A River Cruise aboard Crusader 1 with Sunshine Coast AfloatThe Perfect 1 ½ Hour River Cruise.


Our 1 ½ hour River Cruise really is the perfect way to see the Mooloolah river and canals!

River Cruise Key Details

It’s almost impossible to imagine a more relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some quality time with a loved one, friends or family!

This fairly short River Cruise is absolutely ideal for individuals, couples and smaller groups looking to spend quality time together in a manner that is a bit different and feels just maybe that little bit decadent!

Have a look at the Amazing and luxurious properties that adorn the Mooloolah River as well as viewing the Wharf, Marinas and public riverside parklands from a whole new angle.

2 hour river and canal cruise enyed on the rear deck of Crusader 1
Enjoying the sun on the rear deck.

You will be aboard Crusader 1, a large – 55 foot -, open deck vessel which allows full walk around access. Crusader 1 has been extensively refurbished in 2021 to ensure she provides you with comfort and quality in every area!

With a maximum of 45 passengers (and seating for up to 60!), all on such a large vessel, you are assured of lots of space and room to move about. And the onboard bar will make sure that you can take full advantage of being driven around and looked after like the VIP you know you are!

Sunshine Coast Afloat's Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award (white) for their deep sea fishing charters, Short Cruises, Whale Watching tours and other activities.

 

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself 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.

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 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)
  • 2 on deck modern marine toilets for your use.
  • Our modern marine (2000W) sound system will be gently playing background music to make sure the mood is perfect.
  • Plenty of comfortable seating ranging from bean bags to lounges and more.
  • A large centre table, surrounded by large soft covered seating pods, for those that want to bring some food with them to enjoy as well.

Enjoying a River Cruise on the Bow of Crusader 1This particular River Cruise does not run every day. As such the available trips do often fill quickly. We strongly recommend booking early to avoid missing out!

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!
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COVID Safe Fishing – 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. 

Additional information

Per Person based Boat BookingA Maximum of 45 Passengers can be accommodated on this tour. Minimum numbers do apply for this or any tour to be able to proceed.

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.


The “BRIDGE SEAFOOD ” Pontoon (located at the rear of the restaurant),
209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld.

For a GPS use “Bridge Seafoods” or “209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld”.    In iPhone Maps “Bridge Seafoods” 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.

We believe this is the Perfect 1 ½ Hour River Cruise.

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Pontoon at Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road (Service Road), Mooloolaba( Sunshine Coast), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES The departure times are 11:30AM for lunchtime cruises – returning at 1PM and for the Twilight cruise we depart at 5:30PM returning at 7PM.

If you think a private booking is better suited these times can be arranged to best suit you and your group. Please call us to arrange this separately as this cruise is setup for “open bookings”.

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, enclosed shoes (NO BLACK SOLES & NO STILETTO HEELS PLEASE!), hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case.Alcohol can be purchased aboard. NO BYO DRINKS! We reserve the right to check bags and other items to ensure alcohol is not brought aboard.

You are welcome to bring your own food with you or have it catered as we do not supply food!

Please note that Crusader 1 is  NON-SMOKING vessel.

NO HEELS NO BLACK SOLES NO SMOKING
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR VESSEL PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ON ALL VOYAGES WITH SUNSHINE COAST AFLOAT.

INCLUDED
Professional and experienced crew. Self serve Iced water on arrival.
Self Serve Iced Water aboard.

Bar available for purchases.

BBQ available for Hire.

Access to the bluetooth sound system to play your own music. (or you can organise a DJ or small band if you so desire. Must be arranged in advance and advised)
NOT INCLUDED FOOD                            BYO DRINKS
OCEAN ACCESS         PRIVATE BOOKING

Our 1 ½ hour River Cruise is without doubt, the ideal and most enjoyable way to sail the Mooloolah river and canals!

The Mooloolah river and canals of Minyama are a wonderful group of protected waterways, all flanked by multi million dollar homes, Water based operations such as the famous Wharf and Fisheries, as well as marina and beautifully maintained public parkland.

There simply isn’t a more relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some quality time with a loved one, friends or family than aboard our vessel Crusader 1 sailing around these waterways!

This River Cruise is fairly short at 1 ½ hours to ensure it does not take up a lot of our customers time. It also makes it ideal to have a lunch or pre-dinner snack aboard.

Enjoying a River Cruise abaord Crusader 1
Enjoying a Twilight cruise with some drinks.

This makes it an ideal and low cost experience, absolutely ideal for individuals, couples and smaller groups looking to spend quality time together. All in a manner that is a bit different to the norm, and feels just maybe that little bit decadent when compared to “normal life”!

Have a drink and a catchup as you sail past the Amazing and luxurious properties that adorn the Mooloolah River, as well as viewing the Wharf, Marinas and public riverside parklands. You will gain a whole new appreciation of the area and really see it from a different perspective.

Your cruise is aboard Crusader 1, our large – 55 foot -, open deck vessel which allows full walk around access. We mention open deck as we know from our many years of experience that being inside an enclosed space is NOT want people want when being on board a boat! Add to this that Crusader 1 has been extensively refurbished in 2021 to ensure she provides you with comfort and quality in every area, and you really start to understand that this is a special experience indeed!

A River Cruise Abaord Crusader 1 with Sunshine Coast AfloatCrusader 1 is not your usual small river cruise boat. This cruise sees you enjoying being abroad what so many of our customers call “A Real Boat!”. Crusader 1 is in survey for cruise up to 200NM offshore! Built to withstand dangerous open ocean conditions, this gentle river cruise really lets her shine in the comfort and safety she provides her passengers! And with a maximum of 45 passengers (and seating for up to 60!), all on such a large vessel, you are assured of lots of space and room to move about. And the onboard bar will make sure that you can take full advantage of being driven around and looked after like the VIP you know you are! 

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself 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.

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 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)
  • 2 on deck modern marine toilets for your use.
  • Our modern marine (2000W) sound system will be gently playing background music to make sure the mood is perfect.
  • Plenty of comfortable seating ranging from bean bags to lounges and more.
  • A large centre table, surrounded by large soft covered seating pods, for those that want to bring some food with them to enjoy as well.
  • The choice of lunchtime and twilight cruises.

Enjoying a River Cruise on the Bow of Crusader 1This particular River Cruise does not run every day. As such the available trips do often out quickly. We strongly recommend booking early to avoid missing out!

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!
————————————————————————————————————————

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

  • Minimum passenger numbers and safe suitable weather do apply as conditions for the cruise proceeding.
  • Advance bookings are essential – Bookings close a few hours prior to the departure time.
  • As we are fully licenced we reserve the right to inspect all bags and eskis to ensure we do not violate the terms of our liquor license. BYO drinks are not permitted.

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. 

Cruises - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Boat - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Sunset over Mooloolaba
Clicking Cocktails on a cruise aboard Cruiser 1 with Sunshine Coast Afloat
Enjoying a River Cruise abaord Crusader 1
A River Cruise Abaord Crusader 1 with Sunshine Coast Afloat
Enjoying a River Cruise on the Bow of Crusader 1
2 hour river and canal cruise enyed on the rear deck of Crusader 1

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