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Broadwater Canal Cruises

Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: +61 410 403 020
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Ranked #4 of 29 Activities in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel. This relaxing 2 hour...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

steve u did a fantastic cruise today sorry for pushing in to c the dolphins I felt so so bad me n my partner would love to do the cruise again n we will tell our friends about ur cruise n how good it was so they can do the cruise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have a boat in the marina opposite from where this cruise departs. We often sit on our aft deck and see Steve taking guests for the 2 hour cruise. My parents were on my boat for a few weeks and often relaxed on the aft deck. They are in their 80's and 90's and can't get involved with any... More 

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

Hi brarko, Thank you for a very touching review. It is heart warming to know a small gesture went so far and encircled not only your parents but you too. The pleasure was all ours. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

friendly no hassle canal tour ....steve the skipper tells you all you need to know ...probably one of the better cruises...free coffee and snacks..just what we were looking for.....all good..would recommend

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

Hi steve k, Thank you for your review. We could not be happier to know that we were able to provide the relaxed all you need aspect of our cruise and thank you for your recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Great job Steve best value for money my wife and I had a great 2 hours best scones great trip great boat all in all no1 Thank you Darren bates

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

Hi Daros35, Thank you for a great review. We are happy you enjoyed and valued our Broadwater Canal Cruise so much. It is rewarding in itself :) More 

Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After questioning the concierge at the hotel many times we decided to choose this canal cruise due to it's length (2 hours compared to 1.5 hours), they were recommending the larger commercial companies (probably due to kickbacks). Despite the size of the ship, we were amazed by the personal service of Steve on the ship and even during the tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We recently had our xmas party on board this boat and it was fantastic. Steve the skipper is the friendliest most knowledgeable all round great bloke you will ever meet. Thankyou for a great day!! Liz, Rae and all the gang.

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Boambee, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a great way to see the city and the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. This is defiantly a must for a trip to the Gold Coast!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

This was a terrific way to relax and enjoy the sights of the gold coast and the owners were lovely. Steve the captain was so informative about all the houses it was so interesting.

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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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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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