Enjoy a Sunset and Christmas Lights Cruise aboard Crusader 1!
Every year, during the month of December only, the waterfront properties of Mooloolaba, Minyama, and Buddina create a wonderful Christmas lights spectacle,viewable only from the water.
Properties owners along the water’s edge compete for the prize of best presented display. Each year they clearly pull out all stops to have a shot at first prize! And the atmosphere it creates truly brings Christmas to the Sunshine Coast!
You can enjoy this very special exhibition aboard Crusader 1, on Christmas Eve. Relax and wind down on this gentle and fun cruise, which takes you through the river and main canals of Mooloolaba, Minyama and Buddina. You will experience firsthand the wonderful Christmas Lights on offer on many of the waterfront properties and relax in a fun and comfortable atmosphere aboard one of the largest river cruise vessels on the Sunshine Coast.
With no more than 48 passengers at any time, you will always enjoy total visibility of the lights. This trip last approximately 1 1/2 hours! and sets off just before sunset so that you can experience that wonderful vista of the sun setting over the Glasshouse Mountains before we head off to enjoy the lights spectacle.
This cruise offers a very special and personal experience on the protected and always calm inland waters. With amazing views of the absolutely amazing efforts made by the property owners. We guarantee you will enjoy a delightful and fun experience. Ideal for families and young children too!
Food can be brought on a BYO basis, or better yet, have hot or cold, fresh seafood waiting for you as you board the boat! Drinks available from the bar. (Cost of pre-ordered Food is extra of course)
These cruises grow in popularity each year so please book early to avoid missing out! Come and join us for a wonderful evening of Christmas fun and cheer!
Please note- This tour operates during the month of December only! Some dates in December are not available. This cruise does not cover the Christmas Eve Cruise, the 8.30PM Fireworks New Years Eve Cruise, The Midnight Fireworks New Years Eve Cruise, nor the Mooloolaba Boat Parade Evening (date for this to be confirmed but expected to be the 21st December in 2020).
Discounted rates on this cruise are for Children under the age of 14.
COVID Safe Cruising – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe and for updated terms click here.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Bridge Seafood Restaurant Pontoon, 109 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (see the location tab)|
|DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES||Evening cruise: 6.30PM Departure with an 8PM return|
|DEPARTURE NOTE||Please arrive 25 to 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure. Full payment required prior to departure to avoid delays. This cruise operates during the month of December only.|
|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.
|Additional info||A Minimum of 12 passengers and a Maximum of 45 Passengers can be accommodated on this tour. No BYO surcharge per person is applicable on this tour.|
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
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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.