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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 21 activities in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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

manchester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from the 2 hour Broadwater canal cruise.Steve the skipper was very informative, and the scones with jam and fresh cream were delicious, so was the tea . Would definately recommend this mini cruise at 20 dollars per person . Other cruises were the same price but for only 1 and a half hours minus the scone .Give it... More

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

Hi carolphillips87, Thank you for your excellent review. We appreciate your definitive recommendation and encouragement to 'give us a try'. More

Kaikohe, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The only cruise that was two hours instead of the one and a half of the others. Steve the skipper was friendly and informative and we had a great day out on the water looking at how the other half live. Even saw Surfers without the cranes. Thanks for the fun day out.

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

Hi Sharon D, Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We here at Broadwater Canal Cruises can really feel this through your words, fun, great and fantastic ! The pleasure was all ours. More

galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

this has to be the best boat trip we've ever done ! From the relaxing start on the top deck to the delicious scones, jam and cream, and the informative , entertaining ,information it was an amazing trip. We did the morning one, and the sights were fabulous. Steve was so pleasant and friendly, and boy did he know his... More

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

Hi jayGalway, Thank you for an amazing review. We are happy that your experience encompassed so much that is on offer with a Gold Coast Canal Cruise and we could not agree with you more it is 'so well worth it'! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing sunset cruise which is not only value for money but an experience my family and I will treasure. Steve was a cool guide who made the trip relaxing but also very informative. He left us to chill under the sunset on the top deck popping up to tell us some facts of the houses etc along the... More

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

Hi Nicola B, Thank you for your kind words. A treasured occasion for all involved and we could not ask for anything more than to be everlasting. Kind regards, Rhonda. More

wards river
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our family hired a holiday house with a jetty on one of the Gold Coast canals. We wanted something different - a boat to pick us up and deliver us back to our jetty. We were fortunate enough to call Steve. Nothing was too much trouble, Steve made a canal cruise the most enjoyable experience. We were able to take... More

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

Hi dianddarb, Thank you for a beautiful review. We could not be happier to be different and following this something that you ALL enjoyed. 'Perfect' as you so put it. Thank you. More

Coomera, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A big thank you to skipper Steve. My mother (who is on holiday from London), my 2 boys and I went on the morning cruise today. We had wonderful weather, a peaceful, relaxing cruise with a very informative commentary. We managed to see dolphins feeding, and caught the sun on the upper boat deck. Scones with jam and cream were... More

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

Hi 33maddy1973, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear of your special day out and that we were able to provide a sense of serenity; what more could we ask for. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a wonderful cruise with interesting, informative and amusing commentary from Steve the skipper! Best value for money with a personal touch - would highly recommend this cruise. Debbie & Walter from Melbourne

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A week ago we experienced a family run business canal cruise that was just perfect and included perfect weather too! Captain Steve with his wife Rhonda run a value-packed, delightful, cruise on Broadwater and the Gold Coast canals, just perfect for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Steve personalised the tour with friendly, funny and expert commentary on the voyage... More

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

Hi, Warren L, Thank you for a very complimentary review. We are glad to hear of your complete experience and what more could we ask but to be an experience that remains with you; Just beautiful. More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

A trip out for a group of us on the coast for a reunion. Steve was a great skipper and very knowledgable about the canals and the people who lived there. We all enjoyed the outing. Free scones and jam and a cup of tea didn't go astray. I liked the wooden boat and the genuine people. Nothing plastic there.... More

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

Hi, Kasper G, Thank you for a lovely review. We are glad to hear of your pleasant time with us and of your fondness for our timber vessel. We pride ourselves on what it is said to be; authentic and could not be happier to have conveyed this. More

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