Gold Coast Cruises
Soak up the bright, colorful atmosphere aboard one of the many Gold Coast cruises available for your pleasure.
This is a delightful way to see some of the coastal views and local sights, and there is nothing more relaxing than quietly cruising the beautiful Gold Coast waterways, basking in the radiant sub-tropical sun.
You'll observe and be fascinated by multimillion-dollar lifestyles and fabulous waterfront homes.
These include the sumptuous Palazzo Versace hotel and Marina Mirage, Sea World and the Southport Yacht Club.
By night, you'll find the broadwater to be magical and mystical -
so if you're celebrating a special occasion, consider a sunset dinner cruise where you can experience the on-board fun or romance of a soft tropical evening.
Gold Coast cruise departure times vary throughout the day, ranging from an early morning breakfast cruise, to an evening dinner cruise.
Prices vary according to length of cruise, size of boat, and whether refreshments, meals, and transfers are included.
So before you make a booking with a Gold Coast cruise operator, be sure to check exactly what's included in the price.
Shorter Gold Coast cruises of 1-2 hours are especially designed for those with limited time on their hands.
You'll travel along the canals and broadwater, and may indulge in a little daydreaming when you see the palatial waterfront homes and amazing lifestyles.
Half-day and full-day cruises are available and these can include a combination rainforest-river cruise along the Tweed river.
Or the ever-popular day-cruise to a South-Stradbroke Island resort where you actually disembark for an hour or two to dine and soak up the idyllic surroundings.
Or you can cruise to Sanctuary Cove where highlights along the way include the extravagant Sovereign Islands and Hope Island.
There's a huge selection of Gold Coast cruises to choose from, and a range of different vessels.
For example, you can take a one-hour canal cruise on an economy-scale boat for around $15 per adult, or you can head to the luxury end of the market where a cruise on a million-dollar boat will cost you around two to three times that price.
You can take a trip on a Tall Ship and experience the wind in your hair, the salt in your face and all the history of yesteryear aboard a traditional sailing ship -
or take a wild, high speed trip up the broadwater and really feel the wind in your hair!
The broadwater by night is magical and mystical, with the unique Gold Coast skyline nestled against a velvety sky and a myriad sparkling lights dancing across the surface of the water.
Some of the larger Gold Coast cruise vessels provide dinner and live entertainment on board, while others provide a twilight cruise to an island resort where you'll disembark for dinner.
Or, for a truly romantic occasion, you can't possibly beat an evening cruise in your own exclusive gondola where you can even be serenaded in the traditional Venetian style!
All you need to do to get your Gold Coast cruise under way, is choose your tour and jump aboard for a great day (or night) sailing the waters of the Gold Coast!
Gold Coast Charters
Many of the Gold Coast cruise operators listed in the table below are available for private Gold Coast charters.
If you have a large group, or just want to enjoy solitude and privacy on your cruise, you'll enjoy several benefits of a Gold Coast charter:
You get to discuss and negotiate the time of departure, duration, cruising route plus any stop-offs required, and other details with the Gold Coast charter cruise operator.
If you or your guests are enjoying a particular view, and wish to stop for a while, or circle around for another pass by a specific sight, this can easily be arranged.
And a private Gold Coast charter means that you choose who comes aboard, and you and your guests have the run of the boat.