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Sea World Cruises Sightseeing and Dining

Gold Coast Buffet Lunch Cruise

Help code: 1C1-155C


43 reviews
  • Departs from central Surfers Paradise
  • 2 hour sightseeing lunch cruise
  • Cruise past homes of the rich & famous
  • Lunch with fresh local trawler prawns
  • Spacious sundeck viewing
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
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Join this exclusive two hour Gold Coast lunch cruise departing from a convenient point in the heart of the Gold Coast that provides you with a delicious lunch with fresh local trawler prawns, takes you through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system and then out onto the Southport Broadwater to soak in some beautiful views of the coast's skyline.

Sit back and enjoy your lunch, perhaps with a drink from the fully-licensed bar onboard, and soak in both the sunshine from the spacious deck as well as the informative commentary of the many surrounding highlights including the homes of the rich and famous. You'll be taken past many iconic regional locations such as Sea World Theme Park, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel and much more for a great sightseeing experience.

This Gold Coast sightseeing lunch cruise departs from the river end of Surfers Paradise's main thoroughfare, Cavill Avenue, only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotel and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station.


  • 2 hour air-conditioned Sightseeing Cruise
  • Informative commentary
  • On-board lunch including a selection of local trawler prawns, roasted chicken, freshly baked ham off-the-bone, freshly made salads and fresh fruit platters
  • Complimentary children's activity packs


  • Superb on-board lunch with fresh trawler prawns (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Departs from the centre of Surfers Paradise
  • Surfers Paradise Skyline
  • Homes of the rich and famous
  • Marina Mirage Shopping Complex
  • Palazzo Versace Hotel
  • Sea World Theme Park
  • Air-conditioned
  • Licensed bar
  • Sundeck viewing area
  • Full amenities


  • Please arrive 20 minutes before your cruise departure time
  • Setting sail up to 7 days a week


  • Please allow 2 hours for this cruise

Departure Location

  • Your Captain and Crew will check you in on the vessel at the Nerang River end of Cavill Ave
  • Paid parking is available nearby at Bruce Bishop, Circle on Cavill, Chevron Renaissance, and Cypress Avenue car parks
  • Cruises depart from 58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Sample Menu

Cold Selection

  • Gold Coast ocean king prawns (G L)
  • Lightly seasoned chicken pieces (G L)
  • Maple-glazed baked ham off the bone (G L)
  • New Zealand mussels served with vinaigrette (G L)
  • Summer garden salad (V G L)
  • Mediterranean pasta salad (V)
  • Classic coleslaw salad (V G)
  • Damper-style bread rolls (V)


  • Sliced seasonal melons and tropical fruits (V G L)
  • Pavlova served with mixed berries and cream (V G)

V: Vegetarian / G: Gluten Free / L: Lactose Free / N: Contains Nuts

Terms And Conditions

  • Free Gift: Maximum of 1 offer per booking. Minimum of 2 pax per booking. Present voucher at check-in to redeem. Not available with any other offer
  • Booking changes and cancellations are available without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. Within 24 hours, 100% of the fare is forfeited. For groups of 10 or more, 72 hours notice is required
  • All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the operator, you will be provided with a full refund (excluding gift vouchers) or a 12-month credit to use towards another cruise
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel or change the itinerary without notice
  • All return times are approximate
  • Conditions of Travel may vary if you have booked with a travel agent as your booking is subject to their terms and conditions
  • For more information, please visit the operator's website
  • Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, some tours may operate with reduced capacity. Should your booking be impacted by this, the operator will move your booking to an alternative tour or time

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this cruise
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 stars 79% (34)
4 stars 16% (7)
3 stars 2% (1)
2 stars 0% (0)
1 star 3% (1)
Tapaita Tuitupou 1 month ago
My little family enjoyed the cruise, beautiful views and also the lunch buffet. Food was fresh and lovely music. Friendly staffs and everything was beautiful. We look forward to take this cruise again on our next trip to the Gold Coast. Thanks so much.
Fresh food and friendly staff. We went on this on our wedding anniversary.

My little family enjoyed the cruise, beautiful views and also the lunch buffet. Food was fresh and lovely music. Friendly staffs and everything was beautiful. We look forward to take this cruise again on our next trip to the Gold Coast. Thanks so much.

Tapaita Tuitupou 1 month ago
We are up from Kempsey NSW and went on our lunch cruise at the Gold Coast with u guys on 1/9/23. Great food, great staff, and a wonderful boat, so what could go wrong? Had a wonderful time thank you to all 😊😊😊

It was so relaxing and awesome. The staff was absolutely wonderful, and the food was absolutely great as well as the cocktails lol. My husband and I had a marvellous time, thank you. We came up from the mid-north coast to go on the lunch cruise with u guys on 1/9/23 and it was magnificent 👌

Angela Murray 3 months ago
Great Staff, lovely food, great views and great commentary.

Loved the cruise. The staff were amazing. Very friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing loved the king prawns! Having both the seating area downstairs for the initial part and then having the upstairs area to relax and enjoy the scenery in. Expert commentary from the captain as you make your way back to the dock, beautiful views seeing all the areas you might not normally see if you weren't on a boat! Would definitely recommend it!

David Skinner 3 months ago
It was a wonderful time spent with my family. The staff were very friendly. The vessel was very clean, the facilities were good and the food was fresh seafood and delicious.

It was a wonderful time spent with my family. We enjoyed fresh seafood, fruits and drinks. My family and I enjoyed sitting on the top deck after lunch in the sun and looking at the beautiful view. We enjoyed it for a few hours, my kids were very happy.

Jenny Yang 4 months ago
Beautiful day out on the river with a lovely buffet lunch.

Lovely fresh seafood lunch that the family went back for multiple times. The staff and service were friendly, welcoming and great. Beautiful relaxing cruise up and down the river. We had a beautiful couple of hours. Would definitely do it again and recommend it.

Kim Muddle 6 months ago
Booked this lunch buffet cruise for four people. It all went very smooth.

The staff was extremely friendly, clear and helpful. The vessel was very clean, tables set up was great, the bar served plenty of refreshments. The food was amazing and the cruise was a great experience. Especially for our two overseas family members. Would highly recommend this cruise.

Danielle Janssen 7 months ago
A stunning day out on the water - great food, scenery and staff!

The lunch was phenomenal - definitely a plentiful amount and variety of food. There was even a lot of food left over for second helpings. I enjoyed sitting on the top deck after lunch in the sun and looking at the beautiful views. The staff were also very lovely.

Kerri Carmichael 11 months ago
It was fabulous we took all our four children partners and 8 grandchildren. The catering was lovely the boat clean, comfortable and beautiful the actual cruise very enjoyable would highly recommend it.

Fabulous as above boat comfortable and clean, food delicious and well set out staff efficient friendly and professional, made us all welcome. The cruise itself must informative and enjoyable the upper deck made fir beautiful views and interesting.

Kerrin Phillips 11 months ago
Well organised, great crew who do a great job and the food is awesome.

After trying to find something to fault about this experience, I have failed. The tour is good, the food is good, the crew are good at their jobs, the vessel is comfortable and has a reasonably well stocked bar and the cocktails looked awesome. The option of open air or air conditioning at any time is good also.

Michael Graf 12 months ago
Lunch Buffet River Cruise, 2 hours of eating beautifully prepared buffet meal, including fresh king prawns, mussels, scallops, chicken, ham & a selection of fresh salads. The bar stocks a wide variety of drinks at bar prices. Great experience!

This experience was purchased by my wife for my birthday, we were really impressed with the quality of food and the staff were fantastic. We really enjoyed the relaxing vibe and the commentary from the captain. Would love to do this again in the near future.

Joe Resegati 12 months ago
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