Testimonials

 

Helen: “What better way to discover the Islands than your personal guide ? Anita brought life and soul to our day sharing her knowledge of history , current island life , nature ,amazing art & crafts and introducing us to colourful island places and people – we would never have found these on our own . What a privilege to be welcomed like old friends into artists homes / studios and to get a real feel for Island life. Anita you are so professional, knowledgeable and generous to share your love of the Islands. We look forward to our next tour with you . 🌿

Konxs: “A unique artistic and scenic tour. Anita is an excellent tour guide, she has an extensive knowledge of the history of the islands and knows the best scenic and artistic spots on each island. She also opened her house to me and treated me to her garden-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. A unique experience that I would definitely recommend.”

Sue: “Excellent Day On The Bay. Dad and I had a great day touring the Islands with Anita. She was so knowledgeable and showed us many interesting places. Thanks Anita.”

Selinac901: “Island life – fascinating and entertaining day out. If you love art, nature or are just keen to know more about island life, this is a must. Anita will treat you like a special friend.

sumathim2020: “Mindblowing! An unforgettable and mind blowing experience for me! I have been in Brisbane since 2012 and this is my 1st visit to Karragara and Mcleay Islands with 2 other friends. Anita is an excellent guide, friendly, hospitable and well equipped with information of the islands. We explored the islands learning abt the history, early settlers, food they consumed, their livelihood, the beautiful flora and fauna and much more. The best part of the tour for me was visiting the local artists and an art gallery filled with stunning pottery and painting. It gave me an insight into their simple lives. The icing on the cake was a visit to her home for lunch.”

darrenyoung65: “An enjoyable day out on the Islands. Anita is a knowledgeable and attentive guide – she gave us a very good understanding of the Island, provided excellent food along the way and we were well looked after as we explored the islands. We have lived in Brisbane for 5 years and had never visited the islands – it was a great way to understand the different communities, shops and services, as well as learn about the local history. Recommend Anita for her personal approach – much like visiting a good friend who wants to show you around. Only tip – get to the ferry terminal 15min early as parking can be difficult to find on a Saturday morning.”

Darrenyoung: “A wonderful mini holiday. This was a fabulous experience ! Anita is an excellent guide, host, art teacher, and took us around the beautiful islands explaining about it’s history, people, local flora, fauna, architecture and much more. The islands are beautiful, clean, green and peaceful. It was delightful to see Kookaburras and ducks with their young ones moving freely at many spots along our way !
We visited a few local artists and a lovely art gallery. The highlight for me was that we could visit the artists in their homes, interact with them and see their creative space – a lovely experience ! She showed us a wonderful world , far from the maddening crowd.”

Sainivi: “Excellent tour with an amazing guide Anita. Cannot thank you enough, Anita for your excellent services. You were an amazing guide, excellent host, good teacher. Having met someone like you with all these qualities has laid a foundation for our friendship. You have gifted us memories that will be cherished for long. Highly recommend Bay Islands Art & Scenic Tours. A must do tour and a must meet Anita thing. Cheers.”

Valyn: “It was a full day so have a good pair of walking shoes as you visit and learn about the history of each island.”

Carol: “Each island had their own unique attractions worth exploring and learning the history of settlement and what their names mean . Lots of local artist sell their wares. Beautiful Homes dotted along the
esplanade, With magnificent water views.”

Kerryonebay: “Arts & Crafts Island Tour. What a wonderful day my friends and I had with Anita. We were looked after very well by Anita who is very passionate & knowledgeable about the history of the Redland Bay Islands.
We were introduced to some interesting and talented locals, visited 4 Islands by ferry and enjoyed a beautiful lunch with an amazing view.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys meeting people, looking at some amazing arts, crafts & horticulture & enjoying a day relaxing & visiting our beautiful Islands.”

Sightsee426277: “Perfect day. Anita guided us with passion and knowledge of the island culture, history and nature. Beautiful scenery and a fun day. Highly recommend as a way of exploring these beautiful islands with a local.”

Wendy55: “The walk in the rain through the bushand along the seaside of both Russell Island and Karragarra Island was excellent.”

Sashaa5: “Anita provided a really great experience, her knowledge of the local history and where to find art treasures was excellent.”

Slimhallidayfan: “A wonderful Day! We had a great day with Anita visiting 4 Bay Islands off the Brisbane coastline – firstly Russell Island, followed by Lamb Island, then to Macleay Island where we had a light lunch and then finally Karragarra Island. We were met by Anita at the Redland Bay Ferry Marina and she was very knowledgeable about the history of each of the islands and showed us points of interest at each island. We have lived in Brisbane for over 40 years and this is the first time we have visited these islands and were amazed at how lovely and easy to reach they were. We visited several art galleries and also visited a local artist’s home where she has certainly put her stamp on decorating it – very quaint and unusual. The locals that we met were very friendly and we felt very relaxed being with Anita and the ferry trips between the islands were prompt and efficient and we thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see the local islands near Brisbane.”

P6140SYpaulj: “Custom Karra and Russel Islands Tour, had a great day out on Karragara and Russell Islands where we met some interesting and friendly artists. Anita, our host, was fantastic, she has a good knowledge of the local history and pointed out several of the native edible plants and berries during our guided walk between Artist studios. Overall a very unique place to visit, on the outside the Islands seem quiet and sleepy but there is actually lots to do there and there’s a fantastic community feel about the place.”

harrisonb930: “Fantastic Day, with a Fantastic Guide Exploring the Islands. My family and I had delightful time with Anita experiencing the islands off Redland Bay. I had never traveled to the islands before. Learning about their rich history and meeting with local sculptures, painters, tattoo artists, collectors and potters gave the day depth and character. Anita’s knowledge and expertise about the island and its culture was impressive. It is amazing to learn so much about a new part of the world which is only a short ferry ride away. For anyone looking for a warm and professional guide such as Anita and place to spend a fun day experiencing a new place, this tour is for them.”

Jacqui B: “Discovering our Backyard. We had a wonderful time with Anita experiencing Karragarra Island and Macleay Island. Anita’s knowledge, professionalism and welcoming demeanor made our day very enjoyable and memorable. We were pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of these Islands as well as being introduced to some very talented Artists that live in this beautiful part of the World, right in our backyard, just a short Ferry ride from Redland Bay. Bay Islands Art & Scenic Tour.” We can’t wait to bring our family and friends along for this wonderful experience.”