Join our expert Guide/Instructor on our epic Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Eco Adventures.  Meander through Marine Park Sanctuaries, explore idyllic getaways, swim crystal clear waters, witness superb sunsets, choose to relax or exercise, escape to beautiful surroundings, or encounter local dolphins, turtles, koalas or other wildlife. Our Guides possess the local knowledge that allows the chance to experience some or all of what will be the highlight to any visit to Port Stephens.

Why Join our Tours?

Paddling with our experienced and qualified guide provides you with the opportunity to experience SO MUCH MORE than renting. Our guides possess a broad knowledge of the Port Stephens waterways, such as the knowledge of wind, tide, currents, where dolphins and other wildlife are commonly seen, where to go and where not to go, and much more. All this knowledge can make your time on the water a fun, safe and rewarding experience.  

PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER, that our tours are an eco based adventure as a priority, which uses kayaks as a means to experience the natural highlights of Port Stephens in a way that will not interrupt the local eco system. Our tours will only run when we’re sure we can offer you with the promise of a comfortable, safe, and awe-inspiring experience, but please expect that you will be paddling long distance and away from the shoreline.  Despite our tours being designed for all levels of kayaking experience and those with a reasonable fitness level, we do ask you to bring an adventurous spirit and kindly ask those who wish to try kayaking for the first time under instructional guidance to consider our rentals which remain within more sheltered easy going waters.

Awesome! couldn’t recommend it more strongly, the guide really knew his facts & we got to hang out with a pod of dolphins! BRIAN, MELBOURNE

Discovery Kayak Tour

$60

$50 per Child 10 to 14 yrs.

Departs: 8.00am

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs.

An eco-adventure where we go beyond the boundaries and discover all the horizons of Port Stephens, looking out for dolphins and other wildlife along the way.

Refreshments provided.

WINTER: CLOSED

OPEN SPRING 2018

RUNS  WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Sunset Kayak Tour

$50

$40 per Child 10 to 14 yrs.

Departs: 1.5 hrs before sunset

Duration: 1.5 hrs

An easy-going paddle where we go with the flow, and experience the colour and reflection of Port Stephens.

Sparkling Wine or Non Alcohol Refreshments provided.

WINTER: CLOSED

OPEN SPRING 2018

RUNS FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY.

This tour does not run during summer, due to the afternoon sea breezes that often occur during this time of year.

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Please note the following IMPORTANT Tour Info:

WE ONLY USE DOUBLE “SIT ON TOP” KAYAKS on our Kayak Tours, however Single Sit On Top’s are available for solo participants or one member of odd numbered groups. Having said this, if you prefer to paddle a Single Kayak, please let us know upon booking and we’ll see what we can do for you. Cushioned backrests are provided. “Sit In” Kayaks are NOT available.
  • TOURS DEPART FROM SHOAL BAY OR NELSON BAY depending on weather and season. We’ll let you know the exact departure location the day before tour.
  • SWIMMING ABILITY is essential for Adults and preferred with Children.
  • BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL so please book online, by phone on 0405 033518, or via e mail paddle@paddleportstephens.com.au
  • PLEASE WEAR Swimwear or suitable clothing for paddling comfort. Remember, you are going to get wet.
  • PLEASE BRING drinking water, sun protection and camera. Water resistant dry bags can be provided.
  • PLEASE ARRIVE no later than 15 MINUTES PRIOR to TOUR DEPARTURE. If you feel you are running late then please call us on 0405 033518 and we’ll do our best to delay departure. Late arrivals without a call could result in missed tour with NO REFUND.
  • DOLPHINS and other wildlife sightings happen often, but are NOT GUARANTEED.
  • PLEASE CONSIDER that all tours are of moderate to long paddling distance, and go quite a distance off the shoreline.
  • ALL TOURS are subject to weather/sea condition and availability.
  • CHILDREN UNDER 14 YRS must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE.