Sea World Cruises - Buffet Lunch Cruise

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4.746 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Delicious local prawns
Spacious, comfortable vessel
Licensed on-board bar
See famous local landmarks
Entertaining commentary
Full amenities
Departs from the centre of Surfers Paradise
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 22, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a two-hour lunch and sightseeing cruise that promises an exclusive experience on the stunning waters of the Gold Coast. Your journey begins conveniently from the heart of Surfers Paradise, where you'll step aboard the luxurious vessel, Spirit of Elston, setting the stage for one of the finest sightseeing and dining adventures the Gold Coast has to offer.

As you cruise along, the spacious upper deck of the Spirit of Elston provides panoramic views that showcase some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Marvel at the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, catch a glimpse of Sea World, appreciate the cultural hub of HOTA (Home of the Arts), and admire the mega-yachts at Marina Mirage.

Satisfy your appetite with an irresistible buffet lunch, featuring locally sourced ocean king prawns, succulent roast chicken, freshly baked ham off the bone, and an array of delicious salads. Enhance your dining experience by pairing your lunch with a choice of wine, or indulge in a tasty cocktail.

For the perfect ambiance, head upstairs to the open-air top deck where you can bask in the sunshine with a refreshing drink in hand. As you relax, our expert crew provides entertaining commentary, sharing insights, interesting facts, and stories about the iconic Gold Coast.

Seating options

Inside Seating - Enjoy an inside dining experience within the air-conditioned and comfortable cabin. With large viewing windows, sit back and enjoy your meal against the backdrop of the Gold Coast. Outside Seating (weather dependent) - Make the most of the glorious Gold Coast sunshine and dine al fresco style. Soak in the scenery with guaranteed waterside views.


What you need to know

  • 2 hour Gold Coast waterways cruise
  • Comfortable air-conditioned lower deck with full amenities
  • 2-course Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Fully stocked onboard bar for optional beverage purchases
  • Take in the spectacular skyline views of the famous Surfers Paradise
  • Cruise past local landmarks, including Marina Mirage, HOTA Home of the Arts, Sea World, and lavish waterfront homes
  • Entertaining and informative onboard commentary
  • Select your preferred lunch cruise seating option - Inside or Outside. Please note outside seating is weather dependent.
  • Superb on-board lunch with fresh trawler prawns (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Departs from the centre of Surfers Paradise
  • Surfers Paradise Skyline
  • Air-conditioned
  • Licensed bar
  • Sundeck viewing area
  • Full amenities
  • Cruises depart at 11am, 12pm 1:30pm
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before your cruise departure time
  • Setting sail up to 7 days a week
  • Please allow 2 hours for this cruise
Departure Location
  • Cruises depart from Tiki Reserve pontoon, 73 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.
  • Paid parking is available nearby at Bruce Bishop, Circle on Cavill, Chevron Renaissance, and Cypress Avenue car parks.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure
Additional Information
  • Seating options are Inside seating and outside seating. Outdoor seating is weather dependent.
  • Vessels will depart on time and will be unable to return for late arrivals.
  • Please ensure you leave enough time to park and arrive at the Tiki Reserve pontoon 20 mins prior to your tour departure time.
  • Late arrivals will unfortunately forfeit their booking.
  • The dress code for this experience is smart casual.
Cancellation Policy
  • 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
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this cruise
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control


  • Wheelchair friendly
  • < 5 Dedicated accessible/disabled parking bays onsite
  • Discounted rates for companion card holders available
  • Parking/entrance experience
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  • Additional information

    At Sea World Cruises, we are committed to providing experiences that are inclusive and accessible to families and people with a range of physical, sensory and intellectual abilities. This Accessibility Guide aims to accurately describe our services, facilities and amenities to give you confidence that we can meet your specific requirements when you visit us.

Recent reviews

4.746 reviews

This experience was excellent and the food was amazing

Ok where do I start the view on the boat was great, we had air conditioning and the the food was bloody fantastic. The prawns my hubby ate were very big, the nicest prawns he has had he said. The kids enjoyed looking at the houses when we went past.

Tammy Leverington 5 months ago

Seaworld cruise was excellent and the food was good highly recommended

Omg the food on the boat was amazing. The staff were very nice the cocktails were yummy pity, they didn't have a drink package but that is okay. The view from the top was good. This experience is good for the young and the old. The kids will love looking at the great houses along the beach.

Tammy Leverington 5 months ago

Great food, great scenery and very relaxing whilst having a feed.

Great selection of cold meats and prawns and mussels. Salads and sweets were yummy. A very relaxing way to eat lunch whilst cruising down the Nerang River and out into the Broadwater. Amazing houses and boats were seen whilst having a feed, a great way to spend an afternoon.

Craig Owen 7 months ago