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Adventure Rafting & Coastal Express

Mooloolaba Boat Tours with Whale Watching, Wildlife Safari and Adventure Tours!

Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express are Mooloolaba’s original family owned and operated adventure tour company.
Our Mooloolaba boat tours are a must-do on during your time on the Sunshine Coast!

With two vessels on offer, Adventure Rafting, taking only 9 passengers, and Coastal Express taking only 20 passengers we offer personalised, top quality tours that only a small tour provider can offer.

Our local skippers are highly trained with years of experience meaning you’re in the best possible hands.

Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express are conveniently located in the heart of Mooloolaba, at The Wharf Mooloolaba which offers free parking.

FAQ’s

Do I need to book?

We absolutely recommend booking your tour in advance. This ensures your place is confirmed as we tend to book out and would hate for you to miss out!

What if it rains (or is windy etc.)?

We don’t head out in pouring rain, your comfort and safety is our first priority. If there is moderate, widespread rain we will cancel the tour. If there is only a few scattered, light showers the tour will most likely go ahead. If the tour is cancelled, you will be contacted on the contact number you provided when you made your booking. We always try to give as much notice as possible. The same applies if it is too windy or the swell is too big.

Is there somewhere I can store my bag(s)?

If you’re travelling onboard Adventure Rafting, you can store your valuables in our office. If you’re travelling onboard Coastal Express, we have a cabin onboard the boat where belongings can be safely stowed. As space is limited please only bring essential items with you.

What should I wear?

We are blessed with beautiful Sunshine Coast sunshine for most of the year, however, we generally suggest you rug up onboard from June to August, it can get cold out on the water. We provide good quality wind/spray jackets for every passenger should you wish. Sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended on every trip no matter what the weather forecast. On Adventure Rafting the seats are a straddle type; so, we recommend pants or shorts. Flat, closed-in shoes are recommended. You can go barefoot if you prefer. A well secured hat can be worn, but please note, we only go back for hats if there is a head in them.

Will I get wet?

This all depends on the sea conditions and how adventurous you want to be. Our friendly skippers cater each trip to the passengers onboard, however, sometimes they can’t help it. We have good quality wind/spray jackets to keep you dry should you wish.

What do I need to bring?

We do our best to stay paperless, so there is no need to print your ticket or participation waiver. Simply fill your waiver in online and present your online ticket to the team upon arrival. We recommend everyone brings sunglasses and wears sunscreen.

I’m pregnant, can I come?

Our tours are not suitable for pregnant passengers. Sorry.

What is the minimum age requirement?

The minimum age requirement for Adventure Rafting tours is 10 years old and for Coastal Express tours the minimum age requirement is 5 years old.

Is there a maximum age limit?

Age is just a number, but if you have a serious injury, disability or medical condition (see question below) Adventure Rafting is probably not for you. Take a look at Coastal Express for our more relaxed tour options. That being said… We have had numerous people in their 70’s and 80’s onboard who have loved every minute of it and come back for more!

Can I go if I have an injury, disability or medical condition?

Depending on the nature of the injury, disability or medical condition. To participate you must be able to get in and out of the boat and your leg over the saddle-style seat (on Adventure Rafting) and you must also be able to absorb the impact endured over waves. The tour is not recommended for people with back and/or spinal injuries. If any doubt, speak to the Adventure Rafting & Coastal Express team directly.

What is your cancellation policy?

Should a tour be cancelled due to weather, passenger numbers or other unforeseen circumstances, an open-dated ticket (redeemable for 12 months) will be offered or a full refund rewarded. Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express customers will receive an open-dated ticket (redeemable for 12 months) or a full refund rewarded credit if they give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of cancellation. All cancellations must be made by phone – 0431000872 . Customers who cancel within 48 hours from time of departure will receive a credit to be used an open-dated ticket (redeemable for 12 months). Any no-shows will not be entitled to a refund.

Where should we park?

The Wharf Mooloolaba, where Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express depart offers free 4-hour parking.

Where do we meet the boat?

Our departure location is The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4575. Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express depart from the commercial jetty in front of Rice Boi. This is just a departure location. We don’t have an office here. The boat will be prepped and waiting at the pontoon at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Approach the driver to sign in.

Do I have to sign a participation waiver?

All passengers must sign our safety waiver prior to boarding. You can access the Adventure Rafting waiver by clicking here and the Coastal Express waiver by clicking here.

Terms and Conditions

  • All Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express tours are subject to tide, weather conditions & minimum numbers.
  • Should a tour be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, an open-dated ticket (redeemable for 12 months) will be offered or a full refund rewarded.
  • Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express customers will receive a full refund or credit if they give 48 hours or more notice of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be made by phone – 0431000872
  • Customers who cancel within 48 hours from time of departure will receive a credit to be used within a 12-month period.
  • Any no-shows will be charged the full price
  • All passengers must sign our safety waiver prior to boarding. You can access the Adventure Rafting waiver by clicking here and the Coastal Express waiver by clicking here.
  • All guests must arrive for their tour a minimum of 15 minutes prior to state departure time
  • Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express will not be liable for death/injury to any persons or loss/damage to property under any circumstances
  • The Skipper/s and any Adventure Rafting and Coastal Express staff have the right to refuse any persons participation due to safety concerns
  • All guests travelling must have a reasonable level of movement and agility 
  • Any pre-existing injuries or health conditions must be declared prior to travel 

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