Afternoon Explorer Cruise


Pricing information is for
Hopo Gold Coast Ferry
Ages 14+
All concession cards accepted
Ages 3-13
2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 Child FREE
$86.00 (RRP)

Imporant Information

Due to decreased demand, Sea World Cruises is partnering with Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to provide sightseeing cruises on the stunning Gold Coast Broadwater. By purchasing this ticket, you will be booking a Hop On Hop Off Day Pass with Hopo. Please note, there are no food options available on board the ferries. Further information is available by clicking BOOK NOW. 

A gentle breeze, chilled tunes, frosty drinks at the bar, and tasty bites on the menu — an Afternoon Explorer Cruise is the perfect cruise to wind down from a busy day or begin a great night out. There is simply no better place to be on a sun-drenched afternoon than on the water with a cocktail in hand, soaking up views of the Gold Coast Broadwater and iconic Surfers Paradise skyline from our open-top deck. Take in local wildlife, admire multi-million dollar yachts at Marina Mirage, and the magnificent waterfront homes of the rich and famous, accompanied by an entertaining commentary. This is one of the best ways to see the Gold Coast, so be sure to bring your camera!

Late Afternoon Sunshine

Cruise the local waterways in style and convenience
Spacious, comfortable vessel with open-top sun deck
See the homes of the rich and famous and local landmarks
Delicious food upgrades available onboard
Fully-licensed onboard bar serving beer, wine and cocktails

Details of the cruise

Your cruise includes:
  • 1.5 Hr Gold Coast Waterways cruise
  • Newly-renovated vessel the Spirit of Elston
  • Spacious, comfortable vessel
  • Open top level sun deck as well as a fully air-conditioned lower deck
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Departs from a convenient location in Surfers Paradise
  • Fully licensed onboard bar for beverage purchases
  • Optional onboard food upgrades
Optional food upgrades, available to purchase onboard until allocation is exhausted.


Cheeseboard for Two:

A trio of cheeses served with crackers, quince paste and dried fruit and nuts

Bucket of Prawns:

Half-kilogram of Gold Coast ocean king prawns served with damper-style bread rolls, fresh lemon slices and seafood sauce

Optional drinks package upgrade, available to purchase onboard.

Includes half-priced cocktails and spirits; and unlimited beer, house wine and soft drinks throughout the cruise.

Your friendly captain and crew will check you in on the vessel at the Nerang River-end of Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

Satellite map navigation

58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217 QLD

Nearest parking location

Bruce Bishop Carpark is located a short 5-minute walk from the vessel with entrances on Remembrance Drive and Beach Road, Surfers Paradise.

Public transport directions

Catch a Surfside Busline to Surfers Paradise Bus Stop, or the G:link Tram Network to Cavill Avenue Station, then walk 100 metres to the vessel.

Journey planning

Use the Translink Journey Planner, timetables and MyTranslink app to help you reach your destination. They’re easy to use and can take the stress out of using public transport.

Terms and Conditions

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 (excl. 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 and to access the full Conditions of Travel, please visit

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Book your Afternoon Cruise today!

Want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise on the Gold Coast? Book online, or call (07) 5539 9299 today.

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