Our Family focused early New Years Eve Cruise.

the best option to celebrate with your entire family, regardless of age!

Uncrowded Family Fireworks cruise image


Don’t get caught up, with your family in tow, fighting your way through the huge crowds on the beach and foreshore to see the fireworks (usually only to have your kids complain they can’t see because there are too many people in front of them blocking their view!). There is simply no better, more memorable way to watch the early 8.30PM fireworks and celebrate the ushering in of a new year than from a spacious, uncrowded large boat doing our family focused early New Years Eve Cruise!

You and your loved ones deserve that feeling of luxury and exclusiveness after the hard work of the past year!Enjoying a cruise from the bean bags on the Bow of Crusader 1

Watch the early Mooloolaba fireworks from a vantage point that will not only ensure your whole family gets a great view, but will more than likely also make you the absolute envy everyone standing ashore!

A wide range of the most comfortable seating on any vessel, with most of it along the raining to ensure you see absolutely everything. 

Even better still, you can enjoy a drink (and some snacks if you bring them) with your family without any of the effort those people have to make!

uncrowded fireworks viewing from Crusader 1
The best spot by far to view the early Sunshine Coast Fireworks!

Yes, we want you all to feel that VIP feeling! Enjoy yourself on this early New Years Eve Cruise with a wide range of drinks, including soft drinks of course, all served by a team that only has your enjoyment in mind!

We know the best spots in the river to get that perfect fireworks view, and on Crusader 1 will will always have a clear view of them!

 

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themselves on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience. Yes, even these insanely popular New Years Eve Cruises!

Our highly qualified and trained crew are on board to assist in making sure every aspect of your cruise is executed with your enjoyment and safety the absolute focus at all times. From the moment you step aboard they will ensure you have nothing more to do than to sit back enjoy yourself.

No doubt this is why we have, for the last 12 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!

Some key points you can expect with Sunshine Coast Afloat on this tour;

  • We will have a wide range of drinks aboard for you to choose from at prices at or below those of the average tavern! (NO BYO), and of course plenty of soft drinks for the kiddies!
  • We have 2 on deck, modern, marine toilets for your use.
  • Our 2000W marine sound system will be playing a wide range of music to set the party vibe.
  • Plenty of comfortable seating ranging from bean bags to lounges and more.

This Family focused early New Years Eve Cruise does fill fast so please avoid missing out by booking early!

We look forward to seeing you aboard this year!

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*Based on the Children’s Price.  All Adults – 14yrs of age and above – are priced at $250.00 = $71.43 per hour per person for the Cruise with Dinner and $44.50 for the cruise only.

COVID Safe Cruising – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe as well as for our fully updated terms click here.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening in the protected waters in the river and canals.

If you have questions relating to this or any of our other tour offerings, our FAQ’S PAGE might be able to assist as well. Of course you can always contact us by phone, email or text. 

 

Please note that other impacts such as phone and agent bookings, weather and other unforeseen things could impact on the availability at the same time as you are requesting the charter online. Our Terms and conditions are available on this webpage ( Click here to view them now ) and will also be emailed to you as part of the booking confirmation.

(FAMILY FOCUSED and EARLY!)

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Pontoon at Tank Bathhouse, 209 Brisbane Road (Service Road), Mooloolaba  (Sunshine Coast), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES The departure time is 7.15PM. The Return time can vary based on the duration of the 8.30PM fireworks. Usually between 9PM and 9.15PM.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 HOUR CRUISE

DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.Please ensure you have checked in via the Covid Safe link sent with your confirmation or with the QR code at the departure location. We cannot depart until EVERYONE has properly checked in.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING Comfortable clothing, easily removed shoes (PLEASE NOTE THAT NO SHOES ARE PERMITTED TO BE WORN ABOARD!). Bring a rain jacket just in case of a light unexpected sprinkle (Not totally uncommon in December in Qld).

Alcohol can be purchased aboard. NO BYO DRINKS OF ANY KIND! We reserve the right to check bags and other items to ensure drinks are not brought aboard.

no BYO alcohol explanatory signYou are welcome to bring a light snack with you as we do not supply food!

Please note that Crusader 1 is a NON-SMOKING vessel.

No Smoking

INCLUDED
Professional and experienced crew. Self serve Iced water aboard.
Bar available for purchases.

BYO Light Snacks only

Our vessel Crusader 1 will be in place near the river mouth to take in the fireworks from the best possible location.
NOT INCLUDED
FOOD
BYO DRINKS

What to expect;

Early Fireworks New Years Eve cruise for the little ones
The early Fireworks New Years Eve cruise for the little ones get some wonderful fireworks displays like this.

This cruise is designed for and squarely aimed at families with YOUNG CHILDREN. This New Years Eve Cruise finishes at approximately  9:00PM so it does not include the midnight fireworks, just those at 8:30PM. If it’s the Midnight fireworks celebrations you are after, which is 18yrs and over only you need to book the Midnight New Years Eve Cruise which you can find by clicking HERE.

This is our Family Focused New Years Eve Cruise, watching the Sunshine Coast 8.30PM fireworks. This early fireworks spectacular has been especially put together by the Sunshine Coast Council with the younger children in mind! So now you can bring the whole family with you to enjoy this once a year only special event! And what better, more memorable way could there be than to watch the fireworks from our spacious, uncrowded and very comfortable boat?! Even better, it stops you having to fight your way through the huge crowds on the beach and foreshore to try and get some sort of view of the fireworks!

The Early New Years Eve Fireworks
Fireworks are such an amazing spectacle and kids especially are almost always enthralled watching them.

Instead of that, come watch the 8.30PM Sunshine Coast fireworks from a vantage point that is the envy everyone ashore. All while enjoying some drinks (and food) with friends and family.

This cruise is scheduled to depart at 7:15PM, so we strongly recommend you arrive between 6:45PM and 7PM, to ensure a smooth and easy boarding process. Don’t worry if you arrive a little earlier. Our waiting area is very comfortable. Once we have our checks, and done a final cleanup we will be ready to begin boarding your cruise.

There is plenty of seating for everyone, and as the evening progresses you will no doubt be enjoying yourself on both decks! There are rail-side seats, Luxurious Lounge seats, plenty of standing room, and even bean bag seating on the bow. Once everyone is aboard, the crew will run through a quick safety briefing, and we will be underway! Once underway the Portside Bar will open (Yes, that’s the name of our bar) and you will be able to place an order from our wide selection of offerings. We do change and update the range of drinks on offer on a regular basis to ensure the most popular drinks are available as best we can. Feel free to contact us before your cruise to get the most up to date drinks list sent to you! There are plenty of soft drinks for the kids too of course!

From there it’s fun with drinks and music as we count down to the 8:30PM fireworks! The Sunshine Coast Council puts on these magnificent fireworks from the rock wall along the harbour entrance to Mooloolaba. Your skipper will ensure we secure a premium location to make sure you have the very best view of this wonderful spectacle! (We will probably try to make sure the people on the shore can see you too to get that extra bit of VIP feeling!).

uncrowded fireworks viewing from Crusader 1
The best spot by far to view the early Sunshine Coast Fireworks!

Once the fireworks have finished we will slowly begin to make our way back to our departure point. This often takes longer than the 30 minutes allocated as water traffic can be hectic and with a large vessel like ours we tend to let other smaller vessels make way first. When we do arrive back at the dock it’s time to disembark and make your way back home (or to another party!?). Luckily our home dock is on the outskirts of Mooloolaba so if you are needing an Uber or taxi, it’s usually not a long wait for one!

Why we think you should join us;

Well frankly, we can think of no better way to celebrate ushering in the new year than by being looked after, like royalty, on a large quality boat, taking in the sights and sounds of the new years celebrations all round! The huge range of pyrotechnic effects lights up the night sky, while from our vessel you and your family are assured the best vantage point from which to get the complete visual experience.

fireworks cruise showing people and fireworks displayWe do everything we can to assist you with every aspect of your cruise to ensure it is planned with the quality and fun you have in mind. All to ensure maximum enjoyment for all aboard. With awesome music playing, plenty of beer, wine and bubbles (even cocktails!), it is hard to imagine this cruise would do anything other than perfectly suit your needs.

So avoid the bustling crowds on the foreshores and join us to take in the sights of the beautiful Mooloolaba Harbour aboard our spacious vessel Crusader 1. We look forward to having you onboard and celebrating the New Year in style. The Sunshine Coast way! It’s simply the perfect way to wrap up the year!

TripAdvisor 2022 Travellers Choice Award

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themselves on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience. First class, highly qualified and experienced crew, trained to provide the highest possible levels of service will look after you like never before. From the moment you step aboard they will ensure you have nothing more to do than to enjoy yourself.

No doubt this is why we have, for the last 9 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!

Some important points to understand:

  • This is not a Private Charter option. 
  • The per person Cruise cost covers the the cruise itself. The only other included component is iced water which is self serve.
  • You will be required to be “fully self-sufficient” in relation to all and any food (Snack food only) items you arrange and have aboard.   
  • More detail on this cruise can be found on our FAQ’S PAGE and our terms and conditions on this site)
  • All under age passengers must make themselves know to the crew.
  • No combination of BYO and Purchase aboard drinks is possible, alcoholic or not.
  • Purchases can be made at the bar using cash or eftpos.
  • All tabs must be settled with the onboard bar prior to the conclusion of the cruise.
  • The cruise will not depart until we have been able to confirm that ALL passengers are accounted for via the sign in form.  A delayed departure caused by this not having been done will not result in an extended cruise return time.

COVID Safe Cruising – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe as well as for our fully updated terms click here.

PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT THE FAQ’S PAGE TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS MAY APPLY TO THIS OR ANY OF OUR TOURS.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening further out to sea or in the river and canals.

Sunshine Coast Afloat (Now Cavalier Cruises) is located within Tank Bathhouse, and operates from the Pontoon located at the rear of the premises at 209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld.

For a GPS use “Sunshine Coast Afloat” or “209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld”.    In iPhone Maps “Sunshine Coast Afloat” is far more accurate.

Please DO NOT park your car here on the service Road, but rather in the FREE public car-park over the road from the Mower Centre & Early Learning centre.  

The location is the corner of Incana Court and Brisbane Road. This parking is free and unlimited in time, and only a 2 minute stroll (100m) from the departure point.

Once parked please wait near the top of the ramp until instructed by the skipper that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.

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