The Noosa River is truly beautiful but especially when you are on it. There are many options that can take you from the river mouth, through the estates or up through to Lake Cooroibah.
The M.V. Noosa Queen has both a Lunch Cruise, Dinner Cruise and Sunset Cruise. The Lunch and Dinner Cruises take you around the spectacular homes of Noosa Sound and through to the natural upper reaches of the Noosa River and Lake Cooroibah. We love the $10 Sunset Cruise and often take our family visitors on this one. Cruise past Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island, get close to natural wildlife with Whistling and Brahminy Kites and other birds that are fed directly from the boat, see Sea Eagles and there massive nests high up in the trees, and see the sunset over Lake Cooriobah looking out towards Pinbarren Mountain. You can bring your own nibbles but drinks need to be purchased from licensed bar that has a good selection and is very reasonably priced. http://www.noosaqueen.com/
The Noosa Ferry Cruise Company has three options. The Classic Ferry Cruise takes you from Tewantin Harbour Town to Hastings Street with many stops in between. You can buy a one way, round trip or all day pass and get on and off as many times as you would like.The Eco Cruise Noosa focuses on the rich history and natural beauty that earned Noosa the title of Queensland’s first UNESCO biosphere and has spectacular views of beaches, mountains, birds and marine life.Enjoy a short guided walk to discover native plants, then back aboard, relax with a generous morning tea in the shadow of the National Park. Binoculars for everyone, bird and plant identification books. The Sunset Cruise lasts for a one hour and glides amongst the yachts of Woods Bay, past the fine waterfront homes of Noosa Sound, gets up close to the Lake Weyba wildlife before taking in the sunset at the river entrance. A paradise all of it’s own. On this cruise you can bring along your favorite drinks and they will provide glassware and ice. https://www.noosaferry.com/
Rent a boat, Pontoon or Jet Ski and self guide through the river. Anchoring or beach your vessel up at the Noosa river mouth white sandy beach on the north side is a beautiful spot provides great swimming. There are a number of rental company options including O Boat Hire http://www.oboathire.com/
Book a Gondola with Gondola’s of Noosa and enjoy a day or evening cruise on the beautiful Noosa River in style and comfort. Take in the views of Noosa North Shore, the river mouth and cruise through the canals of Noosa Sound. You will see a great variety of wildlife and float past Noosa’s most lavish waterfront houses. There gondolas have room for up to 6 adult, & cruises are either catered or uncatered to your requirements. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks on your way to your favorite waterfront restaurant or just cruising, soaking up the sights and sounds of Noosa’s beautiful waterways. Bellisimo! https://www.gondolasofnoosa.com/