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Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

1. Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Discover the Gold Coast in luxury and embark on a sightseeing cruise while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Gaze at panoramic views on the upper deck, and watch the city skyline pass you by. Taste delicious king prawns, roast chicken, or fresh-baked ham, then enjoy a tasty cocktail. Step aboard the luxurious vessel, Spirit of Elston, and enjoy one of the best sightseeing and dining experiences on the Gold Coast. Take in views that showcase some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, Sea World, and the glamorous Palazzo Versace. Satisfy your appetite with an irresistible buffet lunch, including locally sourced king prawns, succulent roast chicken, freshly baked ham off the bone and delicious salads. Pair lunch with wine, craft beer, or treat yourself to a tasty cocktail. Head upstairs to the open-air top deck and soak in the sunshine with a drink in hand, while listening to entertaining commentary from our expert crew about the iconic Gold Coast.

Buffet Dinner Sightseeing Cruise

2. Buffet Dinner Sightseeing Cruise

Board The Spirit of Elston and become immersed in this unique and delectable dining experience. Departing from Sea World Cruises Terminal, enjoy an evening of sightseeing and dining on the sparkling Gold Coast waterways. Enjoy live entertainment as you indulge in a chef-prepared menu, made from the best local seasonal produce, perfectly paired with local craft beer, wine and tasty cocktails. Wander upstairs to our 360-degree view open-air deck and marvel at the stunning city skyline. This cruise is ideal for celebrating that special occasion or simply experiencing an unforgettable night out.

Main Beach: Gold Coast Jet Boating Adventure

3. Main Beach: Gold Coast Jet Boating Adventure

Experience 360-degree spins, high-speed drifting, and other exciting maneuvers while exploring the waterways of the Gold Coast. With approved access to the exclusive National Marine Park, the service provides the opportunity to spot dolphins, wallabies, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Then you’ll experience more amazing sights as you pass Sovereign Island’s spectacular, multi-million dollar mansions. Enjoy the highest levels of safety, performance, and passenger comfort aboard first-class, purpose-built jet boats. The highly trained, professional skippers have your safety as their priority and all passengers wear life jackets on the tours. Services operate from the Adventure Terminal marina, where you’ll find secure storage, undercover/comfortable waiting areas, full-length rain wear, tea and coffee facilities, in-house photography, and free parking all available.

Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

4. Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

5. Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

With over 20 years of experience in providing reliable and friendly service, this shuttle service offers guaranteed door-to-door pick up and drop off for all customers. This is a cost-effective and efficient service, as well as the staff members’ extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast’s world-famous attractions and hidden gems that make it such a unique, family friendly place to visit. Your professional driver (wearing a blue top) meets you at a designated location outside of the arrivals area in Gold Coast Airport (OOL). Receive assistance with your luggage as you go to your air-conditioned shared vehicle, which boasts ample legroom and space for luggage storage. Travel to your Gold Coast accommodation in safety and comfort with this reliable and efficient transfer service. Relax and soak up the sights during your ride. Upon booking, you will receive a travel voucher to present to the driver. You can pre-book your return transfer too.

Gold Coast Segway Adventure Tour - 90 minutes

6. Gold Coast Segway Adventure Tour - 90 minutes

Cruise through the beautiful Broadwater Parklands, a hidden oasis which stretches three kilometres along the Gold Coast Broadwater. You'll first learn how to master the art of controlling one of these amazing machines during an in-depth training session. Once rider ready, you'll zoom up and down various pathways and terrain, passing by all the iconic sights within the parklands. Then it’s time to zoom over the Sunland bridge, stopping for some awesome photos with the Surfers Paradise skyline in the background and the beautiful Broadwater. Next stop the famous Main Beach where you'll cruise along the Ocean pathway grabbing some more photos this time of the magnificent Main Beach coastline what makes the Gold Coast so famous. This tour has it all with just the right mix of fun, excitement and adventure!

Queensland: Cruise Though the Gold Coast Broadwater

7. Queensland: Cruise Though the Gold Coast Broadwater

Hop aboard the Spirit of Gold Coast for a journey through the Broadwater. Enjoy the Gold Coast from a unique vantage point while learning fun facts about the area from your guide. During this 2.5-hour journey, you will cruise through The Spit and see various islands including South Stradbroke Island, Wavebreak Island, Ephraim Island, and Hope Island. Get a glimpse of how the rich and famous live cruising past their multi-million dollar homes and super yachts. Enjoy complimentary coffee and biscuits on board as you ride or bring a picnic lunch if you wish.

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What people are saying about Southport

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 307 reviews

Absolutely loved this boat cruise complementary with buffet lunch!! Great views and atmosphere whole family enjoyed it! Well worth it

We had a great reception by a happy crew; the area was clean and neat, the buffet was set - all ready for a happy experience

Friendly and experienced Dive Guides. Great location and fun drive. I recommend 10/10

Beautiful weather great crew nice lunch and very relaxing

our group of 21 had a great time on our lunch cruise.