A 1 ½ Hr River Cruise

One of Mooloolaba’s best known charter boats, Crusader 1, is now offering Day time & Twilight cruises..

Crusader 1 is a large, open deck vessel which gives you the true feeling of being out on the water. With custom designed seating getting you closer to the waters edge than ever before, you will be able to enjoy your cruise in comfort and style!

Enjoy a sparkling wine, beer, spirit or even non-alcoholic wine whilst cruising the stunning waters and taking in the multi million dollar waterfront properties, beautiful park lands and famous commercial fishing fleet operations .  Bring along some nibbles or even something more substantial like pizza or subway.

Cocktails are a great addition to any event!

With service from first class, highly qualified and experienced crew, trained to look after you like never before you may just have found your “go-to” experience to impress friends and visitors when they arrive at your door! From the moment you step aboard, the crew will ensure you have nothing more to do than to enjoy yourself.

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

Key Details:

Please note – Minimum passenger numbers and safe suitable weather do apply as conditions for the cruise proceeding. Advance booking are essential to ensure we can have your food choices cooked to perfection and ready for you to board. All cruises subject to sufficient passenger interest and safe suitable weather conditions.

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.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE TIME  Cruise departs at 4.30PM
RETURN TIME Cruise returns at 6.00PM
WEAR Comfortable clothing and shoes. And don’t forget your CAMERA!
Professional crew. Drinks available from our Fully Licenced Bar
BYO Food


Ocean access
BYO Alcohol (Drinks can be purchased from our onboard bar facilities).

Additional information

Per Person based Boat BookingA Minimum of 12 passengers and a Maximum of 45 Passengers can be accommodated on this tour.

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.



 Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes PRIOR to your noted departure time. The vessels will depart on time should you be late and we have note heard from you!
  • Ensure you have enough time to find a car park if needed.
  • Please do not wait on the pontoon itself as the crew will be mooring the vessel on its arrival and we safety is paramount for all.


Once securely and safely moored, the crew will ask you to board the vessel. Make your way up towards the cabin, placing any bags in the locker seat that will be open and waiting.


We are most likely heading out to sea so each and every person aboard must sign in on the ship register, and marked off by the crew. To this end see the skipper (at the cabin window) and he will indicate the passenger log for you to complete.


Once the paperwork has been done for you, make yourself comfortable and have a look about the boat.

Safety First

As required by maritime legislation, the crew will have to do a safety briefing before we hit the open ocean. Much like on a plane any time you fly, we do need your attention for the couple of minutes it takes. We all hope and expect the information we are providing never to be needed, but its always best to be forewarned and prepared.

Pushing off

One of the few times we need you to be seated, out of the way of lines and other items. Just until the crew have cleared them away and the skipper is heading forward.

Crossing the Bar

Recognised in maritime as one of the potentially more dangerous things that happens aboard a vessel, this is the 2nd time the crew will ask everyone to be seated. Once through (It only takes a minute or 2) the ocean conditions will take effect.

On beautiful Mooloolaba Bay

On a 3Hr cruise the open ocean part is normally about 60 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the time of day and the conditions. The skipper will try to make sure you get the best views of both the coast line and the main canals during your cruise.

The River and canals of Mooloolaba

The houses along the river and canals are truly impressive. Especially at night. A gentle cruise to show some of the sights is normally well received.

Back home

Of course as we re-enter the bar, and during the mooring of the vessel, the crew will ask all passengers to be seated again for safety. Once moored securely you are free to disembark the vessel. 
Cruises - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Boat - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Sunset over Mooloolaba

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