Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula is a water lover’s paradise located right on the magnificent pristine waters of Moreton Bay.
There are heaps of water activities that you can experience during your holiday on Moreton Bay and the lovely calm-water shores of Scarborough. Here are just a small sample of them:
One of the most remarkable marine experiences! Each year the magnificent Southern Humpback Whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these gentle giants of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of Moreton Bay. Brisbane Whale Watching Cruises departing daily from the Redcliffe Jetty June to November. For more information and bookings visit Brisbane Whale Watching
Learn To Sail
Learn to sail in the beautiful Moreton Bay waters with Moreton Bay Boat Club Junior Sailing courses. Moreton Bay Boat Club run two courses at the Club: Tackers and Learn to Sail. Tackers is an introductory, fun, games based sailing program designed by Yachting Australia for kids aged 7 – 12. Whilst Learn to Sail sessions are for the more serious sailors and run each Sunday, with 2 hour sessions which run for 9 weeks in line with the school semester.
They also run school holiday programs throughout each school holiday, which are 5 day programs 9am – 1pm each day and teach the fundamentals of sailing. Private lessons are also available. See Moreton Bay Boat Club for more information or contact Eliza on 07 3203 5188 at the Club.
Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Pedal Boating
Hire a Standup Paddleboard (SUP), Kayak or Pedal Boat and get out on The Bay! This is a safe and fun activity that all the family can get involved in. Floatin’ Fun opposite 89 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough can hire you one of these water craft by the hour and give you some basic lessons. You can even get a Floatin’ Fun Deal for $60 that allows you to hire any 3 crafts (SUP, Kyak or Peddleboat) for an hour.
They are generally open weekends and school holidays (weather permitting). For more information visit Floatin’ Fun
Hire a boat for the day and explore the magnificent Moreton Bay. Boab Boat Hire offers top quality self drive hire boats and are the only hire boats in Brisbane that you can take off shore with a normal boat licence. You can take their boats outside Moreton Bay and up to 5 Nautical Miles (just under 10km) offshore. Destinations like Tangalooma and Moreton Island for a spot of fishing, snorkelling or swimming.
For all enquiries and bookings phone 0404 188 192 or visit Boab Boats
Moreton Island Cruise
Dolphin Wild, cruises out to Moreton Bay Marine Park which is home to a variety of marine animals such as playful dolphins, huge turtles, shy dugongs and the majestic humpback whale passes through these waters from June to October. Along the way you will receive an informative commentary by a marine naturalist including the unique history of Moreton Island and its marine life.
The day includes a guided snorkelling tour at either Tangalooma Wrecks, which is world renowned for its richly diverse marine environment with 15 scuttled wrecks and a myriad of marine life, or Flinders Reef which is a small isolated reef that has a large number of coral and fish species.
The cruises operates every Wednesday – Saturday at 8.30am from Newport Marina, 158 Griffith Road, Scarborough
The cruise costs $125 Adults, $75 Children. For more information see Dolphin Wild
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