5 Reasons why a Buffet Dinner Cruise is the best gift idea

Sightseeing & Dining

Are you looking to mix up your next birthday gift? We have the perfect solution to finding a jaw-dropping birthday present on the Gold Coast. A 2.5-hour Sightseeing Dinner Cruise is the ultimate ‘I love you, Happy Birthday!’ to someone special. Departing from Sea World Cruise Terminal at Main Beach, celebrate the special occasion as you cruise down the stunning Gold Coast waterways.

Perfect for all of your family and friends.

Nothing brings friends and family together more than a celebration. Drink and eat into the night as you cruise down sparkling Gold Coast waterways on a Sightseeing Dinner Cruise. Our multi-million dollar vessel Spirit of Elston can host up to 65 guests.

Unique Location

Really go all out for your birthday person and surprise them with a present they will never forget. Imagine the look on their face when they see a stunning waiting for them under starry skies. The newly refurbished vessel boasts a beautiful sleek design and nautical-themed decor. Wander upstairs to the spacious viewing deck, which offer the ultimate Instagram backdrop: the stunning Gold Coast skyline.

Instagram worthy backdrops can be found from both the inside and outside of the vessel.

Drink up!

Spirit of Elston has an elegant, fully licensed onboard bar. Spoil yourself with a wide variety of tasty cocktails, including the iconic ‘Spirit of Elston’; A delicious tropical rum mix served in a whole fresh pineapple. Make the most of your night out on the waterways and upgrade to an all-inclusive drinks package. Enjoy a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks for the duration of the cruise. 

The delicious ‘Spirit of Elston’ cocktail.

Delicious food

The night can only get better, accompanied by a delicious buffet dinner.  Indulge in a chef-prepared menu made from regional produce, including slow-cooked lamb and rosemary with homemade jus, grilled barramundi in a coconut bisque with steamed rice, fresh chicken in garlic, lemon and olive oil, fresh prawns from local Gold Coast trawlers and New Zealand mussels with house dressing. And of course, what is a birthday dinner cruise without dessert? Choose from a delicious array of rich chocolate cake with three berry coulis, passionfruit cheesecake or the daily chef’s special.

A small peek at the irresistible buffet dinner menu includes roast chicken, fresh mussels and king prawns.

The party continues upstairs

Step out to our spacious top deck, offering uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Gold Coast. Tap your toes to live entertainment from musically gifted performers, singing covers of your favourite songs. Keep an eye out for famous local landmarks such as the sparkling Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace, Sea World and many more.

Give the best gift that the birthday person will ever receive.


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