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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 👍 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 her😀

    thumb Sam Holmes

    The lunch cruise was great and the prawns were fantastic

    thumb Paul Heuer

    Amazing Cruises and great Captain 🙂

    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 😀

    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!! 😀

    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

      A lovely way to see the waterways of the Gold Coast. Very enjoyable and would highly recommend. I took my sister who was visiting from SA and this was definitely a highlight of her trip. Our captain even made an effort to follow a pod...More

    thumb Jessica P

      It was my first time to Gold coast and also the first ever experience of a cruise. It was absolutely amazing, the commentary was very informative, the view was mesmerising and that complimentary bubbles was icing on the cake. Thoroughly enjoyed !! Highly recommended.

    thumb karan_Singh5

      Fabulous! Great trip, commentary and crew were friendly and informative! Thank-you! We highly recommend this trip!

    thumb Laura L

      Very enjoyable cruise, fantastic staff, comfortable boat ( very quiet engines ), excellent commentary and jokes! All in all highly recommended

    thumb Ambassador672870

      We went in this cruise yesterday 12th Nov 2019..booked through Groupon..got a great discount and came with a free drink.. Very informative friendly staff..comfy boat..cheese and crackers complimentary.. Can't fault it. Best 90 minutes on the water..very much recommend this trip.

    thumb Vellington B

      Captain has a good sense of humor. The ride was informative. We enjoyed it with moscato wine and tasty cheese and biscuits. Will definitely recommend

    thumb R05elle

      We loved this cruise. Captains commentary was so funny yet informative. Thoroughly enjoyed 1 and 1/2 hours cruising the river, seeing the beautiful houses and boats along the way. A little disappointed that food (cake & biscuits) left open at rear of boat. We were...More

    thumb Cheryll N

      Great little cruise around the waterways of Surfers. Reasonably priced at $22/25. Cheese and biscuits are supplied and there’s a bar on board.

    thumb Luvtotravel2551

      Lovely family run team, relaxed and friendly Lots of seating and cheap options for drinks Hour and an half cruise down the river with some good information Top deck can get very very windy sometimes to windy to hear the commentary so keep that in...More

    thumb O7035EIbethc

      Today we had the pleasure of going on the 10:15 Cruise. Weather was not overly hot so we got to enjoy the top deck. Commentary from the captain was funny and informative. Got to see Jackie Chan's holiday house which was my highlight. Complimentary cakes...More

    thumb Kirstyann10

      What a great time we had on this river cruise . The food was delicious chicken, fresh prawns, ham on the bone and lots of salad stuff. The people who run this trip were brilliant really welcoming and friendly it was the highlight of our...More

    thumb lindabJ5253NL

      What a way to see the Gold Coast. Often we rush past in our cars just noticing the canals as we drive over bridges. But to spend just a brief hour and a half traversing a few of the many canals gives you a far...More

    thumb Rod C

      A 90 minute cruise with approximately 60 minutes of interesting commentary. Complimentary cheese and biscuits and the bar was open. It was too hot to sit upstairs and the inside seats were badly placed along the sides of the windows, so we all faced the...More

    thumb Lyn K

      Fab captain and crewe. Gorgeous down to earth, dry, acerbic at times, comical portrayal of the scenery and culture, interjected with reality....Made me giggle, this a must experience.

    thumb donziemarie

      Enjoyed the sights you can’t see any other way and was amazed at the style and variety of the homes on the riverside. The staff were great, the ride smooth, and the snacks and drinks were available for the full 90 minute cruise. It was...More

    thumb normpimm

      Excellent commentary and fantastic value for money. Highly recommended and we will definitely be telling all our friends on the Gold Coast not to miss this awesome family run river cruise

    thumb Cosmopolitan542264

      Enjoyed so much by us both Great cruise lovely staff beautiful weather to celebrate my Dads life another year gone Thanks surfers paradise rivers cruises for such an enjoyable day to remember my Wonderful Father Bruce Neighbour Thanks again Jo-Anne & Nicole Neighbour 👍😀

    thumb joanne021961

      Brilliant boat trip excellent commentary and bar faculties. Always use this excursion with family visiting from overseas ☺

    thumb Estj77

      I had an excellent afternoon. The views were stunning, seeing the city from the water, the huge waterfront houses & hotels. The commentary was funny & informative & the crew really friendly. Well worth the money for a relaxing afternoon but don’t forget the sunscreen...More

    thumb lekeenes

      Very nicely paced cruise. Calm waters. Good commentary. Drinks are reasonable with beer, wine, spirits and cocktails and you get to keep the plastic cocktail holders

    thumb jayB345

      We would recommend this to anyone visiting this area. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They served drinks and snacks with a smile. The commentary was informative and with a touch of humor. Probably didn't need to here how much properties cost etc. Dont...More

    thumb Trail45570626514

      Had a fantastic relaxing time cruising on the river,the captain pointed out several interesting places and a great sense of humour Would highly recommend

    thumb Mark B

      The cruise was a small gift to myself after a particularly stressful time and It turned out to be just what I needed. Cruising the serene Gold Coast waterways, checking out the waterside mansions and the Surfers Paradise skyline in the distance, listening to Captain...More

    thumb Margo325

      The cruise was fantastic- very relaxing and informative Captain Pete was very funny and crew member Lisa was great too. Would definitely do it again

    thumb Wendy M

      Was pleasantly surprised at how good this river cruise was. Captain Pete was very funny! The staff were all very friendly. Lots of information was given! Lots to see also. Had a great afternoon. We got this on groupon and got drinks included so it...More

    thumb A1505VVamym

      Excelkent trip, highly recommended. Capt Pete amazing commentary, very funny and lovely Jess the deckhand extraordinaire made the journey very pleasant. Value for money. Not too miss for a relaxing and fun trip. Yummy morning tea also.

    thumb Scrapmad01

      We went on this cruise and the service was beyond expectations and the tour experience the best would be silly not to do this when visiting Gold Coast we will definitely do it again thanks guys if there was a 6th star you would be...More

    thumb Ivalina Kostova D

      Great cruise to see how the other half lives. Beautiful houses and boats. A very relaxed cruise with coffee and tea and snacks included. Informative crew and commentary

    thumb onandofftheroad2015

      We had a great time exploring the waterways of Gold Coast in a super relaxed way with the River Cruise. A wonderful way to see the other side of Gold Coast

    thumb Essebes1976

      Spent a great morning cruising the waters around the Gold Coast with a great captain and crew. The captain's banter was worth the admission price alone giving us a well-informed commentary with lots of little jokes along the way.

    thumb Bill B

      a must thing to do Gold coast great sights very friendly staff great food and drinks very entertaining greta time

    thumb Ron F

      Fantastic trip. Captain Pete?? was great in letting my grandson steer. Made a toddlers day. Do again

    thumb Georgy K

      We had a fabulous time, all the staff were very welcoming and we gained an interesting insight into the homes and area. The driver gave a fantastic commentary throughout the journey. Highly recommend!

    thumb australianjetsetter

      Awesome views along the river and back to surfers paradise, great commentary, basic but nice food, kids enjoyed it also

    thumb hannahck

      Awesome crew - a Captain with a wonderful sense of humour. A great opportunity to sit back and enjoy the wonderful sites that you don't get to see from the road side. A great opportunity to relax and show family the beautiful Gold Coast. thank...More

    thumb emami13

      We enjoyed the cruise. Peter was a great driver and kept us entertained. Food was nothing special but you don’t go on the morning cruise for the food. We loved it and would recommend to our friends. We are local and still loved!!!

    thumb Aniles12

      Hubby and I had the best fun on the cruise and absolutely loved the views of Surfers Paradise. interesting commentay and the views on the Nerang River was just fantastic.

    thumb Ruthie632

      Good value cruise, we went on the morning cruise. Was difficult to hear the commentary from the rear deck area but that aside, it was a nice way to spend the morning.

    thumb Chris D

      Relaxing and entertaining great coffee and cake with commentary trip was for 1.5 hrs and covered a significant part of the Nerang river .will definitely go again

    thumb MichaelC14246

      My husband, son and I took the afternoon cruise. Unfortunately my daughter was unwell on the day and missed it. The cruise was so relaxing, interesting and the crew were very friendly. Would definatey take this cruise again

    thumb dunedinlocals