Peel Island Overnight

Paddling from Raby Bay to Peel island with time to explore. This trip is not suitable for beginners.

Event ID: 21102017
Last Modified: 2017-10-16
Version: 1

We will start from the small beach beside VMR Raby Bay. Paddle across to Horseshoe Bay on Peel Island. We will put tents up and paddle to Dunwich for lunch, either bring your own or buy there. After lunch paddle back to camp and practice some skills or laze about. On Sunday we will return by paddling around the northern side of Peel Island, back to Raby Bay. Please note there is a concurrent trip organised by the Queensland Sea Kayak Club. You will need to be experienced.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 21-10-2017
End Date 22-10-2017
Trip days 2
Trip Leader Jane Baker
Grade 1
Distance(s) Saturday 16km
Sunday 14.5km
Paddle Outline
  • 5:45 AM Meet Club Shed
  • 6:15 AM Depart Shed
  • 7 AM Meet at Cleveland
  • 8 AM Depart Cleveland
Paddle Duration(s) Sat 3-4 hr
Sun 3-4 hr
Tide(s) Brisbane Bar: Sat – L 0.29m @ 04:09, H 2.26m @ 10:21
Sun – L 0.32m @ 04:36, H 2.25m @
Put in Point Raby Bay Boulevard, Raby Bay, (UBD Map 186 E12)
Take out Point Raby Bay Boulevard, Raby Bay, (UBD Map 186 E12)
Departure time (put in) 8 AM
Alternate Route Variations Victoria point to Peel
Ferry home from Dunwich
Alternate Take Out Points Platypus Bay, Peel Island.
Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
Facilities VMR Raby Bay: 07 3821 2244 or 0427 372 830 VHF 16, 67, 73, 81

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Route Map
Put in Point(s)
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Raby Bay Put in / Take out Point


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;
✓ Capsize;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Entire Group Capsizing;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Becoming Lost;
✓ 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 Raby Bay: 07 3821 2244 or 0427 372 830 VHF 16, 67, 73, 81
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Marie Rose Medical Centre
Oxley Parade and Petrie St
Ph: 34099059
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Camping Gear (e.g. tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag);
✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Cooking gear;
✓ 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);
✓ Review potential equipment;
✓ 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 Ensure you have sufficient Food and water. This is not available on the island.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 20-10-2017
Boat Loading Location Packing the trailer on Friday afternoon / evening
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 5:45 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 6:15 AM Sharp
Meet time (put in) 7 AM
Depart time (put in) 8 AM
Go Home Time Sunday afternoon 5pm
  • Camping on Peel Island $6-$7
  • Wear and tear on boats 2x $10
  • Share of fuel costs
  • Cash for potential coffee / snacks in Dunwich/Mainland



Register with: Jane Leader Email Address Location: Member Contacts Page
Register by: 19-10-2017 Event ID: 21102017