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Bay Island Stand Up Paddle and Kayak Company

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by May (subscribe)
Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published September 3rd 2019
Be prepared to get wet but that’s part of the fun
As the days get longer and the sun regains its bite, residents from all across Brisbane are looking for an escape from the heat, as well as an escape from the humdrum of life.

So what did I stumble across over the weekend? The perfect outdoor, warm weather activity in South East Queensland to lift your spirits.

Bay Island Stand Up Paddle Board And Kayak Hire are located on the first beach along Masthead Drive at Raby Bay Foreshore Park. Specialising in Stand Up Paddle Boards to cater for beginners through to the experienced, they also have a kayak fleet that includes single and doubles as well as kayaks for fishing.

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If you are new to this sport and want to learn more about stand up paddling you can book a Beginner Group Lesson which runs every Saturday at 9am. During this time you will learn correct stroke techniques, learn how to read the conditions of the bay and most importantly, plan your route to ensure you make it back safely from experienced paddlers who are happy to share their knowledge.

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Now that is an escape

Raby Bay Foreshore offers sandy beaches which are suitable for paddling at both low and high tide. And of course just gazing at the water is calming, isn't it? So this where I get really excited because you can also purchase a coffee and a bickie from Managers Ashley and Karen, taking in all the activity from dry land. For some of us of a certain vintage that's quite enough energy expended, thank you.

The beauty of paddling is that you just don't stick to the beach. Once you have the knowledge and technique you can paddle along the Raby Bay canals, around to the iconic Cleveland lighthouse, or you can investigate the mangroves.

They are open for business Wednesday to Sunday 8am to Dusk (times do vary). Times are subject to change- pending weather & water condition. Open ALL public & school holidays. 

The experiences on offer, including prices, can be seen here:
Stand Up Paddle Board Hire, Lessons and Tours
Kayak Hire and Tours
Peddle Board Hire, Lessons and Tours
Combined Craft Hire packages
10 Person Inflatable Paddle Board Hire

What a wonderful concept for Birthday and Christmas parties! And even better, Bay Island Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Hire have Gift Certificates available for purchase. See here.

So we all know what my daughter and son-in-law are getting for Christmas, don't we?

Raby Bay Foreshore Beach has picnic and barbecue facilities, toilets, playground equipment, and car parking. It is a twenty-minute walk from the Cleveland Railway Station and other public transport so making a day of it is a viable option.

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Why? Good fun, good fitness, in a beautiful part of the world
Phone: 0472 777 288 or email
Where: Masthead Drive, Raby Bay beaches
Cost: See website for experiences and costs
Your Comment
Love the sound of this May. Summer here we come!
by May Cross (score: 3|7889) 621 days ago
An interesting article May; I had no idea there was such a thing as a peddle board.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8093) 618 days ago
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