Frequently Asked Questions

If you've got the questions, we have the answers!

What do we bring/wear?

• Clothes that will get wet (board shorts / ¾ pants and T-shirt or long sleeve sun- shirt is ideal)
• Shoes or footwear that can get wet
• Towel
• Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
• Dry Change of Clothes
• Water
• Any medications that may be required e.g. Asthma Inhaler, Epipen etc.

Please leave any valuables that may be lost or damaged at home as Redlands Kayak Tours and its operators cannot take responsibility for these.

Do you have double kayaks – can I kayak with a friend/partner?

Yes we have a number of double kayaks available and one specifically for taller people. When booking please mention you would like a double so to ensure that there is one available on the day of your tour. All children aged 8 yrs – 11yrs must kayak on a double with an adult.

What is the minimum age for kayaking?

8yrs old. All children aged 8yrs – 11yrs must kayak on a double with an adult. It is recommended that children only attend the short tours (1.5hrs).

What is the minimum number you need to run a tour/or do a group booking?

There is a minimum of 2 people per tour on a Saturday and Sunday. If you are on your own, please call and ask when the next arranged tour is and we can fit you in with another group. Tours operating Monday – Friday need a minimum of 6 people.

Can we choose our kayak tour location?

If bookings are made with a group you can choose your location (dependent on tide and weather conditions). Otherwise you can book in advance to do a tour at a chosen location depending on tide/weather on that day.

Do you need to be fit to do a kayak tour?

If you have never kayaked we recommend you start out with one of our short tours. You certainly don’t need to be able do 100 sit-ups or run a marathon to be able to participate in our short kayak tours. Our half day tours are a little more strenuous and do require people to have basic fitness. Our full day tours do require you to be an experienced kayaker with a reasonable level of fitness.

What if I can’t swim?

All of our kayak tours are assessed for safety and we will never take you out in rough conditions. All kayakers will be fitted with a PFD and will need to wear the PFD at all times whilst on the water. You enter the kayak in shallow water and will disembark in shallow water. Our kayak guides all have First Aid training.

What is the maximum weight you can take on a kayak?

Our single kayaks are rated to 136kg

Our double kayaks are rated to 190kg

Do you cater for people with a disability?

Yes we have assisted people with varying disabilities. Please discuss any requirements with us before booking a tour so we can ensure you have an enjoyable experience.