The Gold Coast has a fantastic venue for cruises to operate. The first necessity for a great cruise is a fantastic waterway, and the Gold Coast has this in abundance. The Southport Broadwater is a magnificent stretch of protected waters at the estuary of the Nerang river. It has access to the open ocean via the Southport Seaway which expands the many cruise options you can enjoy.
There are also the canal systems that have been built on the Gold Coast over the past five decades and they have helped to make the Coast the fantastic holiday destination that it is today. Many resorts and apartments has grown up around these waterways and the waterfront ambience is fantastic. An afternoon cruise along the canals or an evening dinner cruise on the Bradwater are two of the Gold Coasts most relaxing and enjoyable options.
Many of these cruises and Tours that operate here will entertain you by taking you to local points of interest along the canals or the Broadwater or they will be special purpose cruises that can include a day on a tall ship sailing on the broadwater. A whale watching trip can be arranged during the winter and spring months from June until November when thousands of humpback whales migrate along the beaches, and a cruise can be arranged from over the Southport Seaway or from the Tweed River. Many tourist like to enjoy one of the fantastic local Gold Coast fishing cruises which operate either on the protected waters inside the seaway or onto the open ocean fishing for larger pelagic or bottom reef feeding varieties. Tipplers resort on the broadwater has long been a popular local day cruise destination on the Gold Coast.