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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a relaxing river cruise and delicious lunch on this half-day excursion in Brisbane. Sip tea, admire views of local landmarks, and learn about the region from an informative guide aboard the MV Neptune. Then, head to Breakfast Creek Hotel for a variety of mouth-watering meal choices, including lunch rump and Panko calamari, beer-battered flathead and quinoa croquette.
  • Relax on a river cruise and enjoy a mouth-watering meal on this combo tour
  • Learn about Brisbane’s history and culture from an informative guide
  • Admire views of landmarks like Storey Bridge and Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Indulge in food and drink the locally beloved Breakfast Creek Hotel

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Drinks onboard - Fully licensed bar available for refreshment purchases

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • City Botanic Gardens River Hub
    147 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Departure location is the Cultural Centre Pontoon on the river just upstream from the Victoria Bridge.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Scones, jam and cream plus tea and coffee were included on the way to the hotel and if you weren't doing the lunch option you could purchase food and alcohol on the boat.
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Unhappy Customer
Cathryn_S, Aug 2022
We were given conflicting departure locations so half the family were at the wrong place. Was not offered credit for a trip on another date. Expensive and disappointing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lunch and commentary were good.
Kim_B, Aug 2022
The commentary was good and scones and tea were lovely. The cruise itself was just a little up and down the river in a very old boat and stopped at another place on the river. The 450mwalk was a little too much, with added stairs as well. The meal was lovely at The Breakfast Hotel. We chose not to go back on the boat but went elsewhere.
Lovely Cruise
Barry_G, Jul 2022
Lovely trip down the river, followed by an excellent lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, and then a comfortable return cruise.
A relaxing Trip to wind down prior to going home
Suzanne_K, Jun 2022
It was a lovely way to finish our Brisbane trip. A different view of the city via a river view. We wound down whilst on the river, especially when we went to lunch! The Hotel had history and was large yet personal. We had a lovely large fresh lunch and a beer, then wandered back for the return journey via boat. The staff were wonderful, fun and very efficient in serving the morning tea, and should your appetite be large for Scones, jam and cream there was ample for everyone. The commentary was good and gave us information that was unknown to us, so it was very informative. It was a great way to wind down after a few days, relax and then return home in a relaxed mood. Thanks!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Suzanne, thanks so much for joining us on this cruise. It was lovely to have you on board. Would love to see you next time you visit Brisbane. take care
Great stay to spend a few o hours on the Brisbane river
MARK_B, Jun 2022
Enjoyable way to see the sights along the Brisbane river with informative commentary Lunch inclusion was nice
Response from Host, Jun 2022
This is a lovely way to spend a few lazy hours, so glad you enjoyed it. take care
Do your research
Allan_P, Jun 2022
Lunch at Breakfast Creek Hotel is the best part of the cruise, However the walk from the jetty to the Hotel was a little confusing, I also escorted a couple in there late 70's that also found the trek a struggle and was not aware of distance of the walk. Stating to wear comfortable walking shoes is not very descriptive. Due to the weather conditions on the day, wind & water made the audio presentation near impossible to hear if sitting at the bow or upstairs, I did mention this to the captain however he seemed to be at a loss on how to rectify this.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hardly needs research Allan! A short 450m stroll on a flat concrete path through the gardens of Newstead Park hardly constitutes a trek! You are provided a map with details of how to get there and when to be back etc 45min before you get off the boat so I am not sure how you got confused about getting to the hotel. Then again some people think that they know everything so why bother reading the detail we have taken time to put together for you. Hardly confusing even without that...walk around the corner and you can see the hotel. Good to see you have managed to incorporate a 3rd party (the most likely happy 70yr olds) into your tale of woe to support your day of misery. We take thousands of seniors on this trip every year and have groups from homes and seniors clubs. Many of these have walkers and mobility issues yet yours is the first complaint of this nature. I am sorry that you had such a major ordeal and your experience with this trek was too much... we would suggest that you consider eating in rather than venturing out for lunch.
Even though pouring rain,...
Tricia_T, May 2022
Even though pouring rain, was a good activity. I didn’t realise the lunch was 2 hours. Travelling on my own I didn’t need to do that but the food was very good.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Tricia, so pleased you enjoyed your day and lunch. Pity about the rain. Hope to see you again sometime. take care
Great cruise and great lunch
Aleisha_A, May 2022
My dad and I enjoyed the cruise and listening to some history. Crew were great and the snacks were also great! Unfortunate about the weather but an easy cruise and nice lunch! Definitely something to do in Brisbane
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Aleisha, thank you for joining us. so glad you enjoyed your day. stay safe
Pleasant experience. Exceeded my expectations.
Louise_S, Apr 2022
A very pleasant cruise along the river with commentary and morning tea. The lunch at the Breakfast Creek Pub was delicious.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Louise, so glad we ticked all the boxes on our cruise. Thanks for supporting us. take care
Enjoyable River Lunch cruise
MRRD_R, Apr 2022
Enjoyable, relaxing River cruise with good commentary and views. Comfortable seating undercover with pleasant crew and tea & scones. Nice lunch at Breakfast Creek Hotel.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
hi, this is a great day out and I'm so happy you enjoyed your day. thanks so much for cruising with us. stay safe
Worth it
Foloi_T, Jan 2022
We came a little late but the boat crew waited for us . Appreciate your great service and waiting time …We had fun and enjoyed it very much…it was worth it . Excellent service and very welcoming. Keep up the great service . Thank you Fred & Flo
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Fred & Flo, it was a pleasure to have you onboard with us. Thank you for your lovely review and take care
Our Special Friends Fabulous Outing
Carol_R, Dec 2021
Our group had a most enjoyable few hours cruising the Brisbane River, and with an enjoyable return walk to the historic Breakfast Creek Hotel for a scrumptious lunch in between. The commentary on board was excellent, and the morning tea served with scones with jam and cream was so lovely, and we must mention the wonderful lady who served us so efficiently and quickly. A fantastic trip and certainly recommended.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Carol, thank you to you and your group for joining us.It was a pleasure to have you onboard. This is a great out day out, everyone enjoys it. Hope to see you all again soon.
Relaxing day
Peter_G, Dec 2021
Straightforward booking process, pleasant day, interesting commentary with some humour recommend………………………….
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Peter, thank you for your recommendation, we really appreciate it.
Summer ease
Rob_P, Nov 2021
A lovely slow cruise up the Brisbane river with interesting commentary. Delicious strawberry scones and lunch at the Picnic Creek Hotel. All an extremely relaxing way to spend a day.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
this is a really nice day out for all. thanks so much for cruising with us and supporting us...and your lovely review.
Beautiful day on the river
Nicole_B, Sep 2021
I was on a date with the girl I've been seeing and wanted to do something special for this date that she would remember. We both loved the friendly staff on board and the river facts were awesome we learnt some things we didn't know along the way. We had a beautiful day
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hi Nicole, I am so happy we could help to make your date special. Good luck with the future.
Great time
Debbie_M, Aug 2021
The commentary was good, morning tea was lovely and crew very friendly and very helpful. Lunch was great, the walk from boat to pub was hard for someone who would normally use a scooter, and you couldn’t take that on the boat.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Debbie, I am so happy you cruised with us and enjoyed your day. I wish we knew about the scooter, as usually we can take them (& wheelchairs) on board. Until next time, stay safe.
A nice trip on the river
Jane_F, Jul 2021
All of it! I enjoyed cruising, the commentary and Breakfast Creek Hotel. Even the scones and hot drink were good!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to review us. The Cruise to Lunch option is a lovely day out, enjoyed by all. Stay safe.
Well worth it!
Jan_P, Jul 2021
Everything was wonderful. Staff, very friendly and accommodating, informative, food was delicious and weather was perfect.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Jan, what a perfect day out! Thank you for your wonderful review.
The history of Brisbane...
esther_w, Mar 2021
The history of Brisbane seeing all the old buildings meeting new people it was a good trip up the river
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hi Esther, we are glad you enjoyed your cruise. There really is no better way to see Brisbane than on the river. thanks!
Delightful Half Day Tour
Paul_S, Feb 2021
A really delightful day! Informative commentary on the boat, delicious scones with fresh cream and strawberries, stunning views of the river. A short walk to The Breakfast Creek Hotel. Set menu for lunch included two options for vegetarians, which was nice. Overall, excellent value for money. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Hello Paul, we love to hear your feedback and love it even more to hear you had a great day. thanks so much


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