Mangrove Explorer and Bush Walk (Sandy Bay Track)

Start 9.00am – Finish approx. 4.00pm – Maximum 6 Adults

Meeting Point for this excursion is normally at Shute harbour from the new Marine Terminal. 

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 picnic lunch on a private beach, then continuing on around South Molle Island, through “Unsafe Passage”, past Daydream Island and returning to Shute Harbour at around 4.00pm.

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 operating in the Molle Passage; Snorkelling not offered due to visibility and other conditions

Trip includes:

  • Morning tea and lunch (you may bring your own additional snacks and refreshments)
  • Spray jackets, guest towels, Ice, bottled water and Eski (Cooler) also provided.
  • Hiking poles available on request

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
  • A sense of adventure and good humour