Moreton Bay is a magical natural resource stretching from Bribie Island in the North to the Gold Coast Seaway in the South. With an average depth less than seven metres, there is an abundance of natural widlife to be seen. Moreton Bay is one of the few places in Australia where you may see herds of dugongs. The Bay is also home a substantial loggerhead turtle population and in the winter months you will see Humpback Whales, inside and outside the Moreton Bay Islands.
East Coast Marina is the perfect base for exploring Moreton Bay. Only 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD and 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport, you have more time for exploring the 2,000 square kilometres of crystal clear waters.
Just a few nautical miles from the entrance to Manly Harbour is Green Island, a favourite landmark to circumnavigate before heading back to the marina for sundowners. If you’re looking for an overnight anchorage you can cruise down to Horeshoe Bay on Peel Island which is about 13 NM away and a safe spot in most conditions. At the Southern end of Moreton Island you can explore the Sand Hills or drop anchor at Kooringal, each about 14 NM from East Coast Marina. Tangalooma is further North on Moreton Island and approximately 26 NM from East Coast Marina, but it feels like a different world. You can snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks, explore the white sandy beach or take in a spectacular sunset over Brisbane City.
Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island is easily accessible and there is a bus from there to Point Lookout on the ocean side of the island. The Southern end of Moreton Bay has hundreds of islands to explore with plenty of secluded anchorages or fishing spots. Some of the larger islands are settled, but most are uninhabited.
This is just a taste of what Moreton Bay has to offer. If you need more information about what to see and do, call our office on 07 3393 3811.