Against all my gut instinct, I was roped into taking the family on this trip by a couple of nagging kids, supported by good reviews on Tripadvisor. I intend to redress the balance. There are really two sorts of people in this world ... those who would enjoy the aquaduck (and find the big prawn, big merino and big banana fascinating and exhilarating) and those who wouldn't. Sadly, I fall into the latter group and readers need to decide which group they fit into. The ride has no suspension and travels at a snails pace on the road, while you bounce up and down like you are in a 4WD on a trail. It is moderately interesting to transition from the road to the water, but the moment passes in about 2 seconds, whereafter the vessel turns into a bobbing cork that bobs along at glacial pace on the water. Adding to the misery, there are lame anecdotes about who owns what property, complemented by even lamer duck noises and this stupid Daffy Duck voice that the vehicle talks to you with to inform you that it is cold when it goes into the water ... extremely droll, NOT! If you think I am being unreasonable, go to the boarding point on Surfer's Paradise Blvd and look at the faces of the people getting off before you buy a ticket. I knew I'd made a mistake as soon as I saw the previous party getting off, they really didn't look impressed. The really bad news is that the trip went off without a hitch, so I am complaining about the best experience you could possibly hope to expect. Hire a jetski instead.
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