Roaring 40°s Kayaking offers premium sea kayaking eco-tours into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area that range from three to seven days as well as day tours in some of the most beautiful waterways surrounding Hobart. We also offer instructional lessons for the beginner paddler and kayak rentals.
If you are looking for that once in a lifetime adventure experience... then this is it.
Kayaking safety has been in the news lately with the number of kayak rescues increasing. Marine and Safety Tasmania has reported that since last September they have conducted 13 rescues with at least 3 of these being potentially life threatening. It is great to see so many people with their own kayaks out enjoying Tasmania’s wonderful waterways, but it is also essential that all kayakers are equipped with at least wet exit/recovery skills and basic stroke techniques to ensure they are safe in the water.
Our final sea kayaking instruction sessions for the season are on this March.
Pool Rescue Session - 21st March and 28th March
6.30pm at the Kingston Swimming Pool
If you are not confident getting back into your kayak in deep water, or you haven’t practiced this skill recently, come along for some expert instruction in this essential sea kayaking skill in the safety and comfort of an indoor pool. Cost is $80. Kayaks and all equipment supplied. BOOK NOW
Introduction to Sea Kayaking - 22nd and 29th March
9am at Sandy Bay Beach
This session will not only cover all the basic sea kayaking strokes, but also provide information on safe kayaking and avoiding hazardous situations. Cost for this session is $95 per person, or $80 with your own sea kayak. BOOK NOW
The Roaring 40°s are the westerly winds associated with the latitudes of approximately 40 degrees in the southern hemisphere and they predominant trade winds in Tasmania. These winds blow mostly during spring, and to a lesser extent, autumn. They have influenced the entire island of Tasmania and have created some of the most spectacular and unique habitat on earth, including Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage listed rainforests and buttongrass moorlands. Old sailing ships used the Roaring 40°s to make fast passages to and from Australia.