The 2 Hour Private Coastline & Canal Cruise.

Looking for a Short, Ocean and River Cruise experience you will remember and want to talk about for a long time?

Crusader 1 is a large, open deck vessel which allows full walk around access. Even to the bow of the boat where you can often watch the dolphins play and follow our path. An ideal option for corporate outings, Christmas parties and other celebrations! Allow us to assist in making sure every aspect of your cruise is planned with quality in mind to ensure maximum enjoyment.

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..

With a maximum of 22 passengers on such a large vessel, you are assured the space and room to move about. Crusader 1 has undoubtedly got the most up-close and close-to-the-water viewing decks of any vessel on the Sunshine Coast, this tour offers a very personal day out on the water with unobstructed views of the beautiful Mooloolaba waterways and surrounds.

Crusader 1 is the ideal boat for your cruise needs!

We can structure this cruise to suit your needs, from total BYO to fully catered and most levels between those two. Maybe a BBQ on the water is a fun and delicious option. Or perhaps adding a cocktail option is more to your liking! We can add on a cocktail machine with a range of cocktails to choose from! Being fully licenced now gives you an even wider range of options to choose from!

This tour offers a very personal day out on the water with unobstructed views of the Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Caloundra.

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

Key Details:

Please note: A Private Charter booking means you have the entire boat to yourselves.

No “individual” bookings are possible.

Departure times shown can be adjusted to suit (if other bookings on the day allow), please call to ask.

If “Staging” of the vessel is required prior to the cruise, please call to ensure time for this is allowed. A staging time fee is applicable.

The alternative pick up and drop off point on Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba can also be arranged if required. Please call to arrange well in advance.

$700.00 is based on all drinks being purchased aboard (Using our fully licensed bar).

If the booking is made as BYO drinks, a minimum $115.00 BYO fee will apply ( to cover the cost of clean up and disposal of drink containers as well as the potential service of all drinks by our crew).

We reserve the right to have ALL drinks kept behind our bar and provided to your guests by our crew. This to ensure we are able to still fully comply with the responsible service of alcohol regulations as well as the safety of our passengers, vessel and crew.

In addition to these regulations you will be required to be “fully self-sufficient” if taking on the BYO option. This includes bringing with you ALL ice and cups, glasses (No actual glass permitted, plastic only), stubby holders, openers etc. All drinks must be brought aboard in one or more large eskis to ensure easy storage, loading and unloading of drinks for the cruise.

No combination of BYO and Purchase aboard is possible.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer BYO for the following events; Bucks parties, Hens Parties, 18th and 21st birthday parties.

BYO is also NOT AVAILABLE during the months of November, December & January.

2 crew included

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bridge Seafoods (restaurant), 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (This is the service road along Brisbane Road)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.
RETURN TIME Varies based on departure time.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, hat and sunglasses. And don’t forget your CAMERA!
Professional crew.
Iced Water.
Meals, Food, (BYO or Catered)
Drinks (BYO or Purchase aboard)

An ideal and highly cost effective option for corporate outings, Christmas parties and other celebrations!

Additional information

Boat BookingPrice does not vary by passenger numbers. A maximum of 22 passengers can be accommodated on this tour. The price does not take any other costs into account such as BYO surcharge, or additional food and or drinks.

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.


The “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon (located between the 2 boat ramps),
51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.

(Click on the RED 
icon on the above map for more information)

We depart from the “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon. (Pontoon is located between the 2 boat ramps).

For a GPS use 51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld. These are the units across the road from the ramp.

Please DO NOT park your car in the Boat trailer areas here but rather find a park along Parkyn Parade where parking is free and unlimited in time. Cars parked incorrectly in the Boat ramp car park are likely to be towed.

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

Departure location for Sunshine Coast Afloat (includes Fish n Crab Charters and Coastline Cruises).


 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 comfoirtable 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 2Hr cruise the open ocean part is normally about 30 to 45 minutes 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 truely 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. 
The large flat fixed plate makes barbecuing on the water a breeze!
Cruises - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Boat - Sunshine Coast Afloat

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