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“Comfortable Cruise on Brisbane River”
Review of River City Cruises

River City Cruises
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See The Best of Brisbane with River City Cruises
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We only had a day in Brisbane to see as many sites as possible. River city cruises we was an excellent way to see a number of Brisbane's sites. The commentry was great we learnt alot of things we didn't know abou Brisbane. The cruise was lovely and the staff were very helpful and polite. To top it all off the boat has a licenced bar so you can enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying your afternoon cruise down the Brisbane River. Highly recommended.

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Management response:Responded July 10, 2012

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your day in Brisbane - thanks for cruising with us. Regards........The Team at River City Cruises

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

A great sightseeing cruise. My wife and I spent one and a half hours watching the sights go by with a running commentary sitting on the top deck in the shade. Reasonably priced beer and wine went down very well! You get a souvenir map so you can see where you are plus on the back some 'money off' vouchers- we used the 'Free Extra Scoop' of ice cream in South Bank Parklands.
We had tried a Cat but found it too crowded and too fast.

Thank Jeff070
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We were greeted by very friendly staff who we later found were the owners. The service was just exceptional with tea coffee and snacks a complimentary on the cruise. The commentary on the cruise we found to be very informative and interesting. The boat was very clean and well layed out with plenty of room to move about and get good views both inside and out on deck.
This cruise is a must do while in Brisbane. It's a credit to the owners we loved every minute of it and can't recommend it enough.
Thank you for an enjoyable experience.


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Reviewed June 2, 2012

We took our 10 year old son along and all thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and the food. Would definitely go again. Superb. Really friendly staff as well.

1  Thank Vicky B
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carolyn t, Owner at River City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2012

Thanks for cruising with us Vicky B. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise and thank you for leaving the feedback. Look forward to welcoming you aboard again some day. Regards....The Team at River City Cruises

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I take the 10.30 tour.25 AUD -very cheap.You can drink a tea or a coffee and some cakes-home made.You have a licensed bar.Nice and calm trip especially when you are at the start of the holliday to know better the history and the important places around the river.

Thank SiaoWun
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