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Epic Kayak With Dolphins & Wildlife - 4WD Beach Adventure Noosa

By Epic Ocean Adventures Noosa
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About
The rocky headland of Double Island Point is a popular destination for spotting whales and dolphins in their natural environment. On this tour, venture off-road and visit viewpoints only accessible by 4WD, then set out to explore Double Island Point from the water on a guided kayak excursion. As you paddle around the coast, look out for bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, rays, and soldier crabs.
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Ages 6-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Stunning views of Double Island Point from land and water
  • Spot dolphins and migrating whales in their natural environment
  • Guided sea kayaking tour: full instruction provided
  • Round-trip 4WD transport from Noosa Heads: explore off-road

  • 4WD Great Beach Drive
  • Kayak equipment
  • Guided kayak and wildlife tour
  • National Park fees
  • Ferry fees
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    In front of the J Theatre Noosa (excellent all day free parking, best option for most travelers). IMPORTANT: If you want to change the pick up location on your booking to the Noosa Heads Bus Station or 12 Robert St, Noosaville you MUST contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour's departure.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14978P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Maximum weight restriction: 110kg
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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

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    • You'll start at
      The J Noosa
      60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
      In front of the J Theatre Noosa (excellent all day free parking, best option for most travelers). IMPORTANT: If you want to change the pick up location on your booking to the Noosa Heads Bus Station or 12 Robert St, Noosaville you MUST contact us at least 24 hours prior to the tour's departure.
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    • 1
      Epic Ocean Adventures Noosa
      Stop: 6 hours
      Day trip along Teewah Beach by 4X4 to the spectacular tropical playground of Double Island Point
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Epic Ocean Adventures Noosa
      366
      Australia
      Joined in October 2012
    • dukehuh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cool, chill day with the family
      We had an excellent time on our stand up paddle boarding trip. The guides are very chill with assessing capabilities, and my son was even able to do a bit of surfing even though we didn't really sign up for it since there was a board available (not sure if I would count on this, though). Saw many sea turtles and some rays. Driving to Double Island point was actually a lot more enjoyable than I though it would be just watching the beatiful beaches at the Great Sandy and listening to chill tunes. We lucked out with our weather as our day was gorgeous. Lastly, Vince, our lead guide and driver, is the true legend.
      Written 5 January 2024
    • Discover667456
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Could do better
      Spent 2/3rds of the trip being bussed along a bumpy beach to get to our destination - was advertised as a 4x4 experience. Other 1/3rd was spent kayaking including tuition and over half an hour standing around waiting for the guide to park the bus up. We did see dolphins which made the trip worthwhile. No rays or whales but we did briefly see one small turtle. The sea was full of jellyfish. Guide was informative and witty which helped. Food snacks very poor 1 small packets of crisps and a single chocolate biscuit!! Overall not great value for over 300 dollars…
      Written 21 December 2023
    • Ingrid H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience not to be missed!
      Fantastic day from start to finish. The drive to Honeymoon Beach was beautiful and an unrivalled experience - we saw dolphins and whales and had a fun time kayaking . A baby whale was curious and swam right beside the kayaks. Tyron looked after our group really well and gave us lots of information about the area and wildlife .
      Written 10 October 2023
    • Megane P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayak tour
      Amazing day with epic ocean adventures. This tour is eco and animal friendly. We were able to see dolphins and a lot of wales in a respectful environnement for the animals with our kayak. The team was also super nice and we got a lot of interesting explanations. I definitely recommend it :)
      Written 10 October 2023
    • 239vinayd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First experience but fun experience
      The tour was fantastic kayaking close to whales was breathtaking . The guide was really making sure we get best and safe view of the whales . We had a whale siting just 10 meters from our kayak . Guide was quite experienced and his commentary was quite knowledgeable for kids and his knowledge of the beach and area was really commendable . This was our first ocean kayak experience and guide made it quite easy. Thanks
      Written 6 October 2023
    • Taylormmlo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour ! Do it !
      This was the most wonderful experience. Kayaking with dolphins. I didn’t expect to see so many dolphins. Or to get so close to some whales. Took my breath away. I need to do this again. Tyron was a great guide. Easy going and very knowledgeable. Felt vey safe out in the ocean with him as a guide. Highly recommended this tour .
      Written 27 September 2023
    • Nat L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome
      Loveliest paddle whether you want an adventure paddle riding the waves or a quiet one marvelling sting rays, fish and turtles. Ride to the spot was filled with excitement marvelling whales as we were going past. Great guides, thanks so much, team!!
      Written 27 September 2023
    • Nat L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10
      10/10 great experience, sighting whales as we drove, turtles, sting rays, school of fish and crab colonies...and gentle surfing in absolutely glorious location. AMAZING
      Written 27 September 2023
    • letsgetmillied
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An unforgettable experience
      This experience is absolutely unmissable! It's not just an adventure; it's a learning opportunity. Playing in the waves with dolphins, observing fascinating birds like hawks and kites, and taking a memorable trip along the beach – it's an unforgettable experience. While I may need a few more lessons to truly master it, the sheer joy and fun of it all is what truly matters. Big kudos to Vince!
      Written 8 September 2023
    • 584jilab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beauty and fun
      So much beauty and fun. We were a group of 27 and saw so many whales, and sea eagles, a tuna and stingray that flew out of the ocean at double island point. Epic took great care of us all and the wraps were delicious. Look forward to another Epic Adventure soon!
      Written 30 August 2023
    • shannoncV4617ZK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun!
      My friends and I had the best time ever! Cam was an awesome surf instructor and kayak tour guide! Had the most incredible experience seeing all the beautiful ocean wildlife. We will be returning again!!
      Written 20 June 2023
    • Coastal42406294315
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Special Day!
      a family of 9 went for this trip - it was incredible, a great ride on the beach followed by incredible sup on a beautiful beach miles from anywhere - a very special place, a very special day. our hosts were informative and helpful and a good laugh
      Written 9 May 2023
    • SapnaD17
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely guides, beautiful scenery and ocean.
      I did a private surfing lesson with Epic Ocean Adventures. Unfortunately, there were no waves for beginners (apparently unheard in this area). I was a bit disappointed though the drive and paddling were lovely. Epic Ocean Adventures were so lovely at making sure they made up for it. It is sooo nice when a company has good morals. I hope to come back and do the trip again sometime.
      Written 28 April 2023
    • fionabQ8177OE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The experience is unmissable
      An experience alongside a lesson - great to play in the waves with dolphins, interesting birds like hawks and kites and a trip along the beach to remember. So, I still need a few lessons to master this, but the fun, ah yes, that’s what it is about.Kudos Vince.
      Written 2 April 2023
    • russelljF5475VL
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Superb and excellent value
      Bloody awesome. Local knowledge was astounding to be fair, thought he was reading from a script! Couldn’t recommend Epic tours and Vince enough. We had a superb day today doing the SUP tour, the bus is indeed Epic! Thanks again Vince, superb job bro.👍👍👍
      Written 10 March 2023
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    KARYN W
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Family
    My husband, eldest son and I had a wonderful day and we were certainly blessed with gorgeous weather. We were promptly picked up from the J Theatre and were entertained by Vince's commentary. It was quite an experience to drive along the sand highway (even with the few maniacs that were also using it) and we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle and two pods of wild dolphins. After our kayaking, there was enough time to have a swim in Honeymoon Bay and when we got back on the minibus, water, chips and Tim Tams were provided. All three of us would recommend doing this 6 hour adventure with Epic Adventures when visiting Noosa.
    Written 22 January 2021
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    Thank you very much for your great review and supporting us :)
    Written 21 August 2021
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    Michelle S
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    My friends and I decided to take the tour mainly to see a part of the coast that none of us had seen before - it truly was spectacular. Vince drove along the beach and kept us informed and entertained along the way. Once we hit the kayaks we saw a sea turtle, stingray and of course a pod of dolphins!! That made the day! Have to give a shout out to Summer as well, who took our young fella on her kayak when I couldn’t continue. Thank you team Epic for a great day on the coast!
    Written 1 February 2020
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    Amazing words and thank you very much for experiencing our tour. Will pass on your kind words to the team :)
    Written 5 June 2020
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    Lochie N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guys running the tour were exceptional at making conversation to fill the day with laughs and joy, whether it be facts about the land we were visiting, the local area or even just a joke here and there. Great instructions when out on the water, along with some good knowledge about the sea life we encountered. Couldn't fault this trip at all, would recommend 10 times over.
    Written 6 November 2021
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    Thanks Lachie great feedback love hearing this
    Written 10 May 2023
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    Devon
    Mooloolaba, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Friends
    Definitely an epic day out! Done both the kayaking and surfing trips now and both times Vince and Sam have been awesome tour guides point out birdlife, spotting whales, taking us to the best spots to see turtles and dolphins, it's a wildlife lovers dream and also just the best day trip on the Sunshine Coast. It's not to big of a day and will be my go to tour to do when I have visitors and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a true aussie experience!
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Amazing Devon thank you for the informative and great feedback. Defiantly the best day trip on the sunshine coast :) Seeing wildlife the eco way on sea kayak with minimal disturbance is important!
    Written 23 July 2023
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    Taryn H
    Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020
    We left at 5.30am and returned over six hours later. By any usual standard, that's a full day... and we were given 425ml of water, a mini snack bag of crisps and two biscuits... pretty much any adventure booking I've been on would've provided some food - sandwiches, fruit, and definitely more water. It was 33 degrees! I also don't think you call this kayak day 'kayak with dolphins' because that misleads you into thinking you will kayak with dolphins. When we asked how likely it was to see dolphins, we were told that nature couldn't be controlled. Of course, this is true, but it's probably more accurate to then describe the trip as kayaking with the possibility of seeing dolphins. We did spot some stingrays! The three hour return trip on the beach was also inside the most uncomfortable 4WD I've ever been in - skinny bench seats with no cushioning. Made for a tiring trip home. All this made it feel a bit 'budget' yet the price certainly wasn't. I also didn't appreciate being phoned after posting my review to ask what they could offer me to 'take it down'. Hmmm.
    Written 21 November 2020
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    Dear Taryn, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed with your response as we did our very best for your group of four for the day as you were the only participants from Noosa and was a private tour at group price. As the forecast for wind was strong in the afternoon we suggested an early morning tour for you would be best in which you were happy with. As you were the only participants on tour from Noosa on this day we provided our 2016 Landcruiser fully air conditioned just for your group with our most popular experienced guide. In regards to snacks and water yes we do keep it simple as the tours depart at different times of the day as we use the low tide for the 4X4 adventure up the beach. There are some neat recycled "Noosa" water bottles we provide complementary with refills available at the front of the vehicle and there was over 10 liters of water provided for you. Yes it is correct that wildlife on the day is out of our control in the Marine Park and our experienced guides do their best to spot as much as they can. You will see in other reviews we do get some pretty amazing days on the water with dolphins and hope that most can appreciate that sometimes we just dont see them. The tour we believe is a really unique National Park experience not only including the chance to spot dolphins whilst kayaking but also the thrilling 4X4 beach drive, spectacular scenery and other wildlife including rays, turtles, whales in season and some incredible birds of prey. A day of nature and kayaking adventure to a Marine Park only accessed along the low tide we believe offers a rewarding and unique experience. With it being comparable to other popular day tours in Noosa including one day Fraser Island Tours that sell at around $195 without water activities, we believe our prices are reasonably good. You may not be aware that the unique aspects of beach driving in a highly corrosive environment and kayaking in such a remote pristine wilderness location does involve very high operational costs also. Regarding the follow up phone call we did want to ask that you made changes to some of the aspects of the review that were simply untrue. This review has been re submitted as it was flagged by Tripadvisor that had included information that was not first hand. Also, the drive back from Double Island Point to your accommodation on North Shore is 1 hour and we are disappointed you have still suggested three hours as that as simply not true. A six our tour includes 2-2.5 hours of kayaking and swimming. We do like to thank you in supporting local tourism with your booking during these harder times and safe travels back to Brisbane.
    Written 21 November 2020
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    DamianJWard
    Birkenhead, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are a family of 5 ( three children aged 9yrs,13yrs and 16 yrs). We had an excellent afternoon Kayaking Although we did not see dolphins - but that's the nature of animals in the wild and can not be controlled ,we had an amazing time seeing turtles rays and jellyfish.
    The kayaking was great fun, and Vince and Tyron were exceptionally friendly ,knowledgeable, and engaging . I was celebrating my 50th birthday and myself and my family had a great time and would highly recommend the trip .
    Written 10 January 2023
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    Laura w
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Before I even write what happened on our trip. Nick is a fantastic guide. He was chatting away in the 4WD and was so engaging about all of the wildlife and landscape that we were seeing as we passed by.
    I am not a kayaker by any means but he made everybody feel so safe.
    We then set out into the ocean….
    We were initially treated by 2 x pods of dolphins who we followed out to sea. They were flipping and having a jolly good old time.
    Then in the distance someone spotted some spray. We were thrilled that we had also seen whales. Then they came directly towards us. Six in totally. Dolphins still present (approx 15-20.)
    Nick then informed us that in fact they were coming directly towards us.
    Do not get me wrong this was one of the most unbelievable experiences of my life. But also terrifying. They had calves and went under and around our kayaks (all 6 of them.)
    Nick throughout was completely calm/professional/reassuring.
    I cannot express my gratitude to him and how wonderful he made the whole experience. Will be certainly something I remember my whole life.
    Thanks bru!
    Laura
    Written 30 August 2023
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    drrad666
    23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Full disclosure: my husband and I are in our mid-60’s in average physical condition. We both have kayaked before in lakes on kayaks with back support. We took the tour anticipating a much more mellow paddling experience. We rode in the 4x4 van over the beach (which was cool), but when we got to the site in Noosa heads the waves off the beach and the current were more than we expected (it was pretty windy…we overheard some discussion about going to a lagoon instead, so conditions may not have been typical). But since we were there we figured we might as well try. Vince, our guide, gave instructions and off we went. Paddling was much harder than either of us anticipated and between the swells and the current it was tough to keep the kayak headed straight into the waves to prevent tipping over (one couple did). In addition, the lack of back support on the top-sitting sea kayak seat made for a challenging paddle (core and hip flexors were sore the next day). We couldn’t really appreciate the surroundings (Fraser island) and by the time we caught up with everyone (we were among a few kayaks that lagged behind), we missed most of the commentary by Vince, who was leading. We ended up riding the waves back in too soon (at the edge of the swimming area) because the current kept pulling us in amd we didn’t want to tip over (I was told a number of others did tip). So we had to carry the kayak down the beach back to the vans. Didn’t see any dolphin or much other wildlife either, but frankly I was so busy paddling a whale could have passed me and I wouldn’t have known. All in all it was a challenging experience and I’m glad we finished “successfully”, but not one I would want to repeat. I think the literature for the tour should probably be a little more forthcoming about the potential for rougher conditions due to wind.
    Written 20 January 2024
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    Nikki M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Couples
    Our two guides Vince and Jack went above and beyond to ensure we had a great day out
    The drive on the 50 km beach was extraordinary and Vince pointed out wildlife in our way
    Our only disappointment was the secluded beach we were hoping to reach was full of people and half a dozen jet skis who were also there for a fun day out. They clearly frightened all the wild life away. This review is by no means a criticism of epic adventures who are a first class outfit but of the Queensland authorities who allow this pursuit to be practiced in a national park where you would have thought conservation would be their main criteria
    Written 14 January 2023
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    Great response Nikki thank you. Unfortunately there is a small percentage of users that dont respect the National Park in a way they should. We continue to work with authorities on compliance for idiots!
    Written 10 May 2023
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    Glynis M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    Everything about the tour was special - Vince gave us fascinating facts about the environment, drove along the beach superbly, gave us clear directions on how to paddle through the waves, and led us to a spot where we were literally surrounded by dolphins. It was utterly epic! We paddled a little further to get a good view of the lighthouse, rested briefly and then paddled back, into the wind, spotting more dolphins, before catching a wave that deposited us safely back on the beach. Vince is accomplished, charming and patient - he clearly loves his job and living in the moment!
    Written 22 December 2023
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