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Afternoon Explorer Cruise

Afternoon Explorer Cruise

Our Afternoon Explorer Cruise is currently unavailable.
In the meantime, you can experience sightseeing on the Gold Coast waterways with our sister company, Hopo Gold Coast Ferry

1.5 Hr Afternoon Explorer Cruise

Wind down from a busy day with chilled tunes,
frosty drinks at the bar, and tasty bites on the menu.

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. Departing from a convenient location in the heart of Surfers Paradise, step aboard the Spirit of Elston for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the comfortable, air-conditioned lower deck and 360-degree views from the open-top sun deck. Witness local wildlife, admire multi-million dollar yachts at Marina Mirage, and the rich and famous magnificent homes, accompanied by entertaining commentary from our friendly crew. An afternoon cruise is one of the best ways to see the Gold Coast, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful lighting from the end of day 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 are available onboard
Fully-licensed onboard bar serving beer, wine and cocktails

Afternoon Explorer Tickets


1 Child Travels Free!


Ages 14+



Ages 65+



Ages 3-13



2 Adults + 2 Kids



* One child travels free on family tickets. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

The Vessel

Our fleet of vessels were designed and built here in South-East Queensland based on a thorough understanding of sea conditions typical of the region, allowing for smoother sailing conditions and passenger comfort.

Spirit of Elston

Dining Vessel

Details of the cruise


Check-in time is at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure time from the Surfers Paradise Departure Location in Appel Park at the Ferry Wharf. Paid parking is available across the street in Bruce Bishop Car Park or Circle on Cavill.


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

Getting Here:

Surfers Paradise Ferry Wharf, Surfers Paradise, 4217


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