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Buffet Dinner Cruise

Buffet Dinner Cruise

2.5-hour Sightseeing Dinner Cruise from Sea World

Board the Spirit of Elston for a delicious dinner and unique night on the tranquil Gold Coast waterways. Take in the views of the glittering Surfers Paradise skyline, whilst enjoying the best local seasonal produce prepared by our onboard chef. The menu is perfectly paired with locally crafted beer, wine or one of our delicious cocktails. Dinner is served in the comfort of the enclosed main deck and accompanied by talented local musicians. After dinner, guests enjoy our open top deck to marvel at the stars, night lights and capture the perfect moment. This cruise is ideal for celebrating that special occasion or splashing out for an unforgettable night out.


Quality local produce & delicious cocktails
See the homes of the rich & famous, Surfers Paradise, Marina Mirage & more
Live on board entertainment
Stunning views of Gold Coast skyline & city lights
Convenient Sea World departure location with FREE parking

Buffet Dinner Tickets


1 Child Travels Free!


Ages 14+



Ages 3-13



2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 Child FREE



* 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 Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal in the car park outside Sea World at Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Entry to Sea World Marine Park is not required.

Departure Schedule

Departure Time
Return Time

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

Food Menu

– Hot Selection –

Grilled calamari marinated in garlic, lemon and olive oil (GF, LF)
Zesty lemon chicken baked with herbs & garlic (GF, LF)
Roasted leg of lamb with rosemary crust (GF, LF)
Poached barramundi light coconut red curry w/lemongrass & kaffir lime (GF, LF)
Twice-cooked chat potatoes seasoned with sea salt flakes (VE, GF, LF)
Roast vegetables with rosemary & garlic (VE, GF, LF)

– Cold Selection –

Gold Coast Ocean King Prawns (GF, LF)
Natural New Zealand mussels (GF, LF)
Summer garden salad (V,VE, GF, LF)
Mediterranean pasta salad (V, VE, LF, N)
Classic coleslaw salad (V, VE, GF, LF)
Damper-style bread roll (V, VE)

– Sweet Selection –

Chef’s daily selection
Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee as a delightful conclusion to your buffet dinner experience.


(V)  Vegetarian |  (VE)  Vegan | (GF)  Gluten Free | (LF) Lactose-Free | (N)  May Contain Nuts  | (E)  May Contain Egg

Allergen information is a guide only. While all care is taken, we cannot guarantee a total absence of allergens in any of our items. All items are subject to availability, the operator reserves the right to make substitutions of items of an equivalent value.

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Seating - Inside & Outside

Inside Seating

Enjoy an inside dining experience within the air-conditioned, comfortable cabin. With large viewing windows, sit back and enjoy your meal against the backdrop of the Gold Coast.

Outside Seating

Make the most of the glorious Gold Coast sub-tropical weather and dine al fresco style. Soak in the scenery with guaranteed waterside views and sparkling city lights.

We have two specific areas of outdoor seating; Top deck & bottom balcony (on rear of vessel). Our crew assign seating based on daily passenger numbers and weather conditions. Visit our Spirit of Elston vessel guide for further information. If you have a specific preference of balcony or top deck seating contact our reservations team.

Accessibility information for outside seating

Top Deck seating can only be accessed by stairs, and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessibility on Sea World Cruises, visit our accessibility guide. If you require any further information or need special assistance on the cruise, please contact our reservations team prior to booking.

Kindly note, whilst we try our best efforts, outside seating is weather-dependent. Outside seating can be cancelled/rescheduled due to inclement weather without charge

Balcony seating

Cruise Route

Our cruise makes its way from Sea World to some of the key highlights of the Gold Coast’s expansive canal system, then heads out onto the lovely open Broadwater for views of local icons Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace, Surfers Paradise and more – all while allowing you to enjoy some delicious food and beverages.


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:

Sea World Cruises Terminal, Sea World, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217


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