Some of the best parts of Tasmania look even more beautiful from the water – forested banks of World Heritage rivers, offshore islands that are havens for wildlife, fluted cliffs towering 300 metres above the sea. There are few better ways to explore the Tasmanian coastline than in a sea kayak. The close proximity to nature that kayaks allow gives detailed insights into the environment both above and below the water. Sea kayaking is therefore an easy and relaxing way to explore natural areas. Almost all the locations visited by Tasmania’s sea kayaking clubs and sea kayak tour operators cannot be accessed by any other means. Most sea kayaks are designed to accommodate two people and all their gear. Most tour operators have a minimum age requirement of 13 years.
Tasmania is made for kayaking and canoeing. Whether it is a gentle paddle along Hobart’s foreshore, a kayaking adventure in the heart of Tasmania’s remote southwest wilderness, or a journey at dusk along the spectacular Freycinet coast – Tasmania caters for all. there are numerous tour operators around Tasmania who make it easy to participate in kayaking without having to have your own kayak and associated gear.