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Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

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Join the Salty Dog team for an unforgettable experience on one of their fully guided trips or extended expeditions.

Explore the islands by joining a guided short or extended tour or let them customise one to suit you or your group's special requirements. Alternatively kayak throughout the Whitsundays at your own pace with a 'freedom' rental kayak, camping out under the stars or 'living it up' at luxury resort-style
accommodation en-route.

Based in the spectacular Whitsundays Islands, Salty Dog Sea Kayaking have been renting kayaks and running kayaking expeditions since 1996. Their qualified staff have an intimate knowledge of the region and enjoy nothing better than sharing this with their friends and guests.

Comprising more than 70 islands, the Whitsunday Island group is the largest offshore island chain on the east coast of Australia. As part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, its tropical, clear, warm waters offer some of the most breathtaking and accessible paddling in the world.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Camping
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Sea Kayak Freedom Hire

Salty Dog Sea Kayaking has an extensive range of single and double sea kayaks available for hire by experienced kayakers. Whether its a short half-day trip or an extended expedition, with your own craft and itinerary, you'll have the independence and freedom to explore the amazing Whitsunday Islands at your own pace. Free advice and assistance with trip planning and route and camp site selection is available from their experienced guides.

Minimum of two paddlers for safety.
Hire includes kayak, paddles, lifejacket, spraydeck, charts and safety equipment.
Full and comprehensive briefing provided.
Camping and snorkelling gear and stinger suits also available for hire.

Indicative rates

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$50 $100
6 Day Sea Kayak Expedition

Salty Dog Sea Kayak's expeditions are often described by clients as their best ever sea kayaking experience - with amazing scenery and an ever-changing ocean background. A paddling route includes both Hook and Whitsunday Islands with their spectacular beaches, rugged coastlines and tranquil coral-filled bays and lagoons.

Home to manta rays, turtles, dolphins, rare dugongs and humpback whales, the Whitsundays is truly a tropical marine paradise. With approximately four hours paddling each day, there's plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or just taking it easy at the beach campsites.

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$1750 $1750
Half Day Turtle and Snorkel Tour

A perfect introduction to sea kayaking or just a great opportunity to escape from the mainland for a few hours. Embarking from picturesque Shute Harbour, you explore Tancred, Repair and Shute Islands by kayak before stopping over for a swim/snorkel in the crystal-clear waters surrounding "White Rock", a tiny National Park island surrounded by breathtaking coral gardens. You then have time to relax on the island's white coral beach and enjoy a tropical morning snack before kayaking back to Shute Harbour via Cane Cocky's Beach and Gunn Island.

Indicative rates

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$80 $80
Tropical Islands Kayak and Snorkel (Full Day)

The golden sandy beaches, extensive fringing coral reefs and magnificent scenery, make the nearby Molle Group of Islands the perfect destination for the one day trips. Easily accessible by kayak due to their close proximity to the mainland, these islands and surrounding waters are home to giant sea turtles, dolphins and a myriad of other marine life. This is indeed a kayakers paradise. As well as paddling, there's also the opportunity to take in a guided bush walk and spend time swimming and snorkelling. The tropical beach luncheon is said to be the best around!

Indicative rates

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$130 $130

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Pinnacles, The

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The best dive is off the western beach, adjacent to the Woodpile and swim east at a depth of seven to 15 metres.

Long Island

Long Island, Whitsunday Area
With 13 kilometres of extensive walking tracks, stunning lookouts, protected bays and beautiful secluded beaches, Long Island is well worth a visit. Much of the island is national park and you can enjoy bush walks, exploring the fringing coral reef, snorkelling off the beaches or relaxing under the coconut palms.

Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
No visit to the Whitsundays is complete without seeing a few islands and Hook Island offers spectacular natural surroundings and excellent snorkelling and diving sites. The second largest island in the Cumberland group, it is 58 square kilometres in size and includes sheltered, picturesque bays, deep fjord-like inlets, ideal sailing and kayaking conditions, multiple moorings and safe anchorages, pristine fringing reefs, secluded beach campsites and the opportunity to see abundant wildlife including sea eagles, kites and ospreys, turtles, reef fish, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales frolicking in Whitsunday Passage (between June- September).

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach. Offering coral outcrops with shallow walls, the bay is populated by many small, colourful reef fish species.

Luncheon Bay Dive Site

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Located at the northern end of Hook Island, in the Whitsundays, Luncheon Bay is a lovely dive site where you can explore bommies, caves and crevasses in depths to 20 metres. While the visibility in the Whitsundays is not always the best, the corals and variety of marine life found in this large bay will impress.

Airlie Creek Track, The

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region.

Maureens Cove, Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline.

Conway National Park

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
This park has been impacted by recent severe weather events in Queensland. Please check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions. Conway National Park is a peaceful coastal park with rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday area.

Luncheon Bay

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon Bay is popular with beginner divers thanks to its easy beach entry option. Intro divers can enter the water gradually from the beach, allowing plenty of time to become accustomed to the dive gear and the water.

Whitsunday Islands National Park

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
This park has been impacted by recent severe weather events in Queensland. Please check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions. The hilly islands of Whitsunday Islands National Park dot the aquamarine waters of the scenic Whitsunday Passage.
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