We have been lucky enough to have won the Mooloolaba Boat Parade in the category of Commercial Vessels.

This evening is one that everyone seems to want to be a part of and books out very early.  As soon as the date is announced, the bookings roll in.

We do spend days preparing for this event.  Jerry, the director & Skipper made the present, refurbished the reindeer and thought of the theme.

It simply would not be the special night that is is without all the help and ideas from our wonderful crew who actually volunteer their time to make this event special for our guests.

This year we were surprised by “The Grinch” who got up to some antics but everyone seemed to have loved it.

If you are here on the Sunshine Coast during December, why not join us on this special night or one of our evening Christmas Light Cruises.





As the festive season approaches, excitement is building in anticipation of the Christmas Light displays along the river and canals of Mooloolaba.

Thanks to the Mooloolaba canal residents for putting in an enormous effort and dressing up their houses for Christmas at their own expense.  Every year more homes come alive with lights and everyone wants to stand out.   We offer evening cruises daily from early December through to January.

This spectacular annual event sees Mooloolaba’s canal homes decorated with millions of illuminated Christmas lights and amazing Christmas themed-displays creating a Christmas wonderland on the water.

Ever popular, these delightful cruise experiences becomes increasingly beautiful each year. Dress for the occasion, sing along with the Christmas carols and bring your Christmas cheer. This is a very special tour at a special time of year.

The best way to watch this spectacle is from a boat. As you drift down the canals by boat you will be immersed in the kaleidoscopes of colour as you make your way through the waterways. Ornately decorated homes, and pontoons shimmering with millions of Christmas lights. The elaborate installations cast brilliant bursts of colour and reflections across the channels.

Each year we proudly host thousands of families and people of all ages to share in this festive extravaganza.

We present Mooloolaba’s Christmas lights from a safe and comfortable vessel.

Dress in your festive best, sing along to Christmas carol favourites and join in colourful Christmas cheer – all in the spirit of Christmas.

Once aboard, you’re whisked away to gently cruise the canal waterways.  Enjoy the festive atmosphere, celebrate with a drink from our fully licensed bar. A special experience that can only be seen by boat.

This is a truly spectacular way to unwind with friends and family!

The Christmas lights cruises only come around once a year and are a perfect way to spend our hot Sunny Coast summer nights.  Come float down the Mooloolah River with your best mates, loved ones, sweetheart, or work buddies!

you can enjoy a glass of wine, beer, spirits, soft drink or one of our special “Christmas” drink offerings while you soak up holiday spirit.

Experience the magic of Christmas with your friends and family as you cruise through the wonderland of Christmas Lights

The Christmas Lights in Mooloolaba are set to shine again!

December is always a magical time of the year in Mooloolaba. So many of the home owners put up amazing Christmas light displays which are only able to be seen from the water. And of course, every year we have the Mooloolaba Boat Parade with many boats all decorated in the Christmas spirit. The river and canals tend to be fully lined with people watching these wonderful displays sailing past them.

At Sunshine Coast Afloat we are almost finished putting our new Christmas lights display on the Jet Boat as well. This year, for the first time, we have entered Hela-Va Jet into the Christmas lights parade as well. We have opened this up to our customers to be part of, so if you want to be aboard one of the vessels in this very special parade, give us a call. We still have seats available!

And of course, we will be running the 1-and-a-half-hour Christmas light cruises every night during December (excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) as well. Remember, we can get into those smaller canals where larger vessels just cannot go. You really do get to see the very best of these wonderfull displays!


We hope to see you aboard soon!