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Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: +61 410 403 020
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Description: Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber...
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.
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Customer Service & Friendliness - Fantastic

I recently took a group of ladies on the Broadwater Cruise. A nice sandwich lunch was included in the very reasonable cost. But, the owners Rhonda & Steph (on special request... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Alan and Roslyn R
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Gold Coast, Australia

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great relaxing canal cruise. Had the boat to ourselves which was really special. Steve was awesome. Showing us all the properties and value which was really interesting. Tea and scones, delicious. Only thing to recommend would be a water tank for fresh water. Thanks guys!

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

Hi qld2014, Thank you for a lovely review. Our reward is in your review; 'that you were made to feel special' We would also like to thank you for your feedback and will consider this offering. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I recently took a group of ladies on the Broadwater Cruise. A nice sandwich lunch was included in the very reasonable cost. But, the owners Rhonda & Steph (on special request) also provided us with afternoon tea at a most reasonable cost too. The boat trip itself was first class with their knowledge of the Broadwater exceptional. Having been on... More 

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

Hi Alan and Roslyn R, Thank you for a fantastic review. It is so nice to hear that the unmeasured qualities of our little cruise are the heart of it. Your review speaks volumes. We are touched. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I cannot believe how amazing this boat and service was ! And the driver , steve was so helpful. He got me ice for the esky, offered to take photos of all the girls on the hens night and there is a lovely spot on top of the boat as well as heaps of room underneath. It was comfy and... More 

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

Hi KatieT, Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We feel your energy, appreciation and fun! The pleasure was all ours. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This family-owned business was called Gold Coast Canal Cruises when we took the lunchtime cruise from Surfers Paradise on 27 July 2015. The boat is small and the Captain was in the same cabin as his passengers, which provided a pleasant air of informality. He was friendly and happy to answer questions and his commentary was detailed and entertaining. Lunch... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with this lovely young couple - commentary was excellent, as well as the scones, jam & cream !!!

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Solapur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had taken a 2 hour 12.30 pm river canal cruise for 23 dollars pp . Broadwater cruise run by Steve it's owner is a small but cozy little ship. Steve takes us through multiple canals of Nerang river and continously provides the tourist's with an up to date information of all the beautiful residences of the rich and famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My Mum and I decided to spend a leisurely morning cruising the waterways of the Gold Coast. Steve was a very knowledgeable host and captain...he was able to keep us informed of all the history of the various areas around the canals ..and point out local landmarks along the way. The Devonshire Tea was delicious as well. Highly recommended to... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a wonderful and honest host Steve was. Our enjoyable cruise on the canals would have been ruined had it not been for his honesty. My husband realised he had lost his wallet at some stage during the day. It was such a relief to get a call from Steve telling us he had the wallet. Steve went to great... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice and different experience of having buffet lunch on a river cruise, the boat was medium sized but stable. The captain was acting as a guide too and explained the surrounding areas in detail. We were with kids, though our kids enjoyed it, they were the only kids in the whole boat. Good for couples to have a romantic lunch.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you want a tour of the broadwater and for it to be a little more personal this is definitely the tour for you. The others are very much a saussage factory to get you in and out, this tour is more of a personal hands on affair where the captain is also your guide and it's a small one... More 

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