SailFree Destinations

Moreton Bay Cruises

Spring and summer are any Australian’s favourite time of the year. Why not escape the busy city and get out and enjoy the sunshine?!

Imagine getting the whole family together and enjoying a beautiful day out on a Moreton Bay cruise. Spend some quality time with family and friends for as little as $116.00 per person! 

Enjoy swimming and snorkelling, catch some whiting or sand crabs, play some beach cricket, throw a Frisbee on the beach, or just relax and soak up the rays while taking in the scenery around you. The options are endless!

Why sit in traffic and spend hours trying to get down the coast to spend a day at a crowded beach when you could sit back, relax and enjoy cruising on Moreton Bay and be at your very own beach in under 2 hours!

Moreton Bay offers a protected sailing ground with abundant sandy white beaches, snorkelling, dolphins and turtles.

Day Cruising has options as simple as your own private boat and skipper (all fuel and insurance included) with BYO food and drinks. Charterers are welcome to use on-board BBQ facilities and galley facilities where available, but we do recommend platter style food as it is easier to serve, and doesn't require everybody to be seated. Boat galleys (or kitchens) are also normally gas powered and don't have the capabilities of a home kitchen!


Moreton Bay Bareboat Charters

Moreton Bay has a limited number of vessels for bareboat yacht charter, and requires a higher level of experience than other nearby destinations such as Fraser Island (Hervey Bay) or the Whitsundays.

Moreton Bay is a beautiful sailing destination, but being shallow in places, and with many hidden obstacles, vessel owners are often reluctant to make their vessels available for charter.

A high level of experience for navigation is therefore requred, and also local knowledge of weather patterns and safe anchorages are a must.

For those with experience looking for that authentic bareboat experience, please see the options below!

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For the less experienced, we would recommend overnight skippered charters as a great alternative. For a private getaway, there are a few powerboats available for hire from 3 nights on the Gold Coast - Just  a 45min drive from Brisbane - Click here

Recommended destinations:

Northern Moreton Bay Cruise (passenger numbers are limited to these destinations and most vessels have a 12 person maximum)

- Tangalooma Wrecks and Resort, Moreton Island - Snorkelling and private white sandy beaches (power boats such as  are better to reach these further destinations)

- Big Sandhills, Moreton Island - Sandboarding!

- Inner Islands of St Helena, Green Island - cruising and fishing

Southern Moreton Bay Cruise

- Peel Island and Horseshoe Bay - THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATION - for swimming and uninhabited white sandy beaches in the protected bay 

- South Stradbroke Island - secluded white sandy beaches, dolphins and turtles 

- Amity Sandbanks - Dolphins, Turtles, Dugongs

Event Types:

Whether you need a full service formal corporate event, or a more relaxed social event such as birthdays, anniversary, special event, overseas visitors, Moreton Bay cruises are a great private option to get out and explore. Bucks parties and Hens parties are also welcome!

Day Charters - Vessel and Skipper Only (catering may be available on request) - 8 hours

Curlew Escape - 47ft Yacht (Bavaria 2010) – Brisbane’s most elegant cruising yacht

- Up to 12 guests - $1500

Lady Helena - 44ft Beneteau Oceanis - Enjoy all the comforts of home

- Up to 12 guests - $1500

The Great South East - Sailing Catamaran (40ft Lagoon 2010) – Stunningly presented modern vessel 

- Up to 28 guests - $2980

Aristocat - 43ft Sailing Catamaran (Fountaine Pajot 2002) – Large vessel at a discount for smaller groups


- Up to 12 guests - $2560

- Up to 15 guests - $2800

- Up to 20 guests - $3200

- Up to 25 guests - $3600

- Up to 28 guests - $3840

- Up to 30 guests - $4000


Patriot - 108ft Luxury Super Yacht – Ultimate luxury - Includes skipper, engineer, chef and host staff!

- Up to 46 guests - $19500

Crystal Blue - 80ft Super Yacht - Luxurious cruising & unrivalled presentation

- Up to 60 guests - $8800