Sea Kayaking, 1-day Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary - Melbourne

Sea Kayaking, 1-day Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary - Melbourne

This Sorrento Sea Kayaking trip is for people who want to get away from it all! This adventure takes place between September to May, and is the perfect way to see the picturesque Melbourne locale.

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  • Description
    • Full day Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary kayak tour including lunch
    • Opportunity to see dolphins
    • Tour of the former Quarantine Station

    This Sorrento 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 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 at the Old Quarantine Station (a short tour of the former Quarantine Station is included). 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 the picturesque Sorrento locale. Warning - kayaking is seriously addictive!

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Participants must be reasonably active and over 14 years of age
    • Participants must be able to swim 50m non stop
    • Very tall (over 192 cm) and heavy people (over 110 kg) need to notify operator in order to provide a suitable kayak

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Sun Screen
    • Shorts or bathers
    • Water Bottle
    • Old running shoes / Sandles or Wet Suit Booties
    • Spray Jacket / Thermal Top (or can be provided if required)
    • Towel
    • Change of clothes for afterwards

    NOTE: Wetsuits are not suitable for this adventure

    What is Supplied

    • Lunch, fruit and drinks throughout the day
    • Lunch stop at the former Quarantine Station
    • Spray jacket
    • Thermal top
    • Dry box
    • Dry bag
    • PFD and spray deck are supplied

    More Information

    Sorrento and Portsea are both historical seaside holiday resorts endowed with maritime and early settlement history. You can 'pass back in time' as you paddle along the foreshore, observing historical houses along the cliff tops, outdoor swimming enclosures, the former quarantine station and some historical shipping wrecks. As you move closer to Pt Nepean, built up areas are left and dolphins, sea eagles, cormorants etc. may be observed. 

    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.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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