Buffet Dinner Cruise


One Child travels FREE
+65 yrs
3-13 yrs
0-2 yrs
2 Adults + 2 Children
One child travels free on family tickets. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

2.5-hour Sightseeing Dinner Cruise from Sea World

Departs 7:00 PM, returning 9:30 PM

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.

A Premier Dining Experience

Quality local produce
Modern decor and atmospheric lighting
Live on board entertainment
Stunning views of Gold Coast skyline
Convenient Sea World departure location

Details of the cruise

  • 2.5 Hr Sightseeing Dinner Cruise
  • Spectacular views of the Gold Coast skyline
  • Live on board entertainment
  • Relaxing rooftop lounge
  • See famous local landmarks: Sea World, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and more
  • Departs from Sea World – just 10-mins from Surfers Paradise
  • Fully-equipped on board licensed bar on the lower deck for beverage purchases (beer, wines, cocktails)
  • Spacious, comfortable vessel
  • Open top-level viewing deck as well as a fully air-conditioned lower deck

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. Balcony seating has guaranteed waterside views with full protection from the sun and limited protection from wind and rain. Suitable for groups of up to four persons. This seating is subject to weather conditions, which may cancel your booking with limited notice.

Topdeck seating (weather dependent)
Located outside on the upper deck. Topdeck seating has a casual garden bar feel, with picnic-style seating and is open to the elements with no sun, wind or rain protection. This seating is subject to weather conditions, which may cancel your booking with limited notice. 

Buffet Dinner

- Cold Selection -

Gold Coast Ocean King Prawns (G, L)
Natural New Zealand mussels w/ vinaigrette (G, L)
Summer garden salad (V, G, L)
Mediterranean pasta salad (V, L, N)
Classic coleslaw salad (G)
Damper-style bread roll (V)

- Hot Selection -

Grilled calamari marinated in garlic,
lemon and olive oil

Lightly seasoned chicken pieces

Roasted leg of lamb with
rosemary crust (G, L)

Grilled barramundi in coconut bisque with
steamed rice (G)

Twice-cooked chat potatoes seasoned
with sea salt flakes (V)

Medley of steamed vegetables seasoned
with Italian herbs (V, G)

- Desserts -

Selection of one:

Rich chocolate cake served with
three berry coulis (V)

Passionfruit cheesecake (V)

Chef’s daily special (V)

(V) – Vegetarian   (G) – Gluten Free   (L) – Lactose Free   (N) – Contains nuts

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Red Wine

House Shiraz Cabernet
$8 | $29
South Australia
House Cabernet Merlot
$8 | $29
South Australia
Tintara Shiraz
$9.50 | $38
South Australia
Mudhouse Pinot Noir
$12 | $45
New Zealand

White Wine

House Sauvignon Blanc
$8 | $29
South Australia
House Chardonnay
$8 | $29
South Australia
House Moscato
$8 | $29
South Australia
Taku Sauvignon Blanc
$9.50 | $38
New Zealand

Sparkling / Champagne

Hardy’s Sparkling Brut Reserve
$8 | $29
South Australia
Yarraburn Premium Cuvee
South Australia
Veuve Clicquot
Moet & Chandon


Tatachilla Rosé
$9.50 | $35
South Australia

Beer & Cider

Boag’s Premium Light
Tooheys New
Tooheys Extra Dry
Somersby Apple Sparkling Cider
Bucket of Byron Bay Brewery Premium Lager (4)
Hahn SuperDry
Furphy Refreshing Ale
Little Creatures Pale Ale
James Squire Four Wives
Byron Bay Brewery Premium Lager


Jose Cuervo
42 Below
Bombay Sapphire | Gordon’s Pink
Bundaberg (dark) | Sailor Jerry (spiced) | Bacardi (white) | Malibu (white)
Bourbon Whiskey
Jim Beam | Southern Comfort | Canadian Club
Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s
Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Red | Glenfiddich ($12)
Kahlúa | Baileys | Midori | Pimm’s


Spirit of Elston (Signature)
Spiced Rum, Malibu, Banana Liquer, Orange Juice,
Pineapple Juice, Grenadine, served in a Pineapple
Bacardi, Fresh Lime, Fresh Mint, Sugar Syrup, Soda
Long Island Iced Tea
42 Below, Gin, Rum, Triple Sec, Tequila, Coke
Lost Bikini
42 Below, Midori, Malibu, Pineapple Juice
Chocolate Mudslide
Bailey’s, Vodka, Milk & Chocolate Swirl
Kahlua Espresso Martini
Espresso, Kahlua, Vodka
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila, Fresh Lime, Orange Juice, Grenadine
Broadwater Breeze
Blue Curacao, Vodka, Midori, Lemonade, Lemon
Aperol Spritz
Prosecco, Aperol & Soda Water

Non - Alcoholic

Coke | Diet Coke | Lemonade | Solo
Water Still 600ml
Water Sparkling 600ml
Apple | Orange | Pineapple
Lemon, Lime & Bitters
Chocolate | Caramel | Strawberry

Ample free parking is available onsite in Sea World Car Park.

Cruises Tour Map

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 thetourcollective.com.au/conditions.

Important Passenger Information

Sea World Cruises is committed to conducting the highest health and safety practices and ensuring that our tourism services are COVID Safe. Please read the following important passenger information before travelling: click here

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