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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Great family outing

We took a family group on the 1 hour cruise. Very enjoyable for everyone especially the little kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hayley E
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Fantastic experience and great value for money

The canal cruise was a most enlightening experience. Rob’s knowledge of the local history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rosalyntaylor81
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Buderim, Australia
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This highly popular cruise aboard the historic timber ferry MV Mudjimba has been operating on the Sunshine Coast from the Mooloolaba Wharf for 26 years. During this relaxing, still-water cruise you will see opulent waterfront mansions, yachts and historic landmarks, while listening to a live and informative commentary. Children get to take the helm alongside the Skipper for a great hands-on experience and photo opportunity. You will see wild pelicans being hand fed from the side of the boat, then feed the fish at the end of the cruise. It is a great experience for all the family. We run three cruises daily. Purchase a cruise-only ticket or add a lunch voucher to eat at the Wharf Tavern before or after your cruise. Sunset cruises are available subject to demand. Group bookings and gift vouchers available on application.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a family group on the 1 hour cruise. Very enjoyable for everyone especially the little kids who loved driving the boat and feeding the pelicans and the fish.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The canal cruise was a most enlightening experience. Rob’s knowledge of the local history of the canal development over the years was amazing. There was a story behind every luxury property we passed by. I am a local resident and knew nothing of the rich...More

Thank rosalyntaylor81
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Rosalyn, High praise indeed from a fellow local, thank you! How lucky are we to live in this beautiful part of the world? Rob will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his commentary so much; he is incredibly passionate about the area and never...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had been staying near Mooloolaba for 8 weeks and thought I had seen most of the area. What a wonderful surprise to discover the beautiful, hidden still waters of the Mooloolah River on one of my best spent hours. The canal cruise hosted by...More

Thank Lesley186400
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lesley, Nothing makes us more proud than a review such as this from an overseas visitor. We believe Mooloolaba is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, and we are blessed to be able to share a small part of it with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This canal trip was a wonderful experience. Rob the skipper talked to us all the way giving us lots of history about the multi millionare water front homes as we travelled along. The feeding the beautiful pelicans was the high light of my trip. Rob...More

Thank beverleylynn
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a wonderful review, thank you! There's a reason we have the pelican as our company logo; it's because they really do make our cruises truly special, and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed that unique experience. It is incredibly rewarding for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Mooloolaba canal cruise for a works hen do and we all had a great time. They allow BYO drinks and food. There are speakers on board for party music too. We had 28 on board which made it a cosy party but surprisingly still...More

Thank zoe3899
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Zoe for this fantastic feedback and recommendation. It's hard to beat a Mooloolaba sunset! We're happy you all enjoyed your time aboard the Mudjimba on this very special occasion.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we also had family visitors and took them on the cruise. It was fantastic, fascinating and fun. Rob gave us a great insight into the canals and how the surrounding areas developed. His boat is a lovely trip back in time, but comfortable and clean....More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your time aboard our beloved Mudjimba! We look forward very much to welcoming you back onboard!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic night on the Mudjimba with family and friends to celebrate my birthday. Everyone loved beautiful sunset cruise on the wooden boat with open windows. BYO drinks and snacks. Skipper Rob and Holly were wonderful and friendly and made the evening a wonderful...More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carmen. Happy Birthday once again from all of us here at Mooloolaba Canal Cruises! We can't thank you enough for this wonderful review. It's a joy for us to be afforded the opportunity of welcoming such lovely, friendly people like yourselves aboard the Mudjimba...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had my wife's 50th on board the Mudjimba and Rob and Holly were fantastic. Very accommodating with our own food, drinks and decorations. Highly recommended for any private party!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our cruise with Rob. We live locally so we go cruising often and always take visiting family. I would recommend to anyone, its great with the kids, you get to feed the pelicans and the fish.

Thank Michael W
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Michael! You know you're doing something right when the locals give you a great review like this. Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us, and we really look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Had the best night byo drinks and snack foods. Hired the boat for 2 hours was excellent as we were the only ones on the boat and the skipper. Sunset cruise And Xmas lights on the Mooloolaba canal. Excellent.More

Thank S7549YGangelad
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

What an awesome review, thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your private sunset cruise. Christmas on the Mooloolah River and canal is a very special time where all the local businesses, tourism operators and especially the wonderful homeowners really get into the spirit...More

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jannettegeorge
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Abalooloom | Property representative |
Yes, you can still purchase the meal on the cruise. The meal is at the Wharf Tavern and is the choice of 3 options. 1 Crumbed fish, 2 Chicken schnitzel, 3 200g Steak and all meals come with chips, salad and sauce. You can... More
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Brian J
August 3, 2015|
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Response from Abalooloom | Property representative |
Hi Brian. The cruise goes for 1hour
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berty666
June 23, 2015|
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Response from Abalooloom | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The cost for pensioners and concession card holders is only $18
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