Take part in the once-a-year Mooloolaba BOAT PARADE Cruise aboard Crusader 1!
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 waters 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!
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 48 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 and Alcohol can be brought on a BYO basis. Soft drinks, coffee and tea can be bought aboard if desired.
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!
Please note- This tour operates on Saturday the 22nd December only!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Coast Guard Pontoon, 50 Parkyn Parade, 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 large Eskis please|
For a detailed “itinerary” for this ride please click on the Itinerary tab.
Please note that no funds will be deducted until we have been able to also confirm the availability of the requested charter. This because 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 “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon (located between the 2 boat ramps),
51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.
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.