December 24, 2012

Yum Cha with a difference on the Gold Coast!

Yum Cha literally means “drinking tea” in Cantonese. Yum Cha is a weekend morning tradition around the world, where family and friends gather together to chat, feast & drink Chinese tea. While in Western lands people usually have a meal to themselves, the Chinese custom is for all at the table to share. A variety of dishes are ordered and placed in the centre of the group, allowing everyone to enjoy the selection.

Be the first to delight in our traditional Yum Cha lunch with a difference. The inaugural Sunday Yum Cha cruise sets sail on 6th January 2013. Why sit in a conventional restaurant when you can come aboard our floating restaurant and cruise the beautiful waterways of the Gold Coast.

Sample popular Asian delicacies including delicious dumplings, BBQ pork buns, prawn fried rice, salt & pepper calamari, honey glazed chicken, Seafood San Choy Bow and more.

Book now for the first Yum Cha Lunch Cruise.
Five lucky guests onboard the 6th January Cruise will WIN a free return visit. Simply reserve your table to enter.

Ph 5527 6361 or visit

December 5, 2012


Now you can experience Rivers Dinner Cruises FOUR nights a week. The brand new Tuesday dinner cruise offers the same fantastic value as our weekend cruises with sensational dining, live entertainment, dance floor and 3 hour scenic cruise.

Indulge in a mid week feast with our famous all you eat Seafood and International buffet. With Rivers you can guarantee to receive only the best quality and freshest produce around. Unlike other cruises, all our food is prepared and cooked on board in our fully equipped commercial kitchens.

Dance the night away with our fabulous live entertainment or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular Gold Coast skyline.

The Tuesday night cruise is perfect for your Christmas function or social club breakup! Call 5527 6361 or visit

October 29, 2012

Melbourne Cup Day on the Gold Coast

Melbourne Cup is fast approaching. If you’re still looking for a fabulous way to celebrate, read on!

The Rivers Melbourne Cup Day Cruise will be a fun-filled day celebrating the race that stops the nation. See all the action from the race live on board “Voyager” while cruising around the Gold Coast.

The cruise will kick off with bubbly and Chef’s selection of canapés on arrival. After departure, you will be served a fabulous 3 course gourmet lunch.

The day isn’t complete without a little “Fashions on the field”. There are some great prizes up for grabs for best dressed and most creative hat. Add sweepstakes, and fun casino and music, the 4 hour cruise will be definitely be an event to remember.

Plus all guests attending our Melbourne Cup event will go in the draw to win a fantastic door prize. The lucky dip will be drawn on the day so book now! Ph (07) 5527 6361 or click here

October 1, 2012

Melbourne Cup Day Cruise on the Gold Coast

The next big sporting event on the calendar is the Spring Racing Carnival and one of the most unique and exciting ways to celebrate is on a Rivers Cruise.

Our Melbourne Cup Day Cruise includes a fabulous selection of Canapes and sparkling on arrival. Chef has prepared a magnificent gourmet lunch with music, sweepstakes, fun casino and a four hour cruise on Gold Coast's stunning waterways.

So dust of those fascinators and suit up for a sensational day at the races! 

Tuesday, 6th November
Boarding: 11:30am for a 12pm departure.
$99 per person
Online or Ph 5527 6361
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Chef's selection of Canapés

Blue cheese tarts with roast cherry truss tomatoes
Pear and roast beef rolls with rocket pesto
Smoked salmon blini with dill crème fraiche
Gourmet pizza bites with dipping sauce
Honey and five spice chicken legs
Baby lamb and mint meat pies

Seafood basket for 2 including local prawns, oysters and crab served with lime aioli, lemon wedge and cocktail sauce

Rivers' stuffed capsicum with chick pea rice and goat's cheese drizzled with rocket pesto (v)

Beef fillet mignon served on crispy skin kipfler potatoes with baby vegetables and port wine jus

Chicken breast filled with goat's cheese & thyme on parsnip mash and spinach with creamy
champagne sauce

Seared salmon on lime and dill pilaf, stuffed tomato with palm sugar and mango salsa splashed with orange beurre blanc

Traditional char grilled vegetable stack with homemade Napolitana sauce (v)

A share platter of dessert for 2 including Amaretti chocolate terrine with coffee and honey sauce, Mediterranean antipasto dipping plate, herb and walnut cheese log and savory mini muffins

(Vegetarian option must be pre-ordered when booking)

Visit to book online

August 15, 2012

Exciting upcoming events at Rivers Cruises!

We’ve got holidays on the mind here at Rivers. Fathers Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas & New Years Eve are all fast approaching and what could be better than to celebrate these special days amongst family & friends, amazing scenery, live entertainment and sensational food?

We're specialists in special events; whether it be with a sunny lunch time scenic cruise for Dad, or dancing the night away under incredible fireworks… 

Father’s Day BBQ Lunch Cruise
On Sunday 2nd September, say 'Thank you' to Dad and spend quality time with him this Father's Day on a 3 hour cruise with a giant gourmet BBQ buffet.
The lunch menu includes a vast range of fresh Australian meats, antipasto platters, a big salad selection, desserts and a FREE BEER for Dad! Click here for more

Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise, 6th November
Grab your friends and your best racing attire and enjoy the day's festivities on a luxury vessel with live entertainment and a glass of champagne!
The Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise includes canapés, sparkling wine, lunch, music, sweepstakes, fun casino, and a 4-hour cruise on Gold Coast's stunning waterways. All the racing excitement will also be broadcast live onboard. Click here for more

Christmas Day Gourmet Lunch Cruise
Take the hassle & stress out of planning your family Christmas this year and gather everyone you love to dine on a seafood Christmas buffet and enjoy live entertainment and each other’s company on a 3-hour beautiful scenic cruise. The cruise also includes beer, wine and soft drink, so all you’ll have to do this year is sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable day with your family and friends. Click here for more

Bring on 2013 in style! Rivers NYE dinner night cruise will take you along Gold Coast’s waterways, providing a sensational buffet dinner and the perfect spot to view the spectacular fireworks display from the water at midnight.
There’ll be live entertainment, a dance floor and a vast selection of beverages and will undeniably be the perfect way to bring in the New Year! Click here for more

August 10, 2012

50% off Whale Watching Tours, Gold Coast

We're SPLASHING the prices of our Whale Watching Tours! 
Rivers Whale Watching Tours are back in action, and there is no better time than NOW to experience the ultimate Whale Watching Tour onboard the speedy “Explorer”. Spend an exciting day on the water, get the best possible view of these majestic creatures and experience a truly unforgettable day at half the price.

Originally $99, a Half Day Whale Watching Adventure is now just $49!
Additionally, kids under 12yrs Ride FREE!*

Better yet, you are guaranteed to see whales- if not, your next trip FREE!

Book now and don’t miss out on this offer. Click here to book or find out more about Rivers Whale Watching Tours, or call us on Ph (07) 5527 6361
This great offer ends when there are no more whales!

Terms & Conditions apply. Visit the website for details

June 1, 2012

Whale Watching Season Has Begun!

It's the first day of June and you know what that means- whale watching season is here!

If you’re feeling adventurous, jump onboard the Explorer and prepare yourself for a 3 hour long incredible experience! Traveling 5-7kms off shore, you’ll be taken to the best position to view the humpback whales up close as they splash about in the crystal clear Gold Coast waters!

Along with the amazing sights on your journey, you’ll also receive informative commentary along the way and freshly prepared snacks onboard.

Whale Watching in Action

Take a look at our brand new video and see how much fun Whale Watching is!

Facebook Special Savings

Like us on Facebook for an exclusive deal- $30 off your adult ticket for this month!
Regularly $99pp, for the month of June our Facebook fans can receive tickets for just $69 online! Simply like our Facebook page, click ‘Get Offer’ on our wall and follow the instructions to book online!

Click here to find us on Facebook

National Whale Day

Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd June is National Whale Day in Australia!
Launched in 2008 by IFAW, National Whale Day is a celebration of the whales and dolphins that migrate to our coastlines annually and Australia's position as a world leader in whale conservation.
National Whale Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of, and discuss solutions to, the threats facing whales and their environment including commercial whaling, climate change, vessel strikes, noise pollution, marine debris and bycatch.

Click here to find out more about National Whale Day.

Book Now!

Click here to book or find out more about Rivers Whale Watching Tours, or call us on Ph (07) 5527 6361

March 27, 2012

Spoil Someone Special With a Rivers Cruise

If you're looking for a romantic evening, a unique way to spoil Mum for Mother's Day, or maybe just a night out on the water with friends, look no further than a Rivers Cruise!

Head Chef Akos Balint prides himself on creating a fantastic seafood and international buffet to suit all tastes, influenced by the freshest ingredients available at the present time.

Take a look at what's on the menu this weekend:

Vietnamese chili beef soup (NF,DF)
Broccoli soup with vintage cheddar (NF, GF)
All soup served with warm bread

Cold Selection
A variety of sushi rolls and smoked salmon with chili soy sauce (GF,DF, NF)
Smoked Salmon Sashimi with lime wedge and sweet chili sauce (GF, DF, NF)
Antipasto platter of char grilled vegetables, sundried tomato & trio of relishes (GF, DF, NF)
Cold Meat Platter with a variety of sliced ham, mortadella, salami & pastrami (GF, DF, NF)
Seafood Fantasy of cooked prawns, Spanner crab and fresh oysters (GF, DF, NF)

Hot Selection
Salmon Bites, dill and caper gremolata and lime oil (NF,DF,GF)
Beef ratatouille with hearty vegetables (NF, GF)
Satay chicken skewers with peanut sauce (GF)
Oysters with the choice of Kilpatrick sauce or Oysters Mornay (NF)
Mexican style rice pilaf (NF, GF)
Oven baked potato and vegetables stack in white cheese sauce (NF, DF)
Honey glazed, double smoked roast ham with apple cider gravy carved by Chef (GF, DF, NF)

Thai Inspired summer salad with pickled ginger and lime chili dressing (GF, DF, NF)
Caesar salad with cheese croutons and crispy bacon (DF, NF)
Green leaf salad with roma tomato and cucumber (GF, DF, NF)
Potato mayo salad with onion, cherry tomatoes and dill (GF, DF, NF)

a and Chocolate Mousse with mixed berry sauce served in a Rivers flashing cocktail glass

(GF) - indicates Gluten Free, (DF) -Indicates Dairy Free, (NF) - Indicates Nut Free

Click here to book or find out more

Mother's Day
Mum will love you all the more when you surprise her with a memorable cruise on Gold Coast's sparkling waterways this Mother's Day - Sunday 13th May 2012. Plus every Mum receives a free glass of sparkling on arrival.

Select from a relaxing Brunch, Lunch or Dinner cruise.

Mother's Day Brunch
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Includes: Gourmet brunch style buffet plus juice, tea and coffee. Additional beverages available at the bar
Price: Adults $60, Kids (under 12) $30

Mothers Day Lunch Cruise
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Includes: Seafood & International buffet, dessert served to your table, Live entertainment and 3 hour cruise.
Price: Adults $99, Kids (Under 12) $49.50

Mother's Day Dinner
Time: Boarding 7pm, departing 7:30pm
Includes: Seafood & International buffet, dessert served to your table, Live entertainment and 3 hour cruise.
Price: Adults $79, kids (4-12 yo) $39.50

Click here to book or find out more

February 7, 2012

Rivers Cruises- Valentines Day and Gift Cards

Rivers Cruises hope all those in flood affected areas stay safe. Here in the Gold Coast we're expecting great weather all week and we are lucky enough that our boats have not been affected by the wet weather. Check out our website for the current weather predictions!
We have plenty planned over the next few weeks, including Valentines Day!
Take a look below:

Valentines Day Cruise
Soak up the romance on Gold Coast's sparkling waterways.

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with Rivers Restaurant Cruises.
Indulge your special someone with amazing views, sensational seafood and free flowing sparkling wine all night.

Date: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Time: Boarding 6:30pm for a 7pm departure from Marina Mirage
Includes: Scenic cruise, Appetizer, seafood & international buffet, Chef's Valentine's dessert, free flowing sparkling wine all night
Price: $99 per person
Optional Extras: Guaranteed Table of 2 : additional $20 per person.
Click here to book or find out more or give us a call on (07) 5527 6361

Gift Vouchers
Want to buy a memorable gift for that impossible to buy for person? Gift Cards are available to purchase for use onboard Rivers Cruises.

• Great for Valentines Day, birthday presents, anniversaries, or just to say 'thanks'
• Valid for 12 months
• Free delivery
• Can be personalised
• Choose any amount

Gift cards can be purchased for any amount you desire (minimum of $30) and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Gift Cards are great to give or even to keep for yourself.
The vouchers are printed on a silver plastic card (much like a credit card) and can be personalised with the recipient’s name and a small message.

Click here to purchase or find out more information