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Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise
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Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise

By Surfers Paradise River Cruises
Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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AU$49.00
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Ages 0-100, max of 50 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Fun facts commentary
  • Sunset cruise snacks included
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) Cocktails, Spirits.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:
  • The Moorings, 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    We have a big yellow sign above the office. Please arrive 30 mins before for boarding.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8142P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise?
    Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise price starts from AU$49.71. Discover and book Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor
    What is the Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise cancellation policy?
    Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise?
    Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise is hosted by Surfers Paradise River Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Surfers Paradise River Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Surfers Paradise Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8142P3

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    • You'll start at
      The Moorings
      The Moorings, 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
      We have a big yellow sign above the office. Please arrive 30 mins before for boarding.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Surfers Paradise River Cruises
      Stop: 90 minutes
      Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Gold Coast. Cruises depart daily from Surfers Paradise to cruise the spectacular waterways of the Gold Coast. You'll cruise past Chevron Island, Paradise Waters and out to the Broadwater while being entertained by informative commentary highlighting the history and interesting facts about the people and properties. You'll then cruise into the marina precinct, past Imperial Hotel and Seaworld area. Along the way keep an eye out for the local birds and wildlife. The vessel has indoor seating, a covered deck area and a large open sundeck that is fantastic for capturing those special pictures. Enjoy complimentary snacks and nibbles onboard. We also have tasty cocktails for you to try on the sunset cruise while enjoying the spectacular views. Alcohol and non alcohol can be purchased onboard.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Surfers Paradise River Cruises
      2,316
      Australia
      Joined in February 2011
    • TheTravelDude99
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Captain MJ's Tales Along the Riverbanks
      Surfers Paradise River Cruises was an absolute delight! From the moment we arrived, Tarn greeted us with a warm smile and efficiently handled our booking at the check-in. Her friendly demeanour set the tone for the excursion, making us feel instantly at ease. Once aboard, Lou welcomed us with open arms, taking care of us with a smile. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that Lou was a fellow Kiwi, hailing from just 2 kilometres away from our home in Auckland. This connection added an extra layer of warmth and familiarity to the journey, making us feel right at home. As we settled in, Captain MJ took the helm, providing expert commentary that enriched our understanding of the landmarks and history along the Nerang River and Gold Coast Broadwater. As we cruised, Lou made sure my wife and I were well taken care of, offering a variety of refreshing drinks and delicious nibbles. While I took on the responsibility of driving, my wife indulged (graciously!) in a couple of strawberry daiquiris, adding an extra layer of enjoyment (giggles!) to our leisurely journey. Lou's attentive service ensured that we could both fully relax and savor every moment of the cruise. The afternoon river cruise exceeded our expectations, thanks to the exceptional hospitality of Tarn, Lou, and Captain MJ. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Gold Coast.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • 126cassieh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great tour!
      A relaxing, smooth ride, with informative commentary and excellent hosting by Nicole and Louise who couldn't do enough for the guests. Our family enjoyed the great views, the rooftop ride and seeing the river side of the GC (& the cheap cocktails went down a treat!). Definitely recommend this tour.
      Written 15 May 2024
    • JanH5284
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      wonderful experience, great value for money, nice boat, friendly and informative staff, complimentary cheese and crackers, onboard bar to purchase drinks, would do again for a lunch or sunset cruise
      Written 13 May 2024
    • VijayFN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience the beauty of the Gold Coast from a different angle
      Surfers Paradise River Cruises offers an enchanting journey through the picturesque waterways of the Gold Coast. The highlight of Surfers Paradise River Cruises is undoubtedly their stunning views. Whether you're cruising during the day or at night, you'll be treated to breathtaking sights along the Nerang River. The skyline of Surfers Paradise, with its towering skyscrapers and vibrant lights, creates a mesmerizing backdrop that enhances the overall experience. The boats themselves are comfortable and well-maintained. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating, allowing guests to choose their preferred vantage point. The knowledgeable and friendly staff further elevate the experience, providing insightful commentary about the landmarks and history of the area. One of the aspects I appreciate most about Surfers Paradise River Cruises is their variety of offerings. They have sightseeing cruises for those looking to relax and take in the scenery, as well as themed cruises for special occasions like sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and even party cruises for those in a celebratory mood. The pricing is reasonable considering the quality of the experience and the amenities provided. It's a great option for both tourists looking to explore the Gold Coast and locals wanting a unique perspective of their own city. In conclusion, Surfers Paradise River Cruises offers a delightful journey filled with stunning views, comfortable amenities, and friendly service. Whether you're a visitor or a resident, it's a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Gold Coast from a different angle.
      Written 13 May 2024
    • andreaaE7245PY
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      River Cruiae in Surfers Paradise
      Fantastic trip, the Crew members Nicole and Captain Pete (sorry not sure of the other lady's name) where very knowledgeable and entertaining!! We were lucky enough to spot some dolphins and they stopped the cruise for a little while for us to watch them. Would highly recommend this trip it was lovely and relaxing and the team could not do enough for you. Five stars 🌟
      Written 27 April 2024
    • K5023BNangies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Cruise by far on the Gold Coast
      We had the best crew on board for this cruise. It was so relaxing and also entertaining from Captain Pete. I would recommend doing this cruise if your visiting the Gold Coast
      Written 27 April 2024
    • rokarounda
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great morning out
      My mum and I had a lovely time! The weather was perfect, the boat was comfortable and the information about the area from the crew was interesting. Highly recommend.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Rose641
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great cruise for the money and great crew
      Great value - we paid aus$50 at the tourist information . The cruise was 1.5 hours from 2pm-3.30, and as much cheese and crackers as one could eat . Inexpensive cocktails . Last 45 min they were aus $ 10 each It was a lovely afternoon and fun to see the canals . The time was perfect . The crew were very friendly . Highly recommend
      Written 10 April 2024
    • Maps39886436095
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely way to see surfers
      It was lovely casual and peaceful trip. Was up top as we thought we’d get better views. It was too hot definitely recommend bottom. We are nzders though so it was a very hot day for us being 31 degrees.
      Written 4 April 2024
    • penny2503
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do in Surfer's
      We weren't sure what to do whilst in Surfer's with there being quite a lot of choice but saw a leaflet for the river cruise in our hotel. Our room overlooked the river and it looked great so thought we'd do the cruise. The captain was extremely friendly and knowledgeable telling us lots of facts about the area and answering any questions people had. He even let people drive the boat! The bar on board was great and it was fantastic to have a drink on the top deck of the boat looking at the views. They had free suncream too which we thought was a great addition. We would definitely recommend this tour.
      Written 18 March 2024
    • lkamphuis
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous food and service
      Did this with my wheelchair bound aunt - staff could not have done more to help Great food - better than I expected !! Fab tour
      Written 2 March 2024
    • rowang318
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      enjoyable
      Friendly staff and good commentary. Cocktail prices reasonable but would have been nicer in a glass. People got a turn at steering if they wanted which was nice. Nibbles were plentiful. I would definitely recommend as a good value for money sunset cruise.
      Written 27 February 2024
    • LGLoriJo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great sunset cruise!
      Great sunset cruise! We enjoyed the sights and the lovely boat ride. The crew were very professional and courteous. We highly recommend this cruise! Thank you!
      Written 23 February 2024
    • NM1679
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Cruise
      Overall, it was a good experience. The weather was nice, snacks were great, the captain had lots of stories to tell about the views we saw and cocktails were great too. The staff was courteous and helpful.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • veronicasI5764UE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great family experience!
      MJ & Emma were fantastic! We were travelling with our 8 month old son & they were so lovely to the 3 of us! The nibbles & drinks were delicious 😊
      Written 9 February 2024
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    Brenda R
    Sunshine Coast, Australia81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    A wonderful cruise. Warm welcome, a fresh tasty nibbles platter included, and a reasonably priced bar available. We appreciated the interesting and amusing commentary, and the advice as to the best moments and angles to take photos of the sunset and the various landmarks. It was magical returning to the lights of Surfer's paradise at the end. Highly recommended to all locals and visitors!
    Written 24 April 2023
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    Dear Brenda R, Thank you for such a positive review. Our crew do work very hard and we are glad this is shown on our cruise. We will pass on the kind comments to them, thanks again and we hope to see you in the future. Kind regards!
    Written 29 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    John R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Such a great & worthwhile trip learning the insights of various river frontage homes. Saw dolphin & Osprey Eagles which was a bonus.
    The Skipper also has a great sense of humour and the drinks are reasonably priced. All in all a fantastic 1.5 hour trip.
    Written 14 November 2023
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    Dear JohnR9733, Thank you for your perfect review and for choosing our river cruise. We're glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and the highlight of your cruise was seeing the dolphin and osprey eagles. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards!
    Written 19 November 2023
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    Karleen S
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023
    Lovely thing to do on our weekend in Surfers. The timing was good as we saw the sun go down as we were heading back, and the 90 minute length was just right to enjoy the sights and take photos then relax on the way back. The captain gave lots of information on all the sights, especially the bridges, theme parks and mansions on the waterfront! Plenty of places to see the views too, with a top deck, front and back decks and indoor area. Nibbles were provided and the bar was very reasonable. A lovely thing to do before dinner on a weekend away!!
    Written 24 July 2023
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    Dear 7karleens, Thank you for your 5* review and for choosing our river cruise. We're glad to hear you had a great time and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards!
    Written 29 July 2023
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    Rob
    Bethania, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    For someone not from the area, it was nice to see the canals, houses and broadwater and the yachts. On this trip we watched the sun go down.The bar was well stocked with cocktails beer and soft drink. We were offered cheese and bikies to nibble. Very nice time to relax.
    Written 15 December 2022
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    Dear Emerla, Thank you for your review and for choosing our river cruises. We're glad to hear you had a great time on board and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards!
    Written 16 December 2022
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    Sarah H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    We so enjoyed our sunset cruise. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the commentary was interesting, the scenery superb and the food was delicious. We would highly recommend this cruise as a great way to take a different look at the Gold Coast.
    Written 8 December 2023
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    Dear sarahhL5630IS, Thank you for your perfect review and for recommending our river cruise to other travellers. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our river cruise and our staff were helpful. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards!
    Written 9 December 2023
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    Laura N
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Myself and my partner did the sunset cruise. The commentary is funny and interesting.

    The cocktails and mocktails are 10/10.

    I would highly recommend this cruise if you wanted to see the Gold Coast from the river.

    We were also lucky enough to see some dolphins!
    Written 7 November 2022
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    Dear lauranR4808JX, Thank you for your review and for choosing our river cruise. We are so glad you’ve had a wonderful time on board and we look forward to seeing you next time. Kind Regards!
    Written 3 December 2022
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    Teegan W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021 • Couples
    Could not recommend the sunset cruise and surfers paradise river cruises. Amazing crew, the captain was entertaining and the whole experience exceeded our expectations majorly. The price is also so cheap for what you get out of it!
    Written 17 July 2021
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    Hi 607teeganw, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our cruise to other travellers. I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour. Take care!
    Written 24 July 2021
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    KiwiMum14
    Auckland120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed the lovely Sunset Cruise on a beautiful cloudless day.

    The boat was excellent with plenty of room for all to gain a beautiful view of the river and houses along the way. The audio commentary was great and gave us an interesting insight into the river, the housing development and mansions along the waterways.

    There is complimentary snacks and great, fair priced cocktails.

    Overall we all enjoyed the outing and we 100% recommend
    Written 26 June 2023
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    Dear KiwiMum14, Thank you so much for the 5* review! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip, thanks again and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards!
    Written 8 July 2023
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    Andrea O
    Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Sunset River Cruise tonight and had a fabulous time. Great crew, providing an interesting commentary. A free drink was provided with our ticket and when we got on board we were surprised with a lovely platter of nibbles. You can order drinka on board,really readonably priced. Weather was great, we cruised up to the Marina Mirage and had a ball. We wouldn't hesitate to do this trip again and will definitely book again when we are in QLD. Thanks to the crew.
    Written 29 April 2022
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    Dear andreamc62, Thank you for your review and for choosing our River Cruise. We are happy that you enjoyed your tour and we are looking forward to having you again in the future. Kind regards!
    Written 29 April 2022
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    Arlene F
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023
    Fantastic cruise for our whole family - adults, teens and a little one. Everyone loved it. The staff were wonderful and the experience was fun and informative. The sights were truly beautiful from start to finish. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Surfers Paradise.
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Dear arlenef133, Thank you for your perfect review and for choosing our river cruise. Our staff do work very hard and we're glad this was shown on your cruise. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards!
    Written 15 July 2023
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