This tour is for moderate to experienced Kayakers only. Definately not for the novice kayaker (click HERE for your options)
For this tour to operate we need to have certain conditions on the day as there is some "open water" kayaking and also boating traffic to be considered. We will advise you upon booking of all details.
So here is what we do when all conditions are GOOD and all systems are GO!
We meet at 8.30am at Dunwich and set out from the One Mile area on North Stradbroke Island.
We ask you to catch the 7.55am Straddie Flyer to One Mile jetty where you will meet me as you step off the jetty (bloke with bare feet).
The sea kayak to Peel Island will take us approximately 40-45 minutes to cross Moreton Bay where we have chances of spotting dugongs, turtles and of course our friendly dolphins.
This is a great kayak in a group because we can all chat and help each other point out all the marine life that is seen. So we encourage everybody to kayak together to get the advantage of more eyes are better than two!
Also please note that when we are getting closer to the wreck of the Platypus there will be plenty of birds to identify, so go SLOW.
Once we arrive at Peel Island we berth the kayaks on the beach at Platypus Bay and have a stretch and a drink.
Then when we are ready we can don our snorkel, flippers and mask and snorkel out to the wreck of the Platypus. Here we can take plenty of underwater photos with an underwater camera. If you do not have a camera then simply use ours and we can email all images to you.
For all the non snorkellers there are beautiful tracks to encounter some of the best Bush Walking trails around. Or walk to explore the beautiful coloured sand cliff faces (photo below).
After snorkelling we have another spell on the beach of Platypus Bay and have a bite to eat before we meet the bush walkers and start the kayak tour back to One Mile in Dunwich.
This tour with snorkelling and breaks will take us approximately 4-4.5 hours so bring with you your water bottle and some snacks so you do not loose any energy.
Again on the return always be on the lookout for big turtles, stingrays, dolphins and Dugongs as they also frequent these waters all the way up to Amity Point.
Remember to bring:
Sunscreen, sun protection
Hat and sun glasses
Water bottle (can be stowed at rear)
Plenty of packaged snacks
Water proof camera (if you have one)
We supply the double kayaks all the necessary snorkelling and safety equipment for a day full of FUN and adventure!