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Broadwater Canal Cruises

Mariners Cove, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 410 40 30 20
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Ranked #2 of 24 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.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 and a Buffet Style Devonshire tea available 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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We hired the boat for a hens day it was fantastic the driver was full of information pointing out different things along or cruise. Very helpful and extremely nice and great to deal with. Highly recommend very cheap compared to the other cruises that go to the same places. Definitely will do it again when we have overseas visitors since... More

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

Hi mrshodson81, Thank you for your kind review. We could not be happier to be a part of what sounds like a memorable hens cruise. The pleasure was all ours and we look forward to welcoming your family and friends in the future. More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you want comfort, this cruise boat is not for you. But if you seek an informative commentary with plenty of opportunity for a window seat, this cruise will satisfy. Over the course of 2 hours, you will see some palatial homes and understand what you are looking at in terms of where some famous people live in these homes... More

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

Hi aussiewanderers, Thank you for your review and all it encompasses. Personally we could not ask for more; you took so much away from your experience with Broadwater Canal Cruises and that is our reward. So, thank you, for sharing :) More

Ballarat, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Myself and my family recently did the morning cruise on the Gold Coast with Broadwater Canal Cruises. The commentary from the captain Steve was interesting and showed a vast knowledge of the areas we were touring. The morning tea of scones jam and cream really hit the spot and we would recommend these guys to anyone wanting value for money... More

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

Hi Robert M, Thank you for your kind words and your recommendation to other families looking for 'value for money'. We could not be happier to have 'hit the spot' so to speak and, in more ways than one. More

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