Boating and Fishing

Pumicestone Passage's extensive tidal wetlands are essential breeding areas for many fish, crabs and prawns.

During winter the passage between Bells Creek and Caloundra Bar is one of south-east Queensland’s principal spawning areas for yellowfin bream. Flathead, bream, whiting, tailor and mangrove jack are often caught around Bribie Island. Many people catch sand and mud crabs during the summer months.

The Pumicestone Passage is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Recreational fishing activities are permitted in the marine park, except in the Tripcony Bight – Long Island and Westaways Creek marine national park zones.

Fishing, crabbing, bait collecting and other forms of harvesting are prohibited in these zones. Important habitats including mudflats, seagrass beds, mangroves, saltmarsh and claypan communities are protected here.


Boating is largely unrestricted in the marine park, however boat operators must:

  • adhere to rules in go slow and no anchoring areas (see designated areas (PDF, 1.1M))
  • ensure they do not unreasonably disturb shorebirds anywhere in the marine park
  • not discharge any waste, including treated or untreated sewage in marine national park (green) zones. For other restrictions refer to Maritime Safety Queensland vessel sewage discharge restriction maps.

Bribie Island boat ramps

Banksia Beach

Solander Esplanade, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island. Safe water swimming, fishing, BBQ, toilets, disabled facility, boat ramp, walking.

Bellara Jetty

Marine Parade, Bellara, Bribie Island. Facilities include open grassed area, car parking, pontoon, boat ramps and beach access. Located across from the Bribie Island Volunteer Marine Rescue.

Bongaree Beach

Welsby Parade, Bongaree, Bribie Island. Safe water swimming, jetty and boat ramp, playground, sheltered picnic areas, walking and toilets.

Sandstone Point

Kal-Ma-Kuta Drive, Sandstone Point. Boat ramp, boat hire & toilets available.

Spinnaker Park

Kalmakuta Drive, Sandstone Point. Facilities include toilets, electric and wood BBQ’s, picnic tables, seats, fish cleaning tables, drinking fountain, car parking and boat ramp.

Spinnaker Sound Marina

Kal-Ma-Kuta Drive, Sandstone Point. Boat ramp, boat hire.

Sylvan Beach

Sylvan Beach Esplanade, Bellara, Bribie Island. Safe water swimming, boat ramp, fishing, boat hire, BBQ area, picnic area, playground, toilets, disabled facility, walking.