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  •  Activities
  •  Gold Coast
  •  Gold Coast Afternoon Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast Afternoon Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise

Sea World Cruises

  • Gold Coast
  • English
  • 1.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. One and a half hours air-conditioned sightseeing cruise
  • 2. Informative commentary
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. One and a half hours air-conditioned sightseeing cruise
  • 2. Informative commentary

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Gold Coast
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, on the boat behind the Tiki Statue (Address: 58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217)
● Departure Time^: 15:00 off-peak, 16:00 peak*
^ Departure time is reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives back at approximately 16:30 off-peak, 17:30 peak*
* Peak schedule applies to QLD & NSW School Holidays and Long Weekends.
11/12/2020 - 17/01/2021
02/04/2021 - 18/04/2021
26/06/2021 - 11/07/2021
18/09/2021 - 04/10/2021
11/12/2021 - 16/01/2022
23/01/2021 - 26/01/2021 Australia Day
24/04/2021 - 26/04/2021 ANZAC Day
01/05/2021 - 03/05/2021 QLD Labour Day
02/10/2021 - 04/10/2021 QLD Queens Birthday
How to get there ● By Car
Located approximately 22km north of Gold Coast Airport, takes about 45 minutes; approximately 86km south of Brisbane Airport, takes about 1 hour 40 minutes.

Closest Parking:
- Bruce Bishop Carpark (Address: 10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217), approximately 5 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
The closest Tram Station is Cavill Avenue Station
The closest Ferry Station is Surfers Paradise
The closest Bus Stop is Surfers Paradise
Please check the Transport QLD timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.
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
● 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

The 2 hour afternoon Gold Coast river cruise is a great value journey that takes you on a sightseeing adventure of all the Gold Coast's highlights from the heart of Surfers Paradise. Relax and admire all the regional sights that give the Gold Coast its charm - including theme park Sea World, the impressive yachts of Marina Mirage, the ritzy Palazzo Versace and much more.

Gold Coast Afternoon Explorer Cruise Depart From Surfers Paradise

A gentle breeze, chilled tunes, frosty drinks at the bar and tasty bites on the menu (at own expenses) — an Afternoon on Elston is the perfect cruise to wind down from a busy day or begin a great night out. There is simply no better place to be on a sun-drenched afternoon than on the water with a cocktail in hand, soaking up views of the Gold Coast Broadwater and iconic Surfers Paradise skyline from our open-top deck. Take in local wildlife, admire multi-million dollar yachts at Marina Mirage and the magnificent waterfront homes of the rich and famous, accompanied by an entertaining commentary. This is one of the best ways to see the Gold Coast, so be sure to bring your camera!

The Gold Coast afternoon sightseeing cruise departs from the wharf at the river end of Surfers Paradise's main thoroughfare, Cavill Avenue, behind Tiki village.


Late Afternoon Sunshine
  • Cruise the local waterways in style and convenience
  • Spacious, comfortable vessel
  • Open top level sun deck as well as a fully air-conditioned lower deck
  • See the homes of the rich and famous and local landmarks
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Full amenities

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.

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