Saltwater Cultural Tour

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Saltwater Eco Tours, based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, is forging a deeper connection to Australia’s Indigenous culture through unique marine experiences on board a beautifully restored heritage listed vessel.

Operating on the peaceful waterways of the Mooloolah River, the Indigenous owned and operated company is the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, combining culture, maritime history, native food and live music.

The 2-hour signature Saltwater Cultural Tour will have you slipping through the Mooloolaba canals on board the ‘Spray of the Coral Coast’, a 114-year-old timber sailing boat. This is the chance to immerse yourself in an unforgettable and interactive cultural experience through storytelling, music and entertainment with Traditional Owner Aunty Bridgette Chilli who will share her knowledge of the local area and it’s cultural history.

Soak up the sun, relax on the deck and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you enjoy an array of delicious bush-tucker inspired 3-course lunch, with fresh Mooloolaba prawns and oysters and refreshing drinks.

This tour is held on Saturdays and on request.

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  • 2 hour cruise aboard a restored heritage list vessel.
  • Interactive cultural experience with a Traditional Owner.
  • Bush-tucker infused, locally sourced lunch with fresh Mooloolaba prawns and oysters.
  • Complimentary drink upon arrival.

Making a difference

  • One of the core values for Saltwater Eco Tours is to contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of the region’s rich cultures, and to the celebration, awareness, and promotion of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Saltwater Eco Tours is committed to being environmentally aware, and actively support programs that reduce their environmental impact.
  • They recycle as much as possible, don’t use single-use plastics on board and have biodegradable packing for all catering.
  • The team at Saltwater Eco Tours minimise waste, and water and energy consumption.

A word from your host

Simon, Founder
“I love that we offer our guests an opportunity to learn about local culture, traditions and the environment, whilst enjoying time on the beautiful waterways of the Sunshine Coast.”

Getting there

This experience is held on Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi Country.

Mooloolaba is 15 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport and 90 minutes north of Brisbane.
Saltwater Eco Tours depart from The Wharf Mooloolaba which is located at 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD.


AU $120 per person.

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