Scones and Tea at Sea Banner imageCome and enjoy our “Scones & Tea at Sea”             Leisurely 1 ½ Hour Cruise.


Don’t worry, this 1 ½ hour Mooloolaba boat cruise is not actually going to take you out to sea, but is conducted in the Mooloolah river and canals.

River Cruise Key Details

( River Cruise Mooloolaba just doesn’t have the same rhyming feel.)

This fun, tea and scones, Cruise is a fantastic way for groups, couples and friends to spend some quality time together in a manner that is a bit different and has both a bit of old school feel as well as luxury to it as you cruise Mooloolaba.

While enjoying a scone and cup of tea or coffee you will also be able to enjoy having a look at the Amazing and luxurious properties that adorn the Mooloolah River. And they really do look fantastic when viewed from the water. We will also be cruising past Mooloolaba’s famous Wharf complex, the local Marinas and public riverside parklands from a whole new angle.

Scones and tea are always a hit
Scones and tea are always a hit

You will be aboard Crusader 1, a large – 55 foot -, open deck vessel which allows full walk around access. Crusader 1 has been extensively refurbished in 2021 to ensure she provides you with comfort and quality in every area!

With a maximum of 45 passengers (and seating for up to 60!), all on such a large vessel, you are assured of lots of space and room to move about. And incase you would like something a little stronger than tea or coffee, our onboard bar will have a fantastic selection of beers, wine and mixed drinks to choose from.

Sunshine Coast Afloat's Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award (white) for their deep sea fishing charters, Short Cruises, Whale Watching tours and other activities.

 

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience.

Our highly qualified and trained crew are on board to assist in making sure every aspect of your cruise is executed with your enjoyment and safety the absolute focus at all times. From the moment you step aboard they will ensure you have nothing more to do than to sit back enjoy yourself.

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

Some key points you can expect with Sunshine Coast Afloat on this tour;

  • We base the number of scones as 1 per person based on the number of passengers booked for the cruise. (Scones are cut in half and you will be able to apply Jam and cream to your taste).
  • We will have both tea and coffee available on board, including allowing for refills.
  • In addition to tea and Coffee we will have a wide range of drinks aboard for you to choose from at prices at or below those of the average tavern! (NO BYO)
  • There are 2, on deck, modern marine toilets for your use.
  • Our modern marine (2000W) sound system will be gently playing background music to make sure the mood is perfect.
  • Plenty of comfortable seating ranging from bean bags to lounges and more.
  • Where we can we will place additional small tables to assist with the scones.
  • A large centre table, surrounded by large soft covered seating pods, accommodates larger groups in comfort.

Scones and tea at sea line drawing artThis particular Mooloolaba River Cruise does not run every day. As such the available trips do often fill quickly. We strongly recommend booking early or organising a large enough group to ensure you are able to venture out with us.

About to book? Please check the “DETAILED INFORMATION” Tab as well to make sure you understand what you can and cannot bring/do/wear aboard our vessel on this tour.

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!
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COVID safe operations – for detailed information on how we’ve adjusted our tour to be COVID Safe as well as for our fully updated terms click here.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening in the protected waters in the river and canals.

If you have questions relating to this or any of our other tour offerings, our FAQ’S PAGE might be able to assist as well. Of course you can always contact us by phone, email or text. 

Additional information

Per Person based Boat BookingA Minimum of 12 passengers and a Maximum of 45 Passengers can be accommodated on this tour. No BYO drinks is permitted on this tour. Please ensure you do not wear Black soled shoes or Stiletto heels.

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.

Scones and tea at sea line drawing artThis is a Perfect way to enjoy a 1 ½ Hour River Cruise with Scones and tea.

Key Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The Pontoon at Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road (Service Road), Mooloolaba( Sunshine Coast), Queensland. Australia
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES The departure times are 11:30AM for lunchtime cruises – returning at 1PM and for the Twilight cruise we depart at 5:30PM returning at 7PM.

If you think a private booking is better suited these times can be arranged to best suit you and your group. Please call us to arrange this separately as this cruise is setup for “open bookings”.

DEPARTURE NOTE Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.Please ensure you have checked in via the Covid Safe link sent with your confirmation or with the QR code at the departure location. We cannot depart until EVERYONE has properly checked in.
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes (NO BLACK SOLES & NO STILETTO HEELS PLEASE!), hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case. Alcohol can be purchased aboard. NO BYO DRINKS! We reserve the right to check bags and other items to ensure alcohol is not brought aboard.

You are welcome to bring your own food with you or have it catered as we do not supply food!

Please note that Crusader 1 is a NON-SMOKING vessel.

NO HEELS NO BLACK SOLES NO SMOKING
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR VESSEL PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ON ALL VOYAGES WITH SUNSHINE COAST AFLOAT.

INCLUDED
Professional and experienced crew. Self serve Iced water on arrival.
Self Serve Iced Water aboard.

Bar available for purchases of a range of drinks.

Scones (1  full scone per person).

Tea and Coffee included.

NOT INCLUDED OTHER FOOD            BYO DRINKS
OCEAN ACCESS         PRIVATE BOOKING

Our 1 ½ hour Scones and Tea Cruise is an ideal and extremely enjoyable way to sail the Mooloolah river and canals!

The Mooloolah river and canals of Minyama are a wonderful group of protected waterways, all flanked by multi million dollar homes, Water based operations such as the famous Wharf and Fisheries, as well as marina and beautifully maintained public parkland.

It’s difficult to imagine a more relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some quality time with a loved one, group of friends or family than aboard our vessel Crusader 1 sailing around these waterways enjoying a cup of tea or coffee together with a scone with jam and cream.

This River Cruise is fairly short at 1 ½ hours to ensure it does not take up a lot of our customers time.

Tea (or coffee)with Scones is a great combination
Tea (or coffee)with Scones is a great combination

This makes it an ideal and low cost experience, absolutely ideal for individuals, couples and smaller groups looking to spend quality time together. All in a manner that is a bit different to the norm, and feels just maybe that little bit decadent when compared to “normal life”!

Have a drink and a catchup as you sail past the Amazing and luxurious properties that adorn the Mooloolah River, as well as viewing the Wharf, Marinas and public riverside parklands. You will gain a whole new appreciation of the area and really see it from a different perspective.

Your cruise is aboard Crusader 1, our large – 55 foot -, open deck vessel which allows full walk around access. We mention open deck as we know from our many years of experience that being inside an enclosed space is NOT want people want when being on board a boat! Add to this that Crusader 1 has been extensively refurbished in 2021 to ensure she provides you with comfort and quality in every area, and you really start to understand that this is a special experience indeed!

A River Cruise Abaord Crusader 1 with Sunshine Coast AfloatCrusader 1 is not your usual small river cruise boat. This cruise sees you enjoying being abroad what so many of our customers call “A Real Boat!”. Crusader 1 is in survey for cruise up to 200NM offshore! Built to withstand dangerous open ocean conditions, this gentle river cruise really lets her shine in the comfort and safety she provides her passengers! And with a maximum of 45 passengers (and seating for up to 60!), all on such a large vessel, you are assured of lots of space and room to move about. And the onboard bar will make sure that you can take full advantage should you feel like something a little stronger than a tea or coffee! 

Everyone at Sunshine Coast Afloat prides themself on being extremely dedicated and  responsible to our guests. Not only will we always provide you with an extremely safe, clean and well appointed vessel, we will, on all trips, try to limit vessel capacity to to the best suited numbers to ensure that you have a safe, comfortable and memorable experience.

Our highly qualified and trained crew are on board to assist in making sure every aspect of your cruise is executed with your enjoyment and safety the absolute focus at all times. From the moment you step aboard they will ensure you have nothing more to do than to sit back enjoy yourself.

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

Some key points you can expect with Sunshine Coast Afloat on this tour;

  • We base the number of scones as 1 per person based on the number of passengers booked for the cruise. (Scones are cut in half and you will be able to apply Jam and cream to your taste).
  • We will have both tea and coffee available on board, including allowing for refills.
  • In addition to tea and Coffee we will have a wide range of drinks aboard for you to choose from at prices at or below those of the average tavern! (NO BYO)
  • There are 2, on deck, modern marine toilets for your use.
  • Our modern marine (2000W) sound system will be gently playing background music to make sure the mood is perfect.
  • Plenty of comfortable seating ranging from bean bags to lounges and more.
  • Where we can we will place additional small table to assist with the scones.
  • A large centre table, surrounded by large soft covered seating pods, accommodates larger groups in comfort.

Scones and Tea at Sea Banner image

This particular Cruise does not run every day. As such the available trips do often fill quickly. We strongly recommend booking early or organising a large enough group to ensure you are able to venture out with us.

We really look forward to seeing you aboard soon!
————————————————————————————————————————

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

  • Minimum passenger numbers and safe suitable weather do apply as conditions for the cruise proceeding.
  • Advance bookings are essential – Bookings close a few hours prior to the departure time.
  • As we are fully licenced we reserve the right to inspect all bags and eskis to ensure we do not violate the terms of our liquor license. BYO drinks are not permitted.

Wondering what the weather might be like? A great place to get an idea up to 7 days out is Seabreeze! or BOM or Willy Weather. Of course please remember that these sites are generalised and focused on the Beach conditions, and as such may not accurately reflect what is happening in the protected waters in the river and canals.

If you have questions relating to this or any of our other tour offerings, our FAQ’S PAGE might be able to assist as well. Of course you can always contact us by phone, email or text. 

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