Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cruising Gold Coast Canals

We discovered this great activity. If you are staying anywhere on the Gold Coast, try this. Catch a bus into central Surfers Paradise and get on a boat for a canal cruise. We went on a lunch time cruise with Blue Water Cruises for the fantastic price of $29 which included a one and a half hour cruise and lunch of fish or schnitzel, both with salad and chips when we finished the venture. They offer cruises at all time of the day, even private party cruises can be booked, so check them out for times and prices.

Blue Water Cruises
Ready to board for a leisurely cruise
Seating on board suits everyone, even in showery weather; the whole top deck is open air, then there is a large undercover seating area, and a smaller area undercover at the rear of the boat.

Outdoor undercover seating with relaxed passenger

Open air top deck
Undercover lower deck seating
Cruising was at a leisurely pace. We travelled through an amazing canvas depicting a chunk of the Gold Coast lifestyle and amenity: schools, luxury mansions, resorts, moorings securing all manner of craft, and much more. A friendly, unobtrusive commentator tied it all together.

Gold Coast Arts & Cultural Centre
Mixture of residential buildings

Luxury riverside home

View along Nerang River
Huge yacht moored in Broadwater

A wing of Palazzo Versace - 6 star accommodation
Moorings near Southport Yacht Club
A section of the trawler fleet

So relaxing. The cruise really overviews the Surfers Paradise to Spit part of Gold Coast life. Visitors can get the feel of what it means to live on or visit the Gold Coast.
Then slowly we glided along the canals back to central Surfers Paradise and lunch.

Two relaxed travellers, fully chilled

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