Gold Coast Party Cruise

by | Oct 18, 2022

Thinking the aquaduck is just for kids? Think again. Our Secrets Scandals and Sunsets tour is an entertaining and unique option for a party cruise on the Gold Coast. Perfect for groups to enjoy pre drinks before you go out into Surfers. Great for a girls night out, hens night bucks nights or corporate parties.

Aquaduck at Night
Surfers Paradise Mansions

What to expect on your Gold Coast party cruise aboard the Aquaduck:

What better idea than relaxing on the beautiful waterways of the Gold Coast to celebrate your next special event. Did you know you can hire out an iconic Aquaduck for your very own party cruise?! Your group can alight in Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise where everyone will be poured a celebratory beverage and settle in to the ride ahead. There is no better way to take in the sights of Surfers from up high in the “Duck Bus” while you cruise through the streets.

You will make your way to The Spit where the bus will launch into the water and suddenly you’re floating!! Top up everyone’s glasses to now absorb the beauty of the Gold Coast from the water. Your Captain will provide as much or as little commentary as you like.  Be entertained by the backstories of Gold Coast glitterati and listen to some chill tunes to get the party going.

Surfers Paradise Skyline

The LARC-V (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo)

The LARC-V was the original name of the famous Aquaduck you can ride on today. Developed and built in America in the 1950’s, it’s an aluminium hulled amphibious military vehicle capable of carrying up to 5 tons of weight. It’s also got two turbo chargers for extra power. Coming from a military background, it’s awesome to see one of these drive around on the Gold Coast allowing the public to experience this unique mode of transport. The Aquaduck can drive around on the street like a bus and then drive straight into water and float like a boat, reaching a speed of 48 km/h on land and 15.3 km/h in the water.

A perfect time to hire out this amphibious vessel is late in the day so you can experience the stunning twilight on the water. Revel in the magnitude of the impressive canal front homes. The Gold Coast has nine times more canals than Venice so why not enjoy some of these 800 kms of pristine waterways with your friends to celebrate a special event.

Boys night out

Book a Gold Coast party cruise for your hens night or bucks night

On your Gold Coast Hens Night, you can take to the water for kick offs and settle into the cruise to set the mood for the night. After a 90 minute cruise you can then hit the town with your besties to enjoy more fun and games. You will be dropped right back into the heart of Surfers Paradise so there are no transport issues for hitting your next party destination.

If it’s a Bucks party you’re organising, this makes for a fun start to get the ball and chain rolling. What a great opportunity to take in the idyllic Gold Coast surroundings before the pub crawl commences.  Beers can flow while your skipper ensures you get to your next destination.

And let’s not stop there….why not hire out an Aquaduck on the big day for your bridal party to enjoy a few champas on board while cruising down the canals. You can take photos and videography while enjoying the stunning vista before you. When the cruise is done, the Aquaduck can drop you off at your reception venue pending proximity. What an attention seeking way to arrive on your special day!


Cheers - Drinks up

Party cruise for your next corporate event

Looking for a venue for your next office gathering? With capacity for up to 90 passengers across 3 vehicles, the Aquaduck makes a unique and creative option for your next corporate get together.
Let us organise everything for you. Give us your numbers and budget and we can present an option to suit your needs. Enjoy a special event like Christmas or end of financial year celebration for your workplace.

Happy Customers

Choose a Gold Coast party cruise for your next birthday or special celebration

For landmark birthdays or anniversaries, why not get your family and friends together for a fun cruise aboard the Aquaduck to celebrate? All ages from kids to Grandparents will enjoy this iconic way to see the best of the Gold Coast. Kids get to drive the duck as well. This will be a memorable event for the whole family. When we land back in Surfers Paradise, you can then walk to your dinner venue with ease.

This is an ideal way to kick off any of your upcoming celebratory occasions. You can hire an Aquaduck for your own group of up to 30 people. If you have  more guests, you can book out up to 3 vessels to accommodate the whole crew. 

The Aquaduck is an iconic attraction for any visitor to the region and a great way for locals to enjoy some time out! Aquaduck is Australia’s original amphibious tour with over 2.2 million happy customers. Be one today!

Is the Aquaduck good for a Party Cruise on the Gold Coast?

The Secrets, Scandals & Sunset Cruise is the Aquaduck…But for Adults. It is a perfect party cruise to kick off your night out in Surfers Paradise.

Sunset Cruise Prices

Adults $59

Seniors $55

Adults only Aqua duck, Secrets and Scandals cruise
Four of us took this cruise last night.
A great time was had by everyone. Tour guide were fun and informative.
1.5 hours of laughter, jokes, stories, secrets, with drinks and snacks
Absolutely recommend for a fun time.
Five stars, thank you everyone

Twiggystix Google Review

Cheryll N

What a fun trip! Lots to see.

Jeff, Margie and Lauren were so friendly and helpful. Drinks and nibblies included.

We are locals and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Jennifer Segail Review

Karen B

The tour is a fun way to see the glamorous canals of the Gold Coast, with many scandals to keep you entertained. Our tour guide, Karen, kept it fun and we really enjoyed our relaxing trip. Give it a go!

Melissa Craig Review


Zoe Abrahams

About the Author – Zoe Abrahams

Zoe has worked in the Gold Coast tourism industry for nearly 20 years and is the marking manager for Aquaduck Gold Coast, Aquaduck Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross Tours and Gold Coast Sunset Cruise.

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