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Broadwater Canal Cruises

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Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: +61 410 403 020
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Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel....

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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$89*
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Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Springbrook National Park Day Trip
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$18*
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Gold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or Lunch

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friendly and good value

We did the cruise over a lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The commentary was good with a range of information about the canals and their community. The history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the cruise over a lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The commentary was good with a range of information about the canals and their community. The history was also very informative.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent commentary....really enjoyable... Knowledgable cruising..... Humorous ....excellent value for money......wonderful scones and cream....... Honest folk....there was cancelation and e tried to contact me however I had my phone off....he was keenTo refund my money although it was my fault. Marvellous. Trip.. Lorraine

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Sanctuary Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a cruise with this business to-day 6th August 2016, and can speak very highly of the cruise. The skipper/owner was very helpful and eager to please. His commentary of the area was excellent. It was very interesting to see the homes and boats that live in the canals of Surfers. Morning tea with scones and cream was good... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amidst the plethora of attractions on the Gold Coast - mostly overpriced and over rated, Broadwater Canal Cruises stands out as a little "gem". For the price of $25 we got an interesting cruise around the canals and an excellent commentary from Captain Steve. It was supposed to be 2 hours but we actually got an extra 20 minutes because... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were pleased to have found this great value canal cruise. Capt. Steve was informative and created a 'welcome aboard' atmosphere as you stepped onto his boat. A family run business with even his children assisting the day we went. The palatial residence we passed were unbelievable and the history of the way the area has developed over the years... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We booked Steve's boat for an evening cruise with my work colleagues. Steve was very pleasant and accommodating, and showed us around some of the many canals. Older boat, but comfortable enough for 15 of us to move around, plus some space on the upstairs deck for about 10. Really friendly, and great value for money!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch time cruise with Steve. From the friendly greeting and help with booking and parking arrangements to the homemade sandwiches and detailed tour information. This boat is slightly smaller than most which is perfect for seeing more of the waterways. Steve has done his homework and knows his stats which my parents enjoyed. He took the... More 

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

Hi Vanessa S, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your recognition; from the booking itself to the experience across all generations in your family. We look forward to welcoming your friends and family in the near future. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed every bit of the 2 hour Gold Coast Canal Cruise with lunch on board. The Captain Steve is really good with the customers. Even though he is of Kiwi background. he knows the area so well. Enjoyed the Kiwi accent. The 2 hr went so quick. I am so glad I took this cruise rather... More 

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

Hi Jon165, Thank you for a lovely review. We love to hear of how much you took away with you. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back :) Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this cruise around the canals recently and it proved to be entertaining and informative. Steve, our captain, was very knowledgeable about the area and provided a great balance of conversation, facts and some relaxing quiet times over the two hours. The $23 price included morning tea or lunch depending on the time of day and was excellent value.... More 

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

Hi Kym P, Thank you for a great review. What more could we ask for than to be one of the highlights of your stay. It is so encouraging to read the words "great balance" and "excellent value". Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Kids loved it! Would recommend to any family or anyone! Steve is a great bloke and very knowledgeable!! Awesome value for money!!

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