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24 Father’s Day cruises that will make the perfect gift this year

Treat dad to a day on the water this Father’s Day.

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There's no better way to relax and spend time with dad on Father's Day than a day of sailing, fishing, cruising or wildlife watching on the water.

Whether on Sydney Harbour or Moreton Bay, along the Gold Coast or West Coast, the perfect gift opportunity awaits with a Father's Day cruise.

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Sydney cruises

Whale Watching Cruise

Whale Watching Cruise from Adrenaline

Capture majestic humpbacks this Father's Day while enjoying the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour on a cruise. Make the most of the day by treating dad to a hot breakfast or barbeque lunch on your ride to see the whales.

  • Inclusions: 4-hour whale watching experience, hot breakfast or barbeque lunch, free return trip if no whales spotted, and full live commentary
  • Location: Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Cost: $99
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    Afternoon Discovery Cruise

    Afternoon Discovery Cruise from finder.com.au

    Spend quality time with dad by enjoying the beautiful weather on a traditional tall ship. Sail past Fort Denison, Sydney Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge. Includes an optional addition of Mast Climb experience and Drinks Package for your Sydney Harbour cruise.

  • Inclusions: 90-minute cruise, optional addition of Mast Climb experience and Drinks Package
  • Location: Sydney
  • Cost: $49
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    Tall Ship Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

    Tall Ship Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour from finder.com.au

    Turn back time by taking dad on a classic 1850s-style tall ship this Father's Day. Enjoy the ride with a view of Sydney's iconic attractions and mouth-watering 3-course lunch with a friendly crew at your service.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour Sydney Harbour cruise, 3-course meal, and optional addition of Mast Climb experience and Drinks Package
  • Location: Sydney
  • Cost: $99
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    Brisbane cruises

    Brisbane River Cruise with Lunch

    Brisbane River Cruise with Lunch from RedBalloon

    Surprise dad with a relaxing cruise along Brisbane River and witness the beautiful sights of the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the city centre as a friendly crew provides informative commentary about the history of Brisbane. Plus, enjoy a beer or wine for a more relaxing journey.

  • Inclusions: 1-hour and 30 minutes scenic cruise, beer or wine, lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel and a morning tea
  • Location: South Brisbane
  • Cost: $60
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    Whale Watching Cruise

    Whale Watching Cruise from RedBalloon

    Take dad to a whale sighting with a full day cruise. Board the luxury vessel, MV Eye Spy, and capture mesmerizing humpbacks on the sea surface. Includes an expert whale behaviour commentary for a worthwhile learning experience.

  • Inclusions: Gourmet picnic lunchbox, coach transfers
  • Location: Redcliffe
  • Cost: $135
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    Brisbane River Afternoon Scenic Cruise

    Brisbane River Afternoon Scenic Cruise from RedBalloon

    Have a unique and affordable Father's Day experience by riding on a relaxing afternoon cruise along the Brisbane River. A simple way to spend the day with a camera capturing the stunning views of the city.

  • Inclusions: 90-minute scenic cruise, informative commentary
  • Location: South Brisbane
  • Cost: $29
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    Gold Coast cruises

    Private Sailing Cruise with Seafood Lunch and Champagne

    Private Sailing Cruise with Seafood Lunch and Champagne from RedBalloon

    Hop aboard a cruise for two on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Bond in private with a fresh seafood platter and dessert, along with two complimentary glasses of bubbly to toast for Father's Day.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour sailing cruise, complimentary glasses of bubbly and seafood platter
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Cost: $350
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    Two-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Two-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise from Adrenaline

    This Father's Day, soak up the stunning sunset on a luxury sailing cruise on the Gold Coast's Broadwater. Sail past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island and Wave Break and enjoy every moment with a glass of beer or wine.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour sailing cruise, complimentary drink
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Cost: $69
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    Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise with Nibbles

    Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise with Nibbles from finder.com.au

    Treat dad to a luxury yacht ride for a 2-hour cruise. Sail past Sea World, the Seaway and Wave Break Island along with sightseeing of sea eagles, cormorants, pelicans, terns and even dolphins.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour sailing cruise, optional sunset cruise
  • Location: Main Beach
  • Cost: $158
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    Perth cruises

    Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise

    Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise from RedBalloon

    Is dad a fan of marine life? Treat him to the experience of a lifetime by hopping on a scenic cruise. Spot wild dolphins while enjoying the stunning views of Mandurah.

  • Inclusions: 1-hour cruise, on-board commentary
  • Location: Mandurah
  • Cost: $32
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    Rottnest Island Day Trip with Lunch

    Rottnest Island Day Trip with Lunch from Adrenaline

    Fill Father's Day with adventure by sailing to Rottnest Island departing from Fremantle. Includes a ride to a luxury yacht, 8-hour and 30 minutes cruise, snorkelling equipment and a glass of sparkling.

  • Inclusions: 8-hour and 30 minutes cruise, 65ft luxury yacht, professional crew, lunch, bottled water, snorkelling equipment, lunch and a glass of sparkling.
  • Location: Fremantle
  • Cost: $149
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    Perth Sailing Cruise

    Perth Sailing Cruise from Adrenaline

    Even with no sailing experience, you and your dad can enjoy the big blue sea, the Indian Ocean, on a 65ft yacht. Enjoy a glass of sparkling while enjoying the sunset. Don't miss out on indulging in fresh seafood throughout the sail.

  • Inclusions: 3-hour cruise, professional crew, seafood, nibbles and a glass of sparkling
  • Location: Fremantle
  • Cost: $99
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    Adelaide cruises

    River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise

    River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise from RedBalloon

    Unwind by sailing down the beautiful River Torrens this Father's Day. A time for dad to take in some fresh air and be surrounded by nature. For a more delightful experience, take the chance to see the Botanic Gardens and Adelaide Zoo.

  • Inclusions: 45-minute sightseeing cruise, live commentary
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Cost: $15
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    Twilight Safari Cruise

    Twilight Safari Cruise from Adrenaline

    Take dad on a twilight cruise just in time for sunset. Includes a complimentary wine or beer upon arrival. Enjoy the relaxing views of the Glenelg waterways and look out for wildlife like dolphins throughout the sail.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour twilight safari cruise, informative commentary, complimentary wine or beer upon arrival, optional additional beer and wine
  • Location: Glenelg
  • Cost: $88
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    Tall Ship Day Cruise with Lunch and Souvenir

    Tall Ship Day Cruise with Lunch and Souvenir from Adrenaline

    Feeling like visiting the sea this Father's Day? Get on board the iconic One and All handcrafted tall ship cruise. Get the most fun with dad by climbing the rigging, indulging in a delicious lunch and having a laugh. Also look out for wildlife like dolphins along the way.

  • Inclusions: 5-hour tall ship cruise, drinks, hot and cold lunch platters, and tote bag with "One and All" logo souvenir
  • Location: Port Adelaide
  • Cost: $139
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    Hobart cruises

    Yacht Cruise on the Derwent River

    Yacht Cruise on the Derwent River from RedBalloon

    Take advantage of the beautiful weather by sailing on a 62ft luxury maxi yacht on the Derwent River. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt Wellington and Hobart as you enjoy sipping on a coffee, tea or a glass of wine with dad.

  • Inclusions: 3-hour cruise, fishing tackle, safety equipment, expert tuition and drinks
  • Location: Hobart
  • Cost: $280 for 2
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    Tasman Eco Cruise

    Tasman Eco Cruise from RedBalloon

    Spend Father's Day by sailing on the Tasman Peninsula in the Port Arthur region. Enjoy a morning tea while taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains as well as wildlife like seals, dolphins and even whales.

  • Inclusions: 3-hour cruise, morning tea, lunch and bus transfers from Hobart
  • Location: Hobart
  • Cost: $270
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    Iron Pot and Betsey Island Cruise

    Iron Pot and Betsey Island Cruise from RedBalloon

    Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, the Iron Pot, by sailing on a cruise. Other marvelous attractions to experience include Storm Bay, Betsey Island and Hope Beach. Plus, learn about Hobart's history with dad from a local guide.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour and 30 minutes cruise
  • Location: Departs Hobart
  • Cost: $125
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    Darwin cruises

    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Wine

    Sunset Dinner Cruise with Wine from RedBalloon

    It's time to appreciate Darwin Harbour's blue waters aboard the Charles Darwin cruise this Father's Day. Enjoy the beautiful sunset with a glass of sparkling wine, along with a mouth-watering 3-course meal for 2.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour and 30 minutes sunset harbour cruise, 3-course Territory Style Dinner meal, guaranteed forward preferred seating and more
  • Location: Darwin
  • Cost: $238
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    Kakadu National Park Scenic Flight and Water Cruise

    Kakadu National Park Scenic Flight and Water Cruise from RedBalloon

    Get adventurous with dad this Father's Day by taking a guided cruise tour to Yellow Water Billabong. Includes a flight from Darwin to the Kakadu National Park, unwind at the Cooinda Resort and wildlife sightseeing.

  • Inclusions: 1-hour and 30 minutes cruise, scenic flight, park entry free and bottled water in-flight
  • Location: Departs Darwin
  • Cost: $890
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    Wetland Wildlife Cruise

    Wetland Wildlife Cruise from Adrenaline

    Have a unique experience this Father's Day by sailing on a cruise to look out for a wide range of colourful birdlife and the iconic saltwater crocodile in the Corroboree Billabong, a perfect place for camera shots and animal lovers.

  • Inclusions: 1-hour and 30 minutes cruise, commentary guide
  • Location: Marrakai (Darwin)
  • Cost: $65
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    Melbourne cruises

    Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Victorians will not be able to cruise on Father's Day. Instead, book a cruise as a voucher that can be used at a later date when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to set sail again.

    Luxury Yacht Cruise and Italian Dining Experience

    Luxury Yacht Cruise and Italian Dining Experience from RedBalloon

    Enjoy a luxurious experience on a yacht along the scenic Yarra River, Docklands and the Bay with dad. Includes an authentic Italian pasta lunch or pizza and a glass of bubbly to celebrate Father's Day.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour cruise, glass of sparkling wine, authentic Italian lunch and a professional guide
  • Location: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Cost: $140
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    Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch

    Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch from Adrenaline

    Collect exciting camera shots of dolphins, whales and even seals by getting on board a whale watching cruise at Phillip Island. Spend more quality time with dad by visiting Seal Rocks, sharing a morning tea and a freshly prepared lunch.

  • Inclusions: Half-day cruise, captain's commentary, morning tea and lunch
  • Location: Phillip Island
  • Cost: $125
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    Private Eco-Friendly Dinner Cruise

    Private Eco-Friendly Dinner Cruise from Adrenaline

    Make Father's Day worthwhile by treating dad to a luxurious private dinner cruise down the Yarra River. Take in the incredible views of Melbourne's iconic landmarks while being served with a gourmet 3-course meal and drinks on board.

  • Inclusions: 1 hour and 30 minutes cruise, 3-course meal, drinks and an experienced local skipper
  • Location: Yarra River
  • Cost: $658
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    Is Father's Day during whale watching season?

    Whales migrate along the east and west coasts of Australia until about November each year. With Father's Day being at the beginning of September, there's plenty of time to gift a Father's Day cruise and book a day to go during the season.

    Do cruises include lunch?

    While each cruise is operated at a different time of day for a different amount of time, some of them do include a meal and/or snacks. Inclusions will be listed on the product description that you can access by clicking "Book now". You'll be able to read about your cruise, see what's included, available dates and where they depart from before committing to anything.

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