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Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

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. And 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.

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

Choose a tour from the schedule or let them customise one to suit you or your group’s special requirements. Alternatively, explore the islands 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.

Touring Options

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 & 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 & Gunn Island.

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 & surrounding waters are home to giant sea turtles, dolphins & 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!

Six Day Sea Kayak Expedition

During the six-day expedition, you paddle and set up camp amongst the area’s 70 or more islands. Hook and Whitsunday Islands are favourites with their spectacular beaches, rugged coastlines and tranquil lagoons. The islands’ secluded bays and hidden inlets have a rich Aborigional history with ancient campsites and hidden cave paintings .
Home to manta rays, turtles, dolphins and rare dugongs, 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.

Island Camping Expedition (Two Day/One Night)

Spend two fabulous days exploring the idyllic Molle Group of Islands. See turtles, dolphins and whales (seasonal). Fresh oysters can be eaten straight from the rocks. Camp at night on a deserted tropical island and take in the spectacular sunsets.

Activites and Experiences at Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

  • Scuba-Diving Clients have the opportunity to go scuba diving, an additional charge applies.
  • Fishing – Beach Paddlers can spend time fishing and collecting fresh rock oysters.
  • Seakayaking We use modern rudder controlled single and double sea kayaks.
  • Snorkelling Clients can snorkel over coral reefs. Equipment supplied.
  • Marine Animal watching Opportunity to see dolphins, turtles, manta rays and humpback whales.
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  • Active Average fitness required for paddlers.
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping Camp out under the stars on deserted island beaches.
  • Environmental
  • Fishing Paddlers have the opportunity to fish and collect rock oysters.
  • Health and Fitness
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park Activities are conducted within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Nature based
  • Reef Snorkel over fringing coral reef systems.
  • Remote Visit remote islands and beaches.
  • Water based
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Nudist/Naturist
  • Tourism Whitsundays
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  • Australian Travellers Cheque
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  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Meal
  • Meet & Greet
  • Pickup
  • Kayak Single and double sea kayaks.

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Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.