Santa Kids Cruise


3-13 years
65+ years
2 Adults + 2 Children

Annual sunset Santa cruise

Perfect for kids! See Santa on the water – join our 11th annual Gold Coast Christmas Santa cruise for a fun-filled evening that’s ideal for families with children. Departing at 5:30pm from the heart of Surfers Paradise, climb on board our comfortable, air-conditioned vessel as we cruise along the Gold Coast’s canal system throwing lollies to the kids and families eagerly awaiting on their local jetties along the way. Entertaining us with our favourite Christmas carols are “Champagne”, a local barbershop harmony trio and Emma, our Christmas face painter! This is a great experience for young and old! Kids also receive a Christmas Goody bag! A fully licensed bar is also available on-board with some tasty Christmas cocktails.

A Magical Experience For Kids

One of the best value Christmas events for local and travelling families
Children receive a ‘Goody bag’
Face painting…..Christmas style!
Complimentary tea and coffee, and savoury platters for the adults

Details of the cruise

  • ‘Goody Bag’ for children including cookie, lollies & a candy cane and additional lollies to throw to families awaiting on jetties on the cruise route! A yearly tradition.
  • Santa on board to meet all the kids
  • Sing along to Christmas carols with local barbershop harmony trio “Champagne”
  • Face painting…..Christmas style!
  • Fully-equipped on board licensed bar for beverage purchases
  • 1.5 hour air-conditioned sightseeing sunset cruise
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, and savoury platters for the adults

Join Sea World Cruises for a lovely river cruise on the waterways of the Gold Coast as the afternoon sun glitters off the water and provides an amazingly relaxed atmosphere! Kick back and enjoy a drink and a tasty savoury snack platter including a range of cheeses, crackers, chips, dips and other finger food either out in the open air on our vessel’s spacious upper viewing deck or down below in the comfortable surrounds of the newly refurbished lower deck with its huge, expansive viewing windows on those windier or cooler days. Few Gold Coast cruises offer such a great sightseeing / food experience, particularly at this spectacular time of day prior to sunset when the sun is still shining yet allows you to avoid the worst of the mid-day UV rays. Over the course of 1.5 hours, you’ll be taken on a journey to see the extravagant riverfront homes of the Gold Coast, the range of local landmarks, and learn a bunch of interesting facts from the commentary provided by our experienced skipper (available in multiple languages). For the ideal way to explore the best of the Gold Coast – at one of the most reasonable prices around – book an afternoon Gold Coast cruise with the city’s longest-running river cruise company online today.

Sunset Santa cruise departs 5:30pm, returns 7:00pm on the 24th of December

Best parking for our cruises is available at the Bruce Bishop Car Park – located at Surfers Paradise Transit centre. Only 50 metres walk to our booking office.

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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Want to treat the kids to a fun-filled evening this Christmas? Call (07) 5539 9299 today.

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