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Combining two of Brisbane’s must do activities.








“The commentary was interesting, and I learnt much about this wonderful City of Brisbane. An excellent morning tea of scones, cream and jam was outstanding and onboard bar service was provided for a reasonable price.

Cruise to Lunch Package

Combining two of Brisbane’s must do activities.

Combining two of Brisbane’s must do activities. This 5 star rated experience provides a relaxing and informative tour of the City of Brisbane from the River plus a tasty lunch at Mary Mae’s Restaurant at the history filled Powerhouse. Undoubtedly the best way to explore the City. During the cruise you will be entertained by an informative commentary that provides insight into the history of Brisbane and the River today. Perfect for both locals and visitors! At 10.15am you will board the classic timber vessel the MV Neptune at the Cultural Centre Pontoon. This 3.5hr Cruise to Lunch combo departs at 10.30am returns at 2.00pm. You will disembark at the Powerhouse Pontoon at 11.35am for a short walk to Mary Mae’s Restaurant where you will enjoy lunch overlooking the Brisbane River. If you have time, you can wander around the old history filled Powerhouse. After lunch you will return to the pontoon and reboard the MV Neptune at 1.35pm for the return cruise to Southbank. Sit back and relax as you cruise sedately along the calm waterways of Brisbane taking in the beautiful sights of the City and the surrounding suburbs.  Enjoy the sights including the City Riverside precincts, Kangaroo Point, The Storey Bridge, The Powerhouse and other historical landmarks. Marvel at the original old Customs House, nestled proudly amongst the modern high rises. View the homes of the rich and famous and wonder at the development and transformation of historic buildings into modern day apartment complexes. Immerse yourself in the bustle of the busy waterway. This affordable Brisbane River Cruise continues to rank as one of the best things to do in Brisbane.

what's included

3.5 hour Cruise


soft drinks

morning tea

Devonshire tea, scones, tea & coffee


Fully Licenced bar

Reasonably priced drinks

Souvenir Map


Informative and Entertaining


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Cruise to Lunch Package highlights

A delightful 90min cruise along the Brisbane River
Enjoy wandering through The Powerhouse

View collections of artworks scattered throughout the building

Brisbane’s Best Tour

Hop on board the MV Neptune for a magnificent tour of Brisbane by water. This remains Brisbane’s best value tour. During the cruise you will be entertained by an informative commentary that provides insight into the history of Brisbane and the River today. Enjoy an ice cold beer or wine from bar as you marvel at the historical landmarks and the homes of the rich and famous. Perfect for both locals and visitors!

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Our Cancellation Policy

We require 24-hours’ notice for cancellation, refunds and reschedules. Late arrivals and no shows are subject to this policy and will be subject to forfeit of full payment. River City Cruises reserves the right to cancel in the case of severe weather warnings

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Responsible Service of Alcohol

As the licensee, the Operator is bound by the QLD Liquor Act and must abide by the guidelines for the responsible service of alcohol. Please note that it is an offence for individuals to either carry liquor onto the vessel on arrival or from the vessel on disembarkation

Functions Terms and Conditions

DEPOSITS & PAYMENT – Confirmation of a booking is not until a deposit has been paid.
A deposit of $500 is payable upon booking, with the balance to be paid 3 weeks prior to travel. If a
booking is made less than 21 days from cruise date, full payment is required on confirmation.

The MV Neptune

Crafted in 1966, the M V Neptune is a classic timber cruiser that embodies a timeless charm.

With a capacity to accommodate up to 65 guests, this boutique-style vessel is a local gem, proudly owned and operated within the community. The Neptune boasts not only inviting indoor spaces but also expansive outdoor deck areas that provide ample room for relaxation and enjoyment.

Today the Neptune continues to gracefully navigate the waters of the Brisbane River

on board

Its spacious fully sheltered upper deck, you'll discover an expansive space offering uninterrupted vistas of the breath-taking surroundings, presenting excellent vantage points for absorbing the scenery. On the upper level, Inside, the galley provides comfortable seating for up to 30 guests. On the enclosed lower deck, you'll find excellent viewing spots and convenient accessibility. Complete with necessary amenities such as restrooms and a licensed bar offering reasonably priced drinks, the boat ensures your comfort throughout the voyage.

Key Features of MV Neptune
  • the MV Neptune, can host up to 80 guests.
  • unobstructed views of the passing scenery
  • The indoor area provides seating for 42 guests
  • a comfortable and spacious experience.
  • coffee shop serving light lunches and refreshments
  • fully licensed bar 
  • well-maintained bathroom facilities.

Experience the allure of the M V Neptune – where classic elegance meets modern comfort, and each journey becomes a cherished memory.