Gold Coast Surfers Paradise Cruises

The ever-popular Surfers Paradise is the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the Gold Coast. An interesting tourist hotspot, it is renowned for its incredible surfing waters and laid-back beach lifestyle. But, if you’re looking to get away from the crowd and indulge in a more relaxed experience, there’s no better option than a Surfers Paradise river cruise along the Gold Coast waterways.


With our shortlist of the best river cruises on Surfers Paradise, you can find an experience that fits your budget, time preferences, group size etc. From morning and afternoon cruises to sunset tours and jet boat rides, there is something for everyone.


All the cruises offer best-value experiences that combine unparalleled sightseeing, commentary with fun facts and light refreshments (depends on the cruise). Adrenaline junkies… you can hop on a thrilling jet boat ride on the Gold Coast waterways.


With a boat cruise in Surfers Paradise, you can admire the fancy landmarks perched on the waterfront and immerse yourself in the abundant natural beauty. As you soak up the city skyline from a spectacular on-water perspective, your guide will regale you with fun tales about the region, its marine life and history. Oh, and be sure to keep your cameras ready and lookout for dolphins that call these waterways home.


The vessels are purpose-built with comfortable seats and spacious deck areas to enjoy the sights of Surfers Paradise in utmost comfort. Most Surfers Paradise river cruises also have a licensed bar on board with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 


So, let us be your trusted partner in exploring the magic of Surfers Paradise from the waters – book your cruise today!


2.5Hr Sightseeing Dinner Cruise from Sea World

Welcome to a delightful dinner cruise with live music on board ‘Spirit of Elston’, set against the glittering Surfer’s Paradise skyline. Bar onboard.

Duration 2hr

From $114 $129

2.5Hr Ocean Life Adventure Lunch Cruise

Award-winning lunch cruise on the Broadwater – see wild dolphins, turtles, marine birds and the stunning Gold Coast skyline. Perfect for families.

Duration 2hr

From $95 $114

2Hr Sightseeing Lunch Cruise From Surfers Paradise

Enjoy a selection of seafood, carvery, salads & desserts on this scenic lunch cruise along the Gold Coast waterways. See Sea World, Palazzo Versace etc.

Duration 2hr

From $84 $95

2.5Hr Luxury Sunset Broadwater Cruise

Discover the beauty of Gold Coast Broadwater coastline on a tri-deck luxury superyacht. Splendid sunset views, marine life spotting & gourmet dining.

Duration 3hr

From $79

1.5Hr Surfers Paradise Afternoon Cruise

See Gold Coast’s icons such as Marina Mirage, Sea World, etc on an afternoon tour with free snacks, fun commentary, and marine life encounters.

Duration 1hr

From $49

2.5Hr Spirit DJ Party Cruise On The Broadwater

Come aboard for the best DJ party in town! Get ready to groove to the tunes of a talented DJ as you cruise along the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Duration 2hr

From $59

1.5Hr Gold Coast Sunset Cruise

Hop on a sunset cruise along Surfers Paradise canals, Marina Mirage & Gold Coast Broadwater. Enjoy free snacks and fun facts commentary.

Duration 1hr

From $55

2.5Hr Sunset Cruise On The Broadwater

A relaxing and fun Broadwater cruise offering the perfect blend of live acoustic music, glorious sunset views & tasty nibbles. Only on Saturdays.

Duration 2hr

From $89

1.5Hr Surfers Paradise Morning Tea Cruise

Experience the best value-for-money sightseeing on a short Gold Coast cruise with complimentary morning tea along the Surfers Paradise waterways.

Duration 1hr

From $49

8Hr Gold Coast To Brisbane 300 Island Cruise

Join an adventure to explore 300 Whitsunday style Islands. See uninhabited islands, meet diverse marine life, learn about colonial Queensland, etc.

Duration 8hr

From $139

2.5Hr Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise

Whale watching cruise to the Humpback Highway, led by a marine biologist. Get your dose of whale breaches, flukes & lots of fins! Only from May-Oct.

Duration 2hr

From $95 $109

2.5Hr Sunday Sesh On The Broadwater

Who’s up for a ‘Sunday Sesh’ on the Spirit Gold Coast Broadwater cruise? Unwind with live acoustic music, a free drink, and serene coastal views.

Duration 2hr

From $79

2.5Hr Gold Coast Broadwater New Year’s Eve Cruise

It’s festive, fun & family-friendly! Join this NYE cruise to watch the Broadwater Fireworks. Cocktail-style dining, live music and bar to buy drinks.

Duration 2hr

From $169

2.5Hr Christmas & Staff Party Cruise On The Broadwater

Unwind with a welcome drink, groove to live music & enjoy a delicious grazing board on this Christmas party cruise. Ideal for family, friends or colleagues.

Duration 2hr

From $139

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