Peel Island Weekend

An overnight sea kayak/camping trip to Peel island in Moreton Bay.

Event ID: 230618
Last Modified: 2018-06-12 08:14:05
Version: 1

Peel Island is a scenic National Park in the Moreton Bay Marine Park with a beach and wrecks to explore (Platypus bay).

Our trip will start off at the Cleveland Kayak Boat ramp and on the outgoing tide we will paddle on the southern approach to Horeshoe Bay (11kms). We will set camp and for those who would like to explore the Island either by foot or by kayak will be an activity for the afternoon. Our return journey will be by the Northern end of Peel back to the Cleveland Kayak Boat Ramp (arriving back around high tide. Approximately 15kms).
The wreck at Platypus bay provides an opportunity to have a look and is not far from the campsite.
Camping permits are required and can be obtained from: We will be camping at Horseshoe Bay campsite (Teerk Roo Ra National Park).
Please obtain a permit yourself. BUT leave it until shortly before the trip in case it is canceled due to bad weather (this trip is sensitive to bad weather).

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 23-6-2018
End Date 24-6-2018
Trip days 2
Trip Leader Jane Baker
2IC Martin Wynne
Grade 1
Distance(s) 11 km there 15km back.
Paddle Outline Saturday

  • 6:00 Meet club shed
  • 6:15 Depart shed – SHARP!
  • 7.15 Meet at Cleveland Point and load boats
  • 7:45 Pre trip Briefing
  • 8.00 Depart from Cleveland


  • 8:30 pack boats and depart
  • 13:30 Arrive Cleveland
  • 14:30 Return to shed
  • 15:30 Wash gear at shed
  • 16:15 Go home
Paddle Duration(s) 4 hour paddling per day
Tide(s) Saturday

  • high 0534 1.99m
  • low 1206 0.48m
  • high 1834 2.18


  • low 0050 0.74m
  • high 0630 1.93m
  • low 1254 0.45m
  • high 1923 2.23m
Moon Waxing moon
Sunrise – Sunset times Saturday:

  • sunrise 6.37
  • sunset 17.01


  • sunrise 6.37
  • sunset 17.01
Put in Point Cleveland kayak ramp at the end of Shore Street North, Cleveland
Take out Point Peel Island Horseshoe bay
Departure time (put in) 8.00
Alternate Route Variations Journey can be done in reverse
Alternate Take Out Points Dunwich and ferry back
Facilities Drop toilets
Chart Information Southern Moreton Bay maps 2,3
393-Peel island circumnavigation.jpg
Planned paddle route around Peel island. Green (day 1) and Red (day 2)
Put in Point(s)
392-Cleveland Point Kayak Ramp Put in.jpg
Cleveland Point Kayak Ramp Put in point.
Extra Files and Links


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;
✓ Darkness falls / Stranded Overnight;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Group Getting Lost;
✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ 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;
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving;
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle;
✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable;
✓ 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
  • Emergency 000
Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Dunwich
Marie Rose Medical Centre
Cnr Petrie St and Oxley Parade
(next door to MBRS (UQ’s Research Facility)
Nurse available 24/7
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;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Bring Camping Gear
Bring warm dry clothes (its winter!)
Bring enough food and water (3-4L per day)
Have some food accessible while you are paddling.
Bring some warm wet gear for if it is cold on the water.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Pre-trip Meeting 5:00 PM
Boat Loading 22-6-2018 5:00 PM
Boat Loading Location Club shed
Boat Loading Details Load trailer or cars
Meet Location shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6am
Depart Time (meet location) 6.15
Meet time (put in) 7.15
Go Home Time 3- 4pm Sunday
Costs Wear and tear $20
Some money for coffee if we stop somewhere



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Register by: 18-5-2018 Event ID: 230618

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