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Buffet Lunch Cruise

Buffet Lunch Cruise

2-hour Sightseeing Lunch Cruise with fresh local prawns

Set sail on the waters of the Gold Coast’s lovely canals at midday for a delightful lunch cruise with the city’s longest-running river cruise company. This Gold Coast lunch cruise provides a seat aboard our large, brand new vessel “Spirit of Elston” and seamlessly blends the best of sightseeing that the region has to offer with a delicious dining experience that, when combined, form one of the most enjoyable lunch experiences on the Gold Coast. Views from both the deck and the large windows will showcase some of the Gold Coast’s most famous regional highlights – such as the magnificent homes of the rich and famous, the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, and other renowned locations such as iconic theme park Sea World, Marina Mirage and its cavalcade of yachts and wharves, and the colourful HOTA, Home of the Arts. Sit back and relax while enjoying your food and taking in the interesting and informative commentary of the surroundings from our friendly crew – you won’t find a more satisfying lunch experience on the Gold Coast!

Lunch cruise highlights

See famous local landmarks
Licensed on-board bar
Delicious local prawns
Spacious, comfortable vessel
Entertaining commentary

Buffet Lunch Tickets


One 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 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.

Departure Schedule

Departure Time
Return Time

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Food Menu

– Lunch Selection –

Gold Coast ocean king prawns (GF, LF)
Natural New Zealand mussels (GF, LF)
Maple-glazed baked ham off the bone (GF, LF)
Lightly seasoned roast chicken pieces (GF, LF)
Summer garden salad (VE, GF, LF)
Mediterranean pasta salad (VE, LF, N)
Classic coleslaw salad (V, G, E)
Damper-style bread rolls (VE)

– Sweet Selection –

Sliced seasonal melons and tropical fruits (VE, GF, LF)
Pavlova served with mango, pineapple & passionfruit with optional fresh cream (V, E, GF)
Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee as a delightful conclusion to your buffet lunch 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 and comfortable cabin. With large viewing windows, sit back and enjoy your meal against the backdrop of the Gold Coast.

Outside Seating (weather dependent)

Make the most of the glorious Gold Coast sunshine and dine al fresco style. Soak in the scenery with guaranteed waterside views. 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 lunch cruise makes its way from Surfers Paradise 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 Sea World, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace 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:

10 Ferny Ave, Appel Park,
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217


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