Beginners and experienced paddlers will find this area a real adventure! Sea life abounds with sea caves, seals, penguins and the occasional pod of dolphins.
This Phillip Island Sea Kayaking adventure is for people who want to get away from it all! Your experience begins with a short discussion on the format for the day including lunch break, distance expected to paddle and weather conditions. You are then kitted up with a PFD, spray deck, paddle jacket, thermals and a paddle before the all important Kayak safety briefing including a dry capsize drill. Most sea kayaks are double sea kayaks with a couple of single kayaks available for the more experienced paddlers in the group.
You'll then set out on the adventure paddling as one group, with knowledgable commentary on environmental features and local history. Sights you'll see along the way include sea caves, dolphins, seals, sea eagles, commorants, fish, boat wrecks, historical buildings, marinas and yachts. Lunch and drinks are prepared for all participants about half way through the trip. Then you'll return to the start, gear is packed away and you can change into some warm clothes.
This adventure takes place between September to May, and is the perfect way to see picturesque Phillip Island. Warning - kayaking is seriously addictive!
NOTE: Wetsuits are not suitable for this adventure
During this sea kayaking tour on the Woolamai Waters of Phillip Island, you'll paddle past huge granite cliffs (reminiscent of Wilson’s Promontory’s landscape) and into sea caves. Beginners and experienced paddlers will find this area a real adventure. Sea life abounds with seals, penguins and the occasional pod of dolphins. The lunch spot is a real treat.
The trip is weather dependant, particularly the strength of the wind and the effect on wave and swell size. Trips will be cancelled if the forecast is for 20 knots or above. Staff will contact participants 2 days before hand to confirm go ahead. Cancelled trips will be rescheduled.
Customers need to sign an indemnity form and medical form before they commence the trip.
All staff have a sea kayaking guide or instructors qualification, level 2 first aid or wilderness first aid and at least 5 years experience.
The experience lasts 6 hours in total, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The trips run on demand from mid September to mid May.
Phillip Island (Melbourne)