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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...

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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Relaxing holiday cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Alllywarner
Boston, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being on a smaller boat. Our skipper, Steve, was very knowledgeable about the history of the Gold Coast. We enjoyed hearing the different homes and their cost. Beautiful relaxing cruise.

Thank Michael C
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our time with Steve our skipper. He seemed to really enjoy himself and seemed very happy. He was very genuine, friendly and attentive to his guests. I have been on other canal cruises in the Gold Coast and this one was better because there was no alcohol served and the focus was on the enjoyment of the cruise.

Thank SherylGlasse
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoyed our morning tour with Steve, a fellow Kiwi, around the canals. He was very informative throughout the trip without being over the top. We did feel his boat fittings needed some updating , ie. ,the seating, access to toilet and fresh pictures on the walls would make I\the boat look cared for. The scones were delicious.

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

Hi poppiesnz, Thank you for your kind review. It is satisfying to hear that our mix is on the mark :) We appreciate your comments about our boat. As it happens we will be spending the next 7 to 10 days maintaining our boat with some much needed care. More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our party of four were lucky enough to have Steve the Skipper and his boat all to ourselves for our two hour lunch cruise. Steve provided great commentary throughout the trip and we certainly got to see how the "other half" live. Thoroughly recommend as a great way to see the canals and here the history behind them.

Thank msmichelley
New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great cruise. Very informative. Steve was happy to answer all our questions. Relaxing and enjoyable. Really recommend

Thank Waiheke4
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Steve was friendly, professional and knowledgable. Booking over the phone was simple and quick. We had a lovely time on the water. This cruise is family owned and operated. So affordable and lunch was included in the $24 ticket - amazing! Highly recommended by two visitors from Sydney.

Thank Kathryn W
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A very relaxing cruise around the waterways it bought back memories of the first time we did a cruise around the canals. Steve is an excellent operator and makes everyone feel very welcome and this continues from start to finish. His commentary is very informing and interesting without being boring. Although it is only a small wooden boat and we... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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!

Thank qld2014
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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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 

Thank Alan and Roslyn R
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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