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Luxe loves a Floating Bar in Noosa

29-Jan-2016

Luxe loves a Floating Bar in Noosa

Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to enjoy a few cheeky beverages (sans alcohol if you want to take the healthier path) and stretch out your weekend before a new week begins.  If you have just completed a Luxe experience it compliments your active efforts and allows you some time to bask in your post fitness glow.  Nothing dove-tails better with a Luxe Escape than an evening out on the beautiful Catalina Noosa.  Recently launching a newly refurbished Hamptonesque interior along with resident DJ and bars both top and bottom deck.  The Catalina Noosa is in our opinion one of the best places to enjoy a Sunday Sunset session this year.  The whole crew make you instantly feel at home on their beautiful boat which takes off from the river on Gympie Terrace every Sunday for a sunset cruise like no other. 

We spent some time with Bree, Scott, Tim and Eva on board the Catalina to learn more about their new venture and why they chose the Noosa River as its home. 

What made you decide to re-furbish the Catalina into a floating Bar on Noosa River?

My brother Tim and I grew up in Noosa.  Like most of the people we grew up with, we left the Sunshine Coast for study and to pursue our careers.  We had always wanted to move back, but the opportunities for young professionals in Noosa have always been limited unless you create something for yourself.  With Catalina, we wanted to provide a fun and unique venue that appealed to like-minded locals and tourists. We also wanted to show that young people in Noosa can create your own opportunities here.

What made you shift from your former career and launch a new business?

We all wanted to move back to Noosa. Why wouldn't you? It's amazing here. So the opportunity to operate our own family business from right here was too good to pass up.

Who are the crew behind the Catalina?

My brother Tim and his partner Eva, myself and my husband.

What do you love most about living in Noosa?

The climate all year-round allows us to enjoy the beach and the river almost everyday.

What are three active ways that you like to enjoy Noosa life?

Whether it's surfing, swimming laps of main beach or taking out the boat, there's very few days we're not in the water.

The river is a beautiful location for a Summer evening, where will the Catalina be taking its guests?

Summer is definitely a great time to enjoy the river, but what isn't well-known is that conditions in winter are even better. Dependent upon the prevailing wind and weather guests will get to see from Hastings St all the way to Lake Cootharaba

What are the elements that make up a perfect Summer evening cruise?

You've got to have great music and a couple of our cocktails but the main event is the sunset over the Noosa River.

Does the Catalina have a signature cocktail?

We feature a different cocktail each week but a couple of favourites so far have been our Pina Coladas and our Applewood Spritz

Is there a dress code for the Catalina Cruise?

Boat-luxe

You had an incredible New Years Day party on the river, are there any plans in the pipeline for another event like this one?

Absolutely… We have some amazing Musical acts lined up in the next few weeks, as well as something special lined up for the Noosa Food and Wine. STAY TUNED

This Sunday is SOLD OUT out but Luxe have 2 tickets up for grabs.  All you have to do is LIKE, SHARE & TAG a friend on Facebook or Instagram to win. 

Remember to #luxenoosa #saltwatersundays

Winner will be announced tomorrow (Saturday 30th January) so get liking and sharing.

Be sure to follow Catalina Noosa Saltwater Sundays on Instagram & Facebook for some exciting events coming up this year. 

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