Lake Burley Griffin Cruises

Lake Burley Griffin Cruises

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Burley Griffin aboard a whisper-quiet boat with Lake Burley Griffin Cruises. See the sights and hear the skipper's inside stories as they shares some of Canberra's best kept secrets.

Skippers Jim and Garnett have many years of years local knowledge and both have careers in the media behind them. As featured in Lonely Planet's 20th Edition Australian guide book, his entertaining and well-researched commentary is one of the highlights of your lake cruise. They have also received TripAdvisor certificates for excellence for 2017,18, and 19 plus a Travellers' Choice award for 2020.

Tours on the The EL Cygnet and the Gull depart from 4 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes, near the Flags and adjacent to the Elixir Café .

Check their website for cruise times or, the twitter feed for weather updates.
  • Cruise with High court in background
  • Cruise looking towards the fountain
  • Looking towards fountain  and black mountain on the lake
  • Boat painted bright colours
    Lake Burley Griffin Cruises has a new look, courtesy of artist Katy Mutton & Contour 556
  • The end of another day
    A captivating Sunset

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Features

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 136 REVIEWS

Ranked #1 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Sunny afternoon on the lake”

Reviewed on 04/03/2021

We had a lovely afternoon cruising on the lake and discovered many interesting facts about Canberra thanks to our amusing and knowledgeable captain. We even got a chance to steer the boat!
Highly...

Review by

SingingFishOz

“Relaxing, informative lake cruise”

Reviewed on 20/02/2021

Lovely relaxing cruise. Commentary was interesting and included many snippets of information that we were unfamiliar with. However, we were disappointed that the traditional owners of the land were...

Review by

366jackib

“Informative fun cruise”

Reviewed on 17/02/2021

Judging by previous reviews, it may depend on the guide, but our guide Tim was very knowledgeable and gave a great overview of Canberra and its history. A great introduction if you want to explore...

Review by

MikeH782

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