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Women Embrace Kayaking Toronto - Valentine - Coal Point, Lake Mac NSW

Join us on a fantastic kayaking adventure to kick off 2024 right! Traverse beautiful bays and wide lake crossings on this paddle, designed for those with prior paddling experience and moderate fitness levels.

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Women Embrace Kayaking Toronto - Valentine - Coal Point, Lake Mac NSW
Women Embrace Kayaking Toronto - Valentine - Coal Point, Lake Mac NSW

Time & Location

03 Jan 2024, 7:00 am – 11:30 am AEDT

Toronto, Toronto Lions Park, 2B Anzac Parade, Toronto NSW 2283, Australia

About The Adventure

Join us on a fantastic kayaking adventure to kick off 2024 right! Traverse beautiful bays and wide lake crossings on this paddle, designed for those with prior paddling experience and moderate fitness levels. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, stay active, and share laughs with a wonderful group of ladies. Our WEA host and qualified WEA Kayak Guide will ensure a safe, relaxed, and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Begin with a comprehensive safety briefing and paddle lesson, followed by a practice session on the water. Once confidence in the kayaks is established, we'll explore Kooroora Bay, circle Bolton Point, and cross the lake to Valentine/Green Point. Along the way, we'll pause at Bennett Park for morning tea, then continue along the shoreline and across the expansive lake to Coal Point. This adventure, spanning approximately 14 kilometers, is suitable for those who have kayaked with us before, as it involves wider lake sections and may present slightly choppier conditions. Return to our starting point for a relaxing break, complete with cold drinks and snacks.

Experience this journey in double Mirage Sea Kayaks—stable and user-friendly. You'll be paired with a friend or someone with similar kayak experience, enhancing the overall enjoyment of the day.

Details:

Date: Wednesday January 3rd 2024

Meeting Time: 7:00am

Meeting Point: Lions Park Toronto.  Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you upon registration. Yes there are toilets at the start and end point of our adventure. 

Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guides 

Fitness Level: Moderate fitness and mobility is required 

Experience: You need to have had some kayaking experience to join us in this adventure. Contact us if you are unsure. 

Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age. Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating - as such, we have a maximum weight of 100kgs per person. 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 14kms, which will take us approximately 3-4 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have some morning tea along the way.

Cost: $130 per person

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
  • Morning tea: hot 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
  • A plastic garbage bag is also good for keeping things like your jacket or towel dry. We'll have a communal dry bag available for car keys.

How fit do I need to be?

You will need a moderate level of fitness to enjoy this adventure best. You need to be able to swim (50 metres with a life jacket on) and be confident in the water. This is your adventure, and we will paddle at a speed YOU are comfortable with and have rest stops as often as YOU like.

Do I need experience?

For this one we ask that you have had some Kayak experience! 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 small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. This adventure is open to ten women only.

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 our kayaks are double sit-in sea kayaks that have a cockpit you will sit in. Please feel free to contact us to chat about the weight limit or cockpit width - we will happily discuss if this adventure is suitable for 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.

Nitty Gritty & Bits and Bobs:

By making a booking, you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy 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 31 October 2022 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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  • Women Embrace Kayaking

    Women Embrace Kayaking, Toronto, Bolton Point, Valentine, Coal Point Lake Mac NSW

    $130.00
    Tax: GST included

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