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Kayak experience with shipwreck walk

Stockton, Australia

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Experience hosted by John

2 hours
Includes food, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will launch from the Port Hunter 16ft Sailing Club, hug the Stockton shoreline and ballast grounds past the ferry wharf and into the bay at Pirate Point. You'll be treated to a cold drink and snack on the beach before taking a stroll along Shipwreck Walk. I'll share stories of the area including its maritime history. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos as the kayaks use a pedal system , freeing up your hands. If you wish to paddle you can do that too. Tours launch at 8am Saturday, 9am Sunday (and public holidays) and every afternoon (check calendar for times).
Other things to note
Participants should be in good health but you do not need a high level of fitness to enjoy the experience. The kayaks are very stable. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
We will launch from the Port Hunter 16ft Sailing Club, hug the Stockton shoreline and ballast grounds past the ferry wharf and into the bay at Pirate Point. You'll be treated to a cold drink and snack on the beach before taking a stroll along Shipwreck Walk. I'll share stories of the area including its maritime history. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos as the kayaks use a pedal system , freeing up your hands. If you wish to pad…

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What's included

  • Food
    Cold drink and snack
  • Transportation
    Single or tandem Hobie kayak
  • Equipment
    Life jacket and sunscreen
From $76
/ person
Sun, Nov 29
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$76 per person
$76 per person
Mon, Nov 30
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$76 per person
$76 per person
Wed, Dec 2
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$76 per person
$76 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have played elite sport most of my life and have qualifications in sports administration and sustainability. I have worked for many years in the tertiary sector, designing activities to engage adult students in fun, safe and friendly activities. I am the licensed operator of Newcastle Kayak Tours and, as a Stockton local, take pride in sharing the beauty of the Stockton peninsula with its rich maritime history.
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Where you'll be

You'll get to see the city of Newcastle from its busy working harbour, glide leisurely along the Stockton peninsula taking in views from Dyke Point to Nobby's Head Lighthouse. We will watch the movements on the harbour which regularly include big ships, tugs, ferry, shipping fleet and on occasion, cruise liners.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Tim
November 2020
Thanks John - what a great way to enjoy the harbour - he doesn't tell you each kayak has a foot-pedalling option so you can lean back and power the boat with almost no effort at all! The paddle is there if you like it for a 'turbo mode' but we didn't really use them! So if you are not that fit, you can definitely still enjoy the exercise, we felt like we could pedal a kayak for hours. Lots of boats and jetskis and action on the harbour to enjoy while John gives you all the great information an experienced tour guide can offer. Thanks again for fitting us in last minute for a great experience! Tim
Thanks John - what a great way to enjoy the harbour - he doesn't tell you each kayak has a foot-pedalling option so you can lean back and power the boat with almost no effort at al…
Beverly
November 2020
A wonderful morning kayaking on the harbour at Newcastle with John. Not to be missed this is a relaxing voyage into Newcastle’s shipping history. The kayaks are easy to manoeuvre and peddling rather than using the oars makes this an easy cruise down the river. John has lots of local knowledge and we throughly enjoyed our morning with him. Bev Kiama
A wonderful morning kayaking on the harbour at Newcastle with John. Not to be missed this is a relaxing voyage into Newcastle’s shipping history. The kayaks are easy to manoeuvre a…
Josh
October 2020
John was a fantastic host who provided a nice great start to our morning. Having a relaxed kayak and talk on the water in the morning with John was lovely especially as he is easy going and personable. Would recommend doing as a little way to get out and about in the morning!
John was a fantastic host who provided a nice great start to our morning. Having a relaxed kayak and talk on the water in the morning with John was lovely especially as he is easy…
Sarah
January 2020
John was a wonderful tour guide and was very helpful at giving us directions and helping us to get in/out the kayaks. The kayaks were very safe and stable and the pedaling mechanism was a unique experience!
Dan
December 2019
We did this on Christmas morning and had a brilliant time! John has fantastic knowledge on the local area and we were so grateful that he shared his Christmas morning with us! The kayaks are super stable and easy to use making it very leisurely. We were lucky enough to see plenty of dolphins along with other wildlife. Would recommend this to anyone in the area!
We did this on Christmas morning and had a brilliant time! John has fantastic knowledge on the local area and we were so grateful that he shared his Christmas morning with us! The…
Paul
December 2019
We had a beautiful morning kayaking with John. He is a super friendly and personable host who made the whole experience very relaxing and enjoyable. A must-do if you want to get a taste of the local beach culture and get a unique viewpoint of Newcastle and the surrounding harbour. We were even lucky enough to see Dolphins along the way!
We had a beautiful morning kayaking with John. He is a super friendly and personable host who made the whole experience very relaxing and enjoyable. A must-do if you want to get a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

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