Kayaker paddling through the mangroves near Canaipa Point, Russell Island
Exploring Canaipa Point, Russell Island from the water by kayak

Experience the beautiful Southern Moreton Bay Islands from the water this Tide Festival. These guided tours will highlight the history of the islands, and our knowledgeable Conservation Team will introduce you to some of the island’s unique flora and fauna. We are fortunate to have an abundance of birds and marine species including dugong, dolphins, and several species of sea turtle around our islands, and you never know what you might see. You will paddle through precious foreshore ecosystems, as well as over seagrass beds and sand bars.

Juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle flying over Ooncooncoo Bay, Russell Island
Juvenile White-bellied Sea Eagle flying over Ooncooncoo Bay, Russell Island

Our guides will pick you up from and return you to the passenger ferry terminal on the island of your tour, and you will be driven to our launch point in our minibus. Locations and time on the water will vary dependent on tides, winds and other weather conditions, but expect to be on the water at least one and a half hours (except for the Karragarra tours the day of the Karragarra Sea Market which are shorter and discounted for market visitors).

Participants will need a medium level of fitness to participate, but no experience is necessary. We also endeavour to make each of our tour experiences accessible, so please talk to our staff about your or your group’s needs.

a group of conservation trainees enjoy a kayak tour near Sandpiper Beach, Macleay Island
Conservation trainees enjoy a kayak tour near Sandpiper Beach, Macleay Island

Our fleet of kayaks include singles and doubles, and lifejackets will be fitted, and all safety equipment provided. Please wear clothes you are willing to get wet, and water shoes are strongly recommended.

Bookings are essential, so choose your tour day and time, and group size below to confirm your tickets, or phone 0473 435 086 for more information or to book over the phone.

Please make sure to scroll down to see all available options across Karragarra, Russell or Macleay Island.

If choosing a Karragarra tour, please make sure to scroll down within this booking window below to see all available dates, and then to follow all steps to make a booking.

If choosing a Russell Island tour, please make sure to scroll down within this booking window below to see all available dates, and then to follow all steps to make a booking.

If choosing a Russell Island tour, please make sure to scroll down within this booking window below to see all available dates, and then to follow all steps to make a booking.

The planning phase of this program was proudly funded and supported by the Australian Government, as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building, Economic Participation Grant Program.