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Salty Dog Sea Kayaking - Day Tours

Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 49461388
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Ranked #15 of 58 Activities in Airlie Beach
Type: Boat Tours
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having done the Ocean rafting trip two days earlier, I think we were expecting something similar with Salty Dog. The staff were all really friendly and professional and if you've never been in a kayak before then don't worry as they made sure everyone was really safe. There wasn't much in the way of things to see on the way... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We just got back from a four day self lead, sea kayaking trip through the Whitsunday Islands. Camping on some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, isolated from the crowds. The trip took a lot of personal planning, but Hayley and Neill from Salty Dog made it very easy with their in depth local knowledge and "can do" business approach.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Really well organised tour. They picked us up from our accommodation and drove us to the harbour for us to start our tour. After a briefing (safety & how to use the twin kayaks - they have foot pedals to control the rudder) we set off on our half morning journey. It was fun, informative (the guide stops to do... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a great way the see the bay! My partner and I opted for the half day tour starting in the morning. You also have the choice of an afternoon tour or a full day package We were picked up at the hotel by the shuttle and taken around the other side of Airlie Beach to Shute Harbour. There we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a great trip with Salty Dog. Fortunately, it was just the four of us in the group so we could go at our own pace. We had lots of fun and saw a few turtle heads.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had fun kayaking with Salty Dog. It was a great way to see the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Our guides were enthusiastic and kept an eye on all of us (we were a big group). The morning snack was tasty and nutritious. Our only quibble was with the snorkeling as visibility was poor and the water was cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent morning out. Kayaking in pristine waters amongst the islands, saw 3 turtles, plenty of time for some snorkelling (all gear provided), a lovely morning tea laid out on the coral beach plus a bit of time to enjoy the scenery before the relaxing paddle back. Guide was informative, funny and very helpful. Only regret is that I didn't do... More

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Ingatestone UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was my first time kayaking and I have to say I loved it!... Thanks Hayley for a wonderful morning out with you, and for showing us and explaining so much to us about the natural habitat. The snorkelling was fun, and lunch fantastic.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As my first solo trip and first sea kayaking multiday trip, I found the staff and organisation of saltydog extremely professional. The weather was not great as there were massive winds but we were made aware of this, given options including to stay or defer our trip. The group was a great group and the guides Amy and Hannah were... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I went on the full day kayak from Shute Harbour as I was really been to be on the water and to see get out to see and walk South Mole Island. It was a good day out, but having a mix of experience and unexperienced kayers means I wish I could have done more paddling. Really nice guide, just... More

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