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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Start your day off right with a half-day kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
  • Morning kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and whales as you paddle
  • Enjoy breakfast on a secluded island
  • Stroll along the beach and look for wildlife such as golden wallabies
  • Snorkel in the warm waters off of Wavebreak Island
  • Instruction and use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and safety equipment included
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Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach Resorts pickup and drop-off
Light continental Breakfast
Professional & friendly tour guides
Use of kayaks and snorkeling gear
Lifejackets and safety equipment provided
Drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Charis Seafoods, 371 Marine Parade, Labrador QLD 4215, Australia

If you have own transport, please wait at tables next to the toilets of Charis Seafoods, Harley Park Boat Ramp. This is located across the road from The Grand Hotel, Marine Parade Labrador. The tour guide will arrive in a mini bus with Australian Kayaking Adventures on it.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After early morning pickup from your hotel in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, head to the Broadwater Tourist Park to meet your guide.

Receive a safety briefing, paddling instruction and all necessary gear, then launch your kayak into the calm waters of the Broadwater channel. Paddle to two nearby islands, keeping an eye out for turtles, fish, dolphins and stingrays along the way. Pelicans and sea eagles soar through the air, and if you visit between May and November, you might get lucky and see migrating humpback whales.

Step out of your kayak on the beach and enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast. Have some time to snorkel at Wavebreak Island with the provided snorkel gear. At South Stradbroke Island, you can take a walk on the renowned surfing beach and look for wild golden wallabies — native to this island and not found anywhere else in Australia.

At the end of your half-day kayak tour, your guide leads you back to the mainland where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Australian Kayaking Adventures
Be picked up from your Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach Resort, or meet at the Harley park boat Ramp, Marine Parade Labrador if you have your own transport. Then after safety instructions launch your kayak into the beautiful Broadwater, warm and calm all year-round. While paddling across to Wavebreak Island, look out for dolphins, turtles, colourful tropical fish and stingrays swimming nearby. Pelicans and sea eagles fly through the air, and if you’re kayaking between May and November you might even see migrating whales! The kayak tour takes you to two secluded islands, and includes a delicious light continental breakfast on the beach. Snorkel in the water off Wavebreak Island, and use the snorkel gear provided to swim with tropical fish. Stroll the fantastic surfing beach on South Stradbroke Island, and see if you can spot the island’s golden wallaby, found nowhere else in Australia. With equipment included, and led by knowledgeable local guides, this kayaking half-day tour is a great way to get the day started on the Gold Coast!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
South Stradbroke Island Resort
Stroll the fantastic surfing beach on South Stradbroke Island, and see if you can spot the island’s golden wallaby, found nowhere else in Australia.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under, children under 16 years must be with a adult.
  • The tour requires a low to medium physical activity: not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
  • Please bring: water, wear swimwear, sunglasses, footwear that can get wet (eg. thongs, sandals), hat, towel and sunblock
  • Everyone on this tour must be wearing a lifejacket. If you don't know how to swim, please notify the tour guide and wear your lifejacket at all times
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Australian Kayaking Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half Day Dolphin Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Reviews

4.5
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star-5
Great holiday adventure
Olga_N
, Sep 2021
Great experience. Tour guide ( Steve) was knowledgeable, helpful and with great sense of humour with made the trip more fun!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Olga, thank so much for your 5 Star review and supporting small business. Cheers Steve
star-5
Great
Isabella_H
, Jun 2021
The tour guys were amazing and really helpful. They shared their knowledge of the area and really went out of their way to make sure you were having a good time. My partner got sick and they managed to do what they could on a remote island to get help for him to get back to shore. They were professionals and my group had a great time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Isabella, Thank you so much for your awesome review and I hope your partner is feeling better!
star-5
A must do
Debby_B
, Nov 2020
A great day out. Steve's knowledge of the environment, wildlife and marine life was vast. We were beginner kayakers but that didnt matter. The highlight of the morning was a close encounter with a dolphin and it's calf. It was amazing. I haven't stopped talking about it. Highly recommend this terrific experience when visiting the Gold Coast. Thanks Steve.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi Debby, Thank you so much for your 5 Star review and so happy you had such a good time out with AKA!
star-5
Kayaking
Shreshth
, Mar 2020
We had an absolute blast at the tour! The guides were helpful and had a great attitude. Can be a little tiring so i'd recommend planning a light day after the tour.
star-5
Adventurous
Andrea_K
, Feb 2020
So much fun! Our favourite bit was seeing the dolphins and snorkelling ❤️ The mentors were great, very helpful, and fun.
star-3
Sadly we saw no fish....
psthisispriyanka
, Feb 2020
The tour guides were absolutely amazing but we just didn’t get what we thought we would. They were super nice about everything but when it came to the snorkelling, the water was so sandy and misty we literally couldn’t see anything, not even our own bodies. The water was not clear at all, i understand thats not the tour guides fault, but me and my family personally did not get the most out of it, we preferred going for a walk than the actual snorkelling. Kayaking was fun but tiring (thats obvious though). All round we didn’t see a single fish as the water was sandy, and the area we were in was also very shallow. Good for first timers but, like me, not so good for people with higher expectations for the price
star-4
Low key way to view the Gold Coast from the water
raggedyrange
, Jan 2020
Nice low key way to explore Wave Break and South Stradbroke islands and view the Gold Coast from the water. Guides were really nice and looked after everyone. Great for all ages. Start time indicated 7am on website but really not on the water until about 8am. Breakfast was very limited so wise to eat before or take something with you. Would suggest everyone takes water, sunscreen and mosquito repellent!
star-4
Half Day Island Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
emmacX7517OY
, Dec 2019
Had a really nice time on this tour, the guide was friendly and knew a lot about the area and when snorkeling and kayaking, provided us with very helpful tips. we were only able to head to wave break island due to high winds and rough currents, but was still a fun adventure. it was a bit disappointing that it states 'half day' when we were picked up around 7.15am and were back before 11, however the tour guide suggested we head back due to the strong currents. regardless, it was a great adventure and is great for couples.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Emma, Thank you for your 4 Star review. Sometimes we get conditions out of our control and the guides do the best to make sure guests are safe and have as much fun as possible.
star-5
Best time!
PratikshaDas
, Oct 2019
to start off Tyson was very friendly! he was an amazing guide and very easy going. being first timers he assured our safety and comfortability and our tour only kept getting better. the locations we visited were amazing. overall tour was great and definitely would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!
star-5
NIce
Cathyyu29
, Jul 2019
Very lucky to have a sunny day kayaking~ good service and experience, it’s easy to kayak for the first time

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