We start off our cruise by departing from the Mooloolaba Wharfs passenger dock, right behind Underwater World.
There is a colourful live commentary throughout the cruise that is very informative, so you will not only see the sights, but hear about them as well.
The first part of the cruise takes us past the Wharf complex and marina, down towards Mooloolah Island; A man made Island boasting some of Mooloolabas most desirable mansions.
We then carry on cruising past award winning homes, including 3 QLD home of the year winners. After gliding past Minyama Island with its famous residents and sports stars, we enter the Kawana Canal system.
Here you will learn about how the canals were developed from unuseable swamp land into some of Queenslands most expensive real estate.
It is also here where you will be able to see the the research vessel, Croc One. This is the very boat owned by the late Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter.
After we leave the canal system, we are back out in the river.
This is where we stop the boat and hand feed the local wild pelicans. We have been doing this for over 20 years now as is the only cruise boat to feed the pelicans. They know us very well.
Its then out to the river heads where we turn the boat around so you can see the breathtaking views of the coastline. You can see from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa. Rest assured though, we don’t go into the open ocean.
We then head back through the river passing the pilot boats used by the Brisbane pilotage service.
It is also a bit of a nature cruise as we have seen dolphins and stingrays in this area. You will even see the wild Ospry eagles nest.
On our way back to the Wharf, we will pass the commercial fishing boats. Home to the largest longline fishing fleet in Australia. Also see prawn trawlers and crab boats.
We finish off the cruise passing the Mooloolaba Marina and The Yacht Club.
On our arrival back at The Mooloolaba Wharf, after the boat has been tied up, we feed some wild fish that only come out for us. It is a very unique sight and is one of the reasons The Mooloolaba Canal Cruise is one of the most popular things to do in Mooloolaba.