Salty Dog Sea Kayaking - 6 Day Guided Whitsunday kayak Tour
This is the ultimate in overnight kayaking expeditions. Spend 6 days exploring the Whitsunday wilderness, with our friendly and informative guides.
Immerse yourself in the sparkling turquoise waters that lap the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach.
Marvel at the iconic views from Hill Inlet and enter the amazing underwater world of fringing coral reefs. Snorkelling, bush walking and camping out under the stars are all part of this experience you will never forget.
Typical trip schedule
Day1: Pick up by courtesy bus from your accommodation 8.30am, drive to Shute Harbour (approximately 10 minutes away). Kayaks and supplies are loaded onto the water taxi which transports us to Whitehaven Beach (on the south east of Whitsunday Island. We set up camp and spend the rest of the day exploring nearby Haselwood Island and bush walk to Chance Bay on the south of Whitsunday Island. Both of these boast great fringing coral reefs for snorkelling.
Day2: We paddle north along the eastern coast of Whitsunday Island (usually with the help of the following south easterly winds), stopping off at the entrance of Hill Inlet for a swim and short walk to the lookout with its breathtaking views. From here we continue north to our camp site at The Cairn.
Day 3: It's an early morning walk to the Cairn Lookout for breathtaking views of the stunning Whitsundays before jumping into the kayaks for the paddle to our next campsite - Crayfish Beach on the east side of Hoiok Island . This is often described as the best campsite in the region , set against the backdrop of Mackeral Bay. The coral is amazing and the outlook has to be seen to be appreciated.
Day 4: The day leads us across the northern end of Hook Island - stopping off at Mantaray Bay for lunch and a chance to swim or snorkel before continuing on to the camp spot at Maureens Cove. or Steens Beach (opposite Hayman Island).
Day 5: This is a leasurily day - with a relkatively short paddle across the top of Hook Island to Steens Beach ( via Butterfly Bay). Plenty of opportunities to snorkel and relax!
Day 6: The group packs up camp for the last time , and then explores nearby Bali Hai Island ( Black Island) and Langford Island . After lunch, the water taxi arrives and takes the group and gear back to our base at Shute Harbour.
Note: The exact route for the 6 Day Expeditions will depend on a number of factors such as weather, paddlers' ability, tides and barge availability and may change before or during the trip if required.
MINIMUM AGE 16
(under 18 years must be with adult, unless with private group)
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