Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Marine Park must be the best kept secret in the sailing world!
From the white sands and turquoise water of Moreton Island the bay stretches south for 60 miles to the Gold Coast Broadwater – a sailing paradise that offers a unique diversification of surroundings and sailing conditions.

At the northern end of our cruising grounds the Bay is some 20 miles wide with the magnificent anchorages of Moreton Island on the eastern side (including the famous Tangalooma Wrecks) and the marinas of Redcliffe and Sandgate on the mainland side. South of this the bay starts to narrow as you pass the entrance to the majestic Brisbane River – only 15 miles upstream you can moor in a marina in the heart of the city. South of the river mouth lie the historic islands of St Helena, Green, Stradbroke and Peel which offer good anchorages and fishing. For those seeking calmer waters this is the start of the most protected part of the bay. With a labyrinth of islands between here and the Broadwater there is all round shelter and great fishing for over 20 miles. This tranquil waterway leads to the marinas and anchorages of the Gold Coast with all it has to offer.

The bay is alive with bird and marine life; dolphins and dugong are seen regularly and the odd whale breaching at the northern end!Your Moreton Bay sailing holiday can be as adventurous or relaxing as you chose to make it. This is one of the world’s most unspoilt cruising grounds – come and see for yourself!Our base is Manly Yacht Harbour, ideally located in the centre of the bay, with a range of destinations only a short sail away. We hope you enjoy unspoilt Moreton Bay soon, but don’t tell your friends – let’s keep it a secret!

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