Out on the Waters of Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba has no shortage of land-based attractions for visitors to enjoy, from a scenic hike up the Point Cartwright Loop coastal pathway to a day spa in the salt caves. You can even have a day of mediaeval family fun at Sunshine Castle. But there’s no denying that most of those who come to Mooloolaba, come for the beach and the wide variety of aquatic activities on offer. With some of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular beaches and our truly unique marine wildlife, it’s no wonder that the sea tends to be the star of the show. In this blog, we will present some of our favourite activities to get you out on the water.

Out On The Waters Of Mooloolaba

See Mooloolaba from the Water with a Boat Cruise

With so many cruises leaving from Mooloolaba every day, the biggest challenge can be knowing which one to choose. One of our favourites is the Duffy Sunset Cruise with Coastal Cruise Mooloolaba. This is perfect for small functions and groups under 9 people. Enjoy an elegant, comfortable and BYO way to explore Mooloolaba. All private functions include a skipper All you need to do is kick back and relax, we’ll do the team will do the rest. 

For a more relaxing cruise prioritising leisure, good food, and serene views, we recommend Coastal Cruises team also offer Seafood Lunch Cruises. Boasting fresh seafood, table service, and a fully licensed bar, as well as an informative and amusing commentary from the tour operator. These cruises are extremely popular, so if you’re planning your trip, make sure you book ahead.



For those that prefer guided tours Mooloolaba Canal Cruise offers cruises on the  MV.Mudjimba. This historic timber vessel glides through the Mooloolaba canals with passionate and knowledgeable skippers, sharing colourful stories and facts along the way. 1-hour canal cruises depart daily from The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Get the Adrenaline Pumping with Adventure Rafting

Adrenaline Pumping With Adventure Rafting

If you like a little more octane with your marine activities, adventure rafting might be just the ticket. You’ll join a group of nine intrepid thrill-seekers on board a high-speed powerboat. Between bursts of white water, you’ll be treated to views of the rugged coastal headland around Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba Beach, and Mudjimba Island, and you’ll have the chance to see the historic Point Cartwright Lighthouse from the water.

See Majestic Humpback Whales

All of these activities we have mentioned have their own undeniable appeal, but for our money, nothing compares to seeing humpback whales in their natural environment. Whale One operates daily Whale Watching Cruises between June and early November, and they actually guarantee you’ll see whales. This is a truly unforgettable experience, and many guests are also lucky enough to spot dolphins and other marine animals along the way.

See Majestic Humpback Whales

Book Today

Ready to plan your day? Get in touch with The Booking Box via their website or simply by popping in! They are in the know and can put you in touch with tour providers and equipment rental companies in and around Mooloolaba. Plus, while chatting about which tour and where, you can enjoy freshly baked treats and outstanding coffee from the team! You will be in very safe hands with The Booking Box. 

See you at The Wharf!