The sunny weather and the open sea waters in Moreton Island provide a great opportunity for catamaran sailing. Catamarans are water vessels that have two parallel hulls of equal size instead of the single hulls that most vessels have.
Catamaran sailing is one of the many water-based activities enjoyed by people visiting Moreton Island.
Catamaran sailing in Moreton Island happens during the day thus allowing visitors to explore and enjoy Moreton Island at a relaxed pace.
Professional catamaran sailors can also compete with each other for fun on the Island. There is no sailing license or experience required for catamaran sailing in Moreton Island.
Catamarans, just like other water vessels on the island can be hired out to people who wish to explore the waters. There are several places within the Island where catamarans could be hired, but the most common include Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Bay Boat Hire, and Moreton Island Fishing Charters.
Hiring a catamaran in Moreton Island is pocket-friendly and varies between $50 and $80 per person depending on the type and size of the catamaran and the amount of time that will be spent sailing. Small catamarans can accommodate up to three sailors while bigger ones can accommodate more than ten sailors.
Most catamarans in the island are hired out either for 30 minutes or for 1 hour. Longer sails can be arranged but at an additional cost that varies from the different catamaran owners.
There are no age restrictions for catamaran sailing in Moreton Island except for infants and very elderly people. Small children, however, need to be accompanied by their parents or guides when sailing.
Light clothing, preferably a swimsuit is recommended when on a catamaran sail. Also, because of the hot sun, sunscreen and goggles are required.
For safety, there is always a mandatory safety briefing before anyone is allowed to sail on the catamarans. The briefing includes the day’s weather patterns and the measures to take in case of an emergency.
First-time sailors will receive short lessons on how to operate and control the catamarans while sailing.
Also because catamaran sailing is a physically engaging activity, people are asked to report if they are suffering from any injury, medical condition or disability that would be affected or aggravated by taking part in the activity.