Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise information and booking

from
$53
Duration
90 minutes
Departs from
Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
Time of departure
Boarding begins at 12 noon for departure at 12:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Glide along the Brisbane River aboard a majestic paddlewheeler for a lunchtime cruise with a great perspective on Brisbane’s waterfront. Get unobstructed views of the city's riverside highlights and dine on a delicious buffet, with a selection of fresh seafood and roasted meats, plus tasty sides and desserts. The Sunday cruise option features a lively 3-piece jazz band for your enjoyment. This cruise has it all: the beauty of Brisbane River, fantastic food and fine entertainment.

Marvel at the fine craftsmanship of the wooden paddlewheeler as you walk on board for your lunchtime cruise. The friendly staff welcome you to your table and review the cruise schedule. Once you have been oriented to the boat, stroll the deck for unobstructed views of the Brisbane River waterfront. Informative commentary shared by the crew details the development of Brisbane and the sights that you pass.

Your buffet lunch is served as your boat glides along the river. Choose the dishes you like from an extensive selection of delicious hot and cold offerings, with a menu that features fresh Australian seafood and produce, accompanied by gourmet breads, rice, pasta, and tempting desserts. Drinks are available for purchase at the full bar.

After your meal, enjoy live music from a 3-piece jazz band (if you choose the Sunday cruise). Sway along with the lively beat of the music as you take in the sights of Brisbane from your vantage point on the river. The Saturday cruise includes an entertaining chat and a tune performed by the boat's resident historian.

The design of the famous paddle boats on the Mississippi River shaped the design of this vessel. Carefully crafted from Queensland timber, including ironbark, spotted gum and white beech, Brisbane River paddlewheelers have become an icon of the Brisbane River, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

After a 2-hour cruise, your tour ends when the paddlewheeler returns you to the dock.

What's included

  • Two-hour river cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Live commentary on board

What isn't included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off