Peel island from Victoria Point

A day trip Victoria point to Peel Island return with time for lunch and exploration. Only people who have demonstrated the use of a spray deck, performed a wet exit, and undertaken an assisted (T) rescue in a sea kayaks are eligible for this trip.

Event ID: 170506
Last Modified: 2017-05-01 20:42:58
Version: 1

We will paddle with the tide, heading north east to Peel island, and then home stopping on the south side of Coochiemudlo island in the afternoon if have time. This is a great classic trip stopping at Platypus Bay on Peel Island.

Peel Island is a scenic National Park in the Moreton Bay Marine Park with a beach and wrecks to explore (Platypus bay). As visitors for the day, please enjoy but respect your surrounds. We will spend a couple of hours having lunch and exploring the area – so bring some walking shoes and your snorkel.

Our sea kayak trip takes place in a fairly sheltered part of Moreton Bay, but as it is a bay environment things can change at a moment’s notice and the swell can be quite large. Also the distance will be approximately 21 km, so it is recommended that participants have a reasonable amount of paddling experience and a moderate fitness level.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 6-5-2017
End Date 6-5-2017
Trip days 1
Depart Date 6-5-2017
Return Date 6-5-2107
Paddle days 1
Trip Leader Jane Baker
2IC Pierre
Grade 1.5
Distance(s) 21km
10km there
11km back
tidal assistance both ways
Paddle Outline
  • 6:30 Meet at club shed
  • 7:00 Depart St. Lucia
  • 8:00 Arrive Victoria Point (Unpack & prebrief)
  • 8:30 (approx) On water for 10 km tide assisted paddle with rests
  • 11:00 Peel island
  • 11:00-13:00 Explore / Walk / Lunch/ Play on water/ Skills / Alternate route to Dunwich (8 km)
  • 13:00 Depart for Cleveland for 11 km tide assisted paddle with rests and stop on Coochiemudlo island if time permits and group wishes.
  • 16:00 Arrive Victoria Point
  • 17:00 Depart for St Lucia
  • 18:00 Unpack & Clean up
  • 18:30 Finish
Paddle Duration(s) 3 hours each way
total 6 hours
Tide(s) 0009 0.73m
0615 2.17m
12.54 0.52m
1901 2.09m
Moon Waxing Gibbous
5 days before Full Moon
Sunrise – Sunset times Sunrise 06:16
Sunset 17:11
Put in Point VMR boat ramp Victoria Point
Take out Point VMR Boat ramp Victoria Point
Departure time (put in) 08:30
Alternate Route Variations Leave boats at UQ research station Dunwich and ferry home.
Alternate Take Out Points Dunwich
Facilities Toilets
Chart Information Moreton Bay series MB8
208-Victoria Pt - Peel day trip.jpg
Route to and from Peel island
Put in Point(s)
206-VMR boat ramp Victoria Point.jpg
Victoria Point near VMR


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury);
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Paddling in the dark / Night Paddling;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area;
✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol;
✓ Drowsiness while Driving;
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving;
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle;
✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident;
✓ Towing Trailer;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants must self-assess their, and their equipment’s ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the {paddle grade
Emergency Contact Information VMR Victoria Point 32078717 (closes at 1700) (primary contact)
VMR Raby Bay 455 0427372830 (24/7) Channels 16, 67,81,73
Redland Bay Coast Guard 477 3206777/ 0409874463 (closes at 1700)
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Marie Rose Medical Centre, cnr Oxley Parade/Petrie St, Dunwich 34099059
24 hours A&E
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm);
✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade;
✓ Food adequate for trip duration;
✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land;
✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag);
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc);
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping);
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag;
✓ PFD and paddle;
✓ Paddle tie;
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float;
✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List;
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!);
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking);
✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit;
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Repair Kit;
✓ Rescue Stirrup;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Bring warm gear for after the paddle, and warm/wind proof clothes (eg thermal/rain jacket) in case it gets windy and cold.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 5-5-2017 5:00 PM
Boat Loading Location Shed
Boat Loading Details Assisting in loading the trailer
Meet Location Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 06:30
Depart Time (meet location) 07:00
Meet time (put in) 08:00
Go Home Time 18:30
Costs Basic Costs:
wear and tear contribution, petrol money for your driver, bit of cash if a ferry trip is needed ($30) although we hope this won’t be necessary.



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Register by: 3-5-2017 Event ID: 170506

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