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Address: Southbank Parklands Jetty A, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0428278473
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River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative...

River City Cruises offers a cost effective, relaxing and informative perspective of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene for both locals and visitors with its year-round cruises so don’t leave town without doing at least one tour. River City Cruises is the original and best sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River. During the 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by the informative commentary while taking advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities as we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge. You will see, we’re not called the RIVER CITY for nothing. The convenient departure location is a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD and the duration of the cruise allows plenty of time for other sightseeing activities or shopping. JOIN RIVER CITY CRUISES FOR A MEMORABLE AND UNIQUE BRISBANE EXPERIENCE WHY CRUISE WITH US? •More than just “a trip on the River” you will be surprised by our colourful history and local legends •Perfect amount of time to see the best of Brisbane •Convenient departure location at South Bank Parklands •Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar •We pride ourselves on personalized service •Souvenir Map with other discount offers HOP ON / HOP OFF OPTION On the 10.30am cruise, guests have the choice of disembarking and using a hop-on/hop-off cruise option, visiting Newstead House, the city’s oldest surviving residence and the monument to the Battle of the Coral Sea, one of the great naval battles of World War II. That done, a short stroll over the Breakfast Creek Bridge will find them in the beer garden of The Breakfast Creek Hotel, built in 1889, one of the city’s defining watering holes and famed for its beer and steaks. (Newstead House open Monday to Thursday / Breakfast Creek Hotel open everyday). Timings for hop off option: Disembark 11.15am – Reboard 1.15pm – Return to South Bank 2.00pm Departs Daily 10.30am and 12.30pm Southbank Parklands Jetty A Adults: $25 Seniors $20 Kids (5-15) $15 Family $60 (2 adults and up to 3 kids under 15years) How to get there: Carparks: South Bank Parklands, Cultural Centre or Convention Centre (all via Grey Street) Train: South Brisbane Railway Station Bus: Cultural Centre Bus Station

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Customer service 11/10, great range of food and drinks

My friend and I attended this tour earlier this week. The customer service and attention to detail on the cruise was 11/10. From the ongoing commentary with the "don't hesitate to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I attended this tour earlier this week. The customer service and attention to detail on the cruise was 11/10. From the ongoing commentary with the "don't hesitate to asks", and "if there's anything we can do to make your trip more enjoyable please let us know", to the offer of blankets on the windy upper level, the... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We're so pleased that we could make your cruising experience with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible and glad you had a wonderful time. I'll be sure to pass along your messages to the rest of our staff! We hope to see you again on board in the future! More 

Beenleigh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took our overseas visitors on this Brisbane river cruise. It was an excellent way to introduce visitors to Brisbane. I was surprised that I learnt quite a few things about Brisbane that I didn't know, and I'm a local. The staff were friendly and I would recommend this tour to anyone, visitors or locals.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending us! We're glad we were able to provide you and your visitors an enjoyable cruising experience while showing off the best of Brisbane! We hope the rest of their stay here is just as enjoyable! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great cruise today with River City Cruises with family visiting from NZ It's a great add on to a day of activities in Brisbane City Beautiful relaxing and informative way to see Brisbane City from a different aspect on the Brisbane River Clearly spoken commentary (listen out for the Dad jokes!)😀 And a friendly family run business makes... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We always aim to make the cruise and commentary as enjoyable and interesting as possible, so we're glad you and your family enjoyed it! We hope the rest of your family's stay in Brisbane is just as enjoyable and that we might see you again on board in the future! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat ride was comfortable and interesting. The narrative gave a lot of Brisbane information and history, but also had plenty of quiet time so you could chat and enjoy the ride. A full bar and friendly staff completed a very pleasant experience. Recommended.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback! We're glad you found the cruise comfortable and enjoyable; and glad you thought our commentary was just the right amount! I'll be sure to pass along your lovely messages to our staff and we hope to see you on board again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most delightful, relaxing 90 minute cruise on the beautiful Brisbane River this morning. Apart from the lovely weather, morning tea (scones, jam and cream, coffee), was yum, informative commentary, friendly staff, all added up to a wonderful experience on the river. Thanking you

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad we could provide you with an enjoyable and informative cruise experience and we hope to see you on board again in the future! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable 1hr 30 min cruising up the Brisbane River with the friendly staff of River City Cruises. The informative commentary gave us an insight into a bit of the history of Brisbane. Would highly recommend this cruise. Bring a jacket as it can be a bit cool.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'll be sure to pass along your lovely messages to our staff and glad you had an enjoyable cruise. I hope the cold wasn't too much of an issue; our staff are always happy to assist and can also provide you with some blankets on board for next time! We hope you consider cruising with... More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great 2 hour boat cruise up the Brisbane river. Very informative and relaxing. A must do while in the river city.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad you found the cruise enjoyable and hope to see you back in the future! More 

Lismore, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on river city cruise southbank today was amazing to see and learn so much the host was great on boarding he took a photo for us an made sure we where happy my daughter had the best time we will be again for sure thanks for a great trip

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad we could provide you and your daughter with an enjoyable and informative experience on board. If you haven't yet, you can check out your photo from the cruise on our website! We hope to see you cruising with us again in the future! More 

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The river cruise must be very enjoyable on a nice sunny day! Unfortunately the weather was windy and our experience was not that good.

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's unfortunate you didn't get to experience our cruise on a clear and calm day, because as you said it is very enjoyable! We hope the rest of the cruise was enjoyable and you still had a great time despite the wind, and hope you'll considering cruising with us again - hopefully on a day... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Took a group of approx 20 elderly on the cruise yesterday up and down the Brisbane River. Some were on wheelie walkers but we had no trouble coming down the ramp to the boat entrance. Three steps to negotiate into the actual boat didn't prove too much of an obstacle either. Seating was cosy but no one complained. Food (sandwiches... More 

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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm glad your group had a great time on the cruise and managed to move around the boat without much issue; and I hope the problems with parking weren't too much of a hassle. I'll be sure to pass along your lovely messages to our staff and hope to see you and your group back... More 

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