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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
+61 411 368 248
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Relaxing afternoon

Terrific value for money cruise. Skipper and 1st mate friendly and informative. Interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karenarb2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Peaceful, relaxing and informative

A great $30 well spent. Firstly I did an hour long cruise of the canals around Mooloolaba. This... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Terrific value for money cruise. Skipper and 1st mate friendly and informative. Interesting to see the waterfront mansions, especially those owned by people whose names you knew of. History of the canals interesting. Pelican and fish feeding opportunity great for young and old. We had...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great $30 well spent. Firstly I did an hour long cruise of the canals around Mooloolaba. This was beautiful and so relaxing. Very interesting commentary by the skipper about all the homes and people we knew who lived in them or had them as...More

Thank Ann S
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Anne, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your cruise and tavern lunch, thank you so much for taking the time to go on trip advisor and share your enthusiasm for our cruise experience. It is nice when the locals come out and wave....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cruise. Very informed, entertaining commentary . See all the canal houses from the water. This is a must do.More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so pleased that you had a great experience on our unique canal cruise. I will let Skipper Rob know that you found his commentary entertaining. We, and most of our other Trip Advisor reviewers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had friends with teens visiting so we opted for a cruise and it was spectacular.. from the minute we were greeted and settled on board it was perfect. The commentary and knowledge provided by Rob the skipper was great and the staff were so welcoming....More

Thank Karen P
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We love the fact that you felt welcomed and comfortable. Skipper Rob will be happy. We strive to provide an all round friendly and affordable experience, and as you say, being able to bring BYO...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had previously been on this cruise and had such a great time we thought we would hire it privately for a family function and it did not disappoint. The team were so easy to work with and accommodated all our needs. Our family had...More

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

Hi Rosalyn, Wow, what a fabulous review....thank you. You are right, it is good to arrange something a little different for your special celebrations and get togethers, and we are so pleased that we provided a memorable experience for you and your family. See you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch and very informative and entertaining time on our cruise down the canal our hosts were very friendly with plenty of stories to tell about the places we were passing. Very relaxing.

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

Hi Christine, Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our cruise, and found it entertaining and relaxing. If our customers are happy, we are happy. Hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cruise is very good during the day showing what a fab place mooloolaba is and the night cruise is just as good , you can often see wild life as you cruise up and down , I have seen stingrays & Dolphins , pelicans...More

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

Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We agree, Mooloolaba is a true gem of the Sunshine Coast, and to see it from the waters perspective is not to be missed. The wildlife is truly amazing when we stop and take time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 1 hr canal cruise with Rob today. It was an excellent informative 1 hour spent looking at the nearby surroundings. The highlight was feeding the pelicans. Definitely worth going on.More

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

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your great review. Rob will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his informative commentary, and even the odd joke or too. The Pelicans are our mates, and know when our beloved Mudjimba turns the canal corner. Look forward to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the 11am tour and Rob the driver was very informative about the tour. He also allowed a group of youngsters to drive the boat and we all survived. Very family friendly and watch out for those fish at the end do not pat few...More

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

Hi there, Many thanks for your review. We aim to provide a fun, family friendly experience. We often have families on board who came on the cruise as children themselves, and then revisit with their own families. Hope to see you again one day soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely hour cruising Mooloolaba's picturesque canals. Our skipper Rob was very friendly and informative. It was a bonus to have BYO drinks and nibbles. We thoroughly enjoyed the pelican feeding and the fish feeding at the end of the cruise. We will definitely...More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review for us.The BYO is definitely a bonus, and hopefully adds to the enjoyable ambiance of the cruise. Skipper Rob will be thrilled as always to hear that our customers...More

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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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