EOFY Celebrations!

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and end of financial year looming, it is time to consider celebrating!

Who does not enjoy a EOFY celebration?

This time of year is traditionally one of financial pressure and stressful deadlines, and with the uncertainty of recent lockdowns, the last few months have been a roller coaster ride. So why not reward your staff and recognise the achievements of your company in coming through this crisis. A well deserved “thank you” to your team or clients can involve a cruise on the waters of the Sunshine Coast aboard Crusader One.

Forget the traditional EOFY ideas of corporate retreats, Christmas in July dinners, karaoke performances, ten pin bowling or cooking classes. A tailor made cruise to suit your business can be arranged for lunch, twilight or sunset, cruising the Mooloolaba canals. BYO food is the best option while certain restrictions remain, but a fully licensed bar on board can help with the celebrations of individual employees and their milestones.

If you are interested in making the EOFY 2020 more memorable, keeping your staff motivated or celebrating your company’s success, consider Sunshine Coast Afloat.

If you wish to discuss how we can tailor your trip to suit your ideas and budget, give us a call on 0412 155 814 or email us on – [email protected] 

 

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Seafood Cruises now available

Are you ready to get back out on the water after isolation? We at Sunshine Coast Afloat have the perfect cruise for you!  Come alone or bring your partner and join us for a  1.5 hour lunch or twilight seafood cruise!

Before you come aboard you’ll get to choose what fresh seafood you would like to indulge in while cruising. Select your favourites or choose to be surprised by a platter chosen for you and a partner or friend made fresh from the trawlers.

Once aboard you will be welcomed by the friendly staff on Crusader 1 and listen to a quick safety briefing. Now head straight to the fully licensed bar on board and get yourself drink! Choose from a selection of beers, wines, champagne, spirits and even a couple of speciality cocktails! No need to carry cash on you either, the bar has full eftpos facilities!

The wonderfully relaxed atmosphere aboard makes cruising along the canals a dream, walk all around the open air deck or head up the bow and sit in the bean bags, enjoy the sun and really take in the views, there really is so much to see!

Can’t make lunch and would prefer a twilight cruise?   The magic of the lights glistening on the water as the sun sets is really something you have to experience!

Once your full of seafood, drinks and amazing memories you will dock back where you boarded and all you have to do is walk off and remember the amazing time you had, the staff on board will do everything else and the best part is no clean up for you!

If you’d like to join us on one of our cruises, feel free to give us a call on 0412 155 814 or email us on – [email protected]  You can also book online if you wish.   

You don’t have to order seafood, other options are also available.

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Exclusive Private Charter Hire – Mooloolaba

Make you next function or celebration on board Crusader 1 as a private function.  We are all about tailoring your cruise to suit your desired outcome.  We can offer BYO food and drinks or suggest catering options.

If you’d like to throw a “shrimp” or “snag” on the barbie, that too is an option you might want to consider.  Seafood or grazing platters, we can offer for you to enjoy what appeals to you and your guests.

Be welcomed aboard by our friendly crew who are there to look after you while you take in the views of the Mooloolaba Bay, coastline, rivers and canals.

Crusader 1 is a large (55 ft) open deck vessel so you can immerse yourself in the outdoors but if need be, we can close her off with clears.

Head up the front on her bow and relax on bean bags, or enjoy a range of different seating on the deck.

Sit back, enjoy your family and friends and we take care of the details.

All our cruise packages can be found on our website – www.sunshinecoastafloat.com.au

 

 

 

Private Christmas Party Boat Hire

Looking to celebrate the end of year?  How does a “Private boat cruise” vessel for the day or evening sound?

Our Skipper and Crew are on hand to help make your cruise as enjoyable as possible.

Once you decide to book, tell us “what floats your boat” and we will do our best to make it happen.

We are about making it as fuss-free as possible.

We offer relaxed sunset cruises with seafood or grazing platters or you might prefer a bit more up beat evening cruise with drinks and dancing.

Lunch and day cruises are also available – this might include a swim or playing around on some floats in the water.

What one of our recent guests had to say about their recent cruise.

Christine to Sunshine Coast Afloat

Massive SHOUTOUT to Paddy, Nick and Jesse from Sunshine Coast Afloat for the most stress free event I have organised yet for my Social Group… Paddy looked after me with all the booking details and Nick and Jesse kept us safe and well entertained on the water. We will definitely be booking again 💓

If you would like to know more – Call Paddy on 0412 155 814 or head over to our Cruises page on our website – www.sunshinecoastafloat.com.au

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Mooloolaba’s Christmas Light Cruises

Christmas light canal cruises have been a tradition for Mooloolaba for years now.  Throughout December, we offer a 1.5 hour evening river and canal cruise to view the Christmas lights, displays and decorations of homes and boats along the canals in this festive season.

These popular, family-orientated cruises are an ideal way to enjoy the evenings with family and friends on board Crusader 1.

Join in the Christmas cheer, dress up, sing along to carols and admire all the wonderful effort people have gone to decorating their houses and pontoons.

This light spectacular of the Mooloolaba, Minyama & Buddina canals is something not to miss

If you would like to check out our availability, head over to Sunshine Coast Afloat

 

The count down is on till the end of year and the “Silly Season” is not far away.

Looking for a “wind-down”, “some fun”, “chill time” or simply any excuse to P-A-R-T-Y?

Cruises for all occasions

We can help.  We structure our cruises around your needs and how many people you are catering for.

  • Have the boat to yourselves
  • Have a crew member look after your needs
  • Enjoy a few drinks
  • Throw on a BBQ
  • Have a swim
  • Bring your own music
  • Decorate the boat
  • BYO to fully catered – your choice
  • Drop off your stuff and we’ll chill it and clean up for you

How does it get any better than that?

Something that sounds interesting?  Saturdays are filling up fast – only two left till the end of the year.

 

Christmas Lights Canal Cruises

We are also going to offer Sunset Christmas Lights Canal Cruises this year.  This is a fabulous way to spend an evening.  bring the children out, listen to some Christmas Cheer and enjoy seeing all the light displays in the Mooloolaba Canals.

Paddy is always happy to assist but you can also check out options available on our website – www.sunshinecoastafloat.com.au

Crusader 1 can now offer a wider range of options for your cruises!

Coastline & Canal Cruises –  Head out into the Bay, up the coastline and into the Mooloolaba canals.  We take a maximum of 23 passengers on these trips.  Why not expand on this and maybe have a swim, or even put on a BBQ.  Make it a great fun time on the water.

River & Canal Cruises –  Cruise the still waters of the Mooloolah River and canals.  A maximum of 45 passengers on these trips.  Ideal for finger food and drinks.

Christmas Lights Cruises –  Both Crusader 1 and Hela-Va Jet will be doing Christmas Light crises throughout December this year.  The decorations are going up already so we are hoping everyone gets involved in the Christmas spirit.

We are not licensed so alcohol is on a BYO basis.

Food options are available – from BYO, we can cater for you or you have it catered yourself.

We try and adapt our cruises to suit your occasion.  Bring your own music and you can even decorate Crusader 1.

Head over to our Website to check out all the options now available or phone Paddy on – 0412 155 814 to have a chat.

Like the idea of a cruise with a difference?

We hope to, with this blog post explain, why you should have your next adventure with us, at Sunshine Coast Afloat.

Simply put, if you love the sun, salt and sea then look no further than Sunshine Coast Afloat!

For starters, if anyone knows a good time it’s our team! We have extremely experienced guides and state of the art equipment – this combination leads to the ultimate, enjoyable way to see the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Together with this we offer an amazing range of water-based activities, all of which can be modified according to the conditions of the day. And every budget is catered for! We offer deep sea fishing & crabbing charters, whale watching, ocean jet boat thrill rides, bucks and hens parties, guided kayak fishing tours, coastline & canal cruises, water taxi services and much much more!!

This adventure brought along their surfboards, drinks and a massive breakfast cook up – things that are all encouraged when booking with us at Sunshine Coast Afloat. Toby and Rob were the skippers that looked after the boys on this trip. Touring them around Mooloolaba and even taking care of the breakfast cook-up so the boys could make the most of the surf! Each and every party can be catered the way you want, with this one really focusing on the boys and just having the best and most chilled out day possible! They had such a great time they are considering making it an annual outing!!

Cooking a Breakfast Feast on the BBQ on Crusader 1.
Cooking a Breakfast Feast on the BBQ on Crusader 1.

Another great thing about Sunshine Coast Afloat is that if you have an idea, just ask us and we will find a way to make it work! We pride ourselves on finding ways to organise and alter the trip the way you wish; whether that’s bringing your own music, drinks, food ect. We want you to have the most memorable day, so we will go to all lengths to make this happen!

Another recent review after a fishing charter:

“We had an excellent experience with Sunshine Coast Afloat! Not only would we recommend them to others but we would happily go again. The staff were super helpful and happy to chat and get amongst the people. Great knowledge of fish and awesome enthusiasm! Personally what impressed me the most was the attention to safety and the pride they took in keeping the boat clean”

Felicity Tripp 2017 (Google Review).

Sunshine Coast Afloat were the winners of the 2014 Sunshine Coast Business Awards, and runners up in 2015! It was a privilege to receive the top prize and realise our efforts and promises were paying off!

We will do everything possible to ensure you will have an amazing time!

A different way to celebrate –  no need to worry about how loud your music is or if you are disturbing the neighbours or upsetting anyone.  Head out to sea and let your hair down.  Scream, yell, laugh & sing as much or as loud as you want while you are out in the Mooloolaba Bay and cruising the coastline.

This group celebrated Dannii’s 21st and took advantage of all the poles on Crusader 1 to throw in a few dance moves.

BYO food and drink or we can arrange food platters for you.  Hire the BBQ and have a cook up – it’s your choice.

As with all our group bookings we can also offer you some great specials for The Wharf Tavern for after your cruise to really make it a full evening of fun, dancing, eating, laughter and drinking.

 

 

 

Visit Sunshine Coast work hard to bring more conferences and events to our region and we were lucky enough to have Maui Motorhomes enjoy our 3 hour Coastline & Canal Cruise the other evening.

After being locked behind closed doors for days they were looking forward to being out doors enjoying the surroundings that the Sunshine Coast can offer and what a lovely way to enjoy the evening, cruising the Mooloolaba Bay watching the sunset, enjoying some finger food, a few drinks and great conversations with their colleagues.

Everything was catered for so they didn’t have to worry about a thing, except bringing their alcohol which, lets face it, is not a chore.

All our trips are tailored to suit your needs and we are as adaptable as possible.