue J, Thank you for a fantastic review. It is very satisfying to hear that you got so much out of this Broadwater Canal Cruise and we look forward to welcoming your friends and family in the future. More

Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a friend and family with me from New Castle for the morning cruise. Having previously been on this cruise a number of years ago i could quickly recognise that the commentary is now much more informative. Captain Steve did a wonderful job, sticking to the facts , and has a wealth of knowledge of the millon dollar and some... More

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

Hi 131051, Thank you for a solid review. Its great to hear that we are getting it right in more ways than one. Moreover that it is being delivered and with a bit of Greek included ;) More

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