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Bruny Island Paddle – Instructional Kayak Adventure

5 Day Trip

boost your paddling skills on beautiful bruny island

Join SSV on a trip to beautiful Bruny Island and upskill your paddling techniques! This special departure presents the ideal opportunity for paddlers looking to enhance their kayak skills with expert tuition from our professional guides. Each day will include an instructional session on a set topic followed by short paddles to explore the best of Bruny.

Bruny Island is located off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, separated from the mainland by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The island is home to swathes of eucalyptus forests, towering cliffs and remote, long sandy beaches. Paddlers will be rewarded with secluded coves, sea caves, lagoons and sea kelp forests, while overhead, we frequently spot soaring sea eagles. Evenings are spent in our cosy lodge sampling delicious Bruny Island delicacies including the freshest of oysters, handmade cheeses, local honey and chocolate.


Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active paddlers of all abilities


1-5 Dec


2-6 Mar

Specific dates and private bookings available on request.


From AU $2930.00 per person

Trip costs are in Australian dollars, per person and based on twin share or double rooms. Enquire for the single room supplement cost.


One night’s accommodation in Hobart (twin share), ferry transfer from Bruny Island back to Hobart, three nights twin share lodge accommodation, all meals from breakfast on Day 2 to lunch on Day 5, a glass of wine/beer/cider with dinner, double expedition kayaks, paddles, PFD, spray skirts, one 20L dry bag, a paddling cag (waterproof jacket), pogies (paddling mittens), professional sea kayak guides and expert kayak tuition, along with a comprehensive first aid kit and emergency safety equipment.


Flights, airport transfers, meals in Hobart, travel insurance, or single supplement room fees.

Day 1

Make your way to our group hotel in Hobart for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Hotel pick up. Paddle across D’entrecastaux Channel to Bruny Island. Lodge accommodation.

Days 3-4

Paddling southern Bruny Island. Lodge accommodation.

Day 5

Last day of paddling. Transfer to Hobart. End of trip arrangements.

Customer reviews of the bruny island paddle

Just back from a fantastic family kayaking holiday around Bruny Island

Just back from a fantastic family kayaking holiday around Bruny Island. Toby and Dan were our guides, chefs and knowledgeable companions over the 4 days, each of which provided a totally different paddling experience. Not guaranteed, but the beautiful conditions persisted through the whole trip. We crossed the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and found refuge after battling a stiff headwind, we admired the isthmus and geological formations in Adventure Bay, and we felt the force of the Southern Ocean swell off Cloudy Bay. Highlights were tall cliffs (appreciated from above as well as below), narrow passages and surfing under the critical gaze of sea eagles. Our luxurious lodge on the shores of the lagoon was spacious, scenic and teeming with wildlife. All meals were absolutely delicious: prepared by our guide using the freshest local ingredients and accompanied by a selection of Tasmanian wines. Having done several paddling trips before in various locations overseas, we would highly recommend SSV to anyone wanting a superb multi-day paddling adventure with fabulous company, accommodation and food. We’re planning our next trip with SSV already…..

James and Shantha | Perth

A trip of a lifetime

Did a 4 day Bruny Island sea kayaking trip with Toby & Heather in March. Absolutely brilliant, good equipment, good food, great lodgings and guides that definitely made sure we got to see a lot of Bruny island from the sea. Sea caves, giant kelp forests, salmon fisheries, deserted beaches and the immense power of the great southern ocean. Every night we were treated to sumptuous meals, fine wines / beers and engaging company. Highly recommended.

Michelle | Australia

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