I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The onboard commentary was very interesting - he knew much about the buildings on the harbour and added interesting tid bits about any significant buildings. The boat was quite nice and spacious. I'd even say somewhat luxurious.
The food was good value. The bread was surprisingly the hit of our group, not to say that the rest was subpar as the prawns kept us happy! Note that it was a cold buffet lunch so don't expect any hot dishes.
I'd recommend to go upstairs to the sundeck if the weather permits. The view is breathtaking, especially on the way to stradbroke Island and on the way back to Surfers paradise.
Doing what: Gold Coast Lunch Cruise
The tour was slow and enjoyable, and we had the good fortune of good weather as well. The guide was knowledgeable about the area and told us all about how the islands were formed through dredging and sand that was naturally eroded from NSW. Walking on South Stradbroke Island was wonderful with an endless horizon at the end of the walk.
If there was one thing that didn't live up to the rest of the trip, it would be the snorkelling. Waters were murky and the variety of sea-life was almost non-existent. We were happy to finish snorkelling after 10 minutes because there was basically nothing to see.
Doing what: Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour
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