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Based at Bonnie Vale Picnic Grounds in Bundeena in southern Sydney
Email us: mail@bundeenakayaks.com.au
 

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Royal Kayak Eco-Tour




It’s time to get out and enjoy nature on this 3 hour expertly guided kayak tour of the Port Hacking waterway along the stunning beaches and sand-spit of Bundeena and into the Royal National Park. Where the tour goes on the day does depend on the tide, whether it be a trip out to Jibbon Beach, up river to South West Arm or along Cabbage Tree Inlet and into the Basin, every trip is sure to impress!  
Our tours provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy the bays, beaches and bush land of this lovely area and our expert guides will be there to tell you all about natural and cultural features of the area.
Whether you are new to kayaking or you are an experienced kayaker keen to learn more about this beautiful waterway and the surrounding Royal National Park, this tour is a great choice!


Price:

$99 per person (or $45 per person if you have a group of 10 or more and the group organiser comes for free!)


Duration:

Approximately 3 hours



Availability:

This tour runs requarly. Check availability here
For groups of 10 or more, tours can be run on day of your choice


Highlights:

  • Paddling the stunning Bundeena beaches
  • Learning about the area from expert guides
  • Stopping off in the Royal National Park for morning tea



Itinerary:

  • Meet 15 minutes prior to scheduled start of your tour to complete paperwork, be fitted into safety vest and kayak and organise your gear.
  • Start off with technique and safety briefing from your expert guide
  • Now it’s time to start paddling - enjoy an approximate 4km along the gorgeous stretches of Bundeena beaches and sand-spit and up into the Royal National Park. A few short breaks along the way where your expert guided will point out the many natural and cultural features of the area
  • Stop off at one of the secluded beaches for a tea break and leg stretch for about 20 minutes
  • Start the paddle back to base
  • Return to gorgeous beach front base where you can enjoy a swim or a picnic at your leisure

(Please note that the 3 hour duration is an estimate only and will be governed by the conditions and participants on the day. We never rush and the focus of our tours is making sure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable time)



About the Kayaks:

We mostly use double kayaks on our tours, in a mix of enclosed and sit-on-top varieties.  All kayaks have good back support either as a moulded seat or a padded fabric contraption. Kayaks have plenty of storage space either in enclosed hatches or open deck space. Dry storage bags for a small amount of gear (towel, jacket, phone etc) are provided on tours. If you plan to bring extra gear we recommend packing a large plastic garbage type bag.



What to wear:

You will get wet when paddling from splashes and your feet will get wet when getting in and out of the kayak. Comfortable lightweight clothes (no jeans) are best, a hat and plastic shoes/thongs or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Bring your swimming costume if you would like to enjoy a swim. Pack a ligh weight wet weather jacket in case of rain and a fleece if it is expected to be cool.




Options:

Goodies available for purchase at time of booking:
5L Dry Storage Bag (to keep phones, cameras etc dry) - $15
20 L Dry Storage Bag - $30

Bottled Water - $3 and Energy Drinks - $4




What to Bring:

Water bottle & water(1Litre), Hat, Sunglasses, Towel, Change of clothes - you will get wet from splashes, Sunscreen
Optional gear to pack: swimming costume, camera, large plastic bag (to keep your gear totally dry when on the water)



Inclusions:

Hire of kayak
Paddle/s
PFD Safety Vest - Australian Standard
Small Dry Storage Bag

Morning Tea - tea/coffee, biscuits, nuts/dried fruit, seasonal fruit mix, juice. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will be happy to cater to your needs. Gluten free is easy!



Group Discounts:

$50 per person for groups of 10 or more people (and can be arranged on a day and time of your choice). Group organiser comes for free! Please note that to receive discounts, payment must be made in advance



Pre-Requisites:

No paddling experience is required - beginners are welcome! All participants must be able to swim and be in reasonably fit condition.

All participants must be 16 years old and over