BEST Of Moreton Bay Island Tour

Departing the seaside town of Dunwich, rich in history and culture and home to the Traditional Owners of the land, the Quandamooka people, our tour will hug the shoreline of North Stradbroke Island as we make our way to Amity Point on the Northern tip of “Straddie”.

We will traverse the spectacular waters of the Amity Banks as we make our way to Moreton Island. You will witness some of the largest sand dunes in the world as we cruise the Moreton Island Coast.

We will make a stop at the “world Famous” Tangalooma Wrecks and Beach. Here you can swim, snorkel, climb the sand dunes or just take a walk along the magnificent beach. 

Note: there are severe risks associated with these activities, especially snorkelling and swimming; you do these activities at your own risk. As with all beaches in Australia, there is a risk of drowning. You must supply your own swimming and snorkelling equipment and we only recommend those that are experienced and strong swimmers to participate in these activities. Whilst our crew will do their very best to protect you, we do not offer a lifeguard service (or a guided snorkel on this trip) as you might find on patrolled beaches throughout Australia. We recommend all swimmers and snorkellers wear a lifejacket.

Leaving Moreton Island, we will make our way past more of the Bay Islands, including Peel Island, originally established as a “Leper colony”, as we return to Dunwich. Take your time on North Stradbroke Island to discover the magic of the island, or head back to your destination at this point. 

The waters of Moreton Bay are full of sea life. Turtles, dolphins, dugong, sting rays and even whales (seasonal) are often spotted on our journey. 

Moreton Bay and its magnificent Islands are a must see if you are visiting Brisbane. 

If you want to see the best the bay has to offer, this trip is for you! There is simply no other Bay tour like this one. 

Drinks and snacks are available for purchase onboard. There is a toilet onboard the vessel. 

Please note that you need to make your own way to North Stradbroke Island – We offer a ferry service from Hamilton & Manly to North Stradbroke Island. You can find out more about this service on our website. Getting to Dunwich from Brisbane or Manly Click here.

 

Beware of other providers with hidden fees. WE GUARANTEE NO HIDDEN FEES!

Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop off at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
  • Life jacket (if required and deemed necessary by River to Bay Staff)
  • Sunscreen
  • On-board bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
SCHEDULE
Please note that you need to make your own way to North Stradbroke Island – We offer a ferry service from Hamilton & Manly to North Stradbroke Island. You can find out more about this service on our website https://rivertobay.com.au/stradbroke-island-ferry

 

TIME

ACTIVITY

10:15amDEPART FROM ONE MILE JETTY, YABBY ST, DUNWICH, NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
[Please arrive 15 minutes early]

10:15am – 1:15pm

EXPLORE THE ISLANDS OF MORETON BAY INCLUDING A STOP AT TANGALOOMA WRECKS FOR SWIMMING & EXPLORING
1:15pmDEPART TANGALOOMA WRECKS
1:45pmARRIVE BACK AT DUNWICH, NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
DRINKS Menu
There’s a fully stocked bar on board. This is an adventure to let loose and have some fun!

Drinks options for individual purchase on board.

 

Download Bar Menu

 

 

 


Tangalooma Wrecks 

Explore the iconic Tangalooma Wrecks underwater paradise. Home to over 200 species of fish, 130 species of coral, and a myriad of marine life, this world-class snorkelling site is guaranteed to take your breath away.

*minimum age for snorkelling is 6 years old. 

Magnificent Moreton Bay Islands

Explore the magnificent Moreton Bay Islands including North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Peel Island. 

Local Marine Life

The beautiful Moreton Bay waters are home to six of the seven species of sea turtles including the curious Green Sea Turtle. It is also the home to countless different kinds of Marine Life wildlife. Get up close and personal to these majestic creatures as you sail, swim, and snorkel around their underwater home.

WHAT DO I BRING?
  • Swim Suit (We recommend that guests come prepared with their swimmers to maximise their swimming time)
  • A spare change of clothes 
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Welcome to bring your own snacks and food
  • Sea sickness tablets, if needed
Restrictions
  • Children under 6 not permitted 
  • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 6
  • No BYO alcohol – we have a liquor license. Alcohol and non-alcohol drinks are available for purchase
FAQ's

WHERE DO I MEET MY BOAT?

  • Our Best Of Moreton Bay Island Tour departs from One Mile Jetty, Yabby Street, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
  • This is a return trip and you will finish where you start
  • Please note that you need to make your own way to North Stradbroke Island – We offer a ferry service from Hamilton & Manly to North Stradbroke Island. You can find out more about this service on our website https://rivertobay.com.au/stradbroke-island-ferry

IS THE TOUR SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

  • Child rate applies to passengers from 6 to 12 years old inclusive
  • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 6

ARE FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED?

  • No however there are snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boats
  • We do not allow BYO, however, you may purchase drinks onboard

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM?

  • No, but the tour will be more fun if you can. 
  • We are not providing a guided snorkel tour at the Tangalooma Wrecks, so if you choose to snorkel whether you bring your equipment or hire equipment on the island then you do so at your own risk.

WILL I GET SEASICK?

  • Our crossing to Moreton Island can become rough and we advise anyone who suffers from seasickness to take their medication prior to travel.
  • If you do begin to feel unwell please advise the crew so they can move you to a more comfortable seat or provide sick bags

ARE THERE ANY MEDICAL OR HEALTH RESTRICTIONS?

  • Given the changing conditions on the bay and our high-speed boats, the trip can become quite exciting. While the seats are safe and comfortable, the motion could aggravate an existing back condition
  • Similarly, some activities are strenuous and not suitable to be undertaken by people with heart conditions
  • We reserve the right to refuse travel in the interests of your own health and safety

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

  • In order to keep to our schedule, we ask that you are at the pontoon waiting for us at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. If we arrive early, we’ll start boarding immediately

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • We recommend bringing a change of clothes, swimming attire, a jumper/jacket, towel, hat, water bottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL HIRE FEES

  • There are hiring fees for extra equipment when you are visiting Tangalooma Beach. Additional options and souvenirs may be available.

WILL I GET WET ON THE BOAT?

  • Our boats cruise at 25 knots, and sea spray often occurs and adds to the experience! The boats are equipped with clear roll-downs which will be used where necessary.

ARE THERE TOILET FACILITIES ON THE BOATS?

  • Yes, our boats are equipped with a full private toilet. We also stop at some locations that have larger facilities.

WHAT TIME WILL WE ARRIVE BACK AT NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND AFTER THE TOUR IS FINISHED?

  • We will arrive back at North Stradbroke Island around 1:45 pm.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF RAIN?

  • River to Bay seeks to run all its tours as planned. Our Boats are fully contained and we will do our best to ensure that passengers do not get wet whilst on the boat.
  • Our bay tours will only be cancelled in the event of strong winds and large swells that are deemed unsafe.
  • If you do not wish to travel due to the weather we can reschedule you or provide a gift voucher that is valid for up to 3 years. However, any cancellations within 48 hours prior to a tour will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Guests requesting a reschedule 48 hours prior to a tour will incur a 50% cancellation fee as per our T&Cs.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CANCEL?

  • In the event of a cancelled tour, we will do our best to reschedule you to a more suitable date. If there is no tour immediately available, we will supply a gift voucher that is valid for 3 years.
Still have some questions? Check out our FAQ’S.

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