Brisbane City, Australia
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90 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


View Brisbane from the river during a lunch cruise aboard a classic wooden paddlesteamer. This 2-hour cruise has it all: the beauty of Brisbane River, fantastic food and live entertainment for the weekend cruise. Your contemporary buffet lunch offers a selection of fresh produce. Keep your camera handy for great photo ops!
  • 2-hour lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Brisbane River
  • Cruise on board a wooden paddlewheeler boat and get excellent views of Brisbane from the river
  • Choose from a range of dishes offered from the contemporary buffet lunch

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Two-hour river cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Live commentary on board Thursday & Friday
  • Live entertainment on Saturday & Sunday


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane

Departure Time

Boarding begins at 12 noon for departure at 12:30pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
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What To Expect

After making your way to Eagle Street Pier, step on board the handsome multi-tiered paddlewheel boat for your sightseeing lunch cruise. Your vessel was expertly crafted from Queensland timber and its design was inspired by the legendary paddleboats of the Mississippi River.

During your cruise, the crew shares informative commentary about the development of Brisbane and landmarks along the waterfront. Stroll the deck for unobstructed views from the Brisbane River or stay indoors and look out of large viewing windows.

As your boat glides along the river, enjoy a delicious contemporary buffet menu. The chefs make the most of Australia's freshest produce, and a mouthwatering dessert completes the meal. Drinks are available for purchase at the onboard bar.

Entertainment accompanies every cruise. After a 2-hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock.


Sample Contemporary Buffet Menu
  • Selection of house baked bread
  • Crispy golden fried chicken wings
  • Chef’s signature confit beef, slowly cooked for a minimum of 18 hours, in red wine jus
  • Herb spiced free range chicken on romesco sauce
  • Oven baked Reef fish in butter, sea salt and salsa verde
  • Sticky pork belly with honey soy and ginger
  • Sea salted crunchy pork crackle
  • Market fresh vegetable lasagne topped with béchamel
  • Cucumber and red onion salad with toasted barley
  • Fresh tomato salad with basil, shredded feta and lemon vinaigrette
  • Broccoli salad with flaked almonds and pumpkin seeds
  • Japanese style onion salad with fresh coriander, buck wheat and lime dressing
  • Potato salad with green peas, spring onion, egg and crispy fried shallots
  • Glazed roast pumpkin with honey, cumin and caraway seeds
  • Roasted chat potatoes with rosemary olive oil and sea salt
  • Glazed carrots with sea salt, butter and sunflower seeds
  • Green pea salad with carrot, onion and lemon vinaigrette topped with crispy shallots
  • Sauces include traditional gravy, mushroom sauce and hollandaise


  •  Decadent chocolate delice
  •  Baked lemon cheesecake topped with passionfruit
  •  Sticky Date Banana Cake with gooey caramel topping
  •  Golden puff pastry filled with crème patisserie and fruit
  •  Vanilla panna cotta slice layered with sponge cake and berries
Menu subject to change without notice
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Limited Wheelchair access - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • Please advise if you have any mobility requirements. We have stairs on every vessel. We have limited access for wheelchairs. We can accommodate wheelchairs up to 63cm only. Motorised scooters are prohibited on board any cruise. Please contact our office and advise of any mobility issues prior to your cruise i.e walking frames, cannot navigate stairs, wheelchairs or guide dogs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Pleasant way to see Brisbane. Stuck inside boat rather crowed and ok food.

, Feb 2018

Although the rain didn't make boarding easy, once on board we were directed to a table for 2. The buffet lunch was impressive and well organised so no long queues. Drinks are reasonably priced and the table service was excellent. The boat is well presented and a trip to the bridge and a chat to the captain was encouraged! Although it was raining we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and recommend it as it is good value.

, Jan 2018

Trip was great apart from the last few hours, which finds us stranded in Brisbane because Newcastle airport is closed due to bush fresh therefore we can't get how, jetstar are quite useless!

, Oct 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable Cruise. I chose this Cruise as a way to see Brisbane, and as I was alone for the day, thought this would work well. I was not disappointed. The Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the lunch was lovely. The dialogue was informative and fun, but not over powering. The views were amazing. It really was enjoyable and as a first time visitor to Brisbane, this Cruise really was value for money. Do it!

, Aug 2017

A real treat. Food was very good better than you would expect for a buffet and service was excellent. The commentary was thorough and tells you about the history of the city and its highlights.
We were able to chat with the captain about the flood a few years ago and heard very interesting stories about the city and its people. Brisbane is a beautiful, very livable city and the best way to enjoy it is of course from the river.

I certainly recommend this tour.

, Aug 2017

This activity was well organized and most enjoyable. The meal was nice and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We recommend this trip.

, May 2017

A very entertaining cruise with my family to celebrate my Dad's 60th Birthday. The cruise had great entertainment throughout and the food was good. Service was a little slow after we had food - we tried to order a second round of drinks but it took a little while. Definitely great fun though and a wonderful family day out.

, Apr 2017

excellent cruise/dinner

, Mar 2017

Lovely trip. We think that the best way to see Brisbane is from the river. The food was really good, the staff friendly and overall very good value.

, Mar 2017

Great trip, a little disappointed that we booked al a carte and at the last minute, because they took a bulk booking and it was changed to buffet. If we had wanted buffet we would have booked on another day when buffet was available. Buffet was very average. The entertainer was excellent.

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