The Great Escape Sunset Island Tour

Swim in the pristine waters of horseshoe bay

The Great Escape Island Sunset Tour from Brisbane

Experience an afternoon adventure from Brisbane to Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island for a swim in the pristine waters followed by an adrenaline filled jet boat ride over to St Helena Island to watch one of the most amazing sunsets of your life with a few drinks and a grazing board to truly soak up the experience.

What to Expect

Take an afternoon swim in the pristine waters of Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island and let us indulge you
with some of the fascinating history of this magic spot.

We will then make our way to St Helena Island, the original convict prison of Brisbane where you can enjoy sunset drinks, snack on a grazing platter, and explore the old prison and island at your leisure.

 

Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop off at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane City CBD ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/Mex5nD6NEQJsGho27 )
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Life jacket (if required and deemed necessary by River to Bay Staff)
  • Floatation device (if required and deemed necessary by River to Bay Staff)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • On-board bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
Drinks Menu

There’s a fully stocked bar on board. This is an afternoon adventure to let loose and have some fun!

Drinks options for individual purchase on board.

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Schedule

TIME

ACTIVITY

1:00pmDEPART FROM HOWARD SMITH WHARVES
[Please arrive 15 minutes early]

2:30pm

ARRIVE AT PEEL ISLAND FOR SNORKELLING, SWIMMING & EXPLORING
4:45pmDEPART PEEL ISLAND
5:15pmARRIVE AT ST HELENA ISLAND FOR SUNSET DRINKS & GRAZING PLATTER
6:15pmDEPART ST HELENA ISLAND
7:00pmARRIVE BACK AT HOWARD SMITH WHARVES

 

    THE GREAT ESCAPE ISLAND SUNSET TOUR FROM BRISBANE

    Take an afternoon swim in the pristine waters of Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island and let us indulge you with some of the fascinating history of this magic spot.

    Local Marine Life

    The beautiful Moreton Bay waters are home to six of the seven species of sea turtles including the world’s largest – The 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 snorkelling 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
    • Child rate applies to passengers from 6 to 14 years old inclusive
    • No alcohol – we have a liquor license. Alcohol and non-alcohol drinks are available for purchase
    FAQ's

    WHERE DO I MEET MY BOAT?

    • The Great Escape Sunset Island Tour departs from Howard Smith Wharves Jetty, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City
    • This is a return trip and you will finish where you start

    IS THE TOUR SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

    • Child rate applies to passengers from 6 to 14 years old inclusive
    • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 6

    ARE FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED?

    • The Great Escape Sunset Island Tour includes a grazing board at sunset
    • 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. This tour includes options for snorkeling and the underwater world is a key part of Moreton Bay’s attraction.
    • Please ensure that you tell our tour leaders if you are not a strong swimmer so they can keep a close eye on you.

    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

    • Everything you need is included in your all-inclusive fare. We provide snorkel equipment, noodles, as needed for no additional cost. 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. 

    HOW LONG IS THE TRAVEL TIME FROM BRISBANE TO PEEL ISLAND?

    • Travel time is 60-90 minutes from Brisbane to Peel Island.

    WHAT TIME WILL WE ARRIVE BACK IN BRISBANE AFTER THE TOUR IS FINISHED?

    • We will arrive back in Brisbane around 7:00 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.
    • It is important to note that whilst it may be raining in Brisbane, the weather is often lovely at Moreton Island
    • 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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