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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

What a wonderfully relaxing and interesting cruise this was. The Captain was kind and helpful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leah T
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A Great way to spend an hour.

A beautiful sunny day spent cruising around the canal on a charming little boat with an informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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.

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

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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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

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