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Address: Shop 8 | 157-159 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Phone Number: 0352371189
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Description: Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak run Kayaking trips to the Marengo Marine...
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak run Kayaking trips to the Marengo Marine Sanctuary, an Australian Fur Seal Colony. We use ‘sit-on-top’ kayaks to see the seals & their pups lounging on the rocks, or even swimming & playing around the kayaks. Join our surf lessons and Stand Up Paddle board lessons. Beach and bike hire is also available. Alternatively explore the 'Great Ocean Walk' or cycle the 'Great Ocean Road'.
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Seal Kayak Tour - Amazing!

A great trip kayaking to the seals. After leaving our details with the surf shop, Dan let us know that the tour was a goer and told us where to meet. It's important to realise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Rasha33
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A great trip kayaking to the seals. After leaving our details with the surf shop, Dan let us know that the tour was a goer and told us where to meet. It's important to realise that he will only take you if the weather is safe so you may not hear from him until it's very close to. We met... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I did the Great Ocean Walk with Walk 91 - and it was great. Mark the owner of the whole lot was very helpful, flexible and knowledgeable. He organized my accommodation and transfers to and from ending/start points. Fantastic experience. Thanks Mark and to all the others involved as Sam, Peter, Ian, Allan....

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Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We met Dan at the meeting point after booking up to do the seal tour that morning, although there were only 2 of us we went out and it was amazing, we had multiple seals swimming in the water around us and on the island. Dan was very knowledgeable about the seals and helped us learn to catch waves in... More 

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brisbane, australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I contacted the Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak people 3 weeks before my trip to enquire about booking in for the seal kayak, cost, conditions, where to meet, other details etc. The information they gave me was vague and just kept telling me they'd call me closer to date, but I know I like to be organised and informed.... so... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sadly I didn't get to go on the trip to see the seals as the trip had to be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. As an experienced kayaker at home I know the decision made by the instructor on site was absolutely correct. However, I felt it was worth a review to comment as the staff... More 

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Melbourne
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was a perfect day with no swell and the sun shining. The guides were young but very knowledgable and ensured that the whole group were well looked after and cared for. We saw lot of seals and the guide was a font of information about the seal colony. It was a great 2 hrs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great experience for my kids. Instructors were amazing and really loved teaching the kids. We had James mostly and he was fabulous fun and a great teacher. But all the others were obviously great too. Loads of fun! They deserve a higher rating and I think the review which scores the down because they failed to reply to an email... More 

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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The wife REALLY wanted to try this, so we delayed our great ocean road drive for 4 hours to accommodate, and I am so happy we did! It was great to see the seal colony, and have them swim all around us! The tour guide knew a ton about the seals in the colony and australian fur seals in general.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed for a while in Apollo Bay and we had time to scout around. From the first time I walked into Surf and Kayak the owner, Mark, showed the utmost hospiltality and made us feel like we already had a friend there. They have heaps of equipment and they are eager to share what they know... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Girlfriend booked this when we were staying in Apollo bay, I was actually annoyed at first because we were trying to watch our money after having an expensive trip. I'm glad to say however that it was well worth it, enjoyed kayaking out to the seal colony. We surfed the waves back to the beach which was fun, the guides... More 

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