Sunset Cruise on the Fitzroy River

Sunset Cruise on the Fitzroy River


Posted 2023-03-07 by Mindo Koerberfollow
From a relaxing cruise along Fitzroy River and boat hire to a kids' fishing experience, River Cruises CQ will cover all for you.

We had the chance to join Sunset Cruise on the Fitzroy River. Bookings are essential for all cruises and can be made here . It's $40 for adults and $30 for children. There are options for family and senior fares as well. There is a toilet on the boat. Nibbles are complimentary.

The meeting point for the cruise is at the boat ramp at the end of Robert Clark Drive, not far from Doblo's Farmers Market . We had to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior. We were greeted by two friendly staff members from River Cruises CQ and were allowed to choose our seats amongst the 30 seats that were available.

Before this 90 minutes cruise started, the boat captain announced the emergency and safety procedure. Our cruise started at 5 pm. I think sunglasses are a must for this cruise as the glare from the water was bright. We thought that we needed to put insect repellent on but that day it was very windy, so there were no bugs.

We heard the captain's story about Rockhampton in the olden days - about Mount Morgan Mine and how the mining boom affected Rockhampton, heritage buildings along the river and so much more information about the river, Rockhampton and the surrounding areas. For those who wear hearing aids, I suggest sitting in the back row near the speaker as we were struggling to hear what the captain said from the front row seats.

Not long after, we were served some nibbles - crackers, cheese and some fruits. They also have a licensed drink service available. It's very relaxing watching boats along the river. We saw plenty of water birds but no crocodiles were spotted that day.

When it was time to head back, it was sunset and we could enjoy a beautiful sunset on the way to the boat ramp. Join the River Cruises CQ Facebook page for more info and special events.

95053 - 2023-06-12 01:42:58


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