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Gold Coast Canal Cruises

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Address: Mariners Cove Marina | Jetty C, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: +61 410 403 020
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08:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the beauty of the Gold Coast canals aboard our 1965 timber vessel....

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.

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US$ 87.31*
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Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Springbrook National Park Day Trip
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US$ 17.46*
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Gold Coast Broadwater Cruise Including Morning Tea or Lunch

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Excellent Cruise

Steve and Rhonda give an amazing cruise. By the time you got off the boat we felt like part of the family. Whilst on our cruise Steve spotted some dolphins and spent quite a while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve and Rhonda give an amazing cruise. By the time you got off the boat we felt like part of the family. Whilst on our cruise Steve spotted some dolphins and spent quite a while making sure everyone got to experience the dolphins and get a picture. Another boat come past and he talked to them on the radio to... More 

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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Jan D, Thank you for your very complimentary review. We could not be happier to hear how comfortable you felt with us; "part of the family" as you so put. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Probus Group today again revisited the Broadwater Canal Cruise with skipper Steve. This is a Gold Coast Canal cruise 'par excellence ' and NTBM! Not to be missed that's right. For 1 1/2 hrs take this great morning tea cruise with Steve and his assistants. Sail, from Marina Mirage at Main Beach. Enjoy coffee/. tea / scones,jam and cream!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was a two hour Morning Tea Cruise from Marina Mirage to the canals around Surfer's Paradise,Chevron Island and Mariner's Cove. Our captain did a fabulous job pointing out homes and house blocks of the celebrities, their values and sale prices .Got to view the homes of Ian Thorpe, Dick Smith, Nick Kyrios and many more .We were given a... More 

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Broadwatercruises, Owner at Gold Coast Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Joyce S, Thank you for your kind words. We could not agree more great value and so much to enjoy on the Broadwater. Kind regards, Steve and Rhonda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those who'd like to see the canals & homes of the rich & infamous, forget the commercial hype... here's the one you should do! A classic old boat, a relaxed & knowledgeable skipper & some home cooking. What more could we ask for on a day in the Sun?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the morning tea tour this morning, including my elderly father in law, who uses a walking stick, but he was helped on board and was seated comfortably for the tour. We had a lovely time, it was very informative and it was clear that the skipper was well informed. We made minor variations in our route to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We recently did this tour and had a lovely time. Great commentary with yummy scones with jam and cream. Well worth it and good value for money. Book early to avoid missing out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on the lunch time cruise. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and pricing is incredibly affordable and well worth it. Thanks again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have done this cruise both times in the Gold Coast. The driver from NZ is great guy, first time my camera went flat, second time lost photos on my usb, and this time I could not find this company and ended up booking with someone else lol. Surely will be back again, I do this every time in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Two hour canal cruise around the expensive houses of the Gold Coast. Tea, coffee and scones provided in the cost. This is a nice and relaxing way to spend 2 hours on the Gold Coast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had an amazing time on this wonderful cruise. Steve was the perfect host. 2 hours of pure joy, with fresh scones, Jam and Cream thrown in for morning tea. Enjoy the diet coke and lemonade, thanks for a great day.

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