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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.