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, an actual bar) and ask for one to be served to you! (so civilised! lol). 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:

Please note: A Private Charter booking means you have the entire boat to yourselves.

No “individual” bookings are possible.

If BYOing food and or drinks there is a $115.00 corkage fee to cover the cost of clean up and disposal of empty drink containers etc.

3 crew included on all trips.

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 (BYO OK)


Additional information

Boat BookingPrice does not vary by passenger numbers. A maximum of 23 passengers can be accommodated on this tour. The price does not take any other costs into account such as BYO surcharge, or additional food and or drinks.

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.

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).


 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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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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