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“Duffy on the Water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd

Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd
60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland 4217, Australia
07 5532 6123
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Ranked #7 of 28 Activities in Main Beach
Type: Boat Tours, Gear rentals
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Owner description: The Gold Coast's quietest and only Zero Emission Electric Boat Company. Cruising in a safe, green, clean and quite Duffy Electric Boat is like having your own limo on the water. Renting a Duffy Electric Boat is the best way to enjoy a fun day or evening cruising the Gold Coast Waterways with your family and friends. When you glide across the water in a Duffy Electric Boat, you'll be treated to a totally different boating experience. Silky smooth and whisper quiet, it's the classy alternative to polluting, loud and offensive outboards. Your family, friends, and even your senses will thank you!Duffy Electric Boats are extremely easy to operate, self drive, and no boat license is required. Each boat comfortably sits up to 10 people. With four boats in the fleet they can accommodate up to 40 guests at any one time. Each boat has a full canopy top, full window enclosure, and great sounding CD player with iPod hookup. Something to celebrate? Duffy Electric Boats are the perfect way to spend a birthday, anniversary, retirement, date night, or party with family, friends, or out of town guests. Activities can be organised to your specific needs, specialising in superb nautical events.
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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“Duffy on the Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We spent a lovely day out on the water with Duffy Down Under. It's a great way to experience the Gold Coast-- it gave us a whole new perspective of the city! Before visiting the Gold Coast, I didn't realize there were so many waterways. Lots to explore!

The people at Duffy were super friendly, enthusiastically accommodated our special requests, and willing to answer questions (very knowledgeable about the area). We had everything we could think of needing on the boat-- music, wood tables with cup holders, refrigerator, etc. The sides can be open-air, or if you catch an afternoon shower like we did, you can zip down the clear windows that keep the rain from getting in (of course by the time we'd zipped down the windows, the sun was out again). We finished with a gorgeous sunset back on the dock, which is near a bunch of restaurants on the water.

Overall, a really good experience worth recommending!

Visited March 2013
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hey Journey33,

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our company. The team here at Duffy Down Under love nothing more than receiving this special kind of feedback.

I completely agree with you about all the different waterways it certainly does give you a new perspective on the city when you can see it from the water. This is certainly complimented by all of the funky and modern features of our boats as you mentioned.

It's nice to hear that an afternoon shower didn't dampen your afternoon those windows sure are fantastic for rainy days! Once again thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you and your family out on board with us again in the near future.
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“DUFFY DOWN UNDER ON THE BEAUTIFUL GOLD COAST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Duffy Down Under is a wonderful way for locals and visitors to experience the spectacular waterways of the Gold Coast. Friendly and efficient instructions are given for handling the boat - then just sit back and sip the champagne as you glide along enjoying the scenery.

Visited May 2013
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hey Kbnerang,

Thank you for taking the time to review Duffy Down Under and for your kind words about our company. We are glad to hear you enjoyed sipping on champagne whilst taking in the breathtaking sights of the Gold Coast. We look forward to welcoming you out on the water with us again on your next visit to the Gold Coast.
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Sydney, Australia
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“Duffy Down Under boat hire Surfers Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Our experience on the canal with Duffy Down under boat hire at approx 3pm April 2013 was simply relaxing and the highlight of my Gold Coast holiday, it was a very pieceful time of the afternoon and so enjoyable, next time I'll have to remember the champagne and nibbles.

thank you

Visited April 2013
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hey Christel1964,

Many thanks for writing a review. The Duffy team are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon cruise relaxing on the beautiful waterways of the Gold Coast. We hope to welcome you and your family out on the water with us again in the near future.
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“Duffy's travel by Duffy...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our surname is Duffy, so we had to try the Duffy Experience, OMG, what a fantastic day we had, the boats are amazing, being able to have a full conversation without the hummm of any motors, Nitsa, Gordo and his crew are the most friendliest, helpful people. Amazing day, amazing people, amazing friends and family = PERFECT DAY on the water :)

Visited March 2013
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hey There Sara D,

Many thanks for taking the time out of your day to write a review. So glad to hear that the Duffy's travelling on the Duffy enjoyed their day out on the water, enjoying the sounds of your own conversations without a noisy engine running in the background. We hope to welcome you and more Duffy's out on the water with us again in the near future :)
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“Fan-Duffy-Tastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our GC holiday.

We took out a Duffy Electric Boat for 2 hours with our friends, some great food and wine and cruised around the Canals picking out which house we'd move in to!
It's easy to drive, great idea to do with friends, our kids loved it and the afternoon was lovely.

Great staff, great concept, gorgeous surrounds & we'll be back!

Visited April 2013
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under Pty Ltd, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
AHOY! David_and_Samantha,

Thank You so much for taking the time to write a review. Nothing makes the team happier than hearing that hiring a Duffy Boat was the highlight of your Gold Coast holiday. You sure did make the most of your cruise by taking food and beverages on board with you. Glad to hear that the kids loved it too! We pride ourselves on the fact that renting a Duffy is something fun and different to do with the whole family. Look forward to seeing you and the family again on your next trip to the fabulous Gold Coast.
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