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Why We Love the Waters of Bribie Island 2

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Glasshouse Mountains from Pumicestone Passage. Bribie Island Boat Charters

 

North of the bridge, Pumicestone Passage extends about 30 kilometres to Caloundra. This magical place is a must for visitors to Bribie Island. Whether beside it or on it, you cannot fail to be impressed by the views the Passage affords. You can take a motor-boat up the channel, sail, kayak, or go on a cruise – all opportunities to take pleasure in one of the most picturesque bodies of water in Queensland. Fishing is great fun in the Passage and the variety is huge – flathead in the creeks, whiting on the sandbars, snapper under the bridge. Some say that keeping the fish ruins a good day’s fishing!

 

 

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Green turtle, sighted at Bellara, Bribie Island. Bribie Island Boat Charters

Being on the water gives you the best chance of spotting dolphins and sea-turtles. Both bottle-nose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins are common in Pumicestone Passage, often seen in groups, sometimes schooling fish together for a feast.

 

The green turtle is the one most often seen in the waters around Bribie Island.

If you spot a green turtle once, you may have to wait a while

to see it again – they usually surface every ten to thirty

minutes, but can stay under water for hours at a time!

 

The elusive dugong is listed as vulnerable to extinction, but there is a reasonably stable resident population in Moreton Bay Marine Park. The dugong is not everyone’s idea of beautiful, but sailors-of-old saw them as visions of mermaids. It is paler grey than a dolphin and has no dorsal fin; its upper lip is swollen and trunk-like (in fact its closest land cousin is the elephant!). This placid mammal feeds on the sea-grass beds of Pumicestone Passage. Sea-grass is precious to the dugong – so take care to avoid damaging it. More often than not, you first catch sight of a dugong out of the corner of your eye, and it is gone before you realise what you have just seen. Be patient; wait and look towards where he is heading – if you are lucky, a second sighting is your reward!

 

Banksia Beach and White Patch are great swimming spots; pull up in your boat and the kids can chase the soldier crabs along the sand. Further north are camp-sites along the shore; some, such as Mission Point, can only be reached by boat, but are worth the effort. Whether for a day or for a camping-trip, journeying up the Pumicestone Passage will become a lasting memory.

 

The distinctive Glasshouse Mountains in the distance provide a perfect backdrop to sunset, bringing to a close yet another wonderful day on the waters of Bribie Island.

Glasshouse Sunset from Pumicestone Passage. Bribie Island Boat Charters

Glasshouse Sunset from Pumicestone Passage.
Bribie Island Boat Charters

 

 

A lovely afternoon for a tow. Poor Sue and crew came to grief over the top of the Avon, but still had a good time waiting it out for us to turn up and bring them home. Lots of action on the Pumicestone Passage, with a fire-fighting plane scooping up water for the Ningi fire all day. ... See MoreSee Less

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There are still snapper out there - Barry was out on the Passage today with Fishability- a competition run over the year, for people who have limited access to leisure and social connection. His snapper was catch of the day- 35 cm, caught near Pacific Harbour using mullet. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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