We have prepared a few answers to questions we get asked a lot to help if you are unsure of anything.
- I have never been kayaking before. Is that OK?
Absolutely. Your guide will give you lots of help and the tour begins with a training component.
- Is it safe?
There are inherent dangers with water based activities but all steps are taken to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
- Will I get wet?
Generally no, you may get a slightly wet midriff or butt if it’s very windy or raining. It is still a good idea to bring along a change of clothes if you absolutely have to look your best afterwards! Or at least a change of pants or slacks.
- What kind of sea kayaks do you use on the tour?
State of the art fiberglass Sea Kayaks which provide a stable platform from which to enjoy the tour and take plenty of snaps along the way. For more info on the craft we use go to http://www.paddlingperfection.co.nz/product/seabear-ii-packhorse-doubles-kayak/
- How old do I have to be?
10 yrs and older is recommended for all the tours.
- I don’t know if I am fit enough?
If you occasionally play sport, walk, work out or are somewhat active you will be fine. The paddling is not too strenuous.
- Can I paddle with a friend?
- What if I want to come along by myself?
No problem! We will team you up with another paddler or 1 of our guides. We do not use single kayaks.
- How long are the tours?
Moonlight Kayak Tour: 2.5 hours
River to the Sky Tour: 3.0 hrs
Yoga Sunrise Kayak Tour: 2hrs
City Sights Kayak Tour: 1.5 hrs
- How many people on each tour?
Regular tours have a maximum of 16 but larger groups can be accommodated.
- What does it include?
All your paddling gear, a friendly guide and bottle of water. The Moonlight Kayak Tour includes fish & chips. The River to Sky Tour includes Skydeck entry.
- How much storage area is there in each boat?
LOTS! We use big stable sea kayaks which are designed to take big loads. The boats are big enough to take a medium size pack if need be. Day packs, hand bags etc are not a problem.
- What do I need to bring?
You may wish to bring along extra water, hat, snacks and a camera. No special clothing is required – just dress appropriately for the weather. A change of clothes is a good idea if you are going out after the tour.
- Can I take pictures?
Absolutely. There will be plenty of time for snaps along the way. There is a small zip pocket in the front of the life jacket that can hold a phone or small camera.
- What if it rains?
Paddling in the rain is more fun than it sounds! The tours run rain, hail or shine; however, we reserve the right to cancel a tour if it is unsafe. If you are worried about the weather you can check the 4 day forecast for Melbourne before you book or contact us for more information.
- What if I have already paid and the tour gets cancelled?
We offer you a refund or you can reschedule.
- What if I have already paid and I need to reschedule?
Please give us at least 24 hours notice so we can attempt to fill your spot. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 24 hours.