Kayak and SUP
Tours & Hire

Right on the beach at
Bonnie Vale Picnic Grounds
Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena
P 0419 254 981

Cabbage Tree Basin Tour

It’s time to get out and enjoy nature on this 3 hour expertly guided kayak tour of the Port Hacking waterway along the stunning beaches and sand-spit of Bundeena and into the Royal National Park. Where the tour goes on the day does depend on the tide, whether it be a trip out to Jibbon Beach, up river to South West Arm or along Cabbage Tree Inlet and into the Basin, every trip is sure to impress!  
Our tours provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy the bays, beaches and bush land of this lovely area and our expert guides will be there to tell you all about natural and cultural features of the area.
Whether you are new to kayaking or you are an experienced kayaker keen to learn more about this beautiful waterway and the surrounding Royal National Park, this tour is a great choice!


Price: $110 p.p. (Saturdays and groups of 4 or more), $150p.p. (Other days) and $80p.p. for groups of 8 or more). Min. 2 people per booking


Approximately 3 hours


This tour runs requarly. Click Book Now to check availability
For groups of 8 or more, tours can be run on day of your choice


  • Paddling the stunning Deeban Sand-Spit
  • Learning about the native flora and fauna and cultural history from our experience guide
  • Drifting along the idyllic Cabbage Tree inlet with the flow of the tide
  • Venturing into the secluded Basin with the towering rock formations and hidden creek.
  • Stopping off in the Royal National Park for morning tea


  • Meet 15 minutes prior to scheduled start of your tour to complete paperwork, be fitted into safety vest and kayak and organise your gear.
  • Start off with technique and safety briefing from your expert guide
  • Now it’s time to start paddling - enjoy an approximate 3km return paddle along the gorgeous stretches of Bundeena beaches, along Cabbage Tree Inlet and into the magical Cabbage Tree Basin.
  • A few short breaks along the way where your expert guided will point out the many natural and cultural features of the area
  • Stop off at one of the secluded beaches for a tea break and leg stretch for about 20 minutes
  • Start the paddle back to base
  • Return to gorgeous beach front base where you can enjoy a swim or a picnic at your leisure

(Please note that the 3 hour duration is an estimate only and will be governed by the conditions and participants on the day. We never rush and the focus of our tours is making sure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable time)

About the Kayaks:

We mostly use double sit on top style touring kayaks on our tours.  All kayaks have good back support either as a moulded seat or a padded fabric contraption. Kayaks have plenty of storage space either in enclosed hatches or open deck space. Dry storage bags for a small amount of gear (towel, jacket, phone etc) are provided on tours. If you plan to bring extra gear we recommend packing a large plastic garbage type bag.

What to wear:

You will get wet when paddling from splashes and your feet will get wet when getting in and out of the kayak. Comfortable lightweight clothes (no jeans) are best, a hat and plastic shoes/thongs or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Bring your swimming costume if you would like to enjoy a swim. Pack a ligh weight wet weather jacket in case of rain and a fleece if it is expected to be cool.


Goodies available for purchase at time of booking:
5L Dry Storage Bag (to keep phones, cameras etc dry) - $15
20 L Dry Storage Bag - $30

What to Bring:

Water bottle & water(1Litre), Hat, Sunglasses, Towel, Change of clothes - you will get wet from splashes, Sunscreen
Optional gear to pack: swimming costume, camera, large plastic bag (to keep your gear totally dry when on the water)


Hire of kayak
PFD Safety Vest - Australian Standard
Small Dry Storage Bag

Morning Tea - tea/coffee, biscuits, nuts/dried fruit, seasonal fruit mix, juice. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will be happy to cater to your needs. Gluten free is easy!

Group Discounts:

$80 per person for groups of 8 or more people (and can be arranged on a day and time of your choice).


No paddling experience is required - beginners are welcome! All participants must be able to swim and be in reasonably fit condition.

All participants must be 16 years old and over

Price: $110 p.p. (Saturdays and groups of 4 or more), $150p.p. (Other days) and $80p.p. for groups of 8 or more). Min. 2 people per booking
Price: $110 p.p. (Saturdays and groups of 4 or more), $150p.p. (Other days) and $80p.p. for groups of 8 or more). Min. 2 people per booking