Water activity

Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

Activity provider: River City Cruises
Water activity

Brisbane: Sightseeing River Cruise with Morning Tea

Activity provider: River City Cruises

From US$ 32.77 per person

Discover Brisbane's distinctive river scene as you sip your morning tea. Enjoy informative commentary during your 1.5-hour journey, while cruising by some of Brisbane's highlights.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Glide along the beautiful Brisbane River
  • Listen to informative commentary about the history and future of Brisbane
  • Enjoy a delicious morning tea
Full description
Experience the original sightseeing cruise on the Brisbane River, as you sip your morning tea. During this 1.5 hour guided tour, you will be entertained by informative commentary, while taking advantage of  fantastic photo opportunities. Board the MV Neptune at the City Botanic Gardens River Pontoons. These are located on the river at the City Botanic Gardens. Access off Alice Street through the gates at either Albert St or Edward St. Cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights, including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the city center, and the Story Bridge.    Enjoy this interesting, cost-effective, and informative tour of Brisbane’s distinctive river scene, ideal for both locals and visitors. Available year-round, you don’t want to miss out on this beautiful and relaxing tour.  
  • 1.5-hour guided tour
  • Morning tea
  • Souvenir map with discount vouchers

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Cultural Centre Public Pontoon, South Bank, on the river in front of the cultural centre.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • The boutique style vessel can carry up to 80 guests
    • The upstairs area has a fully covered deck allowing for unrestricted views of the passing scenery
    • The indoor area has seating for 42 guests
    • A licensed bar will serve drinks
    • Bathroom facilities are available onboard
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 162 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    Our cruise was absolutely packed so we were shoulder to shoulder but the scones were tasty and there was coffee and tea. I had to move directly below the speaker to be able to hear the person giving the tour. Overall a nice way to see the city and would recommend.

    December 29, 2022

    The boat was very clean the staff very welcoming offering assistance to get on board giving safety advice as to how to safely gain access to upper deck. As I have knees that don’t bend very well we choose the lower deck, being able to have a table with window access. The cabin was spacious and the layout was well throughout. The commentary was entertaining and the captain was very knowledgeable about past and present history the river cruise time went very quickly as we were continually looking at landmarks being pointed out to us. The river cruise Staff very helpful and accommodating. The cabin was very comfortable and spacious the boat was not fully booked on the day we took the cruise. But I think even when fully booked the layout would allow everyone to be accommodated without feeing cramped. Morning tea was provided on our cruise the scones looked delicious but we did not partake as we had had breakfast but other passengers assured us they tasted as good as they looked. 10/10

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    October 31, 2022

    This was a great way to check out the Brisbane river. It was very easy to organise and find the boarding point. The information provided during the cruise was interesting and the dad jokes can thick and fast! Scones and tea were yum! Would highly recommend this

    June 17, 2022

    Product ID: 177489