Encounter Marine Life & Sea Birds up close on Bribie Island & in the Passage
The Pumicestone Passage estuary forms part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, an integral Australian east coast aquatic habitat home to a bird watchers paradise of over 350 bird species, as well as a haven for diverse marine life including dugongs, turtles, dolphins and many other species. Our experienced Skipper will navigate the Pumicestone Passage with a running commentary enlightening guests of the historical qualities and fun facts about the area.
Sunset Cruise 2hr scenic cruise
Get your evening started by casting off with the Ferryman, located at Pacific Harbour Marina on Bribie Island. This 2-hour sunset cruise will have you basking in the last glorious hues of sunlight, sipping on a glass of wine. Watch on as the sun dips out of view behind the Glass House Mountains bringing on nightfall entertained by commentary courtesy of your skipper.
As the night sets in you’ll be treated to a romantic evening filled with delicious nibbles and beverages available from the licensed bar on board while you cruise leisurely across the channel’s tranquil waters. You can get an even better view of Pumicestone Passage and the night sky by climbing up the ladder onto the open top deck to take a seat beneath the stars.
Ladies, remember to bring a warm cardigan or shawl with you as the temperatures can drop on the water. Wearing long pants for the evening would not be a bad idea either.
The Captain’s Lunch 3hr scenic cruise
Cruise into the famous Pumicestone Passage following the historical trails taken by Mathew Flinders back in 1799. Exploring national parks, shipwrecks, pristine beaches and admire the Glass House Mountains and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from the water. Sit back and relax and enjoy a buffet lunch and keep a lookout for one of the local dolphins and dugongs. Please note that this cruise is not suitable for children under the age of 5, please check out our family fun cruise for the little ones.
Devonshire Tea Cruise 2hr scenic cruise
Sit back relax and cruise the Pumicestone Passage, crowned with a sumptuous Devonshire Tea. Enjoy freshly baked scones served with lashings of real whipped cream and raspberry jam and your choice of tea or coffee served by one of our friendly staff. Learn about Bribie Islands colourful history with the Skipper’s commentary and spot dolphins, dugongs, turtles and sea birds along the way.
Explorer Family Fun Cruise – (this trip only operates during school holidays)
Keep the kids busy this school holidays with a 2-hour scavenger hunt cruise. The kids will work on an activity worksheet, photo challenge, search for wildlife, shipwrecks, landmarks, and other exciting things found in the picturesque Pumicestone Passage, while you relax and enjoy a morning tea of freshly baked scones with jam and cream.
Explorer Family Fun Cruise- 2hr family fun cruise
Jump aboard this 2-hour family-friendly eco cruise for a fun way to explore Bribie Island. The whole family can get involved and play along with our scavenger hunt seeking out wildlife, shipwrecks and special iconic landmarks found in the Pumicestone Passage. Your morning cruise is perfectly paired with a morning tea set amongst the stunning scenery and wildlife found on the Passage. Enjoy freshly baked scones served with lashings of real whipped cream and raspberry jam and your choice of tea or coffee and juice for the kids. This is an interactive cruise the whole family can enjoy.
Don’t forget the camera and binoculars
Camera and nature enthusiasts or sight-seeing fanatics will not be disappointed during a cruise aboard the Ferryman. The Pumicestone Passage inhabits mangroves, salt marshes, sand flats, coastal dunes and seagrass meadows, making the perfect home to dugongs, dolphins, turtles and over 350 species of birds.
The Pumicestone Passage also provides the most breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains with vistas of lush green rolling hills leading to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Be sure to join Ferryman Cruises and experience the majesty of Pumicestone Passage for yourself.
Ferryman Cruises, Banksia Beach QLD, Australia
0408 214 980