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Our most recommended Sunshine Coast Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

    1. Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

    Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a hamburger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

    Had a great day, the staff were more than accommodating and very entertaining.. Fully recommend to anyone!

  • Mooloolaba: 1-Hour Land and Water Tour

    2. Mooloolaba: 1-Hour Land and Water Tour

    The one-hour amphibious Aquaduck tour includes an informative tour along Mooloolaba Beach, the Esplanade and Sunshine Strip with a cruise through the canals and waterways. This tour offers a perfect mix between beautiful natural landscapes, wildlife and waterways with the homes and mega-mansions of the super-rich and famous. Onboard, stories are shared featuring the history of the region including those from the original owners, beach culture, local produce, wildlife and much more. The tour has a one-hour duration and is a fantastic way to see and experience the heart of the Sunshine Coast. There are many photo opportunities on the tour and guests are encouraged to bring cameras, phones and GoPro's.

    Entertaining. Plenty of information. Kianani (guide) very nice. Have already recommended this to other people.

  • Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

    3. Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

    Unwind into the Mooloolaba evening with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day while sailing effortlessly through the magical scenery of the Mooloolah Rivers.  The cruise picks you up from Wharf Mooloolaba, and takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy scenic views right down to the Noosa headland.  Next stop is the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up the fresh catch of the day. You’ll then continue on a leisurely cruise through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, and then through the harbor and canals. The boat is fully licensed so you can purchase wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks all on board. And if you’d like to eat, A full à la carte menu is offered, using the fresh catch of the day picked up at the market.

    This activity was amazing and great value. We ordered seafood and cocktails, meals and drinks were amazing. Captain and host were great, made the evening an evening to remember

  • Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

    4. Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

    Witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in the ocean off the coast of Noosa during their annual migration. Begin with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River where you’ll soak up the sights and fantastic views of Noosa from the water. Then, your captain cruises out into the ocean in search of the friendly giants. Your nature-focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves, and sweeping beaches. Upon locating the whales, enjoy an awe-inspiring experience as you watch these playful giants frolic in their natural habitat. See breaches, tail lobs, and pectoral slaps as part of a spectacular display.

    Fantastic experience! We saw Humpback whales, dolphins, jellyfish and a sea snake! Couldn't fault this experience or Nathon our guide - thank you so much!

  • Noosa: Everglades Canoe Adventure with Lunch

    5. Noosa: Everglades Canoe Adventure with Lunch

    Your adventure begins at Habitat Noosa as you travel to Lake Cootharaba, the start of the Noosa Everglades. The first stop of the day is Fig Tree Point where your canoe for the day awaits. Hop on board and paddle upstream in your classic Canadian style canoe through ancient landscape, mirrored waterways, and sub-tropical rainforest. After your ride from Fig Tree Point it's time to regain your energy with some morning tea snacks, prepared by your tour guide in the tranquil surrounds of historic Harry’s Hut. When you’re finished with morning tea, head down to the magnificent wonders of the Everglades, recognized as one of the most spectacular canoeing adventures in Australia. Enjoy a leisurely river cruise along the Everglades with your group and make a pit stop at a nearby swimming hole made up of tea-tree infused waters. As your canoe time draws to a close, head back to Habitat Noosa w...

    Lovely boat ride to get to the Everglades. Then hopped on a kayak to go downriver. Lunch provided, lovely meal. Informative tour guide.

  • Noosa: Everglades Safari Day Cruise

    6. Noosa: Everglades Safari Day Cruise

    Head out on a day tour across Lake Cootharaba, along the upper Noosa River, and up into the Noosa Everglades. Stop at historic locations and take casual walks near iconic heritage landmarks. Enjoy morning tea and lunch in one of Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes, known as the ‘River of Mirrors’. Begin your trip with a boat journey over Lake Cootharaba before entering Australia’s Everglades. Make your first stop at Fig Tree Point, where you will have the opportunity to do a small 400m rainforest walk before entering the Everglades. Take in the breathtaking views from the comfort of the boat whilst going upstream through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways, and sub-tropical rainforests. Look out for the local birdlife that lives in the area such as pelicans, ducks, cormorants, eagles, and rare jabiru. Relax and sip on morning tea served at the historic Harry’s Hut in the ...

    Everything went so smoothly, from the bus pick-up and drop-off, to the boat trip itself. The commentary was interesting and informative, and the scenery was stunning.

  • Whale Watching Without the Crowds

    7. Whale Watching Without the Crowds

    Looking for a whale watching experience you'll remember and want to talk about for a long time? Crusader 1 is limited to 22 passengers,  therefore offering you a personal day out on the water with unobstructed views of these inquisitive majestic animals. Be in awe of the spectacular breaching, close encounters, magical songs and tail slapping of the humback whales. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea and encounter pods of dolphins and turtles. The biggest advantage of whale watching on Crusader 1 is that you'll always have that rail side position ready for that perfect photo moment. Crusader 1 is an open deck vessel, very safe and allows full walk around access even to the bow of the boat where you can watch the dolphins play and follow your path.

    Enjoyed every minute of the day. The skipper was tops with her commentary & guiding of the boat. The young crew couldn’t do enough for us & the food was number one. I would not hesitate to recommend the trip to anyone.

  • Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    8. Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland. Soak up the amazing views of Noosa, and admire the iconic sights, including Hells Gate. Once at sea, these amazing mammals will come out and play. Get up close and personal with these beautiful dolphins as they feed and socialize. Look out for the varied species of birds before finishing with a relaxing cruise back to Noosa Marina.

  • Mooloolaba: Daytime or Twilight Cruise

    9. Mooloolaba: Daytime or Twilight Cruise

    Join this cruise onboard the Crusader 1. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the surroundings with friends or family on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Mooloolaba River and canal system. Crusader 1 is ideal for cruising—this open deck boat puts you in the fresh outdoors, with plenty of deck space for you to mingle or simply enjoy your own company. Pass by multi-million dollar houses, view the Wharf from a new perspective, see where the Coastguard departs from, and pass by beautiful marinas. Then, head down towards the fisheries to see the trawlers and working boats that bring in fresh seafood. Your skipper and crew will be there to make sure you have an enjoyable cruise, so order your favorite drinks, and enjoy being out on the water.

  • Noosa Everglades Cruise & Highlights Tour Inc. Lunch

    10. Noosa Everglades Cruise & Highlights Tour Inc. Lunch

    Experience Noosa in a day! We will stop at Laguna Lookout, which offers the ultimate panorama of Noosa and is just a short drive from the bustling hub of Hastings Street. It provides sweeping views that extend as far out as the distant mountains and across the Noosa River. Next, enjoy 60 minutes of free time to explore Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach. You will have plenty of time to grab a coffee or browse the multiple shops along Hastings Street or take a walk to Noosa National Park. Noosa Main Beach is one of the few beaches along Australia’s coastline facing north and is the best option for families or those who are not confident in surfing, as it is protected by the headland, has gentle waves, and is patrolled year-round by surf lifesavers. Next, take a 45-minute journey on the Noosa Ferry from Hastings Street. Ride on the Noosa Ferry up the Noosa River to Tewantin for an appe...

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What people are saying about Sunshine Coast

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Everything went so smoothly, from the bus pick-up and drop-off, to the boat trip itself. The commentary was interesting and informative, and the scenery was stunning.

Fantastic experience! We saw Humpback whales, dolphins, jellyfish and a sea snake! Couldn't fault this experience or Nathon our guide - thank you so much!

Great ‘captain’ who gave us an interesting commentary. Zoe was so friendly and helpful also. Would highly recommend it.

Had a great day, the staff were more than accommodating and very entertaining.. Fully recommend to anyone!

Fun seafood lunch cruise around the canals of Mooloolaba.