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  •  Activities
  •  Gold Coast
  •  Gold Coast Morning Explorer Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast Morning Explorer Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise

  • Gold Coast
  • 1.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. One and half hour sightseeing cruise
  • 2. Complimentary freshly baked muffin
  • 3. Complimentary tea & freshly ground coffee
  • 4. Entertaining and informative commentary
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. One and half hour sightseeing cruise
  • 2. Complimentary freshly baked muffin
  • 3. Complimentary tea & freshly ground coffee
  • 4. Entertaining and informative commentary

Not included

  • 1. Entry to Sea World
  • 2. Transport from/to hotels
  • 3. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 4. Souvenirs
  • 5. Travel Insurance
Destination Gold Coast
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point:  Surfers Paradise (Address: 58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise)
● Departure Time^: 09:00
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives back at approximately 10:30
Address Depart from: the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
How to get there Surfers Paradise Ticket Office is locate at Tiki Village, river end of Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, please make your own way to the Ticket Office for check-in.
Operating hours
Daily* (Reservations) 07:00 - 20:00
*Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and boarding time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Please refer to for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.

● Ticket is valid for one calendar day only
● Bookings are not required and seats on the ferry are granted on a first-come first-served basis. We recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment
● Ticket will be validated on the day of the journey by crew members
● Tickets should be treated like cash as lost tickets are not able to be replaced

● Child age is 3 to 13 years inclusive. For safety reasons children under 3 years of age are permitted only at the discretion of the Captain and if permitted the full child rate applies. Children and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

● Passengers in wheelchairs must notify the Service Provider at least 24 hours before tour departure so the crew can prepare the vessel and assist with boarding procedures.

Health Problems
● If you have mobility or health problems you must inform us when booking. Passengers must follow the directions of the crew before, during and after the tour. If you are accompanied by children you are responsible for their safety at all times.

2 Overview

Enjoy the fresh Gold Coast air and sunshine from the water on the morning cruise that provides a great blend of sightseeing. See the stunning homes of the rich and famous, take in the city skyline, and visit other famed regional spots all at a single great price. The vessel is also the only air-conditioned river cruise boat on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Morning Explorer Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise


See the best of the Gold Coast from the water with this great value morning boat cruise that will take you through the lovely, winding waterways on a relaxing tour with the Gold Coast's most experienced cruise company. Departing from the pier in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this morning Gold Coast river cruise will take you on a journey to view the many highlights that make the Gold Coast famous, including the magnificent homes of the rich and famous, the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, and famed regional spots such as Sea World, Marina Mirage and the Palazzo Versace – Australia's only " six star" resort hotel. Sit back and relax while enjoying complimentary coffee and cake while taking in the informative, expert commentary from the experienced crew as the famous Gold Coast sunshine soaks the boat's spacious sundeck as the city's high-rise skyline passes by.


The Gold Coast morning cruise departs at 09:00 from our wharf on the river-end of Cavill Avenue next to "Tiki Village" in the centre of Surfers Paradise. To get the best cruise experience on the Gold Coast while the clear morning air provides a comfortable atmosphere and great views, book online with Sea World Cruises today!


Morning Explorer from Surfers Paradise.

Vessel: Spirit of Elston

Departs: 9:00 from Appel Park, Surfers Paradise

Returns: 10:30


* Boarding Commences 15 mins prior to cruise


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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