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Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

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  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3974LUNCHCRUISE
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.


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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane

Departure Time:

Boarding begins at 12 noon for departure at 12:30pm

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm

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Brisbane River Lunch Cruise

Two-hour Brisbane river cruise with seafood and carvery buffet lunch

Pricing details
Brisbane River Jazz Cruise
Code: JAZZ

Two-hour Brisbane river cruise with seafood and carvery buffet lunch. Includes live jazz band entertainment

Pricing details

Pricing information

Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

Brisbane River Lunch Cruise

  • Two-hour river cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible vessel but amenities are located downstairs
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Sample Menu
  • Prawns and oysters
  • Soup of the day
  • Chef's roast of the day
  • Hot dishes served with pasta or rice
  • Selection of roast meats
  • Garden fresh salads and bread rolls
  • Selection of gateaux and dessert
  • Coffee or tea and mints

Sample menu only. Menu is subject to change due to food availability and seasonality.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michael L, March 2015

Experience was excellent and good value. New chef excelled!!
One crit'!! Sparkling White Wine could be wider and drier!!
Mike lawrie--- UK

Reviewed by: Maureen c, March 2015

I would definitely recommend this cruise to all my friends and family, it was superb, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, having never been to Brisbane before the sights along the river were brilliant. Yes a definite must for anybody visiting Brisbane.
Thank you
Maureen and Sylvia

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Tour code: 3974LUNCHCRUISE