2-Day Sea Kayak, Snorkel and Beach Campout
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Exmouth, Western Australia
- Product code: PDARYX
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR
Sea kayaking in double sit-inside expedition sea kayaks | Snorkelling | Wilderness beach campingDURATION
2 days/1 night. The tour starts with pick up from your Exmouth accommodation just before 8am on Day 1, and concludes with drop off at your Exmouth accommodation around 4pm on Day 2.
Please note that you will be required to attend a pre-trip meeting/gear fit at our premises at 24 Pelias St, Exmouth, out on the afternoon before tour departure at 4pm.TOUR INCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE
Transport, national park entry and camping fees | Sun protection gear: long sleeve sun shirts (rashies), broad brim hats | Snorkelling gear: Quality snorkel and mask, fins, wetsuits in cooler months | Kayaking safety equipment and qualified guide | All food and non-alcoholic drinks (BYO alcohol) | All camping gear | Dry bags | Photos taken by your guideSEASON
Late April to early OctoberLOCATION
Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. On this tour, we usually paddle between Osprey bay in the south and Tulki Beach in the north, taking in some of the most beautiful stretches of Ningaloo lagoon and amazing snorkelling sites along the way.PRICE
Adult $895 | Children (12-17) $805 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $3060* | Extra child (on top of family price) $725*
* Prices valid for direct bookings only (family rates are not available for agent bookings). Please contact us for other family/group pricing
All pricing is on a twin-share basis. For those wishing to have a private 'solo' tent, a $50 single supplement applies
A 30% despot is required on booking, with balance payable 30 days prior to departureTOUR NUMBERS
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12 participants, plus guides and volunteers.TOUR LIMITATIONS
Our kayaks have a maximum weight limit of 110kg/person. Minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. This tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, lifting of equipment, and walking on uneven ground and soft sand. Participants must be capable of lifting at least 15 kg. Tour departures are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbersTOUR MEETING POINT
Day prior to departure: Pre-trip meeting/gear fit out at 4pm at EAC base, 24 Pelias St, Exmouth.
Day 1 of tour: Pick up from Exmouth accommodation starting at 7.45am, or meet at our base at 24 Pelias St at 7.30am. Free on-street parking is available at our base, or secure parking is available inside our fenced yard for $10/day
Please get in touch to enquire about dates and availability. Last-minute enquiries, custom, solo and group bookings are welcome.
Get back to nature as you travel this stunning coastline in your self-sufficient sea kayak - an amazing and unique way to immerse yourself in the turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and ancient landscape of the UNESCO world heritage listed Ningaloo Coast
- Snorkel different sites daily. You'll be amazed at the diversity and abundance of marine life that Ningaloo supports! We visit the traditional shore-based sites such as Turquoise Bay and Oyster Stacks, as well as other sites you won't find on the map. You'll enjoy taking the opportunity to snorkel from the kayaks where possible - the 'offshore' snorkel sites are next-level amazing!
- A great introduction to camping from your kayak: spend a night camped out amongst the sand dunes, enjoy a west coast sunset and fall asleep under a blanket of stars
SEA KAYAKING AND SNORKELLING:
The sea kayaking takes place inside the fringing reef, where the lagoon is rarely more than 3m deep - perfect for spotting wildlife and snorkelling. After your guide gives you the all-important paddling instruction and safety talk, we launch the kayaks and travel along the coast at a relaxed pace, stopping on secluded beaches for morning tea and lunch as we go. We usually paddle the coastline from Osprey Bay and head north with the prevailing winds, finishing in the vicinity of Tulki beach. Each day we paddle between 7 and 12km, depending on wind conditions, snorkel opportunities, and how the group is travelling.
Both days offer fantastic snorkelling opportunities. At some sites we land the kayaks on the beach and swim a short distance from shore, at other sites we anchor or moor the kayaks and slip over the side (weather depending). We have discovered some excellent ‘un-named’ snorkel spots that are accessible only by kayak.
This tour is perfect for those with an adventurous spirit who would like to experience the joys of expedition-style camping. On the afternoon of Day 1, we pull our kayaks up onto a quiet beach, and set up our camp amongst the sand dunes. After setting up camp, you may choose to go for a relaxing stroll along the beach, read a few pages of a good book, grab some snacks and a drink and settle in for a west coast sunset, or just relax and reflect on the beauty of your surroundings.
We endeavor to make your camping experience as comfortable as possible, with self-inflating mattresses, tents, sleeping bags and liners, inflatable pillows, and camp chairs. For the novices amongst us, your guides will give you a run down on how to best set up your camping gear and give you some handy pointers so you get a good nights sleep.
- Double sit-inside expedition sea kayaks with rudder for comfortable cruising
- PFDs (life jackets)
- Long sleeve sun shirts, broad-brim hats,
- Snorkelling gear: snorkel, mask and fins, wetsuit in season
- Gloves (fingerless paddling gloves, great for sun protection and blister prevention)
- Dry bags for packing clothing, sleeping gear etc
- Comfortable camping gear: tents, pillows, sleeping bags and liners, camp chairs, shade shelter
- Healthy and delicious food, drinks (alcohol not included, byo welcome)
- Transport to and from Cape Range National Park in our air-conditioned bus
- National Park entry and camping fees
- Qualified and experienced guide
- Complimentary tour photos
- Drinking water bottle (capacity for at least 1L)
- Sunglasses (polarised are great for seeing under the water)
- Sunscreen, zinc or SPF lip balm. Please consider using reef-safe sun protection products
- Camera (+ spare batteries/power bank)
- Towel or sarong. A lightweight sarong can be great for draping over legs for extra sun protection
- Footwear that may get wet (crocs, sandals etc)
- Head torch (+ spare batteries)
- Drinks for sunset happy hour
- Camp clothes - these will be packed into dry bags to be stored in your kayak's waterproof hatch. It's best to pack clothing that you can layer. We recommend 1 set each of shorts and t-shirt, warm long pants and a jumper/hoodie. From May onwards you will need to pack warm clothes/layers for cool, clear nights: thermal layers, beanie, puffer jacket, our guides even bring their compact 'camping ugg boots' during winter!
- Toiletries - these will be minimal as we don't have fresh water available for showering. We recommend bringing a flannel that you can use with a little fresh water to get the salt and sunscreen off at the end of the day, or if you use wet wipes, try to source biodegradable, non-plastic alternatives
- You can bring fishing gear too, however this is not a focus of our tours (please use lures rather than bait). Our camps are situated within Sanctuary Zones, where no fishing is allowed