Straddie Adventures

at , Brisbane, 4183 Australia

Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling and Sandboarding tours on beautiful North Stradbroke Isand.


Straddie Adventures

Brisbane , QLD 4183
Australia
Contact Phone
P: 0433171477
Website

Description

Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling and Sandboarding tours on beautiful North Stradbroke Isand. - Guided sea kayaking tours – experience Straddie from a different perspective. Explore the waters off Straddie with a paddle and a 2 person ocean kayak. Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and tropical fish. Tours include snorkelling - Sandboarding - Snowboarding, Straddie style - fun for all ages! Grab a custom designed sandboard, some wax and hit the sand dunes. Sit, stand or lie down – style is up to you! Want to explore Straddie at your own pace? Kayaks, surf boards, snorkel gear and bikes also available for hire. Specialising in adventure tours since 1998. Contact us for an unforgettable experience on your next Straddie holiday, group function or school camp. Bookings essential. No experience required – just a sense of fun and adventure!

How To Get to Straddie Adventures

Ferry from Cleveland, bus from Dunwich

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 09:00- 17:00

General Info

Sea kayaking tours, which include snorkelling depart at 9:30am and return around 12:30pm. We kayak out through the surf at Cylinder Beach, Point Lookout, and paddle out to either Shag Rock or Manta Bommie, where we can stop for a snorkel. We use very stable, two person kayaks - the kind you sit on, not in. A great way to get up close to the marine life around "Straddie". Dolphins and turtles are common all year round. Humpback whales may be seen on their annual migration between June and November. Wetsuits and life jackets are included. Bring your swimmers, a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Cost is $60 per adult and $45 per child. If ocean conditions are not suitable, we may offer a Bay kayak tour from Amity Point, a small seaside fishing village, popular for fishing, swimming and snorkeling. The pelicans are friendly and dolphins often play just offshore. We kayak in sheltered waters and, if tide permits, into the mangroves. We can also stop for a snorkel along the man-made sea walls, which were built to inhibit the erosion of land, and are home to an amazing variety of marine life. Sandboarding tours depart at 2pm. Grab a sandboard (similar to snowboards) and climb up our favourite sand dunes. After a bit of instruction from our experienced guide, take a moment to wax your sandboard and enjoy the spectacular ocean view. There's a gentle slope for beginners, but it wont be long before you take up the challenge of the steeper slopes! Sit, stand or lie down - style is up to you! Bare foot is easiest and make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water. Be prepared to burn up excess energy and have loads of fun! We return to the shop at 4pm. Cost is $30 per adult and $25 per Child. Bookings essential. Visit www.straddieadventures.com.au or email info@straddieadventures.com.au

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Well we couldn't ask for better weather than we've had the last few days. The beach shack was nearly emptied, we had a great kayak at amity and a great fun group for sandboarding. :) Didn't even have time for building my sandcastle :( Looks like it will be another great day in paradise tomorrow :)

Published on 2014-04-18 00:05:01 GMT

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our lore
our story We have a Responsibility & Right under our Cultural LORE
To Teach, Demonstrate & get People to Experience ‘My Kulcha’.
I have hunted & gather cultural resources since I was a little boy with my dad Glen Jones and older brother Allan Jones.
We got taught to catch mud crabs in the mangroves & sand crabs, fish, gather quanpee’s, eugaries here on Straddie.
Dad and our mum’s father our grandfather Richard ‘Dicky’ Perry taught us how to survive from the land & sea.
We learnt to use a spear, a net and help the fishermen regularly as well as going out fishing in a dinghy by ourselves to feed the family.
As a teenager I was taught how to hunt Dugong by dad’s brother in-law Uncle Sid Coolwell and dad’s brother-cousin Uncle Kenny Murphy.
Still today I hunt with Uncles Sid’s son, my brother-cousin Fred Coolwell.
We continue this practice by handing these skills onto our children and now my grandchildren are hunting & gather our cultural resources.
With turtle my brother & I would bring 1 or 2 home after the fishermen had netted and our Grand Uncle Walter Tippo taught us the skill of cutting turtle up the way he was shown and I now show my children, grandchildren and the boys who come hunting how to cut up.
Hunting & Gather cultural resources, has been a continual cultural activity practice I’ve been apart of since the late 1960’s as a child and still now I continue with my children and grandchildren.
United Nations Declaration on rights of indigenous peoples
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Discover Adventures on straddie with a Cultural twist North Stradbroke Island has plenty to offer the adventurous visitor of all ages.
The tour business "Straddie Adventures", specialise in Bay Kayaking, Sand Boarding and can link you to Four Wheel Drive Tours with a difference.
Our business is owned and operated by Traditional Owners of Quandamooka who live on a place people call "Minjerribah" (North Stradbroke Island).
We will take you on an experience into territory known as "Quandamooka", sharing, demonstrating & teaching our Aboriginal Kulcha passed on through the generations.