Sunshine Coast Afloat

Multiple Locations

Enjoy exploring the ocean and canal systems of Mooloolaba on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, only one hour north of Brisbane.

Sunshine Coast Afloat offers a wide variety of water based activities ranging from Deep Sea Fishing and Crabbing Charters, Whale Watching, Cruises, Guided Kayak Estuary Fishing Tours and intimate cruises for two. Itineraries can be arranged to suit your needs and combining products.

When it comes to Whale Watching, you can choose from the fast fun adventure in the jet boat or enjoy an intimate cruise with some nibbles, have a rail side view and don't fight the crowds.

If you like a bit of action and fun you have to try their Ocean Jet Boat. Only two operating in Australia. This boat is designed especially for riding the waves without getting wet. Enjoy the spins and turns, ride the waves and speed along the coastline.

They also offer variety of cruises being Party Boat Hire, Corporate and Group events, Hens and Bucks Parties.

They are proud winners of the following awards - WINNER Sunshine Coast Business Award Tourism Award 2014 Experiences, FINALIST in 2015, TRIP ADVISOR Certificate of Excellence

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Whale Watching without the Crowds

Marvel at nature's beauty and power.
Mid Week only from August to October.

Get up-close and personal with their Whale Watching Cruises.

Experience a whale cruise and you could spot these gentle giants playfully slap their tails or even surface in a breathtaking breach.

Small groups, personalised service, no crowds. Limited to 23 passengers only. They limit the passenger numbers to make sure you have a fantastic experience with unobstructed viewing.
Always ready for the photo moment!

Unforgettable day out for friends or family.

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$95 $95
5 Hour Fishing and Spanner Crabbing Charter

Their five hour Sunrise charter is a great way to experience a little Deep Sea Fishing while still having the majority of the day remaining for other activities.

They recommend this length of trip to those new to Deep Sea Charter Fishing, or those just wanting to get out on the ocean for a few hours and try their hand at a bit of fishing.

In general they travel up to eight nautical miles offshore on this charter.

Inclusions in your charter are rods, reels, bait, tackle, morning or afternoon tea, soft drinks and water. Keep your catch as long as it's legal and take home a share of the spanner crabs caught on the day.

All your fish are gutted, gilled, cleaned, iced and bagged for you to take home.

Fully qualified, experienced, friendly and professional Skipper and Crew on board to make your trip enjoyable.

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$140 $140
7 Hour Fishing and Spanner Crabbing Charter

Their seven hour Sunrise charter is a great way to experience some Deep Sea Fishing. They recommend this length of trip to those wanting to get out on the ocean for a few hours and try their hand at a bit more fishing than the five hour charter allows.

In general they travel up to 15 nautical miles offshore on this charter.

Inclusions in your charter are rods, reels, bait, tackle, morning or afternoon tea, soft drinks and water. Keep your catch as long as it's legal and take home a share of the spanner crabs caught on the day. All your fish are gutted, gilled, cleaned, iced and bagged for you to take home.

Fully qualified, experienced, friendly and professional Skipper and Crew on board to make this an enjoyable experience.

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$180 $180
9 Hour Fishing and Spanner Crabbing Charter

Their nine hour Sunrise charter is a great way to experience true Deep Sea Fishing.

They recommend this length of trip to the more experienced fishing enthusiasts as well as anyone wanting the best chance to catch that big one. With the additional time they can allow for trawling, as well as substantially increase the distance they can travel and the locations they are able to reach. In all this gives you the best chance to catch your fill!

In general they travel up to 25 nautical miles offshore on this charter. They even include a fresh lunch for you on their nine hour trips!

Inclusions in your charter are rods, reels, bait, tackle, morning or afternoon tea, soft drinks and water. Keep your catch as long as it's legal and take home a share of the spanner crabs caught on the day. All your fish are gutted, gilled, cleaned, iced and bagged for you to take home.

Fully qualified, experienced, friendly and professional Skipper and Crew on board to make your trip enjoyable.

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$220 $220
Ocean Jet boating - Adrenaline Pumping Action

Looking for some adrenaline pumping fun on the Sunshine Coast?

Experience Ocean Jet Boating without getting wet. One of only two in Australia. Purpose built for offshore conditions. Fully enclosed so you can surf the waves without getting wet!

360 degree spins, figure eights and wave diving. Buckle your seat belts and prepare for the ride of a lifetime. This is bucket list material.

Ever wonder what the underneath of a wave looks like? Being one of only three in Australia designed purely for offshore and open ocean conditions, 600 horsepower is delivered through two high powered Doen Jets, propelling the boat out of the water like a rocket. With safety and comfort in mind, it provides race car bucket seats with four point safety harnesses and a fully enclosed, air conditioned cabin. With a highly experienced driver, and a pumping sound track, it guarantees to keep you dry, charged and on the edge of your seat. For the adventure seekers looking for a new experience or a thrill out on the high seas, venture down to the wharf and see for yourself....if you dare.

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$80.00 $80.00
Extreme Whale Watching

Forget overcrowded, slowness and sea sickness - Put the fun back into Whale Watching!

You'll be taken on an exciting and unforgettable journey to see the Whales in their natural habitat.
Hela-Va-Jet is fully enclosed but they open the sides up so you get an unobstructed view and being low to the ocean, a closeness you don't usually get.

This fast ride brings an extreme element to Whale watching.
There's nothing like it on the Coast!

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$120.00 $120.00
Guided Kayak Eastuary Fishing Tours

Estuary Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing areas of recreational fishing. It's an activity enjoyed by hundreds and Australia has one of the most active kayak fishing communities.

Estuary fishing isn't just a great way to catch a fish, but also to get outdoors, but to have some quality time and fun with loved ones.

This four hour tour includes all equipment and refreshments. You will have a pack which includes a fishing rod and reel and lures to take home. This value alone is well in excess of AUD150 plus enjoying the four hour kayak tour.

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$140.00 $140.00

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