The owner and operator of Lake Burley Griffin Cruises is Jim Paterson, who has lived in Canberra with his wife Virginia since the early 1980s. Jim had a long and successful career in broadcasting and television before turning his attention to the water in 2003. His entertaining and well-researched commentary is one of the highlights of your lake cruise. The Boats Our first boat Cygnet was converted from the steam launch Jenny in 2003 and is a replica Edwardian style electric launch. Cygnet was the first all electric commercial vessel on Lake Burley Griffin, and the uniquely quiet ride adds an extra element of tranquility to the cruise. The MV Darter was added to the fleet in September 2006 and the MV Gull in October 2009, increasing the passenger carrying capacity and enhancing our range of services. 2012 saw the conversion of the Gull to all electric. Both electric boats are running on green energy to provide carbon neutral transportation. The Awards In 2007 and 2009 we received recognition for our services to tourism with a commendation in the ACT and Region Tourism Awards. We are still the only local cruise operator to have achieved even that level of recognition for our services to tourism. Also in 2009 we were awarded an 'outstanding visitor experience' in the ACT and Region Tourism Awards. In 2009 we were chosen to appear on Channel 9's travel program Getaway.
All fares and schedules are correct at the time of publication. Lake Burley Griffin Cruises reserves the right to alter fares and schedules without notice. Please call 0419 418 846 if you wish to confirm advertised details. Cancellations must be made with the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am and 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday. 100% refund will be give for cancellations 24 hours prior to start time. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 24 hours prior to start time.