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Our most recommended Mooloolaba Cruises & Boat Tours

Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

1. 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.

Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

2. 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! 

Mooloolaba: 1-Hour Land and Water Tour

3. 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.

Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

4. Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Cruise

Cruise from Mooloolaba Wharf for the chance to see whales on this boat tour. Hear the song of the whales with the onboard hydrophone. Sail on a fast boat to ensure that you get as much time with the whales as possible.  Embark from Mooloolaba Wharf and enjoy panoramic views of the coast as you head to the whale watching location. Relax in a comfortable seat with a high back. Feel the power of the engine as you speed to your destination.  Listen to commentary from you skipper to learn about these mysterious creatures. Watch as the whales breach, slap the water with their massive tails, and perform spy hops and peduncle throws.

Mooloolaba: Marine Wildlife Safari

5. Mooloolaba: Marine Wildlife Safari

Get up close with the wildlife of the Sunshine Coast on a boat tour from Mooloolaba wharf. Listen to educational onboard commentary from your local skipper. Sit back and relax in a comfortable seat with a high back as you cut through the water in a high-speed vessel. Feel the power of the engine as your skipper takes you to wildlife hot spots. Look for fish, turtles, and playful dolphins. See graceful sea birds and take a peak at what life is like below the waves with underwater cameras that live-stream what is happening below the ship in real time.

Mooloolaba: Adventure Rafting Wildlife Tour

6. Mooloolaba: Adventure Rafting Wildlife Tour

Set off on a rafting adventure on a custom-built vessel as you explore the Mooloolaba coastline and Mudjimba Island. Get some informative commentary about the Sunshine Coast while you keep an eye out for dolphins and other sea life. Kick off your tour with a safety briefing before boarding your raft. Cruise the Mooloolah River while taking in the sights. See the local fish market, La Balsa Park, and some charming local houses. Admire the impressive Mooloolaba birdlife and meet some of the local Pelicans living at Point Cartwright. Check out the artwork featured on the Point Cartwright Lighthouse. Afterward, head to Mudjimba Island where you'll stop to view the local turtle population and learn about the Indigenous history that surrounds this interesting island.

Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Adventure

7. Mooloolaba: Whale Watching Adventure

Embark on a whale watching tour from Mooloolaba. Listen to educational commentary from your skipper as you get up close to humpback whales. Hop aboard an open boat at Mooloolaba wharf. Cruise out to where the whales congregate in a speedy craft to make sure that you can see the whales for as long as possible. Admire the whales as they breach and slap their massive tails on the water. Watch these majestic creatures from a low position in the water to ensure that your view is unobstructed. Discover facts about the whales from your skipper as you see them frolic and play on the coast.

Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

8. Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Noosa, Mooloolaba, or Alexandra Headland and head straight to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Immerse yourself in 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest and admire epic views of the Glass House Mountains. From here, visit Maleny, a small but charming town bursting with character and friendly locals. Next, arrive at Gardners Falls, a local favorite that boasts breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a refreshing dip under a glistening waterfall and soak up the beauty of nature. After your swim, stop at Gerrards Lookout where you can marvel at yet more epic Hinterland landscapes. Continue the tour to Montville, arguably the jewel of the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland. Spend some time exploring this picturesque location, then enjoy a break for lunch. After lunch, visit Mapleton Falls National Park for an epic rainforest walk to an impressive 120-meter high waterfall. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, begin the return journey to your accommodation.

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.

Sunshine Coast and Noosa: Private Full-Day Tour

10. Sunshine Coast and Noosa: Private Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a fantastic full-day private tour of the Sunshine Coast. Avoid the hassle of traveling with a large tour group and enjoy the peace and serenity of exploring with close family or friends. Take complete control of your itinerary — decide what to do on the day or let your experienced tour guide/driver create a full itinerary for you based on your preferences. Here are some suggested itineraries you may choose from: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Enjoy a 1.7-kilometer walk through the rainforest, visit Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, enjoy lunch on the lakefront, go shopping in Montville, and visit the Ginger Factory and Nutworks. Noosa National Parks Enjoy a serene walk along the coast, take in panoramic views from Mount Tinbeerwah lookout, visit Noosa Botanic Gardens and the Ginger Factory and Nutworks, with a stop for lunch in a brewery. Wildlife and Rainforest See koala bears and kangaroos in Australia Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains from a scenic lookout, go shopping in Montville and walk through Mary Cairncross Rainforest. Markets and Gardens Shop for souvenirs at Eumundi Markets and visit the Nutworks and Ginger Factory. Stop for lunch at Flaxton Gardens before doing some retail therapy in Montville and enjoying afternoon tea at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Gympie Region Shop for souvenirs at Eumundi Markets, visit Gympie Historical Museum, have lunch in a historic train station and visit a vineyard or brewery in Dingo Creek.

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What people are saying about Mooloolaba

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 20 reviews

It was way to book but I want keen on needing to download the app. On arrival there staff were friendly. The skipper even made the safety briefing fun. The trip was great fun. My children and I both enjoyed it. I’d definitely recommend it.

The cruise was relaxing and interesting with lots of commentary about the locations we were sailing past. Captain Calam and his first mate Keefi kept us smiling with light banter and both worked very hard to deliver a memorable afternoon.

Despite of the poor weather the cruise was very enjoyable, to much extent thanks to very friendly and entertaining crew. Highly recommend.

Lovely boat, great food and cocktails, informative and fun tour guide. Highly recommend this tour.

Awesome experience, informative guide, heaps of fun. Loved it!