December 29, 2014

New Year's Eve Cruise, Gold Coast

We'll be celebrating the end of 2014 in our usual style... on the beautiful Gold Coast waterways.

With spectacular fireworks along the broadwater, you’ll have the best views of the night!

This special event begins with sparkling & canapes on arrival, followed by performances by our roving magician, live entertainment over 2 decks, international & seafood buffet dinner plus dessert buffet and selected beer, wine & soft drink.

Adults $199, Children (3-17) $139, Infants (under 3) Free.

Join us for the festivities on Wednesday, 31st December. Boarding 8pm at Marina Mirage.

Book online now or call 5527 6361.

December 9, 2014

Recipe: Flourless Orange Cake

Valencia Oranges are great this time of year, so grab 2 medium sized Valencia’s and have some fun.

And remember, the brighter the colour the sweeter the orange!

Flourless Orange Cake

Serves 6


Whole Valencia orange [medium] x 2
White Sugar x 250g
Eggs whole x 5 each
Almond Meal x 250g
Baking powder x 2 tea spoon

1 x 8 inch round spring form cake tin lined with baking paper

Boil oranges in 1.5 litres of water for 1 hour in a medium size pot covered with a lid, drain then cool for 10 minutes

Blend whole cooked oranges in a food processor for two minutes or until they are a little chunky and place them in a large bowl

Whisk eggs & sugar into the orange paste for 3 - 4 minutes

Using a spoon, fold the almond meal and baking powder into the orange mixture

Spoon the cake mixture into the lined cake tin and bake on 160 degrees Celsius for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on your oven

The middle of cake should feel just set

Allow to cool for an hour before turning the cake out

Serve with strawberries

I also like to add a little double cream or vanilla ice-cream


Recipe by Head Chef Greg Spence
Ph (07) 5527 6361

November 26, 2014

Cocktail of the Month

Our guest Hawaiian barman has come up with a tasty little creation for coffee lovers... the Coffee Crunch Martini.

This masterpiece is made with a shot of Merlot coffee, kahlua and vodka.

As he has returned to his native island, we can now reveal the secret ingredient and present it to you as our martini of the month.

What's the secret you ask? Add a half shot of butterscotch liqueur for a deliciously sweet finish.

The martini of the month can be purchased on any cruise for the special price of $12 until the end of 2014... or until our barman returns from Hawaii!

BOOK ONLINE NOW or call (07) 5527 6361

October 27, 2014

Melbourne Cup Day Cruise Luncheon, Gold Coast

You're invited to a Melbourne Cup Day event on the water!

Don your best racing attire and join us for a day of bubbly, sensational food and loads of fun.

Our Melbourne Cup Day cruise includes a fabulous selection of canapes and sparkling on arrival, a delicious seafood & international buffet, live performances by Sitory Groove Jazz band featuiring Peter Tuitama, sweepstakes and a four hour cruise on Gold Coast's stunning waterways.

Have some fun with our sweepstakes and door prizes and watch the race live onboard!

Our Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise includes:
• Scenic 4 hour cruise
• Live Jazz Band
• Canapes and sparkling on arrival
• Seafood & International Buffet
• Sweepstakes
Tuesday, 4th November 2014
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Tickets: $99 per person

Make a booking online or call (07) 5527 6361

October 10, 2014

Christmas Parties on the water!

Looking for your Christmas Party venue?

Our Ultimate Christmas Party cruise is for you!

We take care of all the work, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.

The Ultimate Christmas Party event includes a three hour scenic cruise on the sparkling broadwater, a delicious Christmas themed buffet dinner and Gold beverage package including beer, wine & soft drink.

Theming and entertainment is also taken care of, with festive decorations adorning the grand MV Voyager and Peter Tuitama performing Christmas classics and party favourites all night long.

We have three dates available, each offering a unique and unforgettable function experience.

Dates: 29th November, 6th December & 13th December
Boarding 6:30pm for a 7pm departure. Returning 10pm
Price: $135 per person

Make a booking online or call (07) 5527 6361

Prefer another date or exclusive use of our luxury fleet? We can tailor a function package to suit your needs.  Contact our event coordinator for a quote.

August 27, 2014

NEW Showboat Cabaret Entertainment

We are pleased to announce the all new Showboat entertainment line up and brand new website, Rivers' Showboat Cruises offer live, fun and exciting cabaret style entertainment every weekend!

Every cruise now features the sensational seafood & international buffet, spectacular views and LIVE cabaret style entertainment!

Island Carnivale Dinner Cruise

Sunday Jazz Lunch Cruise

April 14, 2014

Easter Sunday Lunch + School Holiday Specials

Join us this Sunday, 20th April, for a special Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise the entire family will love.

Chef has prepared a special Easter buffet menu that is filled delicious seafood and international items guaranteed to please. 

Delicious dishes include Mediterranean antipasto platters, sushi rolls, honey glazed roast ham, marinated chicken drummettes PLUS a Seafood Fantasy of the freshest prawns, Spanner crab, calamari & salmon just to name a few.

This special event cruise departs from Marina Mirage at 12:30pm and will return at 3pm.

Price: Adults 79, Kids 49, Infants Free

Bookings available online or call us on (07) 5527 6361.


Kids Cruise and Eat Free in April:
Treat the kids to an exciting adventure on the high seas these school holidays.  Children up to 12 years old will cruise for free on Rivers' Tuesday and Thursday Dinner Cruises. Parents and kids alike will be treated to a relaxing cruise with fantastic views of the Gold Coast skyline. Live entertainment and dance floor will ensure it’s a great night for all. *Use Promo Code KIDCRUFR when booking

Visit or call us on (07) 5527 6361

Super School Holiday Special:
Kids receive a free Superduck cape or mask in April!
Tours run daily through out the holidays (including Good Friday & Easter Sunday) so hop on board for some Easter fun with Superduck!

To book visit or call our booking office on Ph (07) 5526 2644

February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Weekend on the Water

Romance is definitely in the air at Rivers this Valentine's Day weekend!

We are honoured to be celebrating Mark & Julie's wedding reception this Friday, 14th February. The bride & groom will celebrate their marriage on the most romantic day of the year with friends and family aboard the grand Voyager. The happy couple will hold their ceremony on a local beach, before joining us on board for a sparkling reception on the water. 

The happy vibes continue on Saturday night with our Valentine's dinner cruise. This special event will be a hit with your loved one. Beginning with a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival, your night of wining and dining features freshly shucked oysters to start, followed by a spectacular seafood & international buffet and Chef's Valentine's dessert to share.

Departing 7:30pm from Marina Mirage.
Tickets $99
Limited tickets for Saturday night's cruise are still available!

To book call (07) 5527 6361 or visit our website

January 30, 2014

Wine & Dine your loved one this Valentine's Day on a Rivers Cruise!

Valentine's Day views on the water with Rivers Cruises

Valentine’s Day promises to be an enchanting night of romance with a three hour scenic cruise on Gold Coast’s sparkling waterways.

This unique dining experience is sure to impress with a delicious seafood and international buffet on offer, featuring freshly shucked oysters with French vinaigrette to start, chilled tiger prawns and spanner crab, Roast Chicken with wild mushroom & taragon cream, Tomato stuffed with mushroom, onion and basil salsa, Chefs own double smoked honey ham and much more!

Dancing and romancing on Rivers Valentine's Day cruiseAnd don’t forget the dessert! Indulge in a  fabulous Dessert platter for two including seasonal fruit, orange chocolate mousse, iced cheesecake and berry compote.

Dates: Friday 14th  & Saturday 15th February

Boarding from 6:30pm, Departing 7:30pm

Price: $99 per person.

Seating: Friday, 14th Feb - banquet seating only.
Saturday, 15th Feb Cruise: Guaranteed tables of two - additional $20pp

Book online or call us on (07) 5527 6361