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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from Surfers Paradise

Go in search of humpback whales on a whale-watching cruise of the shores of the Gold Coast. On board a custom-built boat with three viewing decks, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the Pacific and listen to commentary about the whales and their ocean environment from a marine naturalist guide. Plus, float along the Nerang River canal to admire waterside homes. Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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4WD Beach Safari - Gold Coast Pick Up

0700-0730 Hotel pick ups0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.1430-1500 Beach driving.1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Gold Coast Lunch Cruise

Soak up the sights of the Gold Coast on this lunch cruise that departs from Surfers Paradise and travels up the Nerang River to the Broadwater. Hear live commentary about landmarks that you pass such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace hotel, Wave Break Island and South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch with seafood and chicken main dishes, and have the option to purchase drinks at the bar.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Half Day Island Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Start your day off right with a half-day kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruise

Admire the glittering Gold Coast from the water on a relaxing cruise from Surfers Paradise. On either a morning or afternoon tour, glide along the Nerang River and other coastal waterways to take advantage of photo ops of the Gold Coast’s high-rise hotels and resorts. Head toward Broadwater, pass by Marina Mirage and see Palazzo Versace. Coffee and tea is served on board the morning cruise, accompanied by either cake or a cheese platter, depending on the cruise selected.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Duck Tours

Gold Coast Quack'rDuck Amphibious Tour from Surfers Paradise

Built around a complicated system of winding canals and waterways, the Gold Coast can be difficult to navigate alone. This short sightseeing tour around the region focuses on the city’s attractions and landmarks in the unique Quack’rDuck duck bus. Drive around Surfers Paradise, Southport and Main Beach, then plunge into the waterways and tour them too in this amphibian bus.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast

Discover the rich history and creative heart of Brisbane on this full-day tour from the Gold Coast, including hotel pick-up. Admire architectural gems like Parliament House and Newstead House; stroll around the South Bank Parklands; and take a scenic 45-minute boat cruise down the Brisbane River. After an indulgent morning tea break, soar high over the city as you ride the Wheel of Brisbane, then spend the afternoon exploring independently.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Charter 4WD Safari - Gold Coast - Brisbane Pick Up

0700-0730 Hotel pick ups0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.1430-1500 Beach driving.1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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North Stradbroke Island 4WD Beach Safari - Gold Coast-Brisbane Pickup

Take in the highlights of North Stradbroke Island with ease on an all-inclusive full-day tour from the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Cross Moreton Bay by car ferry, then visit top destinations including Brown Lake, Main Beach, and Flinders Beach. Have time to swim and snorkel, climb sand dunes, take nature walks, learn about Aboriginal traditions, and go off-roading on sandy tracks. You’ll also have a barbecue on the beach.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Stand up Paddle Lesson

Experience our professional Stand up Paddle lesson on the Gold Coast, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise.  We commence with a safety briefing and then a basic lesson including a full demo from our qualified instructors. Then you get to test your balance in the shallow waters and before you know it you are paddling like a pro! We only paddle on flat water so it is safe, fun & easy.  The calm waters here create ease of learning SUP (stand up paddle) and your instructor will be with you every step of the way, you will enjoy SUP fully and want to do it again and again. We love to SUP and we love to share the experience with you. It’s an incredible feeling standing on your paddleboard, perhaps spotting the local dolphins & create amazing photos! Your lesson continues on the water where we discuss advanced paddle technique tips and stances for you to try. We will capture your first experience with photos during the lesson for you to share on Social Media. 
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Stand up Paddle Hire

Explore the waterways around the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise on a stand-up paddleboard with this board-for-hire package. Once you arrive, a guide will teach you the basics and give you an orientation of the area; then off you to go have a look around. Perfect for independent travelers, this board rental allows you to travel at your own pace and stop whenever you like to have a coffee or take a break at a waterfront restaurant.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Night Cruises

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Dinner Buffet Cruise on the Gold Coast

Board the Spirit of Elston and wind through the picturesque canals of the Gold Coast Broadwater while enjoying a classy and upmarket dining experience. Take in the views of glittering Surfers Paradise skyline by night while enjoying a dining experience prepared by top local chefs and accompanied by laid-back entertainment. Complete the evening with a locally crafted beer or try one of our delicious cocktails. Perfect for celebrating that special occasion or guaranteeing a great night out.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation


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