Bribie Beach Shack offers eco-tours on our custom built shallow-draft vessel "Reflections". Sit back in comfort, observe the wildlife and natural beauty of the Pumicestone Passage or simply relax whilst your skipper takes you to your destination.
Setting off from our base at the Bribie Beach Shack, located on the mainland just north of the Bribie bridge, we have ample free parking. You are welcome to browse our tackle shop or enjoy a barista made coffee in our wonderful garden overlooking the Passage before you depart on the Eco-Tour.
The Pumicestone Passage is nestled between the mainland and Bribie Island and spans over 45 kilometers of tidal waterway with its northern end opening into the Coral Sea off Caloundra, and its southern end flowing into Deception Bay. It is a significant part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, with its narrow, shallow estuary, showcasing a meandering system of channels, sand banks and islands. The eco-system has freshwater inflows from a network of streams including Elimbah, Ningi, Bullock, Bells, Mellum, Coochin, Coonowrin, Tibrogargan, and Hussey Creeks. These drain eastward from the D'Aguilar Range and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains.
The Passage is one of Australia's most important bird and marine habitats on the east coast showcasing the opportunity to spot dolphins, turtles and dugongs; kangaroos and brumbies on the shore; and an abundance of birdlife.
Bribie Beach Shack eco-tour boat "Reflections" on the beach
"Reflections" our eco-tour vessel can hold up to 12 passengers and is skippered by fully qualified crew.
Due to its shallow-draft bottom, the vessel can land on any beach and its gangway ramp allows for easy access to simply walk on or off.
The vessel is equipped with all safety gear, such as lifejackets, life buoy and first aid kit.
It has ample room for overhead storage for your personal belongings.
Typically the sides are left fully open for passengers to enjoy the best view, but should we be caught out by rain, the vessel has clear sides that can be lowered to protect against the elements.
Bribie Beach Shack eco-tour boat "Reflections"