Take part in the once-a-year Mooloolaba BOAT PARADE Cruise aboard Crusader 1
This year’s parade has unfortunately been cancelled by the organisers due to the potential impact of crowds along the shore and the Covid-19 pandemic rules and regulations.
Next years date has been already confirmed as Saturday the 18th December 2021!
Every year, during the month of December only, the waterfront properties of Mooloolaba, Minyama, and Buddina create a wonderful Christmas light spectacle. The reality is that this is viewable only from the water. All of this is as part of the now famous Mooloolaba Christmas Boats light parade. A parade in which up to 100 boats compete for the prize of best Christmas boat light display. Properties owners along the water’s edge compete for the prize of best presented display as well. Each year they clearly pull out all stops to have a shot at first prize! In 2020 the date was Saturday the 12th December. 2021’s date has been confirmed as Saturday the 18th December 2021.
Why not enjoy and be part of this rare and very special event aboard Crusader , our massive, 55 foot long charter vessel. Enjoy a once a year only gentle cruise as a passenger and guest participating in the boat parade itself. Not only will you experience the wonderful Christmas Lights on offer on many of the waterfront properties along the Mooloolah River and canals, but you will be the envy of hundreds and hundreds of people lining the shoreline.
With a maximum of just 45 passengers, you will have room to move, and always enjoy uninterrupted total visibility of the lights. This trip last approximately 2.5 hours!!
This special event provides a very special and personal experience on protected calm inland waters, making it ideal for anyone. You will be delighted with the amazing views of the absolutely amazing efforts made by the property owners and we guarantee you will enjoy a delightful and fun experience. This is ideal for families and young children too! No sealegs needed here!
Food can be brought along on a BYO basis, or pre ordered seafood packs are available at the time of your booking from Bridge Seafoods. You can purchase a wide range of drinks from our fully licenced bar, including coffee and tea.
Bring along your Christmas Cheer – as much of it as you can! Maybe even dress up for the occasion! We can never have enough elves or Santas aboard for this cruise!!! Hurry as this cruise always sells out fast!
COVID Safe Cruising – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe and for updated terms click here.
PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 impacts for the Christmas period are at the time of preparing this page still unknown. Passenger numbers may be restricted to a level below that of previous years. Bookings will be taken on a “First-In First-Served” basis. Should we find we are restricted in passenger numbers at the time of the tour, to a level that some are not able to be accomodated, the bookings received last will be offered a full refund. We believe this to be the fairest manner in dealing with this unprecedented situation.
Please note- This tour operates on Saturday the 12th December 2020 only!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Bridge Seafood Pontoon, 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (see the location tab)|
|DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES||Evening cruise: 6.30PM Departure with an 8.30PM return|
|DEPARTURE NOTE||Please arrive 25 to 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO WEAR & BRING||Anything goes although we recommend Comfortable clothing. No Eskis please|
For a detailed “itinerary” for this ride please click on the Itinerary tab.
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.
Arrival of the boat
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. We can take a picture of your group with the boat for a memento should you like it.
Get Get Comfortable
Its a parade
Food and drinks
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.