Coastal Express

About Coastal Express: 

Discover the impressive wildlife that calls our Sunshine Coast “home” and don’t forget your camera because our Mooloolaba cruises may include breathtaking and unforgettable Mudjimba Island wildlife tours.

Our new 11m RIB, features underwater cameras and hydrophones so you can hear whale calling and more. It’s built to the same high-spec design as offshore rescue vessels, and its powerful engines, rigid hull design and high back seats provide safety, speed and comfort.

Witness the spectacular humpback whale migration on our 2HR Whale Watching Experience or join our 1.5HR Mooloolaba Turtle Tour (Nov-May) and learn about the history of the Sunshine Coast, and get up close to marine life in their natural habitat.  

Our skippers are locals and highly experienced, meaning you’re in the best possible hands. Mooloolaba cruises & Mudjimba Island experiences depart daily from The Mooloolaba Wharf, Sunshine Coast, which offers free and convenient parking.  If you have any questions at all, feel free to connect with us; we’re here to help.

Mooloolaba Boat Tours | #1 Whale Watching Experience Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Whale Watching Experience (2HR)


Coastal Express offer the only Whale Watching experience above and below the water. Our underwater HD cameras live stream all of the underwater action right to your seat while brand-new hydrophone lets you to hear the whales sing as they play, making it a fully immersive experience unlike any other!

It doesn’t get any better than this.

Mooloolaba Turtle Tour (1.5HRS)

A scenic tour taking in the beautiful sights of the Mooloolaba Coast, learning about the history of the Sunshine Coast, and getting up close to marine life in their natural habitat.

Join our 1.5HR Coastal Express Wildlife Safari for a nature cruise like no other as we get you up close and personal with the wildlife of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the spectacular scenery from the water in search of the Bottlenose Dolphins, turtles and other exciting marine life.


Perfect for Group Activities, Team Building, Parties, Bucks, Hens, Functions & Celebrations

Coastal Express caters for a variety of group celebrations and events with our Mooloolaba cruises. Are you celebrating a birthday party, bucks or hens party on the Sunshine Coast? Perhaps you have a corporate group or sporting team you’d like to do a team building activity with? We offer all these as well as educational tours for schools and hobby groups!
Get in touch and we can help you organise an awesome event!

What Our Guests Are Saying

Adventure well worth taking!
Very enjoyable memories made, some local knowledge gained and a great scenic tour all in one! 👍🏼
Thanks to the entire team and fellow adventures for such an amazing morning! 3 very happy birthdays!!
Colleen, Facebook

Was a really good experience. The driver was really friendly and told us about the destinations if you’re considering doing this I recommend it 10/10 👍
Ryan, Google

Really is an ADVENTURE!!! Really is the most FUN!! 100/10 would recommend! And will 100% be going again!
Kyy, TripAdvisor

From start to finish, the guide/driver was very attentive and considerate towards my 10yr daughter who you could imagine was as nervous as hell. He made her feel comfortable. This amazing & fun joy ride has to be one of the best things we have ever done. I highly recommend it to those who want to get their hearts pumping! 
David , Facebook

Took the whole family – wife and 4 kids aged 15 to 11. Everyone loved this trip. Worth every dollar
Ash, TripAdvisor

On our last day of holidays we chose to go on Adventure Rafting to end it on a high. I took my 10 year old son and his mate and they both said it was the highlight of our holiday. We did lots of cool fun things but this definitely topped it. Skipper Aaron was friendly, caring and highly skilled. I was impressed of his local knowledge and including First Nation story (respect)! Staff were very helpful and the ride itself delivered. Must try 🤩
 – Kelly, Facebook