Embrace Kayaking - Marks Point NSW
Time & Location
About The Adventure
Join Women Embrace Adventure and Embrace Kayaking. This adventure explores the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Sand Islands on Lake Macquarie. Starting and ending at Marks Point it is perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers, no matter what sort of kayaking experience you have we will work with you to make this a fantastic experience.
Whether you are new to kayaking or have paddled before this kayak adventure is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and have some fun with a group of great ladies. On the day you will be supported by your Women Embrace Adventure host as well as Glenn "Hakka" Hartley who will be our kayak guide for the morning. They will all ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone.
You'll be kayaking in double Mirage Sea Kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to use and be paired up on the day with either a friend or someone with similar kayak experience. Paddling with someone else only adds to the fun of the day.
After a safety briefing, our tour will take us from Marks Point and paddle around into Swan Bay, across the channel to Coon Island and back. It is approximately a 9km paddle with a beautiful beach area at Swan Bay for a swim if you are keen. During our paddle, we'll stop for a light morning tea including Sharon's famous baked goodies.
- Date: Sunday 5th April 2019
- Distance: Approximately 8 - 10km
- Time: Half Day Adventure – approx 3hrs starting at 7am
- Meet at: Marks Point (exact meeting place will be sent to you in an email and text closer to the date)
- Inclusions: all Kayak gear and instruction, morning tea, kayak guide, WEA host, photos that will be posted on the WEA Facebook event page for you to download.
- Cost: $120 pp
What do I need to bring?
- clothing and footwear that can get wet (old joggers are good - thongs are not)
- a change of clothing
- waterproof jacket / raincoat (if rain/cold)
- 2 litres of water
- personal medications you might need such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic
- A plastic garbage bag is also good for keeping things like your jacket or towel dry. We will have a dry bag available for car keys.
How fit do I need to be?
Fitness is not a huge issue with kayaking at this level. If you can walk around the shops….you can go kayaking. You do need to be able to swim (50 metres with a life jacket on.) This half-day kayak tour is around 3 hours in duration. Our attitude is that it's your day, and we will paddle at a speed YOU are comfortable with, and have rest stops as often as YOU like.
Do I need experience?
Definitely not! We give you a comprehensive briefing before the tour on equipment use, safety and what to expect while on the tour. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you while on the tour.
How many Women will be on this adventure?
We like to keep things quite small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. Generally there will be 10-12 people on your adventure plus your guide and hosts.
Am I going to get wet?
Yes and no - you will get some paddle splash as you paddle along, and you will get wet feet getting in and out of the kayak, but generally that will be all.
How stable are the kayaks?
You will be kayaking in Mirage Sea Kayaks that are state of the art. They are extremely stable, seaworthy and easy to use. The chances of a capsize are remote. You will be wearing a PFD (lifejacket) at all times and the kayaks are virtually unsinkable due to their airtight compartments. We will also give you a safety briefing before your tour explaining what to do to avoid capsizing, and what to do if you do capsize! The few capsizes that we have had on tour were from people playing around trying to splash each other etc.
Will bad weather conditions affect my tour?
Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation of a kayak adventure, in fact, some of the best paddling conditions are in the rain. Wind, on the other hand, can cause cancellations. If the wind is strong enough to be a potential safety risk, we will contact you in the days before the tour to discuss your options. We have some good alternative locations that aren't affected by the wind. Cancellations that are made due to weather conditions made by Women Embrace Adventure are entitled to a full refund, or we can transfer your booking to another day.
Booking terms and Conditions: Payment for WEA adventures are final once you receive a confirmation email. Once payment is made it is non-refundable. However, if you absolutely cannot make it after registration and payment is made you may transfer your adventure to another women ( please be aware these are women only, 18 years + adventures). No refunds will be given unless cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure due to extreme weather conditions. For full T&C see our webpage.
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