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Sea World Cruises Sightseeing and Dining

Gold Coast Buffet Lunch Cruise

Help code: 1F07-155C


31 reviews
  • Departs from central Surfers Paradise
  • 2 hour sightseeing lunch cruise
  • Cruise past homes of the rich & famous
  • Lunch with fresh local trawler prawns
  • Spacious sundeck viewing
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
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Join this exclusive two hour Gold Coast lunch cruise departing from a convenient point in the heart of the Gold Coast that provides you with a delicious lunch with fresh local trawler prawns, takes you through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system and then out onto the Southport Broadwater to soak in some beautiful views of the coast's skyline.

Sit back and enjoy your lunch, perhaps with a drink from the fully-licensed bar onboard, and soak in both the sunshine from the spacious deck as well as the informative commentary of the many surrounding highlights including the homes of the rich and famous. You'll be taken past many iconic regional locations such as Sea World Theme Park, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel and much more for a great sightseeing experience.

This Gold Coast sightseeing lunch cruise departs from the river end of Surfers Paradise's main thoroughfare, Cavill Avenue, only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotel and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station.


  • 2 hour air-conditioned Sightseeing Cruise
  • Informative commentary
  • On-board lunch including a selection of local trawler prawns, roasted chicken, freshly baked ham off-the-bone, freshly made salads and fresh fruit platters
  • Complimentary children's activity packs


  • Purchase a VIP Upgrade Package and receive beer, wine and soft drink for the duration of the cruise


  • Superb on-board lunch with fresh trawler prawns (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Departs from the centre of Surfers Paradise
  • Surfers Paradise Skyline
  • Homes of the rich and famous
  • Marina Mirage Shopping Complex
  • Palazzo Versace Hotel
  • Sea World Theme Park
  • Air-conditioned
  • Licensed bar
  • Sundeck viewing area
  • Full amenities


  • Cruises depart on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 12pm
  • Additional departures may be available during peak periods
  • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure


  • Please allow 2 hours for this cruise

Departure Location

  • Cruises departing from the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station
  • If you use GPS, set 58 Cavil Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • Best parking is at the Bruce Bishop Car Park or the Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre

Sample Menu

Cold Selection

  • Gold Coast ocean king prawns (G L)
  • Lightly seasoned chicken pieces (G L)
  • Maple-glazed baked ham off the bone (G L)
  • New Zealand mussels served with vinaigrette (G L)
  • Summer garden salad (V G L)
  • Mediterranean pasta salad (V)
  • Classic coleslaw salad (V G)
  • Damper-style bread rolls (V)


  • Sliced seasonal melons and tropical fruits (V G L)
  • Pavlova served with mixed berries and cream (V G)

V: Vegetarian / G: Gluten Free / L: Lactose Free / N: Contains Nuts

Terms And Conditions

  • Free Gift: Maximum of 1 offer per booking. Minimum of 2 pax per booking. Present voucher at check-in to redeem. Not available with any other offer
  • Booking changes and cancellations are available without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. Within 24 hours, 100% of the fare is forfeited. For groups of 10 or more, 72 hours notice is required
  • All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the operator, you will be provided with a full refund (excluding gift vouchers) or a 12-month credit to use towards another cruise
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel or change the itinerary without notice
  • All return times are approximate
  • Conditions of Travel may vary if you have booked with a travel agent as your booking is subject to their terms and conditions
  • For more information, please visit the operator's website
  • Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, some tours may operate with reduced capacity. Should your booking be impacted by this, the operator will move your booking to an alternative tour or time

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this cruise
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
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Vera-Anne Polaapau 2 months ago
Hubby and I had a superb afternoon, food was beautiful and love that there wasn’t a lot of options so it really allowed you to enjoy what was on selection. The prawns were delicious, the crew was amazing, Overall enjoyed the experience. Would do it again and recommend it to others.
Buffet lunch and sightseeing cruise on a Friday afternoon
Vera-Anne Polaapau 2 months ago

Hubby and I had a superb afternoon, food was beautiful and love that there wasn’t a lot of options so it really allowed you to enjoy what was on selection. The prawns were delicious, the crew was amazing, Overall enjoyed the experience. Would do it again and recommend it to others.

A perfect day out on the water. I would highly recommend it.
Michelle Moss 2 months ago

An amazing experience. The food was amazing and plenty of it-prawns, salads etc. The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful.The scenery was spectacular. A perfect day out on the water. The commentary was informative. I would highly recommend it. A day to remember.

Delicious food, great cruise! Staff friendly and well organised!!
Diane Connolly 3 months ago

Wow! A great cruise for 2 hours along the river. Information was interesting about the area and the homes of the rich and famous. Experience a different view of the area from the water. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was fresh and delicious!

A must if you want to treat yourself to lunch and also a great way to experience the Gold Coast waterways.
Kylie Reading 3 months ago

What a great way to experience the river and the sites of the Gold Coast. Lunch was very tasty and there was just so much, so you were never going to go hungry. The crew on board were entertaining and made your trip one to remember. I would totally recommend this 2 hour experience.

Great! A must go on great for all ages and a must do on the Gold Coast.
Tammy Leverington 4 months ago

This was great! Kids loved it, food was amazing. The prawns were huge. Great for money. With drinks you pay $25 extra and get beer wine and soft drink and half price cocktails and sprits. It was nice and relaxing I would really recommend it if you are going to the Gold Coast.

Amazing, must go and see.
Tammy Leverington 5 months ago

The sightseeing cruise is great! Saw some sealife and the kids had a ball. Husband loved the food being a seafood buffet. Definitely a must do on the Gold Coast. Staff are amazing and very friendly and helpful.

Best river cruise experience ever. Would really recommend to anyone who visits the Gold Coast.
Chippy Mathews 6 months ago

Really loved the river cruise experience. Best staff and great service. Really recommend to anyone who visits the Gold Coast. Buffet was really great. Would definitely visit it next time when we visit Gold Coast and would recommend to anyone who visits this place. Lovely staff, really clean and friendly service.

Really loved the whole experience. Highly recommended.
Chippy Mathews 6 months ago

Great food and great service. Cruise started on time and it was a relaxing and enjoyable lunch. Staffs were great. They made sure everyone was served well. Clean cruise. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting surfers paradise. It would really help you relax in the whole trip.

Had an amazing day on the Sea World Buffet Lunch Cruise.
Deanne James 12 months ago

The Sea World buffet lunch cruise was exceptional. Delicious food. Fresh prawns, mussels, chicken, ham off the bone, selection of 3 salads, bread rolls, fresh fruits & a delicious dessert. The staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful. We got to cruise up the beautiful Gold Coast waters. The skipper telling us lots of information about the houses, buildings and area. The views from the top deck were stunning. Definitely great value. I would absolutely recommend this as a must do on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Great way to enjoy a lovely lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon.
Gayle Szommer 1 year ago

This tour is well worth the money. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable afternoon. The quality of the meal was wonderful, and plentiful. After everyone has been served you could go back as many times as you like. The service was great, and staff were really friendly and made it a very enjoyable, relaxing day. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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