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Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Water activity

Gold Coast: Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Lunch

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From US$ 59.49 per person

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Cruise the pristine Gold Coast waterways with a leisurely 2-hour buffet lunch and sightseeing cruise, departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing lunch cruise on the stunning Gold Coast waterways
  • Taste a tropical buffet lunch featuring Ocean King prawns
  • Experience the best of the Gold Coast from the iconic waterways
  • Get easy departure from the convenient location of Surfers Paradise
  • Delight in a fully licensed onboard bar with tasty cocktails
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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.

  • 2-hour Gold Coast waterways cruise
  • 2-course Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Comfortable air-conditioned lower deck with full amenities
  • Spacious sundeck with 360-degree views
  • Take in the spectacular skyline views of the famous Surfers Paradise
  • Cruise past local landmarks, including Marina Mirage, Home of the Arts, Sea World, Palazzo Versace, and lavish waterfront homes
  • Entertaining and informative onboard commentary
  • Departs from the convenient location of Surfers Paradise
  • Fully stocked onboard bar for optional beverage purchases

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Meeting point

Cruises depart from Tiki Reserve pontoon, 73 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217. Your captain and crew will check you in on the vessel at the Nerang River-end of Cavill Ave, only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station. If you use GPS, set 73 Cavil Ave, Surfers Paradise. The best parking is at Bruce Bishop Car Park Beach Road Surfers Paradise. Look for the boat that says SEA WORLD CRUISES

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  • Menu
  • Cold Selection
  • Gold Coast ocean king prawns (GF, LF)
  • Natural New Zealand mussels (GF, LF)
  • Maple-glazed baked ham off the bone (GF, LF)
  • Lightly seasoned roast chicken pieces (GF, LF)
  • Summer garden salad (V, VE, GF, LF)
  • Mediterranean pasta salad (V, VE, LF, N)
  • Classic coleslaw salad (V, GF, E)
  • Damper-style bread rolls (V, VE)
  • Desserts
  • Sliced seasonal melons and tropical fruits (V, VE, GF, LF)
  • Pavlova served with mango, passion fruit and cream (V, E)
  • (V) – Vegetarian (VE) – Vegan (GF) – Gluten Free (LF) – Lactose Free (N) – May Contain Nuts (E) – May Contain Egg
  • Allergen information is a guide only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 174 reviews

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It rained but we were under cover down below. It was too wet to go up to the viewing deck but we had readonably good views out the windows. The commentary was good. Staff were attentive and professional, but were not flexible about the seating arrangements (They told us we couldn’t move to a table by the window, but then chose others to relocate to window seats. They told us it was because they had booked earlier than us but I doubt that as we booked 5 months ago)

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March 30, 2023

The boat arrived on time and we were warmly greeted by the crew. Inside it was very clean. The seating in the dining area was allocated which is a great idea that should be advertised as it will stop the impatient passengers who 'have' to get on first. The bar was well stocked with a great variety, I liked the local craft beers. The buffet was plentiful, fresh and delicious. The upper deck had great seating options from chairs/tables to couches and love seats. The 360' view was fantastic. Overall the boat was very well maintained and even the toilets were spotless. I wasn't expecting much as the price was fantastic but the whole cruise exceeded my expectations and was one of the things I'm glad I did on the Gold Coast.

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March 30, 2023

Staff were amazing. Friendly, courteous and fun. The food was delicious with ample to go around, fresh seafood, chicken and fruit, delicious desert that we couldn’t resist. 2 hours went so quickly. Will be doing this again. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 256037