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Paddling Info

Sea Kayaking Instruction

Sydney Harbour Kayaks
Kayak hire, sales and instruction. Based at the Spit Bridge, Mosman. Experts in teaching paddling techniques.
Expedition Kayaks Australia
Specialist kayak and canoe equipment dealer and instruction. Contact Rob Mercer for tuition, Sydney.
Region X Kayak Experiences
Sea Kayaking instruction and equipment sales. Based in Batemans Bay, NSW.
Jervis Bay Kayak Company
Sea Kayaking instruction and equipment sales. Based in Jervis Bay, NSW.
Paddlecraft
Kayaking equipment dealer, hire and instruction. Based in Pittwater 40 minutes north of Sydney
Perth Canoe Works
Kayaking equipment dealer, hire and instruction. Based in Perth, WA.
Kanuschule Versam
Kayak training and equipment sales. Based in Switzerland.

Sea Kayak Equipment

Kayaking World
Kayak sales and test paddling available. Based in Sydney and Gosford.
Canoes Plus
Kayak sales and instruction. Based in Melbourne.
Paddlesports Australia
On-line rafting and paddling equipment. Based in Australia.
Adventure Racing Equipment
Lightweight kayak and camping equipment. Online store in Australia.
Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre
Sea kayak equipment and training. Based in Vancouver, Canada.
Kuster Sport
Kayak and camping equipment. Based in Switzerland.

Sea Kayaking Information

NSW Sea Kayak Club
Sea kayak club and Information resource site in Australia.
Adventure Network
Information resource site on adventure sports, camping, and travel.
Boat Links.com
The Mother of All Maritime Links.
Canoeing Australia
Canoeing body for Australia.
Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers
KASK is New Zealand’s national sea kayaking body.
Kayak On-line
Kayak Online – a quick and easy way to find kayaking info.
Paddling.net
Paddling.net is your #1 resource for information on Canoes and Kayaks.
Sea Kayaker Magazine.
US Sea Kayaking Magazine.
Sea Paddler
General sea kayak information.
Wavelength Paddling Magazine
Canadian Sea Kayaking Magazine.
Kayaking World
Retail store in Gosford, NSW. Good range of kayaks.

Destination Info

Fiji

Bula Fiji
Fiji Islands Travel & Accommodation Guide: Fiji Visitors Bureau
Fiji Guide
Rob Kay’s Fiji Islands Travel Guide
Nanuya Island Resort
Nanuya Island Resort: Blue Lagoon
Finding Fiji
South Pacific Organizer
Fiji Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Fiji Information Sheet
Tourism Fiji
Fiji Travel and Accomodation Information

Panama

Panama Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Panama Information Sheet
Biodiversity Panama
Biodiversity and Tourism in Panama
Explore Panama
Explore Panama
Panama Info
Panama Information

Tonga

Tonga Info Site
Kingdom of Tonga, Information site
Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Tonga Consular Information Sheet

Australia

Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Australia Consular Information Sheet
Hinchinbrook Travel Info Site
Information on Hinchinbrook Island from Hinchinbrook Ferries
Mission Beach Resort
Accommodation Mission Beach, Queensland Australia

Croatia

Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Croatia Consular Information Sheet
Croatia Travel Info
General Croatia Information

Turkey

Turkey Travel Info Sheet
DFAT Australia, Turkey Consular Information Sheet
Turkey Timeless Tours
Specialist Turkey Travel Agent

Antarctica

Australian Antarctic Division
Antarctic Information Site

The High Arctic

Svalbard (Spitsbergen) Info Site
Svalbard, Norway: The Arctic Pearl Website
Travel Info Sheet (Norway)
DFAT Australia, Norway Consular Information Sheet

Greenland

Greenland Guide
Official Travel Guide to Greenland
Travel Info Sheet (Denmark)
US Department of State, Greenland Consular Information Sheet

Scotland

Scotland.com
Your Guide to Scotland
Scottish Canoeing
Scottish Canoe Association
Scottish Sea Kayaking
Scottish Sea Kayaking Photo Gallery



Our Team

Al Bakker, Founder

Managing Director & Senior Guide

Al has paddled whitewater and sea kayaks for 42 years in North America, South America, the South Pacific, Japan, Australia, NZ, Antarctica, South Georgia, the High Arctic and Greenland, Russian Far East and all across Europe. He has led commercial sea kayak tours for the last 27 years and developed sea…

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Megan Grover

Trip Consultant

Megan Grover has been involved in the adventure travel business for over 20 years. She has worked as a travel agency manager, in sales training for a major retail chain, reservations manager for an adventure wholesaler and has run the Southern Sea Ventures’ office for 11 years. Megan’s travels have taken…

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Jane Newman

Trip Consultant

Jane Newman has worked in the travel industry in a variety of roles since 1996. Jane has specialised in travel sales, reservations and worked extensively with non profit organisations creating and implementing itineraries for their charity challenges. Jane has travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, South America...

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Judd Hill

Senior Guide/Chef

Judd has travelled extensively throughout the world, both for fun and working as a qualified chef, hiking guide, and sea kayak guide and Instructor. He has been a professional sea kayak guide and instructor for more than a decade. Judd started his kayak guiding in Far North Queensland running 7 day…

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Matt Edwards

Senior Guide

Matt loves to explore and to show others the many natural and cultural treasures this world offers. Matt's entering his fourth season with Southern Sea Ventures and will be branching out from the tropical waters of Fiji to the wonders of Antarctica. Matt's a resident of British Columbia, Canada, where he...

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Eamon Larkin

Senior Guide

Eamon comes from a background in adventure and outdoor education with over 15 years experience working with students and schools, now teaching and assessing potential guides. He has a passion for travel and trekking through various countries, learning languages along the way. Eamon lives on the south...

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James Thorp

Senior Guide

James Thorp has been working for Southern Sea Ventures for the last couple of years, guiding trips in the Tropics. James has a world wide resume leading and instructing whitewater kayaking, whitewater rafting and sea kayaking programs in the polar regions, Nepal, India, Mexico, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Norway…

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Toby Story

Senior Guide

Toby Story has been working for Southern Sea Ventures since 2005, guiding trips from the Tropics to the Polar regions. He has led trips in Norway, Greenland, Spitzbergan, Fiji and the Phillipines. Toby Story is a qualified sea kayak instructor and lives in Hobart, Tasmania where he also works in the outdoor industry…

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Sally Campbell

Senior Guide

Bio coming soon...

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Bob Powell

Senior Guide

Currently living in the U.S., Bob Powell is the director of the Institute for Parks at Clemson University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management and the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences. His research and outreach program...

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Enrico Carrossino

Senior Guide

Enrico runs our Italian and Corsican sea kayak programs and with his incredible knowledge of Italy and passionate love for his country he makes our sea kayaking adventures a smorgasbord of cuisine and culture. He is a certified whitewater and sea kayak instructor…

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Josko Matusan

Senior Guide

Bio coming soon...

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