Saltwater Cultural Sailing Adventure

2 Hours
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Culture & Nature
Year Round
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Forge a deeper connection to the coast and culture on this two hour sailing adventure through the Mooloolaba canals on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. On board a beautifully restored 100 year old traditional timber sailing vessel, “Spray of the Coral Coast”, take a step back in history and experience the life of the traditional land owners who have lived off these bountiful coastal waters for thousands of years.


Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

What to expect

Connect with the oldest living culture in the world through storytelling, didgeridoo and entertainment provided by your Indigenous storyteller guide as you cruise to sites of cultural significance and places where Dreamtime stories and songs originated.

Spot seabirds, turtles and dolphins as you enjoy an array of delicious bush-tucker inspired catering that brings the flavours and textures of the rainforest and the ocean to life. Served with a refreshing local craft beer, wine or sparkling champagne.

This two-hour flagship tour includes:

  • Local Indigenous storytelling and traditions
  • Interactive demonstrations and experiences
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Bush tucker inspired catering
  • Complimentary drink on arrival
  • Fully licenced bar

What is included

This is a two hour tour running on Saturday and Sunday, three times a day.

The scheduled cruises are 7:30am, 11:30am and 4:00pm.

To check availability, please click on the Book Now button.

Please note this tour operates with a minimum of 4 adults and a maximum capacity of 35 guests.

Adult - $120.00AUD
Children (5 – 16years) - $79.00AUD
Under 5 – Free

Meeting point

Penny Lane Public Jetty Mooloolaba. Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time

What to bring

Water bottle


Saltwater Eco Tours

Saltwater Eco Tours is located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast, launched in early 2020, the company realises the vision of Simon Thornalley, a young Indigenous man of Torres Strait Island descent who was born on the Sunshine Coast and introduced to his sailing lifestyle by his parents who were world class sailors and environmentalists themselves.

That vision was to establish an eco-tourism sailing experience that would inspire a deeper connection to Indigenous culture and the ocean. A tour that would highlight the role that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples played in preserving the natural beauty and ecological diversity of the Sunshine Coast, much of which has now been preserved in our National Parks for the enjoyment of locals and visitors.

Collaboration with local Traditional Owners of the Kabi Kabi first nation people ensures that Saltwater Eco Tours delivers an authentic local visitor experience, sharing the timeless wisdom of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?