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Mooloolaba Canal Cruise

Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
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Relaxing cruise trip

This canal trip was a wonderful experience. Rob the skipper talked to us all the way giving us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
beverleylynn
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Booked Mooloolaba canal cruise for a works hen do and we all had a great time. They allow BYO... 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parkyn Parade Road | The Wharf Marina, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia

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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked Mooloolaba canal cruise for a works hen do and we all had a great time. They allow BYO drinks and food. There are speakers on board for party music too. We had 28 on board which made it a cosy party but surprisingly still...More

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

Thanks Zoe for this fantastic feedback and recommendation. It's hard to beat a Mooloolaba sunset! We're happy you all enjoyed your time aboard the Mudjimba on this very special occasion.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we also had family visitors and took them on the cruise. It was fantastic, fascinating and fun. Rob gave us a great insight into the canals and how the surrounding areas developed. His boat is a lovely trip back in time, but comfortable and clean....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your time aboard our beloved Mudjimba! We look forward very much to welcoming you back onboard!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic night on the Mudjimba with family and friends to celebrate my birthday. Everyone loved beautiful sunset cruise on the wooden boat with open windows. BYO drinks and snacks. Skipper Rob and Holly were wonderful and friendly and made the evening a wonderful...More

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

Hi Carmen. Happy Birthday once again from all of us here at Mooloolaba Canal Cruises! We can't thank you enough for this wonderful review. It's a joy for us to be afforded the opportunity of welcoming such lovely, friendly people like yourselves aboard the Mudjimba...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my wife's 50th on board the Mudjimba and Rob and Holly were fantastic. Very accommodating with our own food, drinks and decorations. Highly recommended for any private party!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our cruise with Rob. We live locally so we go cruising often and always take visiting family. I would recommend to anyone, its great with the kids, you get to feed the pelicans and the fish.

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

Thanks Michael! You know you're doing something right when the locals give you a great review like this. Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us, and we really look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had the best night byo drinks and snack foods. Hired the boat for 2 hours was excellent as we were the only ones on the boat and the skipper. Sunset cruise And Xmas lights on the Mooloolaba canal. Excellent.More

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

What an awesome review, thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your private sunset cruise. Christmas on the Mooloolah River and canal is a very special time where all the local businesses, tourism operators and especially the wonderful homeowners really get into the spirit...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We loved our canal cruise. Loved that the ferry has open windows so you got a cooling breeze in the heat but could also see everything really well. The kids loved 'steering' the ferry, and feeding the pelicans and wild fish. Was a great experience....More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi there. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your cruise ... thank you! Hearing about how much our valued customers have enjoyed their time aboard the M.V. Mudjimba is one of the most rewarding parts of what...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Very good commentary on this cruise and the owner was very friendly. The kids on board got involved in steering of the boat and pelican feeding was lovely. Overall a great way to spend a some time.More

Thank Bert v
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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

“Hi Bert, Thank you so much for your review! We pride ourselves on giving our guests a family-friendly experience, and the pelicans are always a big hit with everyone. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time aboard the MV Mudjimba, and hope to welcome you back...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A great little cruise on the canal, skipper Rob was fantastic. Saw some beautiful homes. Kids loved feeding the pelicans and fish. Great value for $20 an adult and kids $8. Would highly recommend!More

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Jo J, Owner at Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cruise so favourably. We are really pleased to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time. I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Skipper Rob, and we hope...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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