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Smoothwater Cruises

Our classic double decked 1930’s style boat departs from Pelican Waters or from Caloundra at the bottom of Bulcock Street.  3 departures before and one after lunch.   Enjoy superb vistas across Bribie Island National Park, pristine waters and the abundant birdlife of Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. Just a short cruise past the luxury canal homes of Pelican Waters to enter the Marine Park. Our experienced Skipper will add his own anecdotes to the interesting commentary and is always ready to lend a hand.

To make your day, why not stop at Pelican Waters Tavern for lunch? The Tavern is fully air conditioned and deck area overlooks the water. Cruise guests receive 10% discount on lunch menu except for seniors meals and other already discounted items.  (Lunch at own cost). Daily specials are great value.

Departs Caloundra at 11.00 am and returns after lunch – or take the full cruise before lunch, departing Pelican Waters at 10.15 am. Alternatively follow lunch at the Tavern with the relaxing afternoon cruise departing at 1.30 pm.
Booking is necessary to ensure seat availability and confirm departures.


  • Cruise from Caloundra at 9.30am and return to dine at any of this “Tidy Town’s” boardwalk  cafés .
  • Or – park at the Pelican Waters Tavern and take the 1015 departure, returning in perfect time for a tavern lunch.
  • Or – arriving from Caloundra on the 11.00am run, you'll get a 90 minute break at the tavern before cruising back after lunch.
  • Or – had a busy morning? - Do lunch and then take a round trip cruise departing at 1.30pm.


Cruises run Sunday & Tuesday to Friday#.  Booking is necessary to ensure seat availability and confirm departures.^  Tickets are available on board, at agents or ask about us at your hotel reception. For more information or a free brochure sent direct just contact us.

Monday is maintenance day but we can cruise for a pre-arranged group and we may run regular cruises if the Monday is a public holiday.

#     9.30am departure only available Tuesday and Friday 

##  Note during busy times, you may wish to book a table at the Tavern - 5437 3622

^   Cruises are subject to weather and boat capacity.





Departure: Sun  Tues  Wed  Fri
9.30 am(Tues & Fri only) Tripcony Lane Jetty#
10.15 am – Pelican Waters Tavern
11.00 am – Tripcony Lane Jetty
Lunch stop 11.50 pm to 1.20 pm
(11.00 am Tripcony Lane departure returns 2.15pm)
1.30 pm – Pelican Waters Tavern - 
(also available Thursday after the Explorer Cruise)
Adult: $24
Concession: $24
Family: $60*
Child $10
Groups: On application**
*2 adults and up to 3 children, Child age 4-15 inclusive
**Minimum numbers apply