Nature Day Cruise


This calm water day cruise option is for nature lovers who want a break from the busy Gold Coast to explore the unique natural environment of South Stradbroke Island.

Your destination is the peace and quiet of the Couran Cove Island Resort, an exclusive eco retreat surrounded by pristine white beaches, beautiful rainforest and native Australian wildlife where you can enjoy a delicious lunch by the resort pool. There are no cars, so walking or cycling along the network of specially designed pathways is the preffered mode of transport.


Lunch Menu

When booking your cruise ask our reservations team about the delicious menu options available at the Couran Cove destination restaurant.

Pricing & Packages

Cruise Only
Adult $65 Child $55
Cruise + Lunch
Adult $85 Child $65

Child age is 0-13 years. Infants pay full child price


What does the cruise + lunch price include?

  • Lunch by the pool at Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island
  • 6 hour day tour
  • 2 hours calm water cruising aboard Sea World’s luxury $3.5M vessel
  • 4 hour stopover at Couran Cove Island Resort
  • Expert cruise commentary
  • Wildlife spotting during cruise – sea eagles, dolphins, wallabies

Are drinks included?

Alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, snacks, morning and afternoon tea are available for purchase on board the vessel. A range of beverages are also available for purchase at the cruise destination. Drinks are not included with lunch.

When does the cruise operate?

The cruise operates from December to May. Bookings are essential so please call our reservations team on 07 5591 6061 to confirm our operating days.

Where does the cruise leave from?

The cruise departs from the Sea World Cruise Terminal located in the carpark outside Sea World at Main Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Entry to Sea World not required.

What time does the cruise depart?

The cruise departs from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 10am and returns 4pm.

Can I book the Nature Day Cruise without lunch?

Yes, you can choose to purchase a cruise only ticket and purchase your own lunch at the Couran Cove Island Resort

Bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Contact Us

Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions or enquiries about Sea World Cruises.

Street Address

Sea World Cruise Terminal
Carpark outside Sea World
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Administration +61 7 5591 6061
Bookings +61 7 5591 6061
Fax +61 7 5591 2561

Postal Address

PO Box 903, Main Beach
QLD, 4217, Australia

Gift Vouchers

A Sea World cruises voucher is the perfect gift for any occasion – from the excitement and adventure of whale watching to the relaxing calm of a cruise on the Gold Coast Broadwater with lunch. Our gift vouchers are printed on quality card and posted to your address. Email or call us for more information.

Cruise Charters

A luxury Sea World Cruise aboard the $3.5m Spirit of Migloo is ideal for corporate events, private charters or Christmas functions. Four levels of outside viewing decks and luxury, air conditioned interiors provide an exclusive platform for cruising the canals and islands of the Gold Coast Broadwater. We have packages for all occasions and a variety of cruises and cruise destinations. Licensed bar on board. Email or call us for more information.

Whale Watching

Sea World Whale Watch offer exciting close encounters with Humpback Whales on Australia’s Gold Coast from June to November every year aboard the luxury, purpose-built whale watching vessel Spirit of Migloo. Sea World Whale Watch are expert whale finders so if a tour fails to sight a whale we provide a full refund. Tours depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal in the carpark outside Sea World. Entry to Sea World is not required. Email or call us for more information.