Join us on one of our worldclass sea kayaking journeys

 

All our sea kayaking trips are rewarding, active holidays run by professional sea kayaking guides with an emphasis on reconnecting to the natural world, relaxing in a beautiful environment and eating healthy, tasty cuisine. 

 

 

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair"

 

Khalil Gibran.

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 Beyond Borders

 

3 Day Expeditions

Imagine a deserted, tropical island paradise just a short paddle off the coast. Idyllic white sandy beaches, warm waters, great cuisine and good company. Welcome to our popular 3 day expedition. Depending on weather conditions and group dynamics we have two exciting destinations on offer for our 3 day programs; the Family Island Group or the Barnard Island Group. Both island groups are national park islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and both are amazing places to explore by kayak.

 

Situated just off the coast of Mission Beach, the Family Island Group consists of 11 lush tropical islands surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Coral Sea.  The waters abound with marine life and we will watch for turtles and dugongs as we kayak. Snorkelling on the fringing reefs from the island beaches offers the opportunity to see an array of colourful tropical fish and corals.The day’s activities consist of approximately 3-4 hours of sea kayaking through the islands, allowing plenty of time to explore the rainforest and snorkel over the colourful coral reefs, or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of such a stunning, natural environment.  From mid July until late September we look out for the majestic humpback whales, which visit these waters and we often have the awe inspiring opportunity to kayak with these giants of the sea, an enriching experience that will stay with you for life. 

 

Lying just further north are the Barnard Islands, similar to the Family Islands.  These islands offer a great paddling option if the conditions are breezy, and are a bird watcher's paradise being a major nesting site for several species of terns and many other sea birds. In the evenings we enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset, before tucking into a delicious dinner under a canopy of stars. Our 3 day expeditions are a relaxing and rewarding way to explore and experience a beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 

3 Day Expeditions in the Family Islands or Barnard Islands.

 

Season is May – November.

 

Cost : $ 990 per Person                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                            

Trip Includes:                                                                                                                         

  • Camping equipment 

  • Snorkelling gear

  • Paddling and safety equipment

  • 2 person sea kayaks

  • All meals

  • Transfers from Mission Beach

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and National Park fees.

  •  knowledgable, experienced and friendly guides.

Departure Dates 2020 

3 July

10 & 24 August

7 & 21 September 

5 October

For more Information and Bookings

Contact Our Office

 

 

School Programs

We believe sea kayaking offers a great platform for education. Many schools choose Coral Sea Kayaking to co-ordinate a well balanced outdoor education experience through immersing students in our island environment and travelling by sea kayak. Whether your school requires key educational outcomes in elements like resilience, team work, co-operation and self development or environmental focusses like sustainability, minimal impact principles and environmental conservation or maybe you just want to escape the cold southern winter and go for a paddle in the warm waters of the tropics. Regardless of your school's required goals we believe we can facilitate them.

From day trips to extended expeditions we can customise the experience for your schools required outcomes. Our guides are also experienced outdoor educators who will work tirelessly with your teaching staff to not only insure a safe and well co-ordinated program but deliver an educating sea kayaking experience.  Please contact our office for more information. 

Private Groups

Do you have a group of friends, family or maybe a club or organisation that would like to do a private sea kayaking expedition?  Coral Sea kayaking often runs private bookings. This means that we can customise the itinerary just for you and your group's needs, it gives you greater choice and flexibility in how you want to enjoy your holiday. If you have a minimum of 8 friends keen (Max 12 people) then contact our office to arrange dates and begin customising a sea kayaking holiday for just you and your gang. 

 

The beautiful, natural surrounds of Hinchinbrook Island create an idyllic location for doing yoga. The sandy beaches, stunning views and warm climate not only rival the best yoga studios in the world but the natural environment helps to calm ones soul and relieve the stresses of the daily grind. The simplicity of living and travelling among these islands helps to focus your energies on your daily yoga routines, to unwind, to breathe, to meditate and reflect on the important things in life. 

Our yoga programs are about living simply, about finding peace in nature's stillness and re energising your body and mind. On our 7 day yoga trip you will live healthily. Sunrise yoga sessions run by our professional yoga instructor followed by an active paddle to our next idyllic campsite before our evening yoga session and a scrumptious vegetarian meal served in the stunning scenery of nature's restaurant.  This trip is not exclusively for yoga aficionado's and kayakers, we welcome all shapes and sizes, you do not need to be as bendy as rubber, you just need a keen interest in yoga and healthy living in a natural environment.  Our friendly yoga and sea kayak instructors will take care of the rest. 

Yoga and Wellness Expedition
 

7 Day Yoga Expedition

 

Cost:  $  2550 Per Person                                                                                                      

 Costs Include:

  • All transport from Mission beach

  • All permits and parks passes

  • Accommodation whilst on tour

  • All meals

  • All equipment

  • Professional sea kayaking guides

  • Professional Yoga Instructor

Departure Dates 2019

 

​Please Contact our office for dates

 

7 Day Hinchinbrook Island Expedition

 

 

7 Days on the water. Departs Mission Beach. Season is May – November.

Wow ! Is often people’s reaction to this place. Our 7 day Hinchinbrook Expedition is our flagship trip and one of the worlds best sea kayaking journeys.  Imagine an island paradise lying off the North Queensland coast where towering mountains give way to pristine rainforest fringed by white, sandy beaches and warm, azure waters, on this island your footprints will be the only prints on the beach. Hinchinbrook Island is Australia’s largest island national park. It’s as wild and untouched today as it was when the native Bandjin people used it as a seasonal hunting ground or when James Cook sailed along its coast in the Endeavour and named many of its features.

 

On our 7 day expedition we paddle north from the small town of Lucinda out and along the beautiful east coast of Hinchinbrook island camping on secluded beaches, swimming in idyllic, clear fresh water holes and eating like royalty.  Each day allows for just the right amount of activity as we paddle to the next stunning campsite. Its not all rush rush like many expedition trips and most days allow for some island time in the afternoon to chill out or go for a walk, a snorkel or just relax in a hammock. Each evening ends with a glass of wine and a gourmet meal cooked by our skilled guides who are just as handy with a chef’s knife as they are with a paddle. All served up in natures restaurant, arguably some of the best alfresco dinning available.

 

After we reach the northern end of Hinchinbrook we begin island hopping. Our first stop is the tranquillity of Goold Island where we camp with beautiful views of the Family Islands to the north and the towering peaks of Hinchinbrook to the south.  From Goold we continue north to picturesque Wheeler Island one of the Family Island group. We spend our last night here before paddling to Dunk Island for our final lunch. From there it is a short paddle back to mainland Australia where we make landfall at South Mission Beach and end our trip. 

The 7 day Hinchinbrook trip is an unforgettable kayaking journey through pristine, tropical islands. This trip is renowned among sea kayakers and adventurers. Hinchinbrook Island only gets exclusive visitors because of a regulated permit system and we are the only commercial operator. We run small group trips to ensure quality experiences and environmentally sustainable practices. Due to this, trips often sell out quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

7 Day Hinchinbrook Island Expedition                                        

 

Cost:  $  2450 Per Person                                                                                                     

 

Costs Include:

  • All transport from Mission beach

  • All permits and parks passes

  • Accommodation whilst on tour

  • All meals

  • All equipment

  • Professional sea kayaking guides​​                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Departure Dates 2020

24 May

7 & 21 June

4 & 12 July

2 & 16 & 30 August

13 & 27 September

11 October

For more Information and Bookings

Contact Our Office

For more information and Bookings
Contact Our Office

Kayak Hire 

Coral Sea Kayaking also offers kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals for experienced and fit people who want to explore independently without booking on a commercial trip. Our standard rates are below. Please contact the office for bookings and more information: 

Single kayak 

(this is a sit in expedition style boat)

Cost : $90 Per day.

Double Kayak

(this is a sit in expedition style boat)                                                                                       

Cost: $120 for 1 day ($100 Multi day hire)

Cost Includes:

       Kayak 

  • Bouyancy Vest

  • Spray deck                                                                                                    

  • Paddle 

  • Pump & baler

  • Flares

  • Repair kit

These kayaks can be arranged for expedition rental. Obviously previous kayaking experience is essential for any Multi day rentals. Please contact our office for more information. 

Sit ontop kayaks:

Single sit ontop

cost: $ 70 for full day rental

         $ 50 for half day rental

Double Sit ontop

Cost: $ 80 for full day rental

          $ 60 for half a day rental

Cost Includes:

       Kayak

  • paddle & leash

  • bouyancy vest

  • dry-bag (if required)

  • stingersuit (if required)

  • paddle 

Stand Up Paddle Boards:

Cost: $ 70 for full day rental

          $ 50 for half day rental

INSTRUCTION

 

Would you like to learn to kayak under the guidance and tutelage of a professional kayaking instructor or do you already kayak and just want to improve your skills? We offer professional lessons by appointment so please contact our office for more information. 

 
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