A Corporate Christmas Party Cruise.


Looking for a way to make your annual corporate Christmas Party more than just a get-together? Let us help you make it an event to remember! Book your own private, very large, vessel and let our team help make your corporate Christmas Party absolutely perfect!

There is simply no better, more memorable way, to have a party than aboard  a spacious, comfortable high quality boat, doing a private 3 hour river and canal cruise!  You know that you all deserve that feeling of luxury and exclusiveness! And your fellow workers will revel in that too!

See how the super-rich live in their luxury Sunshine Coast waterfront homes. And you will see them from the aspect they tend to be designed to be admired. And of course you will be able to enjoy the fact that you and your guests are doing so from a vantage point that will make you the absolute envy of everyone standing ashore!

Even better, you don’t need to be concerned with arranging a lot of things. We will have you all enjoying a drink and food without any of the otherwise often needed effort on your part!

Yes, we want this Corporate Christmas Party Cruise to give you all to feel that VIP feeling! Imagine just enjoying yourselves with a wide range of drinks, INCLUDING COCKTAILS, served by a team that only has your enjoyment in mind! You can have your Christmas Party specially organised with styling, catering and staff to serve your guests, or perhaps you want it more casual. We can help make it perfect for your company!


Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. On all cruises, including the wildly popular Christmas time cruises. With a vessel capacity of up to 47 passengers you can rest ensured that you will have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience.

No doubt this is why we have, for the last 9 years won the top Tripadvisor awards each year!



Our cruises over Late November and December do tend to fill fast so please avoid missing out by booking early!

We look forward to serving you all aboard soon!


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

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).


If your annual company Christmas Party makes you want to find a way of avoiding it each time because its just too dull and boring, we can help you fix that!

Jump aboard your own privately booked, very large, vessel and let our crew help make your Christmas Party absolutely perfect this time!

You’ll be cruising around the beautiful Sunshine Coast, enjoying the crystal clear waters, islands with amazing luxury homes and the famous Sunshine Coast beaches, all while sipping on icy cold drinks, cocktails and enjoying your choice of snacks and foods catered to your exact specification.

Sounds pretty much amazing and awesome doesn’t it!? Yes, it really is. This is what we do pretty much every day and it never ceases to bring a smile to our faces when we see and hear how much our guests are enjoying the experience. Our team at Sunshine Coast Afloat would love to create THE Christmas Party that you, your staff and your guests will remember forever!

Crusader 1 is a large, open deck vessel which allows easy, and safe full walk around access. Even to the bow of the boat where you can often watch the dolphins play and follow our path. No awkward clambering about areas covered in lines and too narrow to be comfortable. No sections that make sitting or standing difficult unless you are still the nimble and agile teenager we all fondly (and distantly) remember being! No digging through an overfilled esky trying to find that elusive can of your favorite beer. No, just walk up to the bar (Yes, we are fully licensed) and ask for one to be served to you! (so civilised!). That just one reason you will have 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. All this combined with so many other factors make Crusader 1 the ideal option for any corporate outing including the office Christmas party!

So why not at least give us a call to discuss how we can assist you to ensure every aspect of your party is planned with maximum enjoyment and fun in mind.

Key Details to note:

Please note – Although priced per person, this is a Private Charter booking option only.  A Private Charter booking means you have the entire boat to yourselves.

The Minimum passenger numbers price will be based on 22 people.   The Maximum is 47 passengers. No “individual” bookings are possible on this cruise.

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

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

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.

$48.00 per person 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 – for 23 passengers, and an additional $5.00 per person for any additional passengers – BYO fee will apply ( to cover the cost of clean up and disposal of drink containers as well as the 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.

Depending on passenger number and the type of booking, 2 or 3 crew will be included in this cruise.

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 music playlist!
Professional crew.
Full service bar
Meals, Food, Drinks (BYO OK)
Alcohol (Drinks available from the fully licensed bar)




 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 3Hr cruise the open ocean part is normally about 60 minutes to 1.5 hours, 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. 
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Crusader 1 main deck from bar to rear
Main Deck of Crusader 1
Centre table laid out nicely on Crusader 1
Rear Deck of Crusader 1
2 hour river and canal cruise enyed on the rear deck of Crusader 1
Enjoying a cruise from the bean bags on the Bow of Crusader 1
Awesome Christmas Lights displays
Christmas Lights on Crusader 1

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
September 23, 2020

Kawana Flooring Christmas Party – As posted on Sunshine Coast Afloat’s FaceBook page.

The team from Kawana Flooring Warehouse want to say a massive THANK YOU!
We had a wonderful time, the crew at Sunshine Coast Afloat were amazing, their service was top notch!

September 23, 2020

Business Xmas Party – As posted on Sunshine Coast Afloat’s FaceBook page.

We just had our Xmas party on board the Crusader and what a fabulous time we had!
On such a crazy weekend of wild weather, rain and hail, their boat was still able to take us out to enjoy the canals of Mooloolaba.
The new wind and rain sails protected us from the heavenly conditions while still being able to enjoy the lightning show on offer. Will definitely be back and have already started recommending to friends and family! :-)

September 23, 2020

Company Christmas Party – As posted on Sunshine Coast Afloat’s FaceBook page.

We had a wonderful time for our Christmas Party on the Crusader, Paddy and the crew were super helpful and friendly and accommodated all of our requests.
Highly recommend!

September 23, 2020

Hays Recruitment Office Christmas Celebration – As posted on Sunshine Coast Afloat’s FaceBook page.

Hays Recruitment used Sunshine Coast Afloat to host their 2019 office Christmas party.
Paddy was lovely to deal with from the moment I contacted her, she bent over backwards to make sure we enjoyed our time on the boat.
I would definitely recommend them for your office Christmas party!

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