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Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
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Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

By Australian Kayaking Adventures
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover the quiet beaches and native wildlife of Australia’s Gold Coast on this 3-hour guided kayaking tour. Kayak to Wavebreak Island and South Stradbroke Island, where you snorkel and visit secluded beaches while your guide offers information about the local environment and animals. This tour includes kayaking and snorkeling instruction before heading out, as well as lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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Ages 6-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel in the tropical waters off of Wavebreak Island
  • This tour is suitable for both first-time and experienced paddlers
  • Includes all gear, breakfast on the beach, and hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Light continental Breakfast
  • Professional & friendly tour guides
  • Use of kayaks and snorkeling gear
  • Lifejackets and safety equipment provided
  • Fish Feeding
  • Mask and Snorkel
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickups and returns

Following pickup at your Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach hotel, head to the Broadwater Tourist Park, where you meet your guide for the morning kayak tour. Receive safety information, paddling instruction, and gear before launching your kayak into the calm Broadwater channel. As you paddle to nearby islands, be on the lookout for turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and eagles. You might even spot migrating humpback whales, if you’re traveling between May and November. When you reach Wavebreak Island, enjoy a picnic breakfast, and then spend some time swimming and snorkeling with the provided gear. Continue to South Stradbroke Island, where you stroll the surfing beach while spotting the hundreds of wild golden wallabies that are endemic to the island. Your half-day tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

Start:
  • 464 Marine Parade, Biggera Waters QLD 4216, Australia
    We park our Australian Kayaking Adventures van and trailer along Marine Parade Biggera Waters
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5931DOLPHIN

    • 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 recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Max weight 115kg
    • 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 30 travellers

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

    How much is Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour?
    Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour price starts from AU$88.13. Discover and book Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour cancellation policy?
    Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour on Tripadvisor

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    • 464 Marine Parade, Biggera Waters QLD 4216, Australia
      We park our Australian Kayaking Adventures van and trailer along Marine Parade Biggera Waters
    • 1
      Kayaking on the calm waters Broadwater on the Gold Coast. Where we regularly spot dolphins, stingrays and other wildlife. Kayak over to Wavebreak Island and snorkel right off the beach with hundreds of Sup-tropical fish.
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    • Australian Kayaking Adventures
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    • 301taleenk
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Company left before we arrived.
      Company left before we even arrived to the snorkelling sight. Ridiculous. We arrived 15 minutes early as well. Unprofessional. Got a refund which is good. Only reason I gave it one star.
      Written 23 May 2024
    • H4210NVmaryc
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and easy to do
      This tour was good even for non swimmers.. After some simple but helpful instructions we paddled out to the island. It was windy and our arms were tired. We beached the kayaks, walked across the island to the snorkeling spot and Pete told us how these sand islands formed - he was full of interesting information about snakes, stone fish and the history of the area. There were hundreds of fish to see while snorkeling. It was quite surprising since we were so close to the city. Whereas sone tours get too bogged down in useless safety procedures and how to’s, this one had just what we would need and no more.. it was well worth the 2 hrs.
      Written 28 April 2024
    • Santiago D
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Let’s do more kayaking
      There was not a lot of kayaking in the two hours as we were able to quickly arrive at a determined midpoint location after kayaking for about 15 minutes only. We were then led through a maze of parked house boats on the shoreline for about 20 minutes one way until we arrived at the location where we were given equipment to snorkel. The snorkeling site did show quite a number of small fish for viewing but don’t expect Great Barrier Reef views. Another 20 minutes of walking back to where we left the kayaks and after a further 15 minutes of paddling it was over. There was certainly a lot of walking and a minimal amount of kayaking and snorkelling. Would suggest more kayaking around the shoreline should be the priority as this is what travellers paid for the experience not shoreline walks. Overall, an average experience. The crew were very helpful though so points there.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • ellasE6247XG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experince
      So fun and special, the snorkelling is a huge highlight. Definitely need to bring thongs / slides for the walk on the beach though, noted for next time
      Written 19 November 2023
    • 638wilsond
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      Fantastic experience, it was my first time kayaking, I was a bit afraid at the beginning but the tour guides made feel safe and at ease. The scenery is breathtaking, and the tour guide very friendly and professional.
      Written 18 November 2023
    • ROCIO676
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!
      Fantastic activity to explore the Gold Coast broadwaters. Kayaking, light breakfast, walking, swimming, snorkeling, dolphins experience too, fish feeding, very friendly and knowledgeable tourguides. I definitely recommend it.
      Written 18 November 2023
    • Christopher A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pretty cool 😎
      It was a really cool tour 😎. The staff were pretty cool, the fish were pretty cool, ergo, the tour was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I have to write this last sentence to reach the 100 minimum character limit for TripAdvisor reviews.
      Written 8 November 2023
    • Mobile603372
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extremely Unprofessional and Unresponsive
      Extremely unprofessional and not a business I’d want anyone to have to deal with. We booked this experience as a fun family activity to do whilst on holidays and it ended up being a let down. After kayaking and walking we finally got to the beach where we were supposed to snorkel and the instructor didn’t have enough snorkels so we had to share one snorkel between the three of us. And I had clearly said that we’d have a child with us and there wasn’t a snorkel to fit him I’d think if you run a business and accept 6 year olds you’d atleast make sure you have one that would fit a child so two of us had to sit on the beach while the whole group got to snorkel and this wasn’t a cheap experience and we missed out on the only reason we went. And when I asked for a partial refund I’ve been ignored. All messages and calls ignored until calling from a different phone! I’m yet to hear back from him and it’s just a really sad experience that you shouldn’t have to deal with when your trying to have a fun day with your family and this company is clearly extremely unprofessional and also unreasonable as I approached it in a kind way and only asked for a refund for us who missed out. Please don’t use this company find one who cares about its customers there is plenty!
      Written 22 October 2023
    • leelanandaw
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      poor service and not worth for the price
      Charged $138 and gave us 1 kayak to share for 2 people. Probably more than half the time was spent on a small park on macintosh island. didn't help us get in and out of the kayak. not worth at all for the price.
      Written 13 August 2023
    • charstevens88
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous
      I’ve done many kayaking adventures all over the world and I truely believe it’s the instructor that makes a ‘good’ trip to a ‘great’ one. Pete was brilliant with his knowledge, he kept us safe at all times, he’s kind & funny. Sounds like we love Pete, well we kinds do. 4 of us attended the 2 hour session with snorkelling & it was the perfect amount of time for us. We laughed, had photos taken and took nothing but wonderful memories home. Thanks again Pete.
      Written 10 June 2023
    • 49chelsyn
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible
      There was so snorkling like how they stated:)? We only saw the dolphin fins and went to a public park to see animals. Im so dissapointed.
      Written 17 April 2023
    • W7191EVtinag
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worth the money
      The day we went was raining. The organisers should have canceled considering the weather. Also, we were asked to carry our own kayaks across the road in which we were not provided any help for.
      Written 12 April 2023
    • V6642TQlaurenp
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family fun
      We really enjoyed the adventure of kayaking and snorkeling as a family! It suited us all from ages 6 -40. We believe the tour guides could have been more interactive and personable. They didn’t explain anything about the island we went to visit, the name of the fish or information about the Broadwater area. They also took photos but never explained how to get a copy. They did however give my children some food to feed the fish which was a lovely gesture.
      Written 29 January 2023
    • I4780IEchrisf
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun
      Lots of fun great value for money the guys were great and it was very relaxing definitely recommended
      Written 18 January 2023
    • 198melg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A really lovely morning on the Broadwater.
      Great morning out with Australian Kayaking Adventures with my 12 year old. Steve was very patient & understanding after a slight booking misunderstanding. He was a great kayak guide & shared a lot on information about the area. We loved it. Thank you!
      Written 24 September 2020
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    Judybooty
    6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Solo
    The tour guides were friendly. But I don't think the trip was worth $85 because we couldn't snorkel due to the murky waters. It was like paying $85 to kayak and check out peacocks. If I didn't see the few dolphins towards the end of the trip I think I would've been extremely disappointed. Honestly would've appreciated being told that we would not be able to snorkel and get offered a refund instead of being told we won't be able to snorkel midway into the ride there and feeling like I wasted money.
    Written 11 March 2020
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    Peter V
    Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Friends
    Wonderful experience with two of the most friendly tour guides you will ever find. The duo Nick and Mik were extremely approachable and informative, all 9 of us really enjoyed our time on the tour. Though some of us were not kayak experts, Nick and Mik gave us a hand, literally by dragging our kayaks along the shore due to the strong tides on the day. The snorkelling was good, not great due to the cold waters and mirky water but that just comes down to luck as the wind plays a bit part on the visibility of sealife. Although we did see plenty of fish, and even some dolphins, i would highly recommend choosing a less windy day. But altogether, the experience was made memorable because of Nick and Mik, the best duo in the Gold Coast. Would love to go back.

    Cheers boys
    Written 14 November 2020
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    Hi Peter, thank you so much for your 5 Star review, and so happy to hear the duo brothers made your kayak trip so enjoyable!
    Written 10 February 2021
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    Emily C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Friends
    It was a terrific experience for first timers and a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Nick was very polite, informative and made the experience very enjoyable!

    It was great the tour was able to pick us up and drop us back at our Surfers Paradise hotel. It was excellent to see many fish while snorkelling. They even supplied a dry bag to use when kayaking to allow us to bring a few items along, such as our phone, a towel and sunscreen.

    I highly recommend you bring a hat to wear while kayaking and sunglasses are a great idea too. The complimentary breakfast was very enjoyable after our first kayaking part of the trip.
    Written 15 January 2021
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    Hi Emily, Thank you so much for your 5 Star review!!
    Written 10 February 2021
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    Sandman A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    It was a wonderful day with Steve, he is a very down to earth and knowledgeable guide. The water was calm given it is protected from the open ocean. It was my first time kayaking in the sea and I had no problems, the distances aren't too far. I highly recommend it.
    Written 12 August 2020
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    James
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Solo
    Had booked in to do tour 20th March was supposed to be picked up between 7-7.10 it got to 7.20 rang to see what was happening and the guy said he had forgotten to come get me, and was already about to start tour. He made the excuse of a computer glitch in his system. He suggested calling an Uber and I might make it before they went out on water, otherwise I could just do it next day.
    Very bad service as this was a whole day wasted where I could have booked something else as the next day I was leaving to go home.
    Written 20 March 2020
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    As started during phone conversation, the booking did not go into our res system due to problems, as you said also. You would have been refunded the cost of a Uber but you said no. You also got told that the guide will wait for you to come and join the trip so your day was not wasted. We tried to fix issue but you were too angry and unset already.
    Written 21 March 2020
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    Megan
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Family
    We booked a tour with these people and had to pay in advance. This guy Steve texted me a day before the tour and said it’s going to be cancelled due to bad weather. Told me to go on the tour another day and I said I can’t because I fly back home a day after the tour. I had to contact him to refund my money, no reply. Sent him a text and he ignored it. Then I had to chase the booking company and they said that he didn’t tell them he cancelled it so they can’t do anything. Still chasing my money. I paid for a service that you did not provide! If you cancel a tour, then refund peoples money, simple. Don’t book with these people, use another company
    Written 9 September 2022
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    Hi Megan, When I spoke to you on the phone I asked you to contact Viator to get your refund, due to your booking being made with them. Viator will contact me to confirm trip was cancelled and your booking will be refunded from Viator. If you had booked direct with us, refunds are made within 24 hours.
    Written 11 September 2022
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    Aaron R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Friends
    Had a great time on our kyacking tour this morning. Our guide was very friendly and great to have a chat with. We saw plenty of wildlife while snorkelling and some dolphins on the surface. Definitely recommend this for anyone who enjoys the outdoors with friends or family
    Written 15 January 2021
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    Thank you so much for your 5 Star review, So happy to hear you loved your tour with AKA!
    Written 10 February 2021
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    Emily M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Couples
    Our day our with Steven was a really great experience. We were lucky enough to have the tour to ourselves and were treated to Steven’s local knowledge of food, entertainment and most importantly the actual kayaking and local wildlife. Snapped some great pics of us on his drone. Would definitely recommend this local business.
    Written 16 December 2021
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    Nicole Grillo
    San Diego, CA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely recommend this activity. I thought it was a great price for all that we did. Nelson our guide was very friendly and was very attentive to our kayaking, making sure everyone was safe. Perfect time amount, not too long of an activity. The free photos were amazing and unexpected! Easy enough location to meet at and as a solo attendee, I didn’t feel awkward at all. Next time I come to Gold Coast I am definitely doing this again!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    TRPoly
    Traralgon, Australia99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles

    We had a great time and would definitely use this company again.

    We had a call from the operator who had some weather concerns, so our tour was moved a day forward. Consequently one of our family members were unable to make it so that part was refunded without issue on the day.

    The location for the snorkelling was great with clear water and lots of fish to see (we didn't see any dolphins, maybe due to the weather conditions). The kayaks were easy to use and comfortable for novices.

    Written 27 July 2021
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    So happy you guys enjoyed your tour and thank so much for your review!!
    Written 28 July 2021
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