New daily ferry service to transport passengers to Sea World

Locals and tourists wanting to enjoy a day out Sea World can now catch a ferry to the theme park from Surfers Paradise.

The 35-minute cruise to Sea World will operate daily, departing each morning from Appel Park in Surfers Paradise at 9am, before returning later in the afternoon from Sea World at 4:15pm.

The daily ferry service will be operated by sightseeing cruise operator Wyndham Cruises, who have rebranded to Sea World Cruises as part of an initiative to showcase the Gold Coast’s waterways to visitors travelling to the theme park.


Sea World Cruises General Manager Anthony Ardern says the rebrand is an exciting opportunity and a significant step in the company’s evolution.

“We are excited to operate under the Sea World brand. It’s such an iconic name in the tourism market and we look forward to integrating our cruises with the Sea World product,” he said.

“Wyndham Cruises have been operating daily sightseeing and dining cruises out of Surfers Paradise for 15 years and will continue to do so under the Sea World brand with an additional daily ferry service to Sea World.”

“There is no change to our regular sightseeing cruises with the additional service to Sea World an added bonus for passengers. We are providing an experience for customers, not just a ferry.”

“The ferry service will officially commence on Monday from Appel Park in Surfers Paradise. We will have the capacity to move 600 people per day with our current vessels.”

Village Roadshow Chief Operating Officer Bikash Randhawa supports the move and believes it is a great way for the theme parks and the Gold Coast to shine.

“Village Roadshow is committed to providing new experiences to our customers and the ferry service is a great way for visitors to enjoy the best of the Gold Coast in one day.”

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