join us on a Kayaking tour in Tasmania: Experience paddling in Pristine Wilderness like never before.

why paddle tasmania?

Tasmania, Australia’s only Island state, is one of the world’s premier places for a clean-air escape. With around 40% of the island protected in either reserves, national parks or as World-Heritage Listed Wilderness (1.4 million hectares) and with over 4000kms of coastline, it is no surprise that the variety of sea kayaking opportunities in Tasmania is exceptional.

Our local kayak guides will introduce you to sea kayaking on the wild coastlines and tranquil bays of Bruny Island and Tasman Peninsula.

Be rewarded with untouched wilderness, uncrowded beaches, craggy coastlines and unique wildlife, in the sea, on land and in the skies above. Whichever one (or two) of our lodge or base camp, sea kayak escapes you choose, the experience is sure to refresh the senses.

Join us on a shorter escape, or combine two trips for the ultimate Tasmanian sea kayak adventure!

Explore our Tasmanian Kayaking Tours


  • Find a kayaking adventure to suit your skills and experience, from expedition-style multi-day trips to beginner-friendly mini-breaks close to Hobart.
  • Experience Tasmania’s renowned pristine wilderness off the beaten path and from a unique perspective on the water.
  • Paddle with a Tasmanian-based company offering local insights and knowledge.
  • Feel confident in the hands of experienced and qualified sea kayak guides.
  • Quality sea kayaking and safety equipment provided, so you can focus on enjoying the adventure.

frequently asked questions

What is the best time of year to go sea kayaking in Tasmania?

The most popular time for sea kayaking in Tasmania is during the warmer months, from October to April. This period offers more stable weather conditions and milder temperatures. However, Tasmania’s off-season also has plenty to offer paddlers, including whale migration season from May to November.

What wildlife might I see while kayaking in Tasmania?

Tasmania’s coasts are rich with wildlife. Kayakers might spot Australian fur seals, dolphins, and plenty of birdlife. During certain times of the year, you might also see migrating whales. The clear waters and pristine beaches provide a perfect backdrop for wildlife viewing.

Are the tours suitable for children?

Our tours are suitable for children aged 12 and above who are accompanied by an adult. We also occasionally offer dedicated family-friendly itineraries for children 8 and above, depending on everyone’s confidence and capability on the water. For those with younger children, we suggest a private trip, which we can arrange for you.

What safety measures are in place during the kayaking tours?

Safety is our top priority. All tours are led by experienced and certified guides who are trained in first aid and rescue techniques. We provide all necessary safety equipment, and conduct a thorough safety briefing before heading out.

What type of weather conditions can I expect while kayaking in Tasmania?

Tasmania’s maritime climate can be variable, so be prepared for changes. During the kawarmer months from October to April, you can expect generally mild weather, though wind, rain, and cooler temperatures are possible, especially outside of summer months. Always check the local weather forecast and listen to your guide’s advice regarding weather conditions.

Can I book a private group tour?

Yes, SSV offers private tours that can be customised to your group’s needs. Whether you’re planning a corporate outing, a school trip, family reunion, or a getaway with friends, we can arrange a kayaking adventure tailored just for you.

What are the environmental impacts of kayaking tours, and how do you minimise them?

We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of Tasmania’s coastlines. Our tours follow strict environmental guidelines to minimise impact, including leave-no-trace principles and wildlife interaction protocols. We aim to ensure our activities are sustainable and respectful to the local ecosystem.

How can I book and pay?

Booking is easy. Most of our trips offer direct booking online, or you can contact the office directly. Early booking is recommended to secure your preferred departure dates. We accept most payment methods.

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