Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba Cruises

Mooloolaba is home to some of Sunshine Coast’s best beaches and unique marine life – it’s no wonder that the best things to do here are on the water. A relaxing Mooloolaba cruise along the serene waterways gives you an excellent opportunity to see the Sunshine Coast with fresh eyes. 


With many Mooloolaba river cruises operating along the Mooloolah River, choosing the one that suits you best is not easy. But fret not, because we have shortlisted the most unique experiences on these waters. From signature cultural tours showcasing the indigenous heritage of the region to seafood lunch experiences and sunset tours, you can easily find the must-do cruises here. These cruises will take you along intricate canal systems and past the region’s stunning sceneries.


On a Mooloolaba canal cruise, you can see the waterfront mansions along the Mooloolah River, the stunning bay of Mooloolaba, private boats and historic vessels and plenty more. When it comes to dining, expect nothing short of lip-smacking because after all, you’re on the Sunshine Coast. From bushtucker-inspired canapes and native-flavour-infused nibbles to succulent seafood options, you can enjoy some of the region’s finest food (depending on the experience).


Some cruises also feature local commentary and cultural talks, giving you an opportunity to learn about Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast through the eyes of a local. The cruises are extremely popular, so if you’re planning to cruise, book ahead!

Guests enjoy a breathtaking Mooloolaba sunset


1.5Hr Mooloolaba Sunset Cruise

Popular sunset cruise with commentary along Mooloolah River. Scenic bay views down to Noosa Headland, with pitstop to pick up fresh seafood catch.

Duration 2hr

From $45

Delicious seafood platter served on board


1.5Hr Mooloolaba Seafood Lunch Cruise

Dine on fresh & succulent seafood bought directly from Mooloolaba Spit as you cruise around the picturesque Sunshine Coast waterways. 7 menu options.

Duration 2hr

From $65


1Hr Mooloolaba Aquaduck Tour

Mooloolaba’s #1 experience combining a city tour and river cruise to bring you the best sights of Sunshine Coast! Kids get to captain the Aquaduck.

Duration 1hr

From $50

Guests enjoy the sunset and live music on board


2Hr Mooloolaba Sunset Cruise & Live Music

The ultimate Sunshine Coast sunset cruise along the Mooloolaba canals with a changing line-up of singers entertaining you with live acoustic music.

Duration 2hr

From $75

Gourmet bush tucker inspired canapés served on board


2Hr Mooloolaba Native Bushfood & Seafood Cruise

A relaxed lunch cruise along the Mooloolaba canals on the vintage boat ‘Spray of the Coral Coast’. Enjoy commentary, bushtucker canapes & free drink.

Duration 2hr

From $75

Guests learn about the indigenous traditions and culture from the guide


2Hr Saltwater Cultural Tour

Signature Mooloolaba cultural tour on the heritage boat ‘Spray of the Coral Coast’ - maritime history, Saltwater traditions & bushtucker food await.


1Hr Mooloolaba Canal Sunset Cruise - MV Mudjimba

Watch a stunning sunset over Blackall Mountain Range as you cruise Mooloolaba canal on a historic timber vessel. Live commentary included. BYO food.

Duration 1hr

From $35


1Hr Mooloolaba Seafood Canal Cruise

Scenic canal cruise along the Mooloolaba waterways, followed by a seafood feast with complimentary drink at the iconic ‘Prawn Star’ restaurant.

Duration 1hr

From $50


1Hr Mooloolaba Canal Cruise & Lunch Package

Enjoy a picturesque Mooloolaba Canal cruise and lunch at the famous restaurant, ‘The Dock’. A complimentary drink and sides are included.

Duration 1hr

From $55


2Hr Mooloolaba Whale Watching Cruise (June - Oct)

Mooloolaba's only whale watching tour that offers views of the whales both above & below the water: underwater camera & hydrophone. Only 20 guests.

Duration 2hr

From $85


1.5Hr Mooloolaba Turtle Tour (Nov - May)

High-speed cruise with commentary on the Mooloolaba coast to see Point Cartwright Lighthouse Alexandra Headlands etc. Spot turtles at Mudjimba Island.

Duration 1hr

From $69

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Mooloolaba is one of our top picks for a quick getaway — for all seasons and for all the right reasons. This charming coastal suburb in Sunshine Coast promises a perfectly balanced dose of the sun, sandy beaches, and some seriously good seafood.