Morning Express Cruise


Pricing information is for
Hopo Gold Coast Ferry
Ages 14+
All concession cards accepted
Ages 3-13
2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 Child FREE
$86.00 RRP

Important Information

Due to decreased demand throughout the pandemic, Sea World Cruises is partnering with Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to provide sightseeing cruises on the stunning Gold Coast Broadwater. By purchasing this ticket, you will be booking a Hop On Hop Off Day Pass with Hopo. Please note, there is no tea/coffee and cake available onboard. Further information is available by clicking BOOK NOW.

Kick back, relax and discover the stunning Surfers Paradise skyline, local wildlife and landmarks of the Gold Coast Broadwater. 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.

Beautiful start to the morning

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

Details of the cruise

  • 1 hour sightseeing cruise aboard our brand new, air-conditioned vessel Spirit of Elston
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Departs from a convenient location in Surfers Paradise
  • Fully-equipped on board licensed bar for beverage purchases
  • Morning Tea Upgrade: Choose from freshly brewed coffee or a selection of teas and cake for $7pp
  • Spacious, comfortable vessel
  • Open top level sun deck as well as fully air-conditioned lower deck

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. The Gold Coast morning cruise departs at 9:00am from our wharf on the river-end of Cavill Avenue next to “Tiki Village” in the centre of Surfers Paradise as shown in the map on this page. To get the best cruise experience on the Gold Coast while the clear morning air provides a comfortable atmosphere and great views, book online with Sea World Cruises today!

Morning Explorer:

  • Departs: 9.30am
  • Returns: 10.30am

Best parking for our cruises is available at the Bruce Bishop Car Park – located at Surfers Paradise Transit centre. Only 50 metres walk to our booking office.

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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

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