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Marks Point

Women Embrace Kayaking - Sand Islands, Lake Macquarie

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. We couldn't think of a better start to spend a Monday morning!

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Women Embrace Kayaking - Sand Islands, Lake Macquarie
Women Embrace Kayaking - Sand Islands, Lake Macquarie

Time & Location

20 Nov 2023, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

Marks Point, Marks Point NSW 2280, Australia

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 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.

What a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and have fun with a group of great ladies. 

You'll be supported by your Women Embrace Adventure qualified Kayak Guide and host who'll make sure you have a great time in a relaxed and fun atmosphere for everyone. 

After a kayak lesson and comprehensive safety briefing, we'll paddle from Naru Beach into Swan Bay, across the channel to Elizabeth Island and back. Our journey will be approx 6-8kms with a stop at a beautiful sandy beach to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear water and some morning tea before heading back to where we started from for some snacks, cool drinks and another swim. 

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.

Details:

Date: Monday 20th November

Meeting Time: 8:00am 

Meeting Point: Marks Point Boat Ramp, Naru.  Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you in a text a couple pf days before our adventure. 

Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guides 

Fitness Level: Moderate fitness and mobility is required 

Experience: No experience is needed

Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age. 

****Please Note: Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating - as such, we have a maximum weight of 100kgs per person. 

****Please Note: Our kayaks have a cockpit width of 46cm 

Please contact us before booking if you are unsure if you fit within the above requirements.

Must be confident in open water and able to swim 50 meters with a life jacket on. Must be able to tread water for at least 10 minutes wearing a life jacket. 

Paddle Length: We will Kayak approx 6-8kms (depending on wind and tides on the day), which will take us approximately 3-4 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have a swim and morning tea along the way.

Cost: $130 pp 

Inclusions: 

  • Qualified kayak/canoeing guide
  • Wilderness First Aid qualified Women Embrace Adventure host
  • Double Mirage Sea Kayaks are supplied
  • All kayak instruction and gear, including kayak, paddle, PFD
  • Snacks and morning tea including fruit, cool drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know your dietary needs when booking) 
  • Photos of your adventure will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save and share

FAQs

What do I need to bring/wear?

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothing and footwear that can get wet (old joggers or enclosed water shoes with a sole are good - thongs are not). We recommend long sleeve shirts for sun protection.
  • A change of clothing to leave in the car as you may want to change before heading home
  • Towel
  • Waterproof jacket/raincoat (for rain/cold)
  • Two litres of water
  • Personal medications  such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic

How fit do I need to be?

No previous kayaking experience is needed to participate in this adventure; you will need a moderate fitness level to best enjoy this adventure. You need to be able to swim (50 metres with a life jacket on) and be confident in open water. 

Do I need experience?

Definitely not! We give you a comprehensive briefing before the tour on equipment use, safety and what to expect. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you while on the adventure.

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. This adventure is open to only 8 women.

Do you have a maximum weight limit for kayaking?

Yes. Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating. As such, we have a maximum weight of 100kgs per person. Please note that our kayaks are double sit-in sea kayaks with a cockpit you will sit in. The cockpit width is 46 cm wide where you sit in the kayak. Please get in touch with us to chat about the weight limit or cockpit width - we will happily discuss if this adventure suits you.

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 usually, that will be all.

I'll be coming on my own, is that ok?  

Not a problem at all!  Lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Your Women Embrace Adventure host will make sure everyone meets before we set off on this beautiful kayak. We always have lots of fun; there is no pressure, no judgment, and lots of encouragement from everyone. By the end of the adventure, you may have just found some new adventure friends!

How stable are the kayaks?

You will be kayaking in Mirage Sea Kayaks, which are highly 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 overturn.

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 as affected by the wind. Cancellations that are made due to weather conditions by Women Embrace Adventure are entitled to a full credit or refund.

The start point and kayaking route may change due to wind and weather, we will keep you updated via email and text once you book in. 

Nitty Gritty & Bits and Bobs:

By making a booking, you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, and the Waiver of Liability.

Your booking is final once your payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you. No refunds will be given but you can ‘Pay it Forward’ (your spot can be transferred to another lady over the age of 18). Please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a credit or full refund will be provided.

This is a women's only adventure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person. Prices are correct as of 1st September 2023 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency. All current government safety and health guidelines at the time of booking and departure must be adhered to, including all Covid-19 requirements. Any additional costs related to but not limited to government travel restrictions are the responsibility of the individual traveller and not Women Embrace Adventure. If this trip is undersubscribed or in circumstances where external events affect the viability or safety of this trip to go ahead, Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and to exclude/remove any participants from this trip.

We hope you can join us!

Sharon and Kat x

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