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“Very romantic sunset cruise”
Review of Duffy Down Under

Duffy Down Under
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Owner description: The Gold Coast's quietest and only Zero Emission Electric Boat Company. Cruising in a safe, green, clean and quite Duffy Electric Boat is like having your "Own Limo on the Water". Renting a Duffy Electric Boat is the best way to enjoy a fun day or evening cruising the Gold Coast Waterways with your family and friends. When you glide across the water in a Duffy Electric Boat, you'll be treated to a totally different boating experience. Silky smooth and whisper quiet, it's the classy alternative to polluting, loud and offensive outboards. Your family, friends, and even your senses will thank you! Duffy Electric Boats are extremely easy to operate, self drive, and no boat license is required. Each boat comfortably sits up to 10-12 people. With four boats in the fleet they can accommodate up to 42 guests at any one time. Each boat has a full canopy top, full window enclosure, and great sounding CD player with iPod hookup. Something to celebrate? Duffy Electric Boats are the perfect way to spend a birthday, anniversary, HEN'S party, Christmas Parties, retirement, date night, or party with family, friends, or out of town guests. Activities can be organised to your specific needs, specialising in superb nautical events.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Orange, California
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very romantic sunset cruise”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I stumbled upon Duffy Down Under just walking around Mariner's Cove and got talking to the owner, Nitsa. The funny thing is that we are from Orange County, California on vacation and the Duffy boats are made a few miles from where we live but we had never rented one there. We reserved a Duffy for two hours and took off around 4 pm so that we would be on the water at sunset. We cruised up to Surfer's Paradise and back really enjoying looking at the houses and boats parked everywhere. What a great time! The boats are easy to maneuver and they do not go too fast so safety was not a concern. This time it was only my wife and I but next time we will bring friends since the boat easily hold saround 8 people. Lots of fun!

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank TerrySherry
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Gday TerrySherry,

Wow isn't it a small world. So glad to hear that you enjoyed cruising the Gold Coast waterways on a Duffy Boat. You will have to let the team in Newport know next time if you go out with them. In the meantime thank you for stumbling across us and we hope to welcome you back to Duffy Down Under on the amazing Gold Coast, Australia again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great way to spend the day”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Thanks to the friendly staff at Duffy, we had a last minute rental, at a good price. The boat was large and comfy and, being electric was quiet and free of fumes and pollution. We only had an hour, but got out on the water and enjoyed ourselves. The kids even got to drive! Thanks

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Mandytopshape
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Hey Mandytopshape,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time cruising the beautiful Gold Coast waterways on a Duffy Boat. As you experienced the plus side to being on a Duffy means no pollution, no noise and no fuel smells. Hope to see you and the family again soon.
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Hay
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“5 ladies on a boat!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

On our girls weekend we hired the little electric cruise boat, took our own champagne and some quality take away food from a nearby coffee shop... and what a hoot of a time we had! Eliah was so helpful in providing the little extras we needed (eg icebucket and champas glasses) The weather was perfect so we really had a good look around the waterways. So easy to drive, anyone can do it. Works out to be so economical and a great way to enjoy the outdoors and socialise in a small group.

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Beth S
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Ahoy! Beth S,

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your experience on a Duffy Boat. The team here at Duffy Down Under are glad that you enjoyed a girls day out complete with champagne and nibbles. Thank you for your kind words about Eleia we will make sure this is passed onto her. Look forward to welcoming you and the girls on board with us again on your next trip to the Gold Coast.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Surprise!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

A great way to see the Gold Coast!
Fantastic service, Very very easy to drive, no noise, extremely comfortable with lots of space.
Took it out when raining and this boat kept us dry and comfortable even in heavy rain.
Will be doing this again with the whole family.

Visited June 2012
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3 Thank T_Valka
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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank You T_Valka for taking the time to kindly write a review of your experience on board one of our Duffy Boats. As you said one of the best parts about cruising the Gold Coast on a Duffy is the fact that there is no noise apart from the water lapping against the hull. We are also glad that the rain didn't ruin your trip, lucky for you the boats are perfect for all weather boating. See you next time :)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Outstanding Service and enjoyable experience! Went for christmas work party, the team their catered beyond our expectations. Great for any ages, and events!

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Duffy_DownUnder, Manager at Duffy Down Under, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you Kri7088 for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your work Christmas Party on board one of our Duffy Boats. We look forward to working with you and your team again in the near future.
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