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Join a unique 1-hour Aquaduck city & river tour onboard an amphibious vehicle
Expert live commentary from your friendly Captain/Driver
On-board audio guide available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Korean
Kids will love the opportunity to drive the Aquaduck while in the water
What to Expect
This is Australia's first amphibious Aquaduck ride, where you get to experience a Gold Coast city tour and river cruise in one. The famous amphibious ''Duck'' vessel with its big yellow beak is now a famous Gold Coast icon.
With live commentary on board, Aquaduck is an excellent 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 you make your way to the Broadwater to begin the waterways cruise part of the tour.
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 you 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.
Children will also have the opportunity to drive the Aquaduck and receive a Captain's certificate. It really is the ''must do'' activity for visitors and locals alike.
The tour departs from the meeting point at Shop 34 Circle On Cavill, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check-in time is 20 minutes prior to departure.
It's recommended you park at Bruce Bishop carpark which is just around the corner and is the cheapest. There is also parking available at Circle on Cavill.
People of any age can ride the Aquaduck, even babies. Child rates are available for 2-16 years. 0-1 years are free on their parent’s lap.
This is completely up to you. The ride is bumpy and maybe uncomfortable from time to time. Many of the tour guides have been pregnant working on the duck up until 9 months, but it’s up to you.
Yes, the vessel is fully covered, and in wet conditions, there are clear pull-down sides to keep the water out.
No, you will not get wet on the Aquaduck ride.
Strollers, luggage and wheelchairs can be stored at Aquaduck HQ for the duration of your tour.
Yes, the Aquaduck is very safe. You don’t need to swim as you'll stay onboard the whole time. The vessel also carries life jackets on board in case of emergency and the trained staff will assist in this situation.
No. It does not. Once on the water, the skipper will offer all children the opportunity to have a turn at driving the Duck if they wish. If they choose to do so, they will be presented with the Aquaduck Captains Certificate personalised with their name. This is free of charge and part of the Aquaduck experience.
The Aquaduck vessels are not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately. There are 5 steps to climb into the Aquaduck. If you can do the stairs our team are happy to assist you into the duck.
Service dogs are permitted onboard.
Water bottles are accepted onboard, however, no other food or drinks.
Public toilets are available in Circle on Cavill next to Woolworths and the Paradise Centre Shopping Centre.
Lucky for you, it’s both! As it's a bus and a boat you get two tours for the price of one. The Aquaduck tour spends approximately 40mins on the water and 20mins on the road.
It’s both. The Aquaduck is an amphibious vessel!
Child prices apply to 2-16 years. Infants 0-1 are free of charge, provided they sit on their parents' lap. Infants must be pre-booked to ensure onboard capacity is not breached
Guests must check in 20 minutes prior to departure time
Guest must obey all reasonable written and verbal instructions and warnings given by the Operator, including but not limited to the use of all safety equipment provided and safety procedures
Guests accept all risks and liabilities from their participation which could result in loss of life, permanent or temporary injury and loss or destruction of property
Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted whilst aboard or whilst embarking or disembarking the vessel, vehicle or facility
The Operator requires 48 hours' notice to cancel your booking and provide you with a refund
If you contact The Operator inside 48 hrs, but outside 24 hours of your ride, the Operator can reschedule your tour for you for no charge
Within 24 hours, full charges apply, and no refunds will be given. There are no refunds if you are no-show or are late for your departure, so please ensure you check in with us at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure
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