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Gold Coast Canal Cruises
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Gold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or Lunch
Ranked #7 of 35 Tours in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Goulburn, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Steve was a great host and the scones were delicious. Amazing homes and sites along the way great value highly recommend this trip .

Thank Bushstravellin
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely two-hour cruise”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had a great time on this short cruise trip, which seems to be run by a local and family-business operator. We would definitely like to recommend this trip to our friends and family.

Visited January 2012
Thank Ryuha
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Super morning out”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

With the option of several other cruises this looked the best value in terms of duration and cost. And we were correct, this has to be just about the best value trip on the Gold Coast. Steve our captain and guide is very knowledgeable and can put the information in a friendly and relaxed way. The boat is not too big which means that passengers can easily chat if they want to. There is a nice little sun deck above the main cabin which is really good fo taking photos of the passing scenery.
Throughly endorse all the previous reviews.
Thanks Steve and good fortune

Visited December 2012
Thank Richard G
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“better than we thought”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

well worth the trip, great water ways.
day charter out of the marina at the spit.
take your swimmers

Visited November 2012
Thank Rodney F
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Adelaide SA
Level 5 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best river cruise option!! Value for money!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Steve was a fantastic 'cruise director'! This cruise was most enjoyable even if we missed out on complimentary scones :( The commentary was comprehensive and it was like being on a friends boat. Highly recommend this one

Visited September 2012
Thank tootiredmum
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