2017 Itinerary

The itinerary for the 2018 cruise is current being planned by the committee and will announced in June 2018. In the meantime, read below to find out what we did in 2017. Contact your club delegates for more details. Alternatively, email commodore@interclubbaycruise.org.au.

DAY 1: Saturday 16 September

Host: Andy and Di Grant The first destination for this 42nd cruise is hosted by the Horizon Shores Marina at their extensive facilities located on 1 Cabbage Tree Point Rd, Woongoolba. Just a short cruise away (for some!) Cruisers can start to arrive from 10am. There will be a berthing crew on hand to assist with berthing. Berth allocations will be supplied prior via email and text. Activities will be kicking off with sign-on starting at 2 pm and collection of your goodies bag. The Commodore’s welcome will begin at 4:30 pm with dinner commencing from 6pm. The facilities have hot showers and toilets available.  Diesel and petrol are available for cruisers along with the rubbish collection bins located nearby. The first day will be a Hawaiin theme. On arrival to dinner, you will receive your Lei, so feel free to dress up in your best Hawaiian getup. During and after the meals we will be entertained by a couple of Museo’s  playing songs from the 70s, 80s & 90s, so bring along your groove and dancing shoes and let’s get this party started.

DAY 2: Sunday 17 September

Hosts: Michelle and Melissa Anderson – Wanderers Paradise After a big opening night, the cruise will kick back in Island time with a trip to South Stradbroke Island and Tipplers Passage. After a day of sand, sun and the water, the cruisers will take the party up a notch with our South Pacific Ocean Party night at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club’s Southern Haven. Why not dress up in your most outrageous island wear! Take turns in the selfie booth. Who will win the competition for the best island dress up selfie? Dinner will be a pot luck meal, so bring a plate to share. There are BBQs, a large dining hall and toilet and shower facilities available. After dinner, we will watch a movie under the stars and share movie munchies aka popcorn. The movie will be “Tails by Light”, an inspiring adventure story, which includes exploring under the sea and to the ends of the earth, told through amazing photographic images. There are good options for anchoring directly in front of the Southern Haven, and the anchorage is suitable for deep draft vessels. So grab your island gear, get ready to party and have a mocktail or two.

DAY 3: Monday 18th September

Hosts: Jullie and Brett McCullough – Dansuer Enjoying a leisurely cruise up the Coomera river, the fleet will spend the day in the Gold Coast City Marina. Onshore will be a sensational afternoon and night of fun and entertainment. More details to come….

DAY 4: Tuesday 19 September

Host: Ngaire and Peter Miller – Exile Ahoy me Maties! Our fourth day on the cruise is “International Talk like a Pirate Day”.  We will travel back down the Coomera River to South Stradbroke Island and enjoy the friendly hospitality of the Tipplers Licensed Cafe for lunch. The evening meal will be a free Sausage Sizzle, south of Tipplers at BOAT.

The day will start with the traditional Sail Past.  So get up early and dress up your boat so that is shines and sparkles as you and your crew salute our Commodore as you sail past on the bend of the river.

Lunch is a relaxed hot and cold buffet at the peaceful Tipplers Cafe.  They have a fully licensed bar where you and fellow cruisers can soak up the sun and let that special holiday feeling really sink in!

After Lunch you can kick back or get involved in some of our fun Pirate training with the kids.  The sand dunes are close, or a Pirate hunt might be more your style! 

Before dinner, make the most of the hot showers at BOAT club, then relax while WMYC Cruisers do all the work and cook our free sausage sizzle for dinner. Remember to come dressed in your best pirate outfit or The Sarge might make you walk the plank!  

After dinner, stay and test your knowledge of all things.  We will have a trivia night with port and cheese supplied by MBBC. The topics will be wide ranging from sport to reality TV, nautical terms to fun facts, so ensure your table has an expert in every field. 

DAY 5: Wednesday 20 September

Hosts: Anton Prange – Elation Couran Cove Island Resort will welcome the fleet to their marina and resort after a short trip from Tipplers passage. With pools, bars, dining and a host of activities, it will be the day to let your hair down and enjoy South Stradbroke at it’s finest. After berthing the fleet, the Commodore and his Vice will inspect vessels for the Pride of the Fleet. A gambit of activities are available at the resort from rain forest walks, beach excursions, kayaking, stand up paddle boards or you just chill out by the pool. Lunch is a delicious BBQ buffet and our gala dinner in the evening will ensure there isn’t an empty stomach in sight. In the evening will the treasure chest draws. You have to be in it to win it! Couran Cove has very generously donated the use of their marina and resort for the cruise, and you can show your appreciation by coming back throughout the year to enjoy the full resort facilities.

DAY 6: Thursday 21 September

Delegate: Bruce Phillips – Zeta 11 The fleet will depart Couran Cove Island Resort with its next stop at Karragarra Island. More details to come!

DAY 7: Friday 22 September

Host: Steve Leppien and Kym Haines – Gypsy Mariner The final destination for this 42nd cruise is hosted by the RQYS at their extensive facilities located on Caniapa Point at Russel Island just a short cruise away. Anchoring off, the afternoon’s activities for the junior cruisers will be based around the large grass areas and maybe the pool for those up for a cooler challenge. The facilities hot showers and toilets are available for cruisers along with the rubbish collection bins. A sit-down dinner of lamb or chicken eaten under the large marquee is tonight’s option, followed by Kev’s renowned apple crumble dessert. With today’s theme being the Red Sea, we will be definitely seeing red as cruisers don their scarlet garb for our last theme night dress up. After the meal, we saddle up the thoroughbreds as the boats chance their luck on the finely prepared course at another running of the Caniapa Night Races. Jockeys and trainers get to utilise their finely tuned skills to try and be our 2017 Grand Champion. The heat radiating from the fire pit will drive any night chill back for those wishing to stay on and toast their toes as they swap tales tall and true.

DAY 8: Saturday 23 September

Our final morning allows, for those wishing to, for a fully cooked all you can eat breakfast at RQYS Canaipa. We then farewell friends old and new, pencil in future rendezvous, and plan to meet again at the reunion lunch in a couple of months time as this year’s cruise draws to a close for another year. It’s then time to lift the hook and for all our cruisers to either head for home or, for those lucky enough, continue on with their holiday itinerary until those pesky land-based obligations call.

Want to know what we did in 2016?


Want to know what we did in 2015?

Check out the website for the 2015 Interclub Bay Cruise.