We are blessed with so many beautiful, all season expedition venues in this part of the world.
Every Sea School expedition serves to develop our sense of place and belonging, naturally we aim to leave every place cleaner and healthier than we found it.
Awareness of connectness, ecology and important environmental issues grows immensely through close encounters and deep experiences we have with the marine environment, along with our capacity to act responsibly as stewards and mentors of this land for future generations.
Moreton bay is magnificent, and 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). We acknowledge and respect the traditional owners of this land, and reconcile our practices to encourage partnerships for visionary and sustainable approaches.
We operate under a Marine Parks permit within smooth and partially smooth water limits offering plenty of options for campsites and excellent sail training grounds for different weather conditions. Exploring ship wrecks and other cultural sites are a feature of our programs, along with the venues listed below, Minjerribah and Moorgumpin offer multi disciplinary expedition opportunities.
Teerk Roo Ra
Otherwise known as Peel Island, this beautiful island offers a range of protected campsites from northerly winds on Horseshoe Bay. The legacy of various institutions aimed at isolation and recovery continues with our adventure therapy programs based from this island.
Created by a mining accident in the 1970’s, the sand slip has re vegetated and offers lovely protected campsites from southerly winds.
The Keppel and Whitsunday Islands offer plenty of idyllic anchorages, adventure options and beautiful campsites. The best season is March- October. Small boat sailing allows for many options of island camping – charter boats and tall ship voyages can also be arranged!
Wild and remote places such as Flinders reef, Lord Howe Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Middle Percy Island offer very exciting expedition opportunities.
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!