Gold Coast

Morning Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

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Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

From USD 57.92

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Start your day off right with a 3-hour kayak tour to South Stradbroke Island. Enjoy a great vantage point on the beaches and wildlife of the Gold Coast as you paddle at a leisurely pace, stopping to snorkel off Wavebreak Island, visit secluded beaches, and enjoy a picnic breakfast on the beach. Your expert guide shares informative commentary about the region's ecology and animals, and provides full instruction on kayaking and snorkeling — making this tour suitable for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and whales as you paddle
  • Enjoy breakfast on a secluded island
  • Stroll along the beach and look for wildlife such as golden wallabies
  • Snorkel in the warm waters off of Wavebreak Island
  • Instruction and use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and safety equipment included

What's Included

  • Light continental Breakfast
  • Professional & friendly tour guides
  • Use of kayaks and snorkeling gear
  • Lifejackets and safety equipment provided
  • Fish Feeding
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickups and returns

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 464 Marine Parade
    464 Marine Parade, Biggera Waters QLD 4216, Australia

    We park our Australian Kayaking Adventures van and trailer along Marine Parade Biggera Waters

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After early morning pickup from your hotel in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, head to the Broadwater Tourist Park to meet your guide.

Receive a safety briefing, paddling instruction and all necessary gear, then launch your kayak into the calm waters of the Broadwater channel. Paddle to two nearby islands, keeping an eye out for turtles, fish, dolphins and stingrays along the way. Pelicans and sea eagles soar through the air, and if you visit between May and November, you might get lucky and see migrating humpback whales.

Step out of your kayak on the beach and enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast. Have some time to snorkel at Wavebreak Island with the provided snorkel gear. At South Stradbroke Island, you can take a walk on the renowned surfing beach and look for wild golden wallabies — native to this island and not found anywhere else in Australia.

At the end of your half-day kayak tour, your guide leads you back to the mainland where your tour ends.

Gold Coast

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under, children under 16 years must be with a adult.
  • The tour requires a low to medium physical activity: not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring: water, wear swimwear, sunglasses, footwear that can get wet (eg. thongs, sandals), hat, towel and sunblock
  • Everyone on this tour must be wearing a lifejacket. If you don't know how to swim, please notify the tour guide and wear your lifejacket at all times
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Max weight 115kg
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
A great day out. Steve's knowledge of the environment, wildlife and marine life was vast. We were beginner kayakers but that didnt matter. The highlight of the morning was a close encounter with a dolphin and it's calf. It was amazing. I haven't stopped talking about it. Highly recommend this terrific experience when visiting the Gold Coast. Thanks Steve.


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Good experience
Karen_H, Aug 2023
Great experience the guide charismatic and entertaining. Unfortunately the price of photos was $40 , to expensive and unable to view as water mark all over them
Awesome family experience!
Craig_W, Feb 2022
What a great family experience! The guides we friendly and helpful. We had an awesome morning on the water with some great sightseeing and snorkelling. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Graig, So happy to hear you and your family loved kayaking and snorkeling with Australian Kayaking Adventures on the Gold Coast. Look forward to seeing you guys again when next on the Gold Coast!
Super fun!
Hassan_H, Feb 2022
It was a great experience and definitely was the highlight of our Goldcoast trip! The snorkelling was unreal, such an amazing sight. Awesome service from the instructor!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your 5 Star review!!
The islands were...
Paulina_A, Feb 2022
The islands were beautiful, the guys were super friendly and polite. I would definitely recommend this tour. Was amazing! Such a great experience to have 🥰
Value for money
Sonia_M, Feb 2022
Anyone looking for a great half day trip adventure won’t be disappointed. Leisurely kayak over to the island was fun. Was pleasantly surprised by the variety of fish we saw when snorkelling. Great value and the guides were very thorough and made it enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Great day out
Abbey_R, Feb 2022
Great team, it was an easy kayak through the calm water and lovely area to snorkel, we saw dolphins too and 100s of fish right around you. overall a great day for family
Great tour operators,...
Phoebe_O, Jan 2022
Great tour operators, great weather and just right amount of time. Water was really clear and saw lots of fish snorkelling.
A really nice morning outings.
Irene_I, Jan 2022
Very friendly staffs, a very nice and relaxing morning out. We saw a few dolphins too. My daughter, her friend and I really enjoy the tour.
Amazing Kayaking Adventure
Celine_E, Dec 2021
the trip was amazing. all the people are very friendly and nice. They also offer pick up and drop off service with the tour❤️ very recommended!
Funtastic kayak tour GC
Ian_P, Oct 2021
This tour is definitely a MUST DO activity when on the GC. Our guide Steve was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Everything was safe and comfortable and paddling was relaxed and enjoyable. We saw a dolphin, that was awesome. You do not need to be an Olympic athlete, as a beginner I was able to keep up with no trouble. Lisa
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your awesome 5 Star Review and supporting small business on the Gold Coast :-)
Didn’t see dolphins but...
Elizabeth_E, Oct 2021
Didn’t see dolphins but we had a great day anyway. Would definitely go again. Great guide, good pace for kayaking!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Elizabeth, Sorry you didnt get to see dolphin on your tour, we do tend to see them around 80% of the time. So happy you enjoyed the trip regardless. See you again when next on the Gold Coast!
Had a great time paddling...
Michael_L, Oct 2021
Had a great time paddling across to Wavebreak Island. Short walk across the island to a great little spot for some snorkelling with plenty of fish to see. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your review, thank you so much for supporting small family businesses on the Gold Coast.
My son and I really...
Julie_w, Sept 2021
My son and I really enjoyed this experience, Steve the host was knowledgeable and the paddle was well paced. Surrounded by fish during the snorkel. Real highlight of our sorjourn to Gold coast.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Julie, Thank you for your % Star review, so happy to hear the kayaking trip met your expectations.
Great holiday adventure
Olga_N, Sept 2021
Great experience. Tour guide ( Steve) was knowledgeable, helpful and with great sense of humour with made the trip more fun!
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Hi Olga, thank so much for your 5 Star review and supporting small business. Cheers Steve
Isabella_H, June 2021
The tour guys were amazing and really helpful. They shared their knowledge of the area and really went out of their way to make sure you were having a good time. My partner got sick and they managed to do what they could on a remote island to get help for him to get back to shore. They were professionals and my group had a great time.
Response from Host, June 2021
Hi Isabella, Thank you so much for your awesome review and I hope your partner is feeling better!
A must do
Debby_B, Nov 2020
A great day out. Steve's knowledge of the environment, wildlife and marine life was vast. We were beginner kayakers but that didnt matter. The highlight of the morning was a close encounter with a dolphin and it's calf. It was amazing. I haven't stopped talking about it. Highly recommend this terrific experience when visiting the Gold Coast. Thanks Steve.
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Hi Debby, Thank you so much for your 5 Star review and so happy you had such a good time out with AKA!
Shreshth_B, Mar 2020
We had an absolute blast at the tour! The guides were helpful and had a great attitude. Can be a little tiring so i'd recommend planning a light day after the tour.
Andrea_K, Feb 2020
So much fun! Our favourite bit was seeing the dolphins and snorkelling ❤️ The mentors were great, very helpful, and fun.
Sadly we saw no fish....
Priyanka_S, Feb 2020
The tour guides were absolutely amazing but we just didn’t get what we thought we would. They were super nice about everything but when it came to the snorkelling, the water was so sandy and misty we literally couldn’t see anything, not even our own bodies. The water was not clear at all, i understand thats not the tour guides fault, but me and my family personally did not get the most out of it, we preferred going for a walk than the actual snorkelling. Kayaking was fun but tiring (thats obvious though). All round we didn’t see a single fish as the water was sandy, and the area we were in was also very shallow. Good for first timers but, like me, not so good for people with higher expectations for the price
Low key way to view the Gold Coast from the water
raggedyrange, Jan 2020
Nice low key way to explore Wave Break and South Stradbroke islands and view the Gold Coast from the water. Guides were really nice and looked after everyone. Great for all ages. Start time indicated 7am on website but really not on the water until about 8am. Breakfast was very limited so wise to eat before or take something with you. Would suggest everyone takes water, sunscreen and mosquito repellent!

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