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    NEW: Redcliffe to Moreton Island Day Cruise

    A new service linking Redcliffe to Moreton Island launches March 30, 2022. A new fast boat service running direct between Redcliffe Jetty and Moreton Island will be available in time for the Easter school holidays.

    What to Expect

    The Bottlenose, a 12 metre rigid inflatable boat, will deliver passengers from Redcliffe Jetty to Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in 30 minutes. It can carry up to 30 passengers and will be operated by River to Bay, in addition to their service from Sandstone Point.

    Enjoy a quick ride across Moreton Bay, departing Redcliffe Jetty at 9.15am and arriving at Moreton Island by 9.45am. A return service will depart Moreton Island at 3.45pm. This service will operate five times a week.

    Book tickets here.


    • Transport to the island
    • Lunch at the resort
    • Day pass to pools, restaurants, bars, tours, shops and other resort facilities
    • Bottled water
    • Sunscreen

    Visitors can also choose to add optional tours of the desert dunes, snorkelling at the wrecks, and discovering the marine wildlife to their day.

    The family-friendly snorkelling tour includes fish-feeding and swimming in crystal-clear water that’s homes to turtles, dugongs and Wobbegong who share the coral with more than 200 species of fish.

    Sandstone Point to Moreton Island Day Cruise

    Escape the mainland for a day with River to Bay’s Moreton Island Cruise. Leaving from Sandstone Point Hotel or Spinnaker Sound Marina, River to Bay will take you across Moreton Bay to Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Island for a day of relaxation and jam-packed fun and adventure.

    There’s so much fun that awaits you on this Moreton Island tour with snorkeling, whale watching, swimming, kayaking and more.

    What to Expect

    Boarding at Spinnaker Sound Marina, River to Bay will take you directly to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island. The journey on River to Bay’s boats is a speedy 45-minute trip across Moreton Bay waters before you land on the stunning Moreton Island ready for a jam-packed day of Moreton island shipwreck snorkeling and other adventures.

    Enjoy a bite to eat, a refreshing beverage and take in the sights of the bay as you make your way to the island. Keep an eye out for an abundance of marine life swimming below including dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and fish. You might even spot whales during whale season, July to November.

    We must note that River to Bay’s boats will land directly on Moreton Island's foreshore and depending on the tides, you may get wet up to your waist when departing the boat – but that’s just part of the fun!

    By booking your day trip with River to Bay you can enjoy a resort access pass to pools, restaurants, bars, tours, shops and facilities at Tangalooma Island Resort.

    Departure Times:

    Spinnaker Sound Marina: 7:45am, return at 5:00pm

    Passengers should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.


    River to Bay’s Moreton Island tours include:

    • Resort access day pass to pools, retail, restaurants, bars, tours and facilities at Tangalooma Island Resort
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Sunscreen
    • On-board bathroom
    • Moreton Island shipwreck snorkeling
    • Whale watching tour (during whale watching season only)
    • Clear bottom kayak day tour
    • Desert safari tour
    • Marine discovery tour
    • 1-hour motor boat hire

    If you want to add more to your experience you can choose from these optional add-ons:

    About Moreton Island

    Despite its name, Moreton Island is not officially part of Moreton Bay Region, instead falling under Brisbane Council jurisdiction. However, as the island is one of the major Moreton Bay Marine Park drawcards for holidaymakers planning a getaway to our region, it would be remiss of us not to introduce you to our sub-tropical island neighbour.

    Moreton Island is a sandy and sun-drenched paradise brimming with natural wonders offering numerous opportunities for exploration, adventure, active fun in the sun or relaxation.

    Enjoy walks along the rocky headlands or relax around the nearby creeks and lagoons. With rich local history and culture, there is plenty to learn on your Moreton Island daytrip experience. Moreton Island National Park is home to over 1,200 species of plants and animals, including dolphins, turtles, kangaroos, wallabies, and sulphur-crested cockatoos.

    The Moreton Island Wrecks are one of the most popular attractions with tourists booking Moreton island shipwreck snorkeling tours to discover the large variety of different species of reef fish, coral formations and marine life that live in the wrecks.

    Spinnaker Sound Marina, Spinnaker Drive, Sandstone Point QLD, Australia

    1300 733 698

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