Q. Where do the tours leave?
A. All tours depart from Iluka Park, 40 Iluka Rd, Palm Beach 2108. Approx 500m south of Barrenjoey House and the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf. (Look for the big black trailer).
Q. What should I wear?
A. Clothes that will get wet. You will get a wet bum!!! On the bottom wear board shorts or tights. No denim shorts, jeans or long pants. Up top wear layers underneath and a spray jacket as the outer layer. Wear shoes that you can bush walk in. Dress to the weather conditions. Bring a towel and spare pair of clothes to get changed into afterwards. Don’t wear jeans or denim shorts. wear shorts that dry quickly.
Q. Do I need to have experience kayaking?
A. No, not at all. We use very stable, sit on top kayaks. Its really easy to pick up and learn. Greg will give you a lesson on how to paddle ate the beginning with tips and assistance provided through out.
Q. Do I need to be able to swim?
A. No, we provide Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs). Even if you tip out (highly unlikely), you will float until a guide provides assistance.
Q. What happens if there is bad weather?
A. Pittwater Kayak Tours keeps an eye on regular updated weather forecasts. Kayaking is fine in the rain, the main factor is wind. If the wind is too strong and PKT has to cancel, you will receive a free tour valid for 6 months.
Q. Is kayaking OK for children?
A. Yes, we provide PFDs to fit small children and toddlers. Children under 6 are free. Small children can sit in the middle seat or in between their parents legs.
Q. Is there parking nearby?
A. Yes there is a paid parking station at Iluka Park (make sure you buy a ticket) or park in free parking on Iluka Rd.
Q. How many people per group?
A. Pittwater Kayak Tours can take up to 24 adults with room for a small child (age 6 or under) in the middle seat.
Q. Can bookings be tailored to suit individual groups?
A. Yes, we can accommodate all of your needs, whether you would like to book an extended tour, have a catered lunch or any other requests. Call Greg on 0412 057 176 to arrange the details.
Q. Do you offer vouchers or gift certificates?
A. Yes, just call Greg on 0412 057 176 and he will gladly design one and email to you which you can then print off.
Q. What time should I arrive?
A. Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour. This is a group tour and if you’re late the rest of the group is left waiting. If you have not arrived by quarter past the tour will depart without you.
Q. Do you offer refunds?
A. No, sorry we don’t offer refunds. You will have 6 months to reschedule.
Q. Do you still run the afternoon tours or sunset tours?
A. Generally no, it gets too windy and hot on Pittwater during the afternoon. The parking and traffic is also very congested up at Palm Beach from midday. If you have a group larger than 10 contact Greg to see if an afternoon tour can be arranged.
Q. What should I bring on the tour?
A. The less the better, just yourself and some old shoes for the bush walk. Leave your towel, change of clothes and valuables in my trailer, which is securely locked up. Just put your shoes in a plastic bag, not a back pack.