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About Aquaduck

We are Australia’s first amphibious Duck Bus City Tour, we commenced operations in 1996 and are now a famous Gold Coast icon.

Originally it was a one bus operation called Surfing Safaris, with one tour desk in Orchid Avenue.  In the year 2000, the company changed its name to Aquabus and a second bus joined the fleet.

Bus 2 was the first bus to look like a duck and therefore Aquaduck was born.

In 2018 the Aquaduck changed ownership. The new team of owners are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the tourism industry with a background in successful tourism experiences. With this new ownership comes a new focus on improving the quality and depth of our commentary, more international friendly tours, improved customer support services including international language, a waiting area and souvenirs,  instant online bookings, and improved operational efficiency.

What does this mean for you? Confidence that you are riding with a professional, credible, experienced and highly recommended tour operator and one of the Gold Coasts most popular tourist attractions.

Aquaduck has carried over 2.2 million happy customers over its lifetime.

Operating 7 days per week with a minimum of 5 tours per day.


Tours Depart Daily

Tour times are 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 3pm and 4.15pm

Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to departure



(2yrs - 16yrs)



(2Ad + 2Ch)

No Booking Fees
Afterpay Available
Please call to book if paying with afterpay

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions maybe we already have the answer for you. Have a read of our frequently asked questions page.

More About Aquaduck


Aquaduck’s Experience

  • 22 years’ experience.
  • 3 Vehicles holding 30 passengers each.
  • Built using the Larc hull to a new machine in 1996, 2000 and 2005, with full refurbishments every 7 years.
  • 99.8% of tours depart on time.
  • More than 2.2 million visitors so far.
  • In 2018, we will run over 3,000 duck bus city tours for visitors from 142 countries.

Aquaduck Staff

  • The Aquaduck captains have dual qualifications as a certified Coxswain and Licensed Truck Driver.
  • Captains are first aid trained.
  • Each Aquaduck tour also has a Tour Guide on board.

Aquaduck Safety and Maintenance

  • Every Aquaduck has 200% flotation plus life vests for every person on board.
  • Aquaduck has never had an injury or safety incident on the road or water. 
  • All staff complete a monthly safety training drill and must comply with the stringent safety management system.
  • Aquaduck is audited by an external Safety Auditor every 6 months and complies with all Transport and Marine Authority requirements.
  • Aquaduck has 3 trained mechanics managing maintenance and safety to ensure the Duck bus never misses a tour.    
Duck Bus riding on water

Where To Find Us

Shop 34 Circle On Cavill, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217