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About Lake Burley Griffin Cruises
We operate 3 one hour scheduled cruises Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays we have a two hour morning tea cruise and 2 one hour cruises in the afternoon. The cruises operate September to May each year. Check our website for times and schedule changes.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We both really loved our trip around Lake Burley Griffin with Captain Jim in his electric pink boat - he was very knowledgeable and told lots of interesting little ‘asides’ and jokes- very personalised and special- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Book ahead if possible, we managed to get onboard without booking. This is a pleasant one hour cruise which covers a fair bit of info about Canberra and some of the lake front surrounds. Jim was very friendly and only too willing to make sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jim the captain is awesome. With the cruise options available very happy with our decision to go with Lake Burley Griffin cruises. Jim’s humor and knowledge make for a great hour on the lake learning about the history of Canberra. The no frills approach of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rodentravels
Reviewed 2 December 2018

As our visit to Canberra drew to a close we decided to embark on the Sunday Morning Tea cruise on the Lake to help us fill our last full day in our National Capital. The weather was perfect, the cruise vessel, GULL, which was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colin W
Jim P, Owner at Lake Burley Griffin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your cruise experience. Yours is certainly a comprehensive report and I am pleased that your decision to round off your visit to Canberra with a trip on the lake that you obviously enjoyed.. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

A very relaxing and enjoyable slow cruise. Certainly a good way to sit back, just relax and see the sights from the lake and hear the history. A good experience - certainly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnFleetwood
Jim P, Owner at Lake Burley Griffin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to record your experience on our cruise. We certainly appreciate feedback because it helps us work on ideas to improve the cruise

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Found the boat as we were riding our bikes around the lake. We did the cruise and were given an extensive information download of landmarks in the area. We were then able to get a closer look after departing the boat and back on our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 644brettw
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Well, when we had finally negotiated Canberra's labyrinth (or so it seemed lol ) and found a park, it was nice to relax for an hour and be entertained and educated by Jim. Nice that he has an electric boat so no noise or fumes.We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 8 November 2018

A wonderful boat tour on Monday morning with Captain Jim, what a treasure, a wealth of information on a small intimate tour so much better than being with a big group.Thank you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annie E
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We are 10 years in Canberra and did the cruise this past weekend because an overseas visitor asked about it - WE LOVED IT!!! Small group on the cruise (we were only 4 and about 10 more) which was very relaxed and Jim was charming,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The cruise operator was so knowledgable and had a very dry sense of humour he made the cruise along the river very entertaining and quite informative. We got lost and were running a few minutes late and he waited for us. So nice of them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank relmoore60
Jim P, Owner at Lake Burley Griffin Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

It is always gratifying to receive such a positive review. We thank you for taking the time to acknowledge your cruise. It isn't always possible to exceed to a request to hold the start but if it we see it as part of our service.

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Sylvia J
25 March 2015|
Response from Jim P | Property representative |
I was under the impression that I answered this question several days ago. However the answer is that we have difficulty accommodating wheelchair users. Our boats are old style vessels and have steps down to enter. It is not... More