Testimonials & Reviews

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    All together excellent, value for money, entertainment from the Captain and crew and beautifull scenery also we we saw some Dolphins which was an added bonus. Highly recommended.

    thumb Paul Beddall

    Wonderful staff, grandsons day was made by Captain Pete as he allowed him to steer for a little bit.

    thumb Georgy Kiss

    Highly recommended πŸ‘ It was my Mum’s upcoming 70th Birthday we were celebrating together and Captain Pete made it even more memorable by letting her steer the boat and getting everyone to sing Happy Birthday to herπŸ˜€

    thumb Sam Holmes

    The lunch cruise was great and the prawns were fantastic

    thumb Paul Heuer

    Amazing Cruises and great Captain πŸ™‚

    thumb Fuksman Evgenia

    We had a sunset cruise on Saturday and really enjoyed our time. The communication via email prior to our departure was great and you responded very promptly. I would definitely recommend hiring surfers paradise river cruises to anyone who is looking for a private function 😊

    thumb Josephine Baker

    Was definitely value for money. The staff were very friendly and Captain Pete was very informative.

    thumb Clinton Rhodes

    fantastic cruise .the staff make you so welcome and friendly. Captain Pete is so good even let the grandson drive the boat .

    thumb Diane Elizabeth Doblo

    Wonderful cruise, affordable and enjoyable, with a warm and friendly staff, Capt Pete and Ashley were fantastic! Would highly recommend and will definitely return for another trip.

    thumb Angela Malek Barclay

    fantastic cruise. Captain was hilarious. great job guys

    thumb Christalla Patroclou

    Great cruise, affordable for families, friendly staff. Great way to see the water 😊

    thumb Rebecca McCasker

    What an awesome experience on this cruise Wealth of knowledge was the captain! Beautiful sun, great friends, awesome cocktails! #holidaybliss!

    thumb Miranda McDowall

    Was an amazing experience with great commentary. Captain was awesome and let my son have a go at steering the crusie. Great service too πŸ˜€

    thumb Sheli Hirunika

    Fantastic cruise around surfers. Staff made the trip fun and entertaining. Price was even better. Would expect to pay much more for this experience

    thumb Louisa Baldwin

    We had a lovely day cruising around on the midday trip . Thanks guys loved it .

    thumb Ian Cowen

    Really nice cruise with awesome scenery, informative & really funny commentary by the captain & yummy drinks & food. We loved the cocktails & the souvineer cups were cool, thanks ☺️

    thumb Stacey Heyes

    We loved the captain and the other staff member. They were jovial and firendly. this was a birthday gift for me and the whole family enjoyed the cruise. Can recommend it to any one. The commentry was great too. I loved the upper deck since we could see the surroundings well..

    thumb Kelum Ranatunga

    Fantastic cruise, lovely crew and scrumptious food. Thank you

    thumb Jayne White

    We had a lovely time. The crew were friendly and very informative. Nice relaxing way to see some of Surfers Paradise.

    thumb Sue O'Neill-Thompson

    Such awesome service. Great entertaining commentary. Worth the time. Thank you so much!

    thumb Nykoal Rentsch

    thank you for a very relaxing cruise with my wife, god knows we needed it... just to sit down and catch our breathe after all the sight seeing we have be doing... totally enjoyed it thank you again

    thumb Pete Wrigley

    Lovely winters day! Very entertaining Captain Pete.

    thumb Nola Kellett

    A great trip around the Surfers waterways, with a very hilarious captain. Would recommend it.

    thumb Inga Fellows

    Best thing do on wAnt relax and good driver and good crew ever on board

    thumb Matthew Hurst

    I highly recommend doing this cruise the crew were amazing and so obliging, the caption was fantastic with his commentary and very great with the little kids. He allowed my 1 year to sit in his chair with his hat on. this was deffintly the highlight of my birthday. ps. Jess makes amazing cocktails

    thumb Bek Deville

    It was a great day and the stuff were very helpful thank you to you all

    thumb Dianne Dooley

    it was beautiful and fun

    thumb Terri Ann Wilson

    Very well looked after. Great crew. Entertaining delivery of sightseeing info by the captain

    thumb Jim Kelly

    A wonderful trip taking in some of the best views of the rich and famous homes. Great value for money from a family business. Highly recommended....:)

    thumb Makhan Sohi

    A wonderful trip taking in some of the best views of the rich and famous homes. The Captains great sense of humour makes the trip even more entertaining. Great value for money from a family business. Highly recommended!!

    thumb David Pickup

    It was very relaxing. Good commentary and helpful lady on board.

    thumb Helen Arnold

    Beautiful day for a cruise.

    thumb Carol Robinson

    We had an abundance of options when choosing the provider for our river cruise- thankfully, we were pulled to book with this company who were awesome hosts . Information provided onboard was very interesting and just enough that we still had time to converse and take in the views for ourselves. They were not pushy in trying to make us purchase anything onboard. Highly recommended. Thank You

    thumb Michelle MacKrill

    it was lovely. awesome crew. won't take the kids next time lol. thank you😊

    thumb Julie Thompson

    Comfortable & informative cruise. Enjoyed having yummy cocktails, highly recommend Stawberry daiquiri! Also the kids loved getting to wear the captain's hat and sit in the chair when we got back to the dock!! πŸ˜€

    thumb Jean'e DuBois

    The staff r very entertaining & r awesome & make u feel very welcome plus the tour is great

    thumb Debbie Giudice

    Definitely highly recommended! Will definitely be doing it again with family and friends.

    thumb Christine Smith Beets

    Very friendly staff, great experience in lovely setting, morning tea was basic but plentiful.

    thumb Jennine Northover

    Excellent cruise, excellent commentary, excellent value. A fun afternoon with family.

    thumb Joy Bailey

    As advertised- great little trip with the family Drinks were not expensive, like most places that over charge to make up money Our trip was not over booked as well meaning it was comfortable

    thumb Thierry Boudan

      Had an awesome girls' afternoon cruise; so smooth and informative. Licensed bar is a huge bonus and Theresa was amazing. Highly recommend anyone visiting to do this cruise - or even if you're a local, as we are!

    thumb Natdet

      I went on the cruise with a friend. We are locals and did it for something different to do. It was fantastic. Good guide telling lots of interesting info. Sat on top deck , comfy and enjoyable. Bar prices were reasonable and got to keep...More

    thumb HenriettaT30

      The whole experience was brilliant Great value for money Tea coffee endless cakes and biscuits. Brilliant friendly staff and entertaining commentary Interesting journey lasting one and a half hours. Will definitely go again.

    thumb 27DDMartin

      Extremely good value and a very enjoyable cruise looking at some beautiful homes and boats. Tea or coffee plus a piece of cake and a biscuit went down very well. Whilst waiting to board we enjoyed meeting a man from Belgium who could not speak...More

    thumb Gaynor S

      Took a river cruise with this company and it was a lovely relaxing morning. Morning tea and coffee supplied free of charge. The lovely young lady on reception was very patient with our companion cards, pension cards etc and worked out the best deal for...More

    thumb Jenny T

      Wonderful trip great way to spend the last few hours of our holiday. Lovely friendly staff and interesting commentry. Being able to enjoy a cold beer along with complimentary cheese and crackers was just spot on. if you get the chance take one of these...More

    thumb Wannaroam65

      There was cracker and cheese and cocktails on board, quite an relaxing ride. Some part of the river had nice view, some part was just old crappy houses. We have young kids 2 and 4 years old and they enjoyed it. They had some photos...More

    thumb 402wens

      the cruise owner should suggest the gov put a lot of chairs or outdoor bench near the wharf for senior citizen

    thumb Max N

      Cruise is nice for seeing and learning more about the Gold Coast. The Captain kept us in stitches the entire time!!

    thumb Sarah C

      Loved the morning cruise. Very informative and entertaining. This gives you are different view of the Gold Coast and are very enjoyable way to sit back and relax.

    thumb Tanya T

      We were visitors to Australia and this trip gave us great insight and knowledge into the history and landmarks around the place. Captain Pete had lots of knowledge to share and even allowed people to drive the boat on the way back. The commentary is...More

    thumb NC35travellers

      Very good commentary of the area, homes and surrounds. Great staff and drinks made (cocktails in this cruise) were reasonably priced and tasty. Food provided not substantial (cheese & crackers) and self serve causing hygiene issues when children attacked it. Can recommend it for views.

    thumb trevorv270

      Cruise provided a good overview of the waterways and development of Surfers Paradise. Cocktails were excellent! Cheese and biscuits provided were pretty ordinary and probably not necessary.

    thumb S8006QWalisonr

      If you do one thing whilst staying near Srufer's Paradise get yourself on this cruise. We took the short 1.5 hr cruise and we were not dissappointed. The commentary is perfect and the adhoc additions by Captain Pete were very funny.

    thumb Angariel

      My granddaughter and myself did the midday cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very relaxing and the commentary was informative but entertaining. Highly recommend the cruise.

    thumb jocelyncI8732LF

      We took the morning cruise at 10:30 and really enjoyed it, the crew (Pete and Lou) were very friendly and the commentary was entertaining. A very relaxed way to see the inner side of the gold coast.

    thumb Idan A

      We absolutely loved it. It's a must do. Great sightseeing, the houses are amazing and a very relaxing ride down the river

    thumb Tammy6980

      We loved the cruise! Our children, 11 and 7, loved it too. Morning tea was served straight away which kept the kids happy. Pete the captain was fantastic and very funny. The trip included interesting commentary and Pete the captain let the children help steer...More

    thumb gemma m

      Second timer in consecutive years that we have done this. It's a nice relaxing cruise with humour from the captain!!

    thumb Angariel

      Love this cruise, can't believe it was so cheap for this. Nice commentary, very comfortable cruise along the river. 1 1/2 hours of fresh air and interesting information. Highly recommended.

    thumb TrishAuckland

      My husband, son and I went on the morning cruise today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The commentary was interesting and Pete the driver provided funny commentary/stories as well as being fantastic with my son when he got a chance to drive the boat. At $65...More

    thumb MadsDave

      Highly recommend this cruise. My wife and 2 sons were entertained and the crew made this a very enjoyable and informative cruise. The captain was very funny and good with the kids allowing them to steer the boat. Great value

    thumb 88traveller88

      We had a lovely time and were surprised by the inexpensive price. Friendly and kind staff really made it fun.

    thumb PaulaDNZ

      We had a wonderful time relaxing on the river cruise checking out houses, sights and enjoying the Captains commentary. Definitely recommend this reasonably price family activity.

    thumb E9715OYkarenh

      This was such a good trip and value I had to leave review, not something I usually do. Our hotel offered to book a local trip but we chose this one from trip advisor as it was cheaper and better times. Morning, midday, afternoon and...More

    thumb Marisa B

      Took a river 4pm river cruise December 30th and it was excellent value Staff are very helpful and friendly Captain a Pete let our two grand children drive the boat which made their day Excellent value and would highly recommend

    thumb neilnorthwood

      Lovely morning cruise, very good commentry, staff were great, and to top it off we also seen a dolphin.

    thumb Gilian M

      My hubby and I, with our teens and younger children enjoyed the river cruise along with Nanna and Grandpa. The big excitement was spotting a pod of dolphins twice! Captain Pete gave the kids a chance to hold the wheel and he gave a comedic...More

    thumb Daydream146598

      Relaxing cruise and perfect to see the view of Surfers Paradise through the river. Staffs were all very friendly. Commentary was entertaining. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who's looking for some relaxation. Value for money πŸ‘

    thumb tingyipei

      The surfers paradise River Cruise was one of the most fulfilling experiences of our gold coast trip. I would highly recommend to anybody visiting gold coast for pleasure. The best part of the river cruise is the Captain's fun commentary on different facets of gold...More

    thumb SoumenLaru

      It was a great time with 2 young children. Our 4yr old was allowed to drive the boat which he was so chuffed about. There was food and drinks provided as well. Would recommend it😊

    thumb helenkV5203UL

      From the very start things felt very relaxed. The welcome aboard and the clean interior started things off. The whole crew were first class and the commentary real informative. Don`t mention the cocktails. Just the ticket on a hot day! Would recommend to anyone. And...More

    thumb Gary S

      What a great way to start the day! A nice, gentle cruise along the waterways of Surfers Paradise. Without question, the captain and his crew are the stars of the show! Whilst the scenery is superb with all of the fantastic waterfront properties and luxurious...More

    thumb Y2946FLjasonp

      It was a really relaxing value for money cruise with complimentary champagne & cheese & biscuits. The commentary was both informative & humourous. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to get a perspective of the gold coast from the canals!

    thumb Sherit2

      Excellent trip great commentary, the captain has a great sense of humour even when I've heard it five times he still makes me laugh. The trip goes right up to Southport takes about 1.5 hours great views, see how the rich and famous live and...More

    thumb beilb54

      Had a great time. Captain and crew were super friendly and very knowledgable. Nice relaxing way to spend the morning

    thumb M4582MQaaronr

      Lovely trip in the afternoon. Staff were friendly and accomodating! Not too crowded with limited numbers. Highly recommended.

    thumb gckerri

      Very nice river cruise in Surfers Paradise, interesting background information about the location, which the captain presented with humour πŸ™‚

    thumb olewellnitz

      A nice trip around the river and broadcaster, with some free humour thrown in by the captain. Good value and fun.

    thumb Mike B

      We had a very relaxing morning sipping on Champaign and observing the mansions of rich and famous or maybe not so famous but definitely rich. Would you call the roof top hairdressing salon the absurd and outlandish showcase of extraordinary wealth? Captain of the cruise...More

    thumb Inessa E