We are blessed with so many beautiful, all season expedition venues in this part of the world.
Every Sea School expedition is focussed on our responsibilities and sense of belonging, and we leave every place cleaner that we found it. Our awareness of ecology and important environmental issues grows immensely through the close encounters and experiences we have with the marine environment, as well as our capacity to act responsibly as stewards of our home, for future generations.
We currently operate under a Marine Parks permit within the smooth and partially smooth water limits of Moreton Bay, offering plenty of options for campsites and excellent sail training grounds for different weather conditions.
The bay is alive with dugong, sea turtle, dolphin, osprey and other wildlife including the distinctive Brahminy kite. In the winter, humpback whales come in to have their calves in sheltered waters. During summer, the migratory sea birds arrive from the northern hemisphere – and many of our boats are named after them. There are many fascinating cultural and historic sites in the bay (look under the resources tab for links to more information), and some of these provide interesting snorkelling opportunities – with wobbegong sharks, shovel nosed rays and schools of small fish inhabiting ship wrecks!
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Otherwise known as Peel Island, this beautiful island offers a protected campsite from northerly winds on Horseshoe Bay.
Created by a mining accident in the 1970’s, the sand slip has revegetated and offers a protected campsite from the prevailing south easterly winds. BlakesleysSlip_IOSSRecreationalUseStudy
The Whitsunday Islands offer plenty of idyllic anchorages, adventure options and beautiful campsites. The best season is March- October. Small boat sailing allows for island camping – or a range of charter boats from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island are readily available and can really make this an experience of a lifetime!
Wild and remote places such as Flinders reef, Lord Howe Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Middle Percy Island offer very exciting remote basecamp and multi disciplinary expedition opportunities. Please talk to us for ideas or information to plan a voyage or extended program of this type.
We are particularly excited by Lord Howe Island as a sail training destination! Here is a pictorial summary of our first expeditions there (Lord Howe) more to follow!