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Morning Express Cruise

Morning Express Cruise

Our Morning Express 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-hour Morning Waterways Cruise

Available Monday to Friday during QLD & NSW school holidays.

See the best of the Gold Coast from the water with this great value morning boat cruise that will take you through the lovely, winding waterways on a relaxing tour with the Gold Coast’s most experienced cruise company. Departing from our pier in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this morning Gold Coast river cruise will take you on a journey to view the many highlights that make the Gold Coast famous, including the magnificent homes of the rich and famous, the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, and famed regional spots such as Sea World, Marina Mirage and the Palazzo Versace – Australia’s only “six-star” resort hotel. Sit back and relax while enjoying morning coffee and cake while taking in the informative, expert commentary from our experienced crew as the famous Gold Coast sunshine soaks the boat’s spacious sundeck as the city’s high-rise skyline passes by. Featuring entertaining and informative commentary, a fully licensed bar and an open-top sun deck – this is a sightseeing experience for the whole family. Perfect for locals and visitors alike, all at great value prices.


On board beverages from a fully licensed bar
Open top level sun deck as well as fully air-conditioned lower deck
Expert commentary from our experienced crew
Morning Tea Upgrade Available for $7pp

Cruise Pricing


One 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.

Departure Schedule

Departure Time
Return Time

9:30 AM

10:30 AM


Inside Seating

Located inside on the lower deck. Inside seating is air-conditioned and suitable in all weather conditions.

Balcony seating (weather dependent)

Located outside on the lower deck. Guaranteed waterside views. Sun protection is offered via an awning. Subject to weather conditions which may result in your booking being cancelled with limited notice. Depending on current bookings, we may be able to accommodate your party inside, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Topdeck seating (weather dependent)

Located outside on the upper deck. 360-degree views. Subject to weather conditions which may result in your booking being cancelled with limited notice. Depending on current bookings, we may be able to accommodate your party inside, but this cannot be guaranteed. Group sizes under three people may be at a shared table.

Cruise Route

Our morning cruise makes its way from Surfers Paradise to some of the key highlights of the Gold Coast’s expansive canal system, offering an express 1 hour itinerary that’s ideal for a quick cruise and for those short on time.


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:

Tiki Reserve, 73 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


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