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“Fantastic cruise”

Gold Coast Canal Cruises
Ranked #1 of 1 Nightlife 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 older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The only cruise that was two hours instead of the one and a half of the others. Steve the skipper was friendly and informative and we had a great day out on the water looking at how the other half live. Even saw Surfers without the cranes. Thanks for the fun day out.

Thank Sharon D
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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi Sharon D, Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We here at Broadwater Canal Cruises can really feel this through your words, fun, great and fantastic ! The pleasure was all ours.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

this has to be the best boat trip we've ever done ! From the relaxing start on the top deck to the delicious scones, jam and cream, and the informative , entertaining ,information it was an amazing trip. We did the morning one, and the sights were fabulous. Steve was so pleasant and friendly, and boy did he know his facts ! Very affordable and so well worth it.

Thank jayGalway
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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi jayGalway, Thank you for an amazing review. We are happy that your experience encompassed so much that is on offer with a Gold Coast Canal Cruise and we could not agree with you more it is 'so well worth it'!

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

What an amazing sunset cruise which is not only value for money but an experience my family and I will treasure. Steve was a cool guide who made the trip relaxing but also very informative. He left us to chill under the sunset on the top deck popping up to tell us some facts of the houses etc along the way. I had my 15 month old along for the trip who was happy to kick a balloon downstairs which made it very easy to not have to worry about getting in other peoples way.

This trip made my dad's birthday. Thanks Steve and Rhonda for all your help surprising him with the trip he was so stoked.

Thank Nicola B
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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi Nicola B, Thank you for your kind words. A treasured occasion for all involved and we could not ask for anything more than to be everlasting. Kind regards, Rhonda.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our family hired a holiday house with a jetty on one of the Gold Coast canals. We wanted something different - a boat to pick us up and deliver us back to our jetty. We were fortunate enough to call Steve. Nothing was too much trouble, Steve made a canal cruise the most enjoyable experience. We were able to take our own drinks and nibbles, relax, listen to some fascinating information and the kids were even able to steer the boat. We thoroughly recommend and thank Steve for a perfect afternoon.
Dianne and Darby

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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi dianddarb, Thank you for a beautiful review. We could not be happier to be different and following this something that you ALL enjoyed. 'Perfect' as you so put it. Thank you.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

A big thank you to skipper Steve. My mother (who is on holiday from London), my 2 boys and I went on the morning cruise today. We had wonderful weather, a peaceful, relaxing cruise with a very informative commentary. We managed to see dolphins feeding, and caught the sun on the upper boat deck. Scones with jam and cream were yummy, thank you again for a great day, a great value trip.

Thank 33maddy1973
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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi 33maddy1973, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear of your special day out and that we were able to provide a sense of serenity; what more could we ask for. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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