The Ultimate New Years Eve Celebration to see out 2024 in style!

ADULTS ONLY CRUISE & DRINKS – $199.00 pp = just $66.34 per hour incl drinks, cruise & fireworks!

(That’s a 3 Hr Cruise + 3 hrs of complimentary drinks)

Yeah Baby! lets make this a well deserved, fully encompassing experience!


Don’t get caught up fighting your way in the huge crowds on the beach and foreshore, just to end up a lot further away from the fire works than you were hoping for!  There is no better, more memorable or more enjoyable way to watch the fireworks and celebrate the ushering in of the new year, than from our luxurious vessel on the midnight New Years Eve Cruise! You deserve that feeling of luxury and exclusiveness after the hard work of the past year!

 

COME JOIN US IN SAYING

Join us in welcoming in the new Year!  Not only will you have a fantastic time cruising on the river and canals of Mooloolaba, at midnight you will have the prime position to watch the fireworks from! And let’s face it, watching the Sunshine Coast fireworks from a vantage point that makes you the absolute envy everyone standing ashore is not the worst way to finish the year!New Years Eve Fireworks image

And let’s not forget that you will be enjoying yourself, with friends and family.  We will have plenty to drink on board available, including cocktails! Fun music playing, room to dance if the mood takes you and plenty of seating options all over the vessel!

Yes, we want you to feel that VIP feeling! You and your loved ones deserve that feeling of luxury and exclusiveness after the hard work and obstacles encountered in the past year! That’s what this New Years Eve Cruise is designed for!

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 9 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!

 

Some key points you can expect with Sunshine Coast Afloat on this New Years Eve Cruise;

  • 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 the already mentioned cocktails as well!!
  • You will enjoy a cruise of the river and canals before heading over to view the midnight fireworks.
  • 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.
  • Room to dance and have fun.
  • A prime river position to view the fireworks from.

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

We look forward to looking after you aboard this year!

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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.

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Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Tank Bathhouse Pontoon, 209 Brisbane Road (Service Road), Mooloolaba( Sunshine Coast), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES The departure time is 9.30PM. Please arrive 20 minutes prior for a prompt departure.

Return time can vary based on the duration of the midnight fireworks and the boat traffic on the river. Usually about 12.30AM.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS OFFICIALLY A 3 HOUR CRUISE

DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure. Please ensure you have checked in with our crew 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! BAREFOOT ONLY!). 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

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;

Fireworks New Years Eve image
The midnight Fireworks New Years Eve cruise offers wonderful fireworks displays like this.

Firstly, with this being a rather late return after the midnight fireworks, this New Years Eve Cruise is not suitable for the kids. as such it is restricted to 18yrs and over only. If you want to bring children we strongly recommend our 8.30PM fireworks Cruise which you can find by clicking HERE.

This cruise is scheduled to depart at 9:30PM, so we strongly recommend you arrive between 9PM and 9:15PM, to ensure a smooth and easy boarding process. Don’t worry if you arrive a little earlier or if Crusader 1 isn’t at the dock when you arrive. She won’t be far away from returning from the 8:30PM cruise. Once we have disembarked our early cruise guests, and done a cleanup of the decks (about 10 minutes) we will be ready to begin boarding your cruise.

uncrowded fireworks viewing from Crusader 1
We will make sure you have the best spot, by far, to view the Sunshine Coast Fireworks!

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!

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.

Bean bag seating on the bow of Crusader 1
The large bean bags on the bow of Crusader 1 are always a favourite spot to enjoy a 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, luxury lounge seats, 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! 

Clicking Cocktails on a cruise aboard Cruiser 1 with Sunshine Coast Afloat
Cocktails make a party even better!

From there it’s fun with drinks and music as we count down to the stroke of midnight! Each year the Sunshine Coast Council puts on a magnificent fireworks display 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!).

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;

New Years Eve Fireworks
New Years Eve Fireworks at their magnificent best

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 vessel, taking in the sights and sounds of the New Years celebrations going on all around. The huge range of pyrotechnic effects light up the night sky  while you and you friends and family are able to get an amazing view from the best possible vantage point. All to ensure you all are able to get an absorb the complete visual and emotional experience!

Group enjoying the cruise aboard Crusader 1
Having fun on a cruise is automatic!

We do absolutely everything within our power to assist you with every aspect of your cruise, all to ensure it is planned and executed with the quality and resulting enjoyment you have in mind. 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!

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 & drinks for the duration the bar is open for.  Iced water which is self serve.
  • More detail on this cruise can be found on our FAQ’S PAGE and our terms and conditions on this site)
  • No “under age” passengers will be permitted to board this cruise (that’s under 18 years of age).
  • No combination of BYO and Purchase aboard drinks is possible, alcoholic or not.
  • Purchases can be made at the bar using cash or eftpos.
  • Any 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 next to the BP service station across the road. 

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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Centre table laid out nicely on Crusader 1
Crusader 1 main deck from bar to rear
Crusader 1 Bow with Bean Bags
Rear Deck of Crusader 1
2 hour river and canal cruise enyed on the rear deck of Crusader 1
Enjoying a cruise from the bean bags on the Bow of Crusader 1