Come and explore the reef with our see-through kayaks in Port Noarlunga.
2019 Tour Dates:
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17
Along with our kayak hire in Port Noarlunga, Easy Kayaks also offers guided eco tours of the local reef using see-through kayaks in Port Noarlunga.
You will be guided by our aquatics instructor, who will accompany and lead you for a paddle along the Port Noarlunga Reef stopping at key observation points for you to look at the underwater life and other points of interest along the length of the reef through the window on the kayak floor. We will also provide some bread to feed and entice the local fish to encircle and swim under the glass bottom kayaks on your explore the reef tours, so you can get a closer look at some of the Port Noarlunga Reef’s local inhabitants.
Our guided tours of the Port Noarlunga Reef in glass bottom kayaks are a unique perspective on kayak hire in Adelaide. Reef tours will be held only once per day on select days in the Summer (dates identified above). All glass-bottom kayak tours are conducted at low tide providing an opportunity for each paddler and one small passenger to see some of the great underwater sights without having to go below the water.
Outside of summer months, guided tours of the Port Noarlunga Reef can also be conducted throughout the year; however, tours are always subject to weather conditions and bookings are essential. During school terms, tours are conducted on weekends only.
Each of our glass bottom kayaks in Port Noarlunga can hold one adult and one small child sitting opposite them, allowing both to view the underwater reef life through the kayak. Before setting off on your guided kayak tour, you will be briefed on weather conditions, arm signals in case of assistance needed, any hazards that need highlighting, and points of interest along the Explore The Reef Tour. Should any paddler tire or show signs of fatigue, their kayak will be tethered to a staff member and towed during the rest of the duration of the tour.
Reef tour bookings and advance payments are essential, so please use the booking form below. As soon as we receive your booking and payment, we will contact you to allocate your tour time. Tours are normally conducted at low tide anywhere between 8:30AM and 2:30PM.
Each Explore The Reef Tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and costs $60 per kayak. Each tour will also be accompanied by one tour guide and an additional staff member to assist stragglers.
WEATHER & RE-SCHEDULING/CANCELLATIONS
Our eco kayak tours of the reef are always subject to weather conditions. We keep a 7-day advance look at the weather and if Easy Kayaks management needs to cancel or re-schedule your booking, you will be contacted at least 2 days prior to your Explore The Reef tour date; however, sudden unexpected weather conditions may cause cancellation on the day.
FYI: To help us with scheduling our tours, please book at least three days before your intended tour date.
Any cancellations on our part such as weather conditions ensures you a full refund. Any customer cancellations less than 2 days prior to their tour date will incur a 20% booking fee deducted from their refund. There will be no charge for you re-scheduling your tour unless you cancel your booking after re-scheduling. We will continue to conduct tours throughout the Autumn & Winter seasons; however, these will be very subject to weather conditions. For a 7-day advanced look at the weather, please visit WillyWeather.com.au. For an advance look at calculated tide times based on your selected date, please visit tides4fishing.com/au/south-australia/port-noarlunga.
HIRE CENTRE NEWS (Dec 26th, 2018)
From Dec 27 to Late Jan, we will be open most days from 9:00AM-5:00PM (except January 1) and on the extremely hot days, we will close around 1:00PM for a few hours in the arvo and extend our hours into the early evening by re-opening from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Get ready for some exciting, evening kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
We accept walk-ons; however, bookings are recommended using our online booking form on this web site: www.easykayaks.com.au/easy-hire.
The Easy Kayaks Team.