Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
My wife and I booked a lunchtime river cruise on the Brisbane river with Kookaburra cruises. Boarding at 12:00 midday with a smorgasbord lunch containing Salt and Pepper chicken pieces, Roast chicken, several salads, slow cooked angus beef and pork belly, fish, etc. Deserts were cheesecake, chocolate slice and panacotta.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful with special mention for Pippa, Maz, Saxon, Chloe and our entertainment MC Peter. The atmosphere was relaxed with birthdays and aniversaries to be celebrated with singing of songs all around (I use the word singing losely) :-)
The customer base was mixed but the majority were more mature pirates. I believe the dinner cruises are more for the younger generation with holding of hands, kissing and all that icky stuff. Highly recommend this attraction.”
Garry H • Submitted 02 Sep 2019
The 2 hr. experience on the cruise boat was excellent.
The service was great.
The food was excellent.
Great value for money!!”
DAVID C • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Although the rain didn't make boarding easy, once on board we were directed to a table for 2. The buffet lunch was impressive and well organised so no long queues. Drinks are reasonably priced and the table service was excellent. The boat is well presented and a trip to the bridge and a chat to the captain was encouraged! Although it was raining we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and recommend it as it is good value.”
Willis • Submitted 24 Feb 2018
A thoroughly enjoyable Cruise. I chose this Cruise as a way to see Brisbane, and as I was alone for the day, thought this would work well. I was not disappointed. The Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the lunch was lovely. The dialogue was informative and fun, but not over powering. The views were amazing. It really was enjoyable and as a first time visitor to Brisbane, this Cruise really was value for money. Do it!”
Allison A • Submitted 20 Oct 2017
A real treat. Food was very good better than you would expect for a buffet and service was excellent. The commentary was thorough and tells you about the history of the city and its highlights.
We were able to chat with the captain about the flood a few years ago and heard very interesting stories about the city and its people. Brisbane is a beautiful, very livable city and the best way to enjoy it is of course from the river.
I certainly recommend this tour.”
Keith T • Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This activity was well organized and most enjoyable. The meal was nice and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We recommend this trip.”
Graham G • Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Tim M • Submitted 06 Apr 2017
Lovely trip. We think that the best way to see Brisbane is from the river. The food was really good, the staff friendly and overall very good value.”
Peter T • Submitted 19 Mar 2017
It was outstanding! Our guide was great. The views were wonderful. And, most surprisingly, the food was excellent!
Our experience is that food on these kinds of trips are usually just an add-on. This meal was great!
We'd highly recommend it!”
Warren N • Submitted 06 Oct 2016
fantastic trip, entertainment, food and staff, highly recommend it”
shahin n • Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Service was fantastic as was the scenery and very informative commentary ! Oh and the food was delicious ! !”
Julie M • Submitted 09 Sep 2016
This was a wonderful experience. Total value for money. To get a 3 course meal and trip was amazing. The food was out of this world, service excellent and very good commentry. To hear the story about a tug boat captain and what he did to save a disaster after the 2011 floods was amazing but to then find out he was our captain on the day made it even more memorable. Took the opportunity to buy the book and go up to the bridge to get it personally signed by a true hero and gentleman with proceeds going to the local children's hospital. My husband is still raving about this cruise. When in Brisbane again will probably do the night cruise. Thank you for a memorable lunch11 out of 10.”
Felicia L • Submitted 31 Jul 2016
Lovely trip with a lovely lunch. They moved us and put us on a table they set up outside as we had been seated away from a window....most accommodating. Really glad we took the cruise.”
Alan M • Submitted 01 Jun 2016
What a surprise we had when we arrived at the riverside. A paddleboat with a lovely crew who welcomed us on board. The meal was fantastic. Everything about this trip was exceptional. The Jazz Band were also very friendly. A lovely time to spend a lunchtime in a beautiful city. Thoroughly recommend.”
Frederick D • Submitted 03 Apr 2016
Excellent day with an exceptionally delicious luncheon. The weather was perfect and the scenery from the boat was wonderful. I have recently been on a similar cruise on Sydney Harbour which didn't go anywhere near this one. The organisers there could learn a thing or two from this one!”
Jacqueline M • Submitted 14 Mar 2016
tctrue • Submitted 01 Mar 2016
We are from the UK and have visited Brisbane many times, this tour was on our 'wish list', we decided to have lunch aboard the Kookaburra Queen 2. The food was very good, staff were pleasant, service efficient, commentary very knowledgeable, drinks reasonably priced. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon on the Brisbane river. Thank you”
Norma G • Submitted 05 Feb 2016
This Brisbane River Cruise is really worth the money,really enjoyed the views,staff were very friendly and food was great.Highly recommended we are from England and loved the experience.”
vicky w • Submitted 21 Jan 2016
Excellent service, great food and a beautiful experience for my husband's birthday. Thanks!”
Kerry C • Submitted 19 Nov 2015
The whole trip was great. I have only one small criticism which was that my main course was only lukewarm
when it arrived. However it still tasted good and was well presented and I ate all of it.”
Ann W • Submitted 29 Jun 2015
This was a very relaxing afternoon with great service by all the staff, live entertainment and fabulous food. Fully recommend it.”
Pam F • Submitted 26 Jun 2015
Awesome trip down the Brisbane River! Amazing meal and wine, great entertainment, gorgeous views : HIghly reccomend it!”
Pauline N • Submitted 17 Jun 2015
We had a fabulous time thanks”
Ellen W • Submitted 10 Jun 2015
Very enjoyable cruise, buffet was magnificent, staff very organised and friendly, the highlight was the jazz duo, which certainly provided great music. we would certainly do the cruise again and highly recommend it.
10 out of 10.”
Mervyn S • Submitted 10 Jun 2015