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“Nice trip even without kids”
Review of Aquaduck

Aquaduck
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US$103.88*
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Gold Coast Attraction Pass Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dracula's...
Ranked #9 of 42 Tours in Surfers Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the Gold Coast by land and water without even leaving your seat. Your return journey will begin in the heart of Surfers Paradise, taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast beaches, luxury homes and terrific views on the broadwater.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice trip even without kids”
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

My partner and I went on the AquaDuck as something different to try.

Although the focus is on children, we had such a nice time. The driver/captain was funny and knowledgeable and even being from Brisbane we ended up learning a few things about the coast.

We found the time on the water was relaxing and the guide was nice enough to go around and offer to take photos for everyone. They also sell little duck and truck toys for only $10. We didn't want one but I thought it was great they had affordable and quality toys that you could buy your child as a treat.

Recommend giving it a go for something different, even if you don't have kids!

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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took this tour with our 5 month old.
Dennis the driver was great and full of puns about ducks. Ride lasted for approx 1 hour.
Agreed with the motion sickness, as the duck has no suspension, the ride on the streets is quite bumpy, although once in the water, this is not an issue and the waters are very calm to flat in the river. Unaware the co pilot could take photos for us, this would have been good to know as we never ask and never have family photos together, it's always one of us and our baby girl!
Overall, a good experience, showed us some of surfers paradise and made some good suggestions on things to do around town.

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Lismore, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good for kids”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I thought this was a fantastic tour... if your a child, otherwise it could get a little boring.
The female guide we had she was fantastic, full of energy and could answer any question anyone had.
They will take photos of you and whoever is with you on your camera so you don't have to pay for copies which is wonderful because most places would make you pay for it.
All the kids get to steer the dick when your in the water and they receive a certificate which would make a keepsake.
Overall its good.
It might also be good if you haven't been to the gold coast before and you want to get to know a little bit about the area

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Kids loved it!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

First time trip for us to the GC.We had heard so much about it so we tried it. We loved it! The commentary,the ride itself,the views,the staff all made it worth price we paid for a family of 4. Kids were so overwhelmed when they learnt they were going to drive the boat and got certificates for it. We sat right at the back and thought we had better views from there then sitting up front. Only downfall was it got quite bumpy along the way and we nearly flew off our seats a few times..but was worth it! as we laughed it off! Quite memorable and recommend it as a must do if you are visiting GC especially if you have younger children. Mind you though we had some adults too on the trip and they enjoyed it also. Happy to have been there done that with the Aquaduck!

Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“very good value and good time had by all”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We took our two year old toddler for an Aquaduck ride as the weather was terrible throughout our 8 day stay. What a great time we had.The booking team were great and stored our gear + stroller. I do not enjoy motion sickness and this experience was smooth and worry free.The driver and commentator were courteous and friendly. Lots of photos and video and daughter got to steer the Aquaduck which she was looking forward to and has a photo and certificate which is up on the wall. Only let down by the weather but what else is an amphibious craft for??
Having driven other military vehicles this is a recommended fun hour or so spent on the Gold Coast for the whole family at a reasonable cost. The ladder is vertical and mind your head when getting on and off but plenty of head room otherwise.

Visited February 2013
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