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Spending a Day on the Bay

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It’s time to pack the rods, towel and a barbeque lunch to spend a day on the bay. Home to a diversity of wildlife including dugongs, whales and dolphins, not to mention a multitude of fishing, picnic and swimming spots, a Moreton Bay day trip offers endless adventures and explorations.

Self-Guided Lunch Cruise

Try something new this summer and get your friends together for a Moreton Bay day cruise on an 8 or 12-seater self-drive barbeque boat hire vessel. Equipped with cushioned seats, BBQ, toilet and shade canopies, Bribie Island Boat Charter’s vessels are designed for ultimate comfort when exploring Pumicestone Passage. So, kick back and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you cruise on the water.

Adventure on the Bay

Are you looking to add a little adventure to your outing? Test your thrill-seeking limits by traversing the Moreton Bay Marine Park on water skis or explore below the surface with snorkel gear. Hit up your local Redcliffe boat hire, Boating Planet to rent the equipment you need to get up close and personal with our marine wildlife and spend a day on the bay. Alternatively, book a tour on Dolphin Wild Island Cruises over to Moreton Island, where you can snorkel around the wrecks, feed fish and even try your hand at boom netting. Best of all your day will include a smorgasbord lunch featuring local prawns and cold meats, giving you the energy to do it all again!

Animal Spotting

With the Moreton Bay Marine Park on our doorstep, we share a home with an array of incredible yet sometimes elusive wildlife. From winter whale watching tours to summer cruises through Pumicestone Passage and the bay, you always have the opportunity to spot our marine life. In winter, the Moreton Bay Marine Park sees around 20,000 whales migrate through our waters not once but twice! In the warmer months, you’re more likely to spot seals, dugongs, dolphins and turtles! If you look to the sky, you may even see Ospreys and other local birds.

Boating and Fishing

Do you own your own boat, Jet Ski, SUP board, kayak or other water vessels? Do you enjoy fishing? Unite the two and you’ve got a great day out on the bay already sorted! From Hays Inlet, a stunning part of the western fringe of the Redcliffe to Peninsula, to almost anywhere around Bribie Island, you can combine your two passions for a Moreton Bay Marine Park boating and fishing adventure! Just don’t forget to check the zoning plan to find out the restrictions.

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Beachside Picnics

From Clontarf to Beachmere and out to Bribie Island, the Moreton Bay Region has no shortage of beaches along the Moreton Bay Marine Park. If you’re looking to take a Bribie Island day trip, you can bring your dog along to Red Beach or SUP at Bongaree Beach where the waves are calmer. Or head to Redcliffe, where you can find a plethora of beachside parks ideal for family picnics boasting picnic shelters and tables, toilet blocks and barbeques. For a detailed guide, check out this comprehensive list of Moreton Bay beaches.

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Spend the day exploring the Moreton Bay Marine Park, home to a diversity of marine wildlife, or relax by the beach today, just don’t forget to tag your day on the bay with @visitmoretonbayregion on Facebook and #visitmoretonbayregion on Instagram.

Words by
Rochelle Lyons

With a background in content writing, social media management and marketing, Rochelle is an avid lover of all things food, book and dog-related, and thinks she's much better at sports than she really is. At only 5'3", she's usually always the shortest among a group of people but will make a point to tell you she's the tallest of all her family members.

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