Sea-kayaking around the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are increasingly becoming known as one of the best spots for multi-day sea-kayaking, camping on isolated islands at night and paddling, snorkelling and exploring during the day. There are more than 30 camping areas, most for no more than a dozen people. Some have composting toilets and picnic tables, but you will need to bring your own fresh water. If you have little to no experience in sea-kayaking, join an overnight or six-day tour with Salty Dog Sea Kayaking, who will provide everything, including tents, food and camping permits, and guide you through this tropical paradise. You will cover about 20 kilometres a day, which is about three to four hours of paddling. The company will also hire kayaks, provide safety gear and hire camping equipment if you want to head out on your own for a few hours, days or even weeks, but with this option you will need to secure your own camping permits with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Salty Dog Sea Kayaking also runs popular half-day and full-day kayaking tours out of Shute Harbour.

Hamilton Island has its own eco-certified seakayaking company, Sea Kayaking Whitsundays, which offers day tours (with snorkelling), a sunset tour and a full-moon tour.

Contact Info

Salty Dog Sea Kayaking: (07) 4946 1388

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