Number One on your Canberra to-do list

MV Gull cruising by the water jet

A Lake Burley Griffin cruise is your best introduction to Canberra. In one hour you are able to identify most of the major attractions, providing you with a clear perspective of the city to help plan the rest of your visit. No wonder one of the most frequent comments we get from visitors after their cruise is ‘we wish we did this first’.

A cruise on Lake Burley Griffin is also a way of avoiding Canberra’s much-criticised roundabouts. Sometimes it is hard to tell which gets the most criticism — the roundabouts, or the politicians. Canberrans have learned to live with both.

Jump on board and find out why we have recently been awarded Tripadvisor’s coveted Travellers’ Choice award. Based on our reviews and ratings, this award places us in the top 10% of tourist attractions worldwide.

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COVID-19 Information

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We are observing all COVID safe guidelines issued by the ACT Government. Correct passenger numbers and social distancing protocols will be enforced at all times. If you are feeling unwell please do not sail with us.

The service

Our skippers present a well-researched history of the city, and only occasionally are they stumped by questions. We try to resolve them on the spot but that is not always possible. But we do have instant access to our other tour guide, ‘Google’, which usually means the answer is at hand on one of the phones on board.

The service

Lake Burley Griffin Cruises was established in January 2003 to provide a service cruising our beautiful lake and we still enjoy sharing the city with our guests. The number of repeat visits from locals and tourists alike is an indication that we are doing something right. TripAdvisor has seen fit to award us Certificates of Excellence for 2017, 2018 and 2019. We are excited to receive such recognition and we treat it as an incentive to do even better.

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The boats

Our boats are environmentally responsible, electrically powered and are remarkably quiet. Our larger vessel Gull was converted from diesel in 2012 and is licensed for thirty passengers. Gull does the regular scheduled cruises.Our other vessel Cygnet has been a feature on Lake Burley Griffin since 2003 and is popular for the more intimate cruises. The licensed capacity is just ten people so it gets to do special occasions like weddings, and occasionally cruises just for two. It has also proven to be popular for marriage proposals.