Somes Island Adventure

Somes Island Adventure


$160pp  |  5 Hours  |  10.00am

An adventure that goes the distance, travelling from the city shore to the beautiful, predator-free reserve of Somes Island where you can see and learn about this historic landmark as you explore its meandering paths.

What to expect

Arrive by 10am for a briefing and some paperwork then we’ll get geared up, go over the basics of paddling techniques and how our kayaks work. We’ll be on the water within half an hour paddling to the furthest point past Oriental Bay and the Carter Memorial Fountain. Crossing from Point Jerningham to Point Halswell and await the "all-clear" in Kau Bay to cross the shipping channel to Somes Island. As you get closer you’ll circle the island to the docking station, once docked and equipment is checked for pests you can explore the island with your guide. See the breathtaking views, learn a bit about the history as you tuck into some food then gear up for the paddle back along the other side of the harbour back to base. Our most adventurous tour yet!

What to bring

We’ll provide all safety equipment necessary so you just need to come along ready for the journey with the following:

  • Quick dry clothing such as athletic wear, leggings, hiking trousers. For winter it is recommended to wear warm layers such as polyprops, fleece, wool (no denim or cotton)
  • A windproof layer (can be provided)
  • Sun hat or beanie depending on the season
  • Trainers suitable for walking are recommended
  • Water and snacks are recommended
  • If you are wanting to bring a device or camera you will need to bring your own waterproof case/bag as we do not provide them

What to know when booking

We typically run our tour on Sundays from 10am-3pm. But as is the nature of the activity we are at the mercy of the weather and take every precaution to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip which does mean we may have to reschedule your tour. If a Sunday doesn’t work we maybe able to sort out another day but please give us a week's notice to make sure we have a guide available for you.

Trip map

The Fine Print

Our guides are experienced and safety conscious. We chaperone you the whole way and have systems in place for the unexpected. We are weather and tide gurus, with your safety our top priority.

Kayaking is sustained physical exercise, but it’s not boot camp. Moderate fitness is all that is needed for you to comfortably enjoy your paddle.

- A minimum of 2 people per booking
- A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour to go ahead
- Minimum age 16 years - no exceptions

Our tours have limited numbers, so please book in advance to secure your space. Any questions, call or email our friendly staff or enquire in store.