Cruise Control on Catalina Noosa

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Get on board the magic of cruising Noosa River on the stunning M.V. Catalina Noosa. Deb Caruso peruses the choice of cruises.

In the words of that famous duet by Gwyneth Paltrow and Hughie Lewis “I love it when we’re cruisin’ together” and there’s nothing like cruising the majestic Noosa River aboard a luxury boat purposely designed for good times.

Surrender all control and allow the dedicated crew of the M.V. Catalina Noosa to take you on a journey of discovery where you are guaranteed to fall in love – with the music, the food, the drinks, the view and the vibe!

The family-owned business was borne out of a desire to celebrate and connect with Noosa’s beautiful waterways – and they deliver it with luxe.

Tailored tunes, creative cocktails and fabulous food delivers amazing moments that flow as effortlessly as the tide while guests enjoy the stunning waterways and indulge in all the best life has to offer.

Bright, open and contemporary, Catalina is beachside luxury without compromise – the perfect setting for guaranteed good times.

Catalina’s core cruises offer something for every occasion. Here’s the lineup of luxe experiences on offer regularly:

Classics | Soul | Funk | Hip-Hop |R&B

Fridays, 6pm-8.30pm

Friday knock-offs were never so funky! Grab your crew and groove to the cool sounds of the Coast’s hottest DJs, including Stevie G; DE SAINT and Jamie Vale. Enjoy the sunset market-style menu and choose your favourite cocktail (or two) to cruise into the weekend!

Best for: shaking off the week that was and starting the weekend right!

Disco| Soul | Down Tempo| Lounge

Saturdays, 12noon-2pm

The perfect combination of everything we love about the Coastal lifestyle – warm sun, clear skies and a cool breeze rolling off the water to create an unforgettable cruise experience. Indulge in a progressive roaming menu showcasing some of the region’s best produce served with a fusion of sounds by DJs dedicated to making the good times roll. Grab your favourite brew, bubbles or wine or trust the resident mixologists to shake, stir and mix the perfect cocktails for your pleasure.

Best for: a luxurious Saturday done right.

Tropical + Deep House |  Disco | Dancefloor Anthem Remixes

Saturdays, 4pm-7pm

Take your Saturday afternoon to the next level with Tropicale’s Saturday afternoon beach club vibes – on a boat! Hosting the best local and national touring DJs spinning disco, deep house and dancefloor anthem remixes served with a market-style menu and cool cocktails. Dance into dusk with a stunning sunset on the Noosa River.

Best for: party with your pals as the stars come out! 

Lounge | Tropical, Classic + Minimal House | Sunset Beats

Sunday afternoons

End the weekend in style with a laid-back, beach club vibe enjoying cocktails and a market-style menu to a backdrop of lounge, tropical and classic house beats as the sun sets on your weekend. The perfect way to celebrate a stunning Noosa sunset – and to set you up for the week ahead.

Best for: cruising into the week ahead.

For the ultimate experience book the VIP Lounge with uninterrupted river views on the aft (back) upper deck; priority boarding and check-in with your VIP Host; a welcome cocktail from your personal bartender; a tailored market-style menu; and a Polaroid film to capture the magical moments.

Best for: groups of 20 for full hire or ten for half hire and to make new friends!

Catalina also offers a unique venue for corporate events and celebrations for up to 160 passengers.

The crew are on a mission to deliver an unforgettable experience – from tailoring a bespoke menu and drinks package to selecting the ideal mooring and cruising locations for stunning vistas from sunshine soirées to starlight celebrations. Get on board!

About the Author /

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Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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