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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

 

 

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I know Cam was trying to make it look like a monster flathead but it was big enough anyway - 43cm, caught in under the bridge near Banksia Beach shopping centre. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

Addison wanted to take it home, to keep as a pet but Rick decided to give it back to the ocean. At 38cm, this bream was probably about 10 years old. Caught on squid, just south of the bridge, it is now a resident of Spinnaker Sound Marina. ... See MoreSee Less

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