An amazing Christmas Lights Cruise on the Jet Boat.
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 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!
You can now jump aboard Hela-Va Jet for a 90 minute (one and a half hours) gentle cruise and experience the wonderful Christmas Lights on offer on many of the waterfront properties along the Mooloolah River and canals.
Our jet powered vessel, with its shallow draft and ability to do slow on the spot spin-turns, lets us access the canals larger boats just cannot attempt.
With no more than 12 passengers at any time, you will always enjoy total visibility of the lights.
This cruise offers a very special and personal experience out on the protected 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!
Also available is the the opportunity to be part of the Christmas light Boat parade! Hela-Va Jet will be entered into the contest, and you can be aboard as we participate in the very exclusive parade. Only one such cruise and 12 seats a year! This trip last approximately 3 hours!!
Light refreshments and non alcoholic drinks are included. Alcohol can be brought on a BYO basis, but No red Wine.
Please note- This tour operates from 1st December to 30th December only!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Coast Guard Public Pontoon, 65 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (see the location tab)|
|DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES||Evening cruise: 7PM Departure with an 8.30PM return|
|DEPARTURE NOTE||Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO WEAR & BRING||Anything goes although we recommend Comfortable clothing. Small handbags are ok. No large bags 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.
Please do not wait on the pontoon itself as the skipper will be mooring the vessel on its arrival and we safety is paramount for all.
Arrival of the boat
Small or tight canals
Food and drinks
The “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon (located between the 2 boat ramps),
65 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.
Once parked please wait at the top of the ramp until instructed by the skipper that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.