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Hop on board the Gold Coast’s iconic ‘Aquaduck’ tour, departing from Cavill Avenue in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Experience the Gold Coast as you never have before on our amphibious ‘Duck’.It’s a spectacular city tour and fun Gold Coast river cruise all in one. Quack around as your unique land and water adventure begins with a city tour past the landmarks and along the famous golden beaches of Surfers Paradise. Then, be amazed as your vessel is driven into the Gold Coast Broadwater and instantly transforms from bus to boat. Aquaduck is also a popular Gold Coast river cruise giving you the chance to walk around on board, pull out your camera as you cruise past the glitzy mansions of the Surfers Paradise rich and famous and look out for wildlife in the waterways. Kids will have a quacking time as they get to drive the ‘Duck’. It’s the ‘must do’ family activity and is suitable for people of all ages.  

Gold Coast River Cruise & City Tour

Australia’s first amphibious Gold Coast city tour & River Cruise commenced operations in 1996. The famous amphibious ‘Duck’ vessel with its big yellow beak is now a famous Gold Coast icon. Departing from Cavill Avenue, rides aboard the ‘Duck’ combine informative Surfers Paradise city-tours with a unique and exciting Gold Coast River Cruise.

With live commentary on board, Aquaduck is a great way to quack about and see the Gold Coast. You will learn about the history and landmarks of Surfers Paradise along the esplanade and see one of the world’s most famous surf breaks. Then spot celebrities at one of the many cafes along trendy Tedder Ave as we make our way to the Broadwater to begin the waterways cruise part of the tour.

It’s a River Cruise & City Tour in One

Be amazed as the Aquaduck starts to say quack quack like a duck and instantly transforms into a boat and your Gold Coast river cruise begins. The Aquaduck has a unique seating layout offering you more room to stand and move around once we are on the water, along with great views. The Gold Coast is a beautiful part of Australia, and your tour aboard the Aquaduck allows you to see more than you would on even the longest boat cruises. Cruise past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and take in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast canals and Broadwater with its famous sights and natural wildlife.

Kids Get To Drive

Kids will also have the opportunity to drive the Duck on the water and take home their own Captains certificate. It really is the ‘must do’ activity for visitors and locals alike.

A tour aboard the Aquaduck is a safe and enjoyable activity for customers of all ages.

Aquaduck tour commentary is in English. We have a complimentary on-board audio guide available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean. You can access the audio guide from your personal wifi enabled device (phone, tablet etc) BYO headphones or purchase at check-in for $4. Complimentary wifi is provided onboard to access the audio guide.

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What are the departure and return times?

10 am, 11.15 am, 12.30 pm,1.45pm,3pm,4.15pm

Infants 0-1 years ride free on your lap. Please ensure you advise of any infants when making your booking as we require total group numbers.

Please note - Check in time is 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Hop on board the Gold Coast’s iconic ‘Aquaduck’ tour, departing from Cavill Avenue in the heart of Surfers Paradise.