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    Great cruise of the river! Lovely crew and fantastic captain, enjoyed and very satisfied! ☺️

    thumb Jake Williams-Reid

    had a great trip, with a good crew

    thumb Ron Quinn

    excellent value, great cold drinks at a decent price. commentary is fun.

    thumb Brooke MacDonald

    Great river cruise. Awesome friendly crew. Mirning tea was also grest Would highly recommend it

    thumb Lynne Bruce

    Great service, friendly happy staff. Interesting and hilarious comments from Captain Peter. Great way to spend 90 minutes don’t miss this cruise.

    thumb Peter Mooney

    nice relaxing 90 minute cruise up and down the surfers waterways

    thumb Adam Vernon

    Great experience , funny and helpful crew . Really enjoyed ourselves

    thumb Sera Valk

    Great cruise, staff are fab

    thumb Sue Kershaw

    very enjoyable, had a great time. beautiful view of the whole place. great staff. money well spent, would go back

    thumb Suzana Najdovska

    beautiful Sunday arvo cruise...relaxed with a great crew funny & quirky with comments ...really lovely way to spent a few hours

    thumb Antoinette Nortman Kruger

    Friendly water and got to see some dolphins

    thumb Barry Auchettl

    My Company, Yucan2 Personal Development, ran a Workshop yesterday & utilised this wonderful cruise to begin our day! Everyone that joined us on this magical day thoroughly enjoyed the professionalism offered by the Crew to make it a pleasant start to our day ! We loved the commentary & also some enjoyed the experience to skipper the boat also ! We of course enjoyed the beautiful views & the weather added to this magical experience! The morning tea offered was amazing & the red carpet entrance was perfect for what we were wanting to achieve for this day which was seeing just what is possible by investing in yourself & working on yourself with rituals each day & how easy it is to change a state so you can manifest just what you want in your life ! Thank you ? to everyone involved in helping make this day so memorable for so many in our group ! My cup is now full xx We look forward to joining you all many times again x Tam Richie

    thumb Tammy Richie

    Loved it. Highly recommend.

    thumb Courtney Louii

    Had an awesome day on the River Cruise the Captain was great full of great banter and great informative dialogue.... the girls were also very nice our experience we had was majic want to go again.... thanks

    thumb Jill Glensor

    I really enjoyed the Surfers Paradise River Cruise yesterday. The captain (Pete) was great, he made the whole cruise very enjoyable. The staff on board we great, loved my time

    thumb Alice Misha Alice

    Friendly staff informative and loved the coctails happy hour highly recommended

    thumb Adele Wright

    great trip and loads to see, team very friendly.

    thumb Jason Hasler

    Excellent afternoon out. Relaxed atmosphere, good information, koala-ity jokes from Pete, snacks included and the drinks and cocktails very reasonable priced and good value. Happy to recommend to friends. Got to drive the boat, wearing a cool hat! ?

    thumb George McLeod

    Lovely day on the boat for a river cruse

    thumb Jason Skeen

    great river cruise seeing all the sights of the lovely river, great staff, especially the captain who was very informative and extremely witty, lovely way to spend the morning

    thumb Sue Atkinson

    Great cruise, great staff, great value

    thumb Gary Doherty

    Awesome Tour, Great Commentary And Information Given By The Captain Of The Land And Buildings/Houses Seen Along The River. Would Highly Recommend For The Family☺️

    thumb Conor Coleman

    A MUST DO on the Gold Coast! Such a great tour and Captain Pete and his family crew are simply fantastic! We LOVED it and wanna go again before we leave!

    thumb Andrew Massie

    Fantastic value for money, that Pete is a real character

    thumb Andrew Davis

    On board for a friends birthday. Great food, the team were so friendly and the atmosphere lovely. I'll be back again.

    thumb Brett Mclean

    Best Prawns have tasted for a long time, lovely clean boat, very pleasant and attentive staff, great comantary by Captain. Would certainly do this cruise again sooner rather than later.?????

    thumb Graeme N Robyn Morris

    So much more than we thought kids absolutely love ?the cruise Captain Pete and Jess are so fantastic at making the experience so much more than just a boat ride Just can’t praise them effort Really everyone make the time to go ??? We have done the jet boat and ocean jet boat but this cruise was amazing big thank you to Pete &jess???

    thumb Lynda Scully

    Myself and my partner went on the mid-day cruise on 8th January. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The Captains commentary was hilarious. definitely recommend this cruise, keep it local. well worth the $25 we paid for around an hour and a half on board ?.

    thumb Maise Owlhunter

    Entertaining commentary by Captain Pete. And Michelle was a great host, supplying drinks and snacks. I liked the family atmosphere.

    thumb Steve Young

    Crew soooo friendly and informative, morning tea yum, (cocktails were good too!) Best $25 I ever spent! One and half hours cruising in glorious sunshine was highlight of my holiday. Thanks so much ???

    thumb Trish Monro

    Awesome cruise at sunset. Staff were friendly and helpful. Commentary informative and delivered with humour. Boat clean and tidy. Kids allowed to steer the boat at designated time, under supervision of course. Fabulous night out will definitely do on next visit.

    thumb Shona Bennett

    Yes Surfers Paradise Cruises I welcome Tourism to a very popular beach also in Queensland Australia by Tourists. Very recommended to see the place.

    thumb Rosita Vasquez

    Thanks Pete & Michelle for a great afternoon. Best value for money to see the sights of Surfers by far. Highly recommended, friendly staff & thanks Michelle, you mix a mean vodka strawberry.

    thumb Chris Erben

    Absolutely wonderful, highly recommended!!

    thumb Megan Parker

    its great to cruise here

    thumb Lia Nelio

    Fun experience for the family.

    thumb Jing Diente Lim

    Good value. friendly staff and best way to see Goldcoast.

    thumb Fely Rosantina Christiansen

    Was great Peter and staff were nice Yes totally recommend

    thumb Shamon Prior

    good experience with friendly staff on board

    thumb Arumugam Manickam

    Thanks for a wonderful cruise our first one and definitely not our last. The very welcoming and down to earth people employed made it possible to really relax and enjoy this experience. Thanks to to Captain for his wonderful humour. We look forward to going again next holidays.

    thumb Kevan Mullan

      Such a great river cruise with the kids. Captain was very knowledgeable with the local information and a great way to see all the mansions on the water that you could only dream of owning. So much value for money as you got snacks and...More

    thumb Firella_86

      Captain Pete and his crew were simply fantastic. So friendly and wonderful in making the cruise a memorable one for the whole family.

    thumb ChristopherW3235

      It was lovely to sit back, relax and enjoy the sights along the waterways of Surfers Paradise. The cake, biscuits and refreshments were a nice touch. The skipper gave a humorous commentary on the first half of the trip and his crew were wonderful. It...More

    thumb Coralie O

      We had a morning river cruise, had a lovely time. Highly recomended! We had a great weather. The crue were friendly and nice

    thumb ekaterinap278

      Great crew with entertaining commentary from captain . It was a really enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours . Plenty of snacks and even happy hour for cocktails Excellent value

    thumb Gillward7

      My daughter's took me on the river cruise as a Mothers day treat - we spent a lovely morning viewing all the beautiful homes and points of interest whilst enjoying a delicious morning tea! Would recommend to anyone!

    thumb Christine C

      My partner and I did the lunch time cruise and i couldn't recommend it more! the staff were very friendly and informative, the food was good and it was just an all round really good trip. I'm so glad we did it. There was a...More

    thumb samanthalee568

      My sister and l enjoyed a one and a half hour cruise on the Nerang River. We sat upstairs and listened to the lady on the loud speaker pointing everything out to us. We thought we were going to get a complimentary water but u...More

    thumb samanthaj911

      Great trip had on the Narang river. Very informative and comical commentary. Awesome to be shown all the multi million dollar houses on the canels and to he told their history and who they belong to. Would totally recommend. We got s great deal on...More

    thumb blair882019

      We went in March which is not peak time so the cruise was not full at all. We were able to get a wonderful seat upstairs on the deck in the sun. A lovely Breeze was felt on our 1.5 hour cruise. We were told...More

    thumb 325michaelam

      Such a fun 1.5 hrs, commentary was great and captain and crew were so welcoming. Free sunscreen was a great touch as the day turned out quite sunny. Would recommend to families, couples, friends, anyone just an all round great trip.

    thumb d19Australia

      It was a great experience. We enjoyed it! The Captain and crew were great. Would recommend to family and friends

    thumb Karori3

      Great crew, fabulous views and good fun. Captain Pete was a riot and the morning was absolutely perfect. Its a great activity for tourists and locals alike. The price of a ticket was very cheap and included a cold drink as well as tea or...More

    thumb Toni B

      The cruise was perfectly organised and operated. The captain and his staff were very friendly and welcoming. He made several very funny comments on the surrounding area- we had a great time on board! Thanks very much to all the crew!

    thumb markusf86

      A wonderful way to see the amazing mansions, boats and skyline of Surfers from the river. Commentary was informative and staff were welcoming. Good value for $22.

    thumb Linda V

      What a fantastic cruise around the Nerang river. The boat was spotless, the commentary was terrific and enlightening. Keep up the good work. Will definitely recommend to others.

    thumb travellingrarps

      Did the afternoon cruise that included complimentary biscuits and cheese and a great bar. All staff very friendly. Cruise sails on Nerang River in a leisurely manner. Captains commentary was brilliant very informative and funny. Very enjoyable 90 minutes a must if you decide to...More

    thumb PeterMooney

      We have been on this cruise a few times now for the lunch cruise, on our recent cruise we were very disappointed with the lunch being dry crackers and cheese, the old buffet was much better. We left the cruise feeling underwhelmed and hungry. Defiantly...More

    thumb rw228

      The boat ride was great. A nice chance to just sit back and take it all in. The kids really enjoyed it and we all had great fun picking which house and boat we would pick!! The length of the trip was just right, not...More

    thumb sarapC9084XU

      Wow, what a magnificent trip though Gold Coast Marina. Captain Pete was the master of the waters as well as the Dad jokes and Lou and Jess where there to meet all of our drink or nibble needs. Just a wonderful day and experience out...More

    thumb Alexandra S

      We are locals and take this tour 2 / 3 times a year and always enjoy it. Great time on the water and the staff are wonderful. Highly recommended

    thumb garyns53

      As a local my wife and tend to take this trip 3-4 times per year, just because it is nice to get out on the water, the price is very reasonable and we enjoy floating about being entertained by the very pleasant staff while chomping...More

    thumb Nick G

      We embarked on the 10.30 Saturday cruise having booked online the night before. We took advantage of the concessionary rate and were surprised when it allowed us to use a 10% off voucher bringing the price down even further. Staff were friendly and helpful on...More

    thumb 926PaulT

      An informative and fun way to see the sights around the waterways of Surfers Paradise. Plenty of cheese and crackers and good selection of cold drinks from the bar. Free sunscreen for those sitting on top deck.

    thumb sarahU1662FX

      Second time on this cruise. Both times on my own. Staff are great, lots of knowledge with interesting commentary and some jokes thrown in too. Would recommend for young and old.

    thumb Jillian B

      What a totally relaxing and imformative experience this was while enjoying a cold cocktail and some complimentary cheese and crackers. The Skipper and crew are very welcoming and know the area well so are more than happy to answer any questions you may have along...More

    thumb cheby13

      I use a manual wheelchair so I needed to be certain that the boat is handicapped accessible, prior to making a reservation. I appreciate the prompt and informative response from Surfers Paradise River Cruise to my email, regarding manual wheelchairs being allowed on the cruise,...More

    thumb DRS3006

      For the price you pay it's a great inexpensive activity for Family. With light snacks included in the fare and friendly Staff and Captain, it was an enjoyable and relaxing experience❤️

    thumb Amanda O

      Myself, Mother and Husband went on the 12.15pm cruise on Sunday 24/02/19. We boarded the boat and it wasn't long before our high hopes were gone. The tables and chairs are set up in an awkward configuration that forced you to sit in an uncomfortable...More

    thumb Smidge16

      An informative and entertaining cruise. Friendly, helpful crew. Coffee/tea and a selection of cakes were included in the fare. Great way to relax and see sights from the river: the expensive looking houses, yachts and historic buildings. Great trip!

    thumb dianedJ2458VD

      We went on the 12.15pm cruise and had such a great time. We took our relatives from overseas to show them a small part of the waterways. The skipper Pete was so entertaining. He even let my relative 'steer" the boat for a while which...More

    thumb Rita Y

      Four of us went on the morning cruise 17/2/19, would highly recommend to others. Captain Pete was friendly with a good sense of humour which made for a lovely relaxing cruise around the canals and out to the Broadwater. Spectacular way to see more of...More

    thumb Mandy W

      Beautiful insights of the beautiful houses surrounding the shoreline!! Pete was an amazing host with his captive stories and history of surfers paradise!! Having the opportunity to steer the boat was an amazing opportunity!!! Staff where very cheerful and accommodating throughout the trip!!

    thumb andrew g

      Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Great value for money. We were boarded promptly and could help ourselves to tea and coffee and a selection of biscuits and cakes. Our deal included a free drink. Once seated on the top deck one...More

    thumb karyn s

      Friendly staff focussed on passenger safety at all times. Cheese and crackers 4/10. As locals, we didn't agree with all the commentary. Thought some of it was not up to date.

    thumb balance c

      cruise very informative and enjoyable. We spent a great day on the water. The crew were friendly and magnificent.

    thumb Avtar G

      We enjoyed our river cruise very much. It is always interesting to see a place from the water and this tour provides a glimpse into these spectacular waterfront places... The crew were great and the commentary informative and fun.

    thumb Roland G

      Sun, spectacular properties, a nice cold drink, what better way to spend an afternoon. Throw in 4 dolphins and it is a perfect! Highly recommend this leisurely trip on the water.

    thumb Ann R

      Great boat ride with good information commentary and really awesome crew, great time onboard the lovely vessel with abit of humour which is good to see. Drinks were ok but need to work on the nibbles guys.

    thumb 645nigelt

      This cruise was wonderful- a perfect way to take a break and see the gorgeous waterways and houses. I highly recommend.

    thumb Hilaryann10