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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Great day out

Went on this cruise with my grandchildren and family. So relaxing and friendly, the skipper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynnem011
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Shepparton, Australia
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A great hour on the water

It was a great experience cruising around the canal on this perfect,sunny day. The commentary was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
T2210XEmartinr
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Sydney, 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 1 week ago via mobile

Went on this cruise with my grandchildren and family. So relaxing and friendly, the skipper couldn’t be more accommodating and helpful. He was so knowledgeable about the canals and made the trip so much fun. The kids just loved the pelican and Fish feeding Would...More

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

Thanks Lynne for this fabulous review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise aboard the Mudjimba. We are always especially pleased to hear that the kids had a fun time, as we really do strive to make our cruise fun and interesting for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience cruising around the canal on this perfect,sunny day. The commentary was most interesting & we certainly saw parts of Mooloolaba which we hadn’t seen before....a most glorious , relaxing hour. Just a tip...... buy your ticket on the boat.

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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! As you said, this time of year is perfect weather for a cruise. We look forward very much to welcoming you back onboard!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderfully relaxing and interesting cruise this was. The Captain was kind and helpful and his commentary was most informative. A moving moment was seeing Croc One, the late Steve Irwin's boat. And later we even got to feed the pelicans ourselves. Very reasonably...More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Leah, and thank you for this wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise and especially appreciate your comments about the value for money, as we really do strive to keep costs affordable. It's also quite remarkable how so many people still...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps interesting for those who want to know where the top end of towners park their yachts. Relatively old cruise boat with wooden slat seating. Traveled some time ago so assessment may be dated.More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Garry - thanks so much for your review. A huge part of Mudjimba's charm is her age and history which we promote heavily on our website and social media pages, as is the history of the canal system and its residents - past and...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful sunny day spent cruising around the canal on a charming little boat with an informative commentary telling us all we needed to know about the area, it doesn't get much better than this. Thanks Rob, you are an asset to Mooloolaba.More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Wow! Thank you for this amazing review! It is incredibly rewarding for us when our guests appreciate our 'charming little boat' and Skipper Rob's wonderful, warm way of sharing the history and colour of the area. We are very humbled by this review. To quote...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The canal cruise was pleasant and very informative thanks to the commentary by the driver. He even let our 2 year old grand daughter sit in the driver's seat and steer! The cruise included feeding the pelicans and a fish feeding frenzy. We would take...More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you Les! "Family Friendly" is what we're all about. In this fast-paced world, we intentionally strive to retain that 'old-school' charm, so it makes us really happy when we get reviews like this that especially mention how much the children have enjoyed the experience....More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We did this at the recommendation of t he young man on duty at the Osprey accommodation. What a wonderful way to spend an hour of your day. Rob, the skipper of MV Mudjimba, was very welcoming, knowledgeable and obliging. Interesting to hear how the...More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Another fantastic review, thank you! We hope you were able to see the Ospreys in their nest during your cruise as they are magnificent birds. Skipper Rob will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your cruise - it is a labour of love...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this calm boat ride along the man made canals where the rich and sometimes, famous people live. Our commentator knew all the local gossip. Good value for money. The homes are extraordinary.

Thank Marc W
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hello Marc, and thanks for this great review! We're so pleased you enjoyed the cruise and we agree, some of those homes are pretty spectacular - even more so when you learn the history behind them. Hope to see you again soon! Warmest regards

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We loved our canal cruise ! Rob was amazing in telling us lots of interesting information on our cruise! We got to feed pelicans and fish which my daughter enjoyed very much! Highly recommend doing it! 😊

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks so much Sarah! We're really glad you enjoyed your time aboard our lovely old boat, and especially pleased your daughter had great fun too. Hope to see you all again very soon! Cheers.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 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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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Hayley, thanks for your review! So pleased to hear the kids especially had a good time as we really do try to make the cruise fun and interesting for all ages. Hope to see you onboard the Mudjimba again soon! Kind regards,

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jannettegeorge
18 April 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
3 August 2015|
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Response from Abalooloom | Property representative |
Hi Brian. The cruise goes for 1hour
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berty666
23 June 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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