In our 30th year of operation!

We are the Longest Running Canal Cruise in Mooloolaba


All of our cruises are BYO, so feel free to bring any food or drinks, including alcohol on board.

Feeding Wild Pelicans

We stop the boat to hand feed the local wild pelicans

Perfect for Tour Groups

Great way to see the local area from the water.

Christmas Lights 1 Hour Canal Cruises on sale now!!    CLICK HERE FOR COVID SAFE PLAN.

The perfect Mooloolaba Cruise to view the Sunshine Coast from the water…

We are a small, family run business that takes immense pride in giving passengers on our still-water Mooloolaba cruise an unforgettable, family-friendly and affordable experience. Our Mooloolaba cruise is considered a “must do” and is known as one of the best, affordable Sunshine Coast tourist attractions.

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One hour Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Famous 1H Cruise

This Mooloolaba Harbour River Canal Cruise takes you through 3 different areas  aboard the M.V. Mudjimba, the only genuine historic timber ferry in operation on the Sunshine Coast.

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Cruise & Dock

1 hour Mooloolaba Canal Cruise followed by lunch and a complementary drink at the The Dock Mooloolaba for only $45 per adult.

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Private Charters

Our private charters run for 2 hours and depart from The Wharf, Mooloolaba. We are fully BYO. Eskys available. Sound system. On board convenience.

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Group Bookings

The M.V. Mudjimba can accommodate up to 40 passengers on a one hour group booking, and is extremely popular with bus tour operators and community groups and clubs. Combine a lunch or breakfast option at "The Dock" restaurant.

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Christmas Lights Cruises

Sit back and relax as the historic M.V.Mudjimba gently cruises you through the Mooloolah River and Canals, whilst you view the beautiful waterfront homes, all decked out with their pretty Christmas Lights. Comfortable seating with unobstructed all round viewing.

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Boat Parade

A once-a-year opportunity to book a spot aboard our vessel to take part in the famous Mooloolaba Boat Parade!

This allows you to both be a part of this festive evening cruise viewing the Christmas lights, and take part in the boat parade in which up to 100 other vessels are all decked out in amazing lights!

We spent a weekend at Mooloolaba for my daughter's birthday & the canal cruise was an hour well spent with my family. The skipper was friendly, professional, courteous and definitely a historian of the locality. We will definitely be doing it again. This is one of the MUST do things at Mooloolaba. The skipper allowed my kids to feed the fish for an extended period after all the passengers have disembarked. Thank you Skipper!
Mo. D
Really good cruise. The boat has history. Informative history on the canal . Good skipper and crew. You get to feed the Pelicans. Chance to see the birds up close. There is also fish feeding after the cruise. Highly recommended boat ride up into the canals.
Glen Sipple
If you are coming to Mooloolaba on a holiday, or even if you live here and want to get to see all the waterways this beautiful region has to offer, this is the company to go with. What makes this experience so enjoyable is the nostalgia of being aboard the historic timber ferry, the M.V. Mudjimba, and the owner/operators informative knowledge of the Mooloolaba canals. They are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, who provide an amazing service making this a very memorable excursion..highly recommend this.
Wavell Bush
Great 1 hour Cruise, family run, friendly professional and informative. definitely a must do when in Mooloolaba, suitable for all ages. Thank you Rob and Holly will do again when back in Mooloolaba
Nala Perkins
Thank you to Rob for a making our birthday cruise a very enjoyable hour. Hope to see you at Christmas for the lights
Liz Young
Thank you to Rob and Holly for a lovely afternoon cruise along the Mooloolaba canals, our family really enjoyed it. Well priced and we also learned a bit more about this wonderful area we call home. Highly recommend Mooloolaba Canal Cruises. Great for all ages. Kids got to have a drive and ring the bell and we fed the pelican and the fish - very happy!

Jennifer Byfield

Discover Our Mooloolaba Cruise – Board the M.V. Mudjimba

The Wharf & Sea Life

We depart from the Mooloolaba Wharf passenger dock, right behind Sea Life.

Our regular 1 hour cruises depart at 11am, 1pm, and 2.30pm.

River Esplanade & Mooloolah Island

On departure we cruise past the Wharf complex and Marina towards Mooloolah Island – a man-made island boasting some of Mooloolaba’s most desirable mansions and award winning homes.

Minyama Island

We continue on past Minyama Island where you will hear all about its famous residents, celebrities & sports stars, before entering the Kawana Canal system and learning the history of the canal development.

Steve Irwin’s Croc One

It is here that you get to view ‘Croc One’, the very boat owned by the late Steve Irwin – the ‘Crocodile Hunter

Hand feed the local wild pelicans

It is here that you get to view ‘Croc One’, the very boat owned by the late Steve Irwin – the ‘Crocodile Hunter

La Balsa Park & River Heads

We turn the boat around to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads, before we head back through the river where we pass the pilot boats used by the Brisbane pilotage service

Fishing Fleet

On our way back to the Wharf we pass the commercial fishing boats – home to the largest long line fishing fleet in Australia.

Mooloolaba Marina & Yacht Club

On our arrival back at the wharf, we feed the fish that only come out for us.

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Kids at the helm

Kids get to join the Skipper
at the helm and steer the boat.

feeding wild pelicans

Feeding wild pelicans

We stop the boat to hand feed the local wild pelicans

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Bring Your Own

Feel free to bring any food
or drinks (inc alcohol) on board.

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Gift Voucher

There is nothing better
than gifting an experiance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any question please check our Frequently Asked Questions section.

How do we book our famous 1h Canal Cruise?

That’s easy, you’re already on our website, so go ahead and book online. You will be emailed a confirmation, but you don’t need to bring this with you as we already have an electronic record of your booking.

What time do we need to be there?

The Skipper Rob, heads up to the central area from 15 minutes before your cruise to muster our cruises.

We ALWAYS try to contact people who do not arrive by the time the cruise is about to depart.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any question please check our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Office Hours

8.30am- 4.30pm

Cruise Departure Times
11am, 1pm, & 2.30pm

Departure Address

123 Parkyn Parade,
Mooloolaba QLD 4557