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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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Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel....

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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Highlight of our Gold Coast trip

This is a great way to cruise the inland waterways and an amazing bargain to boot. The family owned and operated cruise is all about customer service. A great way to spend 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
PatMikeCalifornia
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Sacramento, California

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Hastings, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely way to see the canals and those that live on them. Great staff, well versed in local history, lovely morning tea, staff very attentive.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family run operation. Steve and Rhonda are most welcoming and Steve's commentary on the trip is informative and he's happy to chat and answer questions. We were offered a choice of sandwich, tea or coffee and you can purchase cold drinks for $2. We sat up top and enjoyed a lovely two hours on the canals, looking at some... More 

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Southport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nervous at taking my rather frail 86 year old mother on this trip, Steve reassured me that all would be well ...and it was! A short walk along the pier and careful assistance to board meant the trip got off to a good start - and my mum loved it! Only several steps to negotiate and seats and cushions for... More 

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

Hi Jenny C, Thank you for a lovely review. We welcome your feedback and suggestions. We feel rewarded to have been a part of your delightful trip. Thank you. More 

Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to cruise the inland waterways and an amazing bargain to boot. The family owned and operated cruise is all about customer service. A great way to spend 2 hours. If you are at the Sheraton or Versace, you should not think twice. We left feeling like we should have paid more for what we received.

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

Hi PatMikeCalifornia, Thank you for a great review. We feel quite humbled to be the highlight of your trip. Moreover we really do pride ourselves on customer service and what more can we ask for than to have exceeded your expectations. Thank you. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This was excellent, the staff were lovely and easy to talk to. The tour is relaxed and enjoyable and it was wonderful to look at all the large homes along the canal. I would recommend this as an enjoyable and cost effective way to explore the Gold Coast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

On a recent stay at the Palazzo Versace I was walking along the marina and came across this vintage boat that did a cruise through the Broadwater and Surfers canals. Hop on board with Steve And his lovely wife Rhonda who took fabulous care of us with scones and jam and cream and tea or coffee. A full boat after... More 

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

Hi Jacquie2208, Thank you for your kind words. It is nice to hear the many aspects of our cruise that you enjoyed. And from us; we feel very spoilt by your review. Thank you. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

On a recent trip to Mariners Cove my son and I took this trip. Just fabulous! The charming boat is the perfect size - not too many people! From the minute we sat down it was just totally relaxing and great way to spend 2 hours. The more than reasonable cost included refreshments and scrumptious sandwiches. Guests can choose to... More 

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Thank Monique A
Broadwatercruises, Owner at Broadwater Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Hi MoniqueA, Thank you for your fabulous review. We could not be happier to hear that our cruise is informative as well as relaxing. First class as you put it. Thank you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

On a recent trip to QLD I took this canal cruise with my son. This vintage boat is oozing charm and provided the perfect 2 hours of relaxation. On the day I went, there were not too many people, so it was more than comfortable and didn't feel like we were stuck on a boat with a bunch of strangers.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Have been on a number of cruises with Steve with work, this was the first night cruise for our Christmas party and many thanks to for the great night. I feel sorry for you having to put up with us I know that everybody had a great night enjoyed the trip North on the Broadwater which made a nice change,... More 

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Golden Grove
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent two hours travelling through the Broadwater river seeing all the sights. Very informative Steve certainly knew his stuff. Rhonda was very helpful scones were delicious. Weather was perfect not too many on board nice to see they cap it at a certain number rather than fill the boat. Would highly recommend this personalised tour. Kids were kept interested too

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