Buffet Lunch Cruise

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Ages 65+
Ages 3-13
2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 Child FREE
$256.00 (RRP)
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2-hour Sightseeing Lunch Cruise with fresh local prawns

Departs daily at 12:00 noon (returning 2:00 PM)

Additional departures at 11:00 AM (returning 1:00 PM) and 1:30 PM (returning 3:30 PM) throughout peak periods.

Departing Surfers Paradise, experience the Gold Coast’s finest local produce on our famous Sightseeing Lunch Cruise. Lunch includes fresh local trawler prawns, roasted chicken, freshly baked ham off-the-bone, garden salad, caesar salad, coleslaw, condiments and fresh fruit platters. Match the lunch with some locally crafted beers from Pickled Pig and Burleigh brewery or try one of the delicious cocktails. There is simply no better or relaxing way to see the Gold Coast. Our vessel is also the only air-conditioned river cruise boat on the Gold Coast.

Fresh Lunch & Beverages

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

Details of the cruise

Buffet Lunch

- Cold Selection -

Gold Coast ocean king prawns (G, L)
Maple-glazed baked ham off the bone (G, L)
New Zealand mussels served with vinaigrette (G, L)
Lightly seasoned chicken pieces (G, L)
Summer garden salad (V, G, L)
Mediterranean pasta salad (V, L, N)
Classic coleslaw salad (V, G)
Damper-style bread rolls (V)

- Desserts -

Sliced seasonal melons and tropical fruits (V, G, L)
Pavlova served with passionfruit coulis and fruit (V, G)

(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
  • 2-hour Sightseeing Lunch Cruise on Gold Coast waterways
  • Delicious local trawler prawns, roasted chicken, freshly baked ham off-the-bone, freshly made salads & fresh fruit platters
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • See famous local landmarks: Sea World, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and more
  • Departs from a convenient location in Surfers Paradise
  • Fully-equipped on board licensed bar for beverage purchases
  • Spacious, comfortable vessel
  • Open top level sun deck as well as fully air-conditioned lower deck

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 wharfs, and the glamorous Palazzo Versace – Australia’s only “six star” hotel. 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! Book the lunch cruise online today, or call us directly on (07) 5539 9299 to speak to one of our friendly staff over the phone.

Lunch Cruise Times

  • Departs: 12pm      Returns: 2pm

Boarding commences 15 mins prior to cruise

Best parking for our cruises is available at the Bruce Bishop Car Park OR Circle on Cavill – only 50 metres walk to our booking office.

Cruises Tour Map

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 thetourcollective.com.au/conditions.

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Book your Lunch Cruise today!

Want to join in the Gold Coast’s best lunch cruise? Book online, or call (07) 5539 9299 today.

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