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Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, 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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Very informative river cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Solapur, India

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Solapur, India
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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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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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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Cruising the canals on a lovely Gold Coast summer day (well it was actually the official 4th day of winter) ...what's not to like. But when you have such a knowledgeable guide as Steve, it really adds to it. Thank you Steve for that personal touch. So much better than a large impersonal tour company. Loved the way you let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Thanks Steve always coming through with the goods! I have used Steve's services many times as he is fantastic! Great boat, great staff, super friendly and easy going. I would highly 100% recommend this boat/ cruise whether you are planning any celebration or outing!:) 5 star!!

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

"Very Relaxing Morning" Thank you Stephen n Rhonda for a wonderful couple of hours cruising the Canal's. My elderly Mum enjoyed the commentary n your knowledge very much. The scones, jam n cream very yum. Your love n care Capt Steve to my Mum was amazing....Well Done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a lovely 2 hour cruise with Steve he's a great guy makes you feel welcome had sandwiches and tea ...sat on top deck lovely views lovely relaxing time great way to see the houses backing onto river ...highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

thanks steve again for a top class cruise. it was a fantastic couple of hours and very informative as well. it was great to take my friend from interstate on such an awesome trip. perfect!

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Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: +61 410 403 020
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Main Beach

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