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Manly Eco Cruises

Escape the city – only 20 minutes from the Brisbane central business district, Manly Eco Cruises offer relaxing, enjoyable cruises that showcase the spectacular Moreton Bay Marine Park, famous for its islands, scenery and marine life.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you cruise on the luxurious MV Getaway. The fun crew will show you many features of the Marine Park, home to dolphins, dugongs, turtles and coral reefs and share their local knowledge and stories of historical Saint Helena Island, local Aboriginal people, and many others.

On Day Cruises, explore the wilderness of uninhabited islands and secluded bays. Lots of free extras are included – exhilarating boom net rides, canoes to explore the unspoilt foreshores, snorkel and swim in the sheltered blue waters.

Delicious meals are cooked from the onboard barbecue. Relax with friends and have a drink from the licensed bar.

Day trips to beautiful Green Island, Peel Island and the famous Sunday Breakfast Cruise run all year round.

Parties, Sunset Champagne, Lunch and Dinner cruises are also available for groups.

Touring Options

Moreton Bay Day Cruise

Cruise through Moreton Bay Marine Park, seeing some of the most spectacular island and bay scenery in South East Queensland. Enjoy interesting commentary about the islands, their history, local environmental issues, the marine life and the many unique features of this area. Jump on the boomnet for the wildest ride in Brisbane. Arrive at beautiful Green Island. Enjoy swimming, canoes, beach volleyball, snorkel over the coral or laze on the beach. Lunch is a delicious tropical banquet including fresh local king prawns, salads and dessert. Relax and have a drink from the licensed bar. Cruise back to Manly Marina.

Sunday Breakfast Cruise

The MV Getaway departs at 0830 and cruises through Moreton Bay Marine Park. See some of the most spectacular island and bay scenery in south east Queensland. Enjoy interesting local commentary about the islands, their history, local environmental issues, the marine life and the many unique features of this area. Jump on the boomnet for the wildest ride in Brisbane. Included in the tour and fun for all ages. Enjoy sizzling hot bacon, eggs, sausages and tomatoes from the on-board barbecue. Also fresh tropical fruit, juice, pastries, tea and coffee…. what a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Activites and Experiences at Manly Eco Cruises

  • Birdwatching Area recognised worldwide as a roosting site for migratory birds.
  • Canoeing
  • Cruising Journey on motor vessel through the inner islands of Moreton Bay.
  • Exercising
  • Flora
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming From the back of boat on boom-net.
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching Spot dugongs and turtles.
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Public Transport Seven minutes walk to jetty from Manly Train Station (on Cleveland line).
  • Public toilet Ladies and gents toilets on board.
  • Active Boom-net rides, snorkelling, swimming and beach activities.
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Cruise
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental Experience unique vegetation and coral species in area. Information on environmental issues of local area.
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Island Anchor at Horseshoe Bay and Peel Island. Cruise via King Green and Stradbroke Islands.
  • Marine Cruise in motor vessel to Peel Island.
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure Canoes, boom-net rides, rides in the inflatable available.
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Senior
  • Wedding
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Visitor Information Centre Brisbane Marketing – Bronze member.
  • Bankcard
  • Bartercard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning On board.
  • Commentary On Islands, local environmental issues and marine life.
  • Drop off Inner Brisbane City hotels – Come Play in Moreton Bay tour only.
  • Host/Hostess On board.
  • Meal Come Play in Moreton Bay tour – Tropical banquet including fresh king prawns. Special diets catered for. Sunday BBQ Breakfast tour – Barbecue breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, tomato, continental pastries, fresh fruit, tea and coffee served.
  • Pickup Inner Brisbane City hotels – Come Play in Moreton Bay tour only.
  • Resource Material Library available while on board.
  • Toilet Ladies and Gents toilets on board.
  • Canoe Available to use at Peel Island – Come Play in Moreton Bay tour only.
  • Coaster For transfers from Inner Brisbane City hotels – Come Play in Moreton Bay tour only.
  • Cruise Ship 49 passenger capacity motor catamaran. Upper level sundeck, enclosed covered lower level and comfortable seating.
  • Motor Vessel

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