Christmas Lights

13th-23rd December 2020

Proud winners of “The Best Dressed Commercial Vessel” in the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s Christmas Boat Parade 2018, and runner up in 2019.

Get into the Christmas Spirit on our 1 hour Christmas Lights Canal Cruise. Departs 7pm.

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.

1 Hour Christmas Lights Cruises Now Selling!

Come and join The One and Only M.V. Mudjimba, for 11 nights only in December. Proud winners of the 2018 Best Dressed Commercial Vessel Christmas 2018, and runners up 2019.

Christmas Lights Cruises running from the 13th to the 23rd December 2020. Fun for the whole family. Fully BYO….no extra charges! Bookings are essential. Please book on-line or Contact us on 0411 368 248 if you require more information.

These special cruises are B.Y.O. so feel free to bring along an esky with some nibbles and drinks.

Mop up the nostalgic atmosphere that the Mudjimba creates with a BYO drink and nibble, our traditional Christmas decorative theme, and well known Christmas Crooner tunes. These special cruises are B.Y.O. so feel free to bring along an esky with some nibbles and drinks.

Most importantly, there is a toilet on board so you can enjoy a beer or a glass of champagne in comfort.

Boat Access & Seating Layout

Please view photos of external and internal access to the boat. There are also several photos with seating layout.

2020 Mooloolaba Boat Parade! 12th December 6.30pm

A once-a-year opportunity to book a spot aboard our historic vessel to join the famous MOOLOOLABA CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE. Our vessel has proudly been a part of the boat parade since it’s beginnings 30 years ago.

Be a part of this festive evening cruise viewing the Mooloolaba waterfronts Christmas lights, whilst engaging with our local community lining the foreshore. Up to 100 other vessels take part in this amazing event each year!

A two to two and a half hour cruise with bobby party tunes throughout the decades and BYO. Wear your best party outfit, and bring lot’s of party Christmas cheer. 

The Trip – Discover Mooloolaba DURING CHRISTMAS

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 (excluding Mon & Wed).

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.


Adults: $35
Child (2 to 14 years inclusive): $20
Family (2 adults, 2 children 2 to 14 years): $98


This 1 Hour Christmas Lights Canal Cruise is only available between 13th and 23rd December 2020.

Such a lovely afternoon, great history of the area and fun feeding pelicans! Such great value for the family I highly recommend, thank you.

Chloe H.

We have had a fantastic time on the cruise, and learnt so much about the history of this area. Great fun, intimate, relaxing as well as entertaining. Kids got to drive the boat as well as feed pelicans, they come so close! Must do activity on the Sunny Coast.

Adriana A.

Our group had such a great time on the cruise. It was affordable and a lot of fun. The commentary was excellent - entertaining and true, with a lot of local knowledge. We highly recommend this cruise.

Rebecca E.

Today we absolutely enjoyed a great cruise from the Mooloolaba wharf on a unique boat that was originally used around the Brisbane river years ago. This family owned/operated business is perfect for visitors and also for locals that are interested in hearing a colloquial history whilst cruising the lovely waters!

Tobias O’B.

Great and fun one hour cruise. Very friendly staff. Great for kids and the parents. My daughter enjoyed pelican feeding, fish feeding and driving the cruise with the captain! We had a very good experience!

Joly K.

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Office Hours

8.30am- 4.30pm

Cruise Departure Times
Daily, 11am, 1pm, & 2.30pm
except Mon & Wed

Departure Address

123 Parkyn Parade,
Mooloolaba QLD 4557