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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. 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 check out the 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. Our 3 day expeditions are a relaxing and rewarding way to explore and experience a beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.                                                                                                                                                    

Departure Dates 2024 

17 June      

4 August

2 October  -Confirmed


Or get in touch to arrange a custom departure.

Price: $1300pp ($300 deposit)


  • All transport from Mission Beach

  • All permits and parks passes

  • Accommodation whilst on tour

  • All meals

  • Camping equipment

  • All sea kayaking equipment

  • Professional sea kayak guides​

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