Mangrove Explorer and Bush Walk (Sandy Bay Track)


Start 0900 – Finish approx. 1500 hrs

Meeting Point for this excursion is normally at Shute harbour (Meeting Point No 2). Your vessel, Paradise Explorer, will depart at around 9am after a safety briefing and travel to Long Island Sound, Woodcutter Bay and an excursion into a mangrove estuary. We then stop at Sandy bay or Palm Bay Long Island where you can exit vessel for an enjoyable bush walk of about 1 hour. Next, we stop for a gourmet picnic lunch on a private beach at Denman or Plantain Island, then continuing on towards South Molle Island, through “Unsafe Passage”, past Daydream Island, Pioneer Point, Funnel Bay and finishing at Abell Point Marina (Meeting Point No 1) at approximately 3pm.

Note: This trip is tide dependant in order to travel up the mangrove lined estuary and river so there may be some days we are unable to achieve this adventure or the day will be rearranged to accommodate this very interesting part of the Whitsundays.

Limitations - Wind & Tide conditions for crossing Whitsunday Passage; Snorkelling only available to competent persons

Trip includes:

  • Gourmet lunch pack and refreshments (Alcohol not supplied but you may bring your own)
  • Spray jackets & leggings extra towels, Ice, bottled water and Eski (Cooler) also provided.
  • Courtesy bus transfer from Abell Point Marina back to Shute Harbour for collection of vehicles if required (Whitsunday Transit – regular service and timetable)

Snorkel equipment (Mask, snorkel & fins available) @ $15.00 pp, but must be ordered prior to trip.

Stinger / wetsuits also available during recommended season @ $10.00 pp. (or $5.00 extra per person if getting snorkelling gear as well).

Trip may be reversed in Northerly conditions.

What you need to bring:

  • Lightweight walking shoes that don’t mind getting wet
  • Sunglasses, quick dry clothing (you will probably get wet)
  • Bathers, if you wish to have a swim or snorkel
  • A sense of adventure and good humour

Family rates available on request.

Mangrove Explorer and Bush Walk (Sandy Bay Track)
Whitsunday Paradise ExplorerMangrove Explorer and Bush Walk (Sandy Bay Track)
Whitsunday Paradise Explorer