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Caloundra Cruise
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38 Pelican Waters Boulevard
Pelican Waters Jetty
Pelican Waters
Queensland 4551 Australia

Caloundra Cruise
Pelican Waters, Sunshine Coast Area

07 5492 8280


Caloundra Cruise is an iconic Sunshine Coast attractions suitable for all ages. Sunday and Tuesday to Friday, on the 90 minute Smoothwater Classic Cruise, discover the spectacular beauty of this marine environment with abundant bird life and locals at play. Hear the waterway's rich nautical history; see the wildlife and experience superb views from Caloundra Heads to Moreton Island, Bribie Island National Park and the "Blue Hole", all from a specially designed riverboat. The calm waters of this marine park ensures a pleasant trip.

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You can include a break for lunch at the Pelican Waters Tavern and take advantage of the specially priced "cruise boat menu".

Each Thursday, the "Eco Explorer" cruises deeper into the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park for some great bird watching opportunities. An experienced guide will cover the fascinating history, geography and ecology of this pristine region. Enjoy a deluxe morning tea at anchor while you observe the native flora and fauna and hear dreamtime legends. You'll return in time for lunch ashore.

Or take in a stunning sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains while relaxing on their BYO Friday or Saturday Sunset Cruise.

Check the website for the new Saturday Lunch Explorer (three hours).

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform


  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Sunday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - depart Maloja Avenue Jetty 0930 and 1100, depart Pelican Waters Jetty 1015 and 1330. Thursday - Eco Explorer Cruise depart Pelican Waters Jetty 0930. Friday Sunset Cruise departs Maloja Jetty 30 minutes before sunset. Call to book.
Public Holidays: The 90 minute regular cruise also operates Thursday at 13.30 from Pelican Waters.

Other Information

Children welcome on all cruises. Dedicated Eco Explorer cruise for student age available.

Wheelchair access via ramp at Pelican Waters Jetty. Please advise at time of booking.

General Comments

Bookings essential for Eco Explorer Cruise (for catering purposes). Credit card facilities available.

Boats have an undercover protected area and an open deck upstairs but cruises can be subject to the weather.

Tickets can be bought on the vessel or at agents. No credit card facilities available for Day Cruises on board the boat.
Booking is necessary to ensure seat availability and confirm departures.

Private charters also available. Please contact operator for details.

How To Get There

For Pelican Waters Jetty follow Pelican Waters Boulevard from Nicklin Way/Caloundra Road roundabout. Follow all Pelican Waters Boulevard directions until you see the tavern and shops. Jetty is next to the tavern. Alternatively take the number 609 bus from the Caloundra Bus Interchange, departing ten minutes past the hour. Arrives at Pelican Waters 35 minutes past the hour. Please check times before departing.

For Maloja Jetty turn off Bulcock Street into Maloja Avenue which is between Hibiscus Caravan Park and Marsays Seafood, Caloundra.

Open Times

Friday Sunset Cruise - Depart Maloja Jetty half hour before sunset Sept to April (not available December). Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, and ANZAC Day.

Tariff Text

Group prices are available, please contact the operator.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$50.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Eco Explorer
Adult$20.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Classic Cruise
Adult$20.00   02 Jul - 30 Jun   Sunset Cruise
(Aged 5-15)
$20.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Eco Explorer
(Aged 4-15)
$10.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Classic Cruise
(Aged 5-15)
$10.00   02 Mar - 30 Jun   Sunset Cruise
Concession$48.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Eco Explorer
Concession$19.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Classic Cruise
Family$55.00   02 Jul - 31 Jul   Classic Cruise, Includes two adults and up to four children.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.