Member of Eco Tourism Australia

Come along with Caloundra Cruise to experience the beauty, history and wildlife of the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park with its pristine waters and abundant birds or enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains.



Smooth Water Cruising  
All cruises depart from the Pelican Waters Tavern jetty. 

NOTE:  January 28th - SHUT DOWN for maintenance.
Expect commence operations February 19th.

Bookings essential. Please phone 0458 005 008 or book Online.

  • Please note:  We are not allowed to take adult guests who are not Fully Vaccinated. 

                      You can help - at boarding:

  • Use Qld Check-in App.

  • Show digital Certificate - Green Tick or other certification of Vaccinated status.
  • wear a mask when boarding  

In accordance with COVID-19 regulations - all passengers are required to use the QLD Check-in App.   Because we are considered to be a non- essential leisure activity, all crew and guests (16 & over) must be FULLY VACCINATED.  Guests must show their vaccination status to the crew before boarding the vessel.    
Each booking is to include name, email address and phone number (one per group) at the time of booking (online or phone) or on boarding the boat. You are also now required to wear a mask.  

Note: Guests will not be allowed to board if they are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days.  

  • We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience and thank you for your support.


Cruise the Pumicestone Passage on one of our  morning  
cruises (Tuesday to Sunday)   -
or, chill with a drink at sunset ! - 

-  next availability: LAST CHANCE! 

                 Tuesday 25 January - 6.00 pm 

   Australia Day:     Wednesday 26 January - 6.00 pm 

Note:  Sunset Cruises - $33.00 all adults - $15 Children (4 - 17yrs) 
        We are limiting numbers to less than 40 so as to maintain safe distances 

Want to see even more of the Marine Park? Join us on our Thursday Explorer

       Eco-EXPLORER Cruise    -     Thursday 27 January

Regular morning cruises:

Classic Caloundra - Sunday, Tuesday & Friday  - 10.30 am

Skipper's Choice - Wednesday & Saturday  - 10.30 am

Need a special gift?

Why not purchase a Gift Card?
- choose your own dollar value and have it emailed with a note to your friend.
Click "BOOK NOW" and scroll down to the "Gift Card" option - OR - click the Gift Voucher section above for detailed information.

Brochures can be located at all accommodation outlets, tourist information centres or download from website.
  •      General Schedule - has changed - new brochure & timetable as per below:


Classic Caloundra
 - Sunday, & Tuesday & Friday

10.30 am from Pelican Waters - returns in time for lunch.

Skipper's Choice - Wednesday & Saturday
10.30 am from Pelican Waters - returns in time for lunch.

Eco Explorer - Thursdays - 9.30 am.

Sunset Cruises will generally be offered on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. (Some may be booked out with private functions)   Call or check below for availabilities.

Bus service hourly:  example - 609 Bus departs Caloundra Bus Station at 8:55 am and arrives Pelican Waters Shopping Centre at 9:17 am - in good time to board the 9:30 am Thursday cruise.  609 bus at 9:55 am arrives 10:17 in time for the 10:30 am cruise on other days.

Corona Virus:   Our boat has lots of space onboard (self distancing ok) and plenty of fresh sea air. To ensure we comply with regulations, we are limiting our maximum guest numbers to less than 50% capacity.
In these uncertain times, our new timetable, generally, one or two cruises per day in the morning, may be increased or decreased to suit demand.  It may be that cruIses are cancelled at short notice.   Call if in doubt. See schedule below.


Weather is variable, so some of our cruises may not be available.

  •             Monday 24 Jan 

                    No public cruises                                                                                                                                                           

  •             Tuesday 25 Jan 

        10.30am  Classic Caloundra from Pelican Waters Tavern -  available 

        SUNSET Cruise (BYO)  from Pelican Waters  -  6.00pm   -  FULLY BOOKED

  •            Wednesday 26 Jan - AUSTRALIA DAY
        10.30am  Skippers Choice from Pelican Waters Tavern  -  available

        SUNSET Cruise (BYO)  from Pelican Waters  -  6.00pm   -  available
  •            Thursday 27 Jan  
        9.30am   Eco Explorer Cruise from Pelican Waters Tavern  -  available    
  •             Friday 28 Jan -  Boat in Maintencance until 18 February
        10.30am  Classic Caloundra from Pelican Waters Tavern -  NOT available      

          SUNSET Cruise (BYO)  from Pelican Waters   -  NOT available 

  •            Saturday 29 Jan -  Boat in Maintencance until 18 February
         10.00am  Classic Caloundra from Pelican Waters Tavern -  NOT available   
        SUNSET Cruise (BYO)  from Pelican Waters   -  6.00pm   -  NOT available
  •             Sunday 30 Jan -  Boat in Maintencance until 18 February
        10.30 am Classic Caloundra from Pelican Waters Tavern  - NOT available

Need a special gift!!!

Why not purchase a Gift Card?
- choose you own dollar value and have it emailed with a note to your friend.
Click "BOOK NOW" and scroll down to the "Gift Card" option. 

Classic Caloundra - Sunday, Tuesday & Friday 
Skipper's Choice - Wednesday & Saturday
Eco Explorer - Thursdays 


Click on our Timetable for "when, where and how much".  

Welcome aboard!!!  

Note: Bookings are necessary to ensure seat availability and confirm departures
Take one of our popular 1 hour 20 minute Classic Caloundra  cruises (Sunday, Tuesday & Friday) or just for a change, the Skipper's Choice (Wednesday & Saturday) and discover this waterway’s rich sea faring history and marvel at the superb scenery of the Pumicestone Passage.  See our Timetable Map & Fares page to plan your day – take the early cruise or one of the departures scheduled to return in time for a relaxing stop at Pelican Waters Tavern to enjoy lunch.   Note: Wheelchair Access at Pelican Waters Tavern Jetty.

The Eco Explorer cruise on a Thursday takes you deep into the heart of this internationally significant region, home to over 300 bird species.  Our Eco Explorer cruise for School Excursions can be tailored to your curriculum on a date to suit.

Sunset Cruise    -  BYO sunset cruise  -   Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 

Our comfortable 1930s style double decked river boat is just perfect for Seniors and Bus Groups.   Join us on a day of your choice to enjoy great group discounts.   Are you the Event Organizer for your Social Club?  Cruises at sunset will never disappoint and it's a great venue for Private Functions .  Also suitable for special birthdays and parties.  

Weddings on the water are especially beautiful. Our experienced team can help you create a day to remember. 
Not quite there yet?  Hens Parties are lots of fun on the water.

Gift Vouchers available for all cruises and more - Simple - just book a gift card online - or give us a call.




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