Jervis Inlet: 3 DaysKayak calm and protected waters through a tranquil area of the Sunshine Coast
All Experience Levels
Where We Paddle
Our first day will include a kayak instructional to assure the group has a good understanding of paddling techniques and group travel. We will have lunch and then set out for our journey. The first day will include a 2-3 hour afternoon paddle before making our way to our first camp.
This will be a full paddling day unless the weather tells us otherwise. The day will include 2-3 hours of paddling before lunch, and again 2-3 hours of paddling post lunch. The routes will vary on group, weather, water conditions and the guides decisions. We often base ourselves for 2 nights in one camp on this journey, but will on occasion switch camps depending on all of the variables.
Our final day will include a full morning paddle. We will have lunch and given the circumstances have another 1-2 hour paddle before completing the kayak journey at Earls Cove again. After sorting our gear we will exchange emails for photos and if time allows enjoy a recap at a quaint restaurant in the area.
When & Where We Meet
On arrival, we will review the trip, distribute dry bags, paddle jackets, tents, mats, sleeping bags and water bottles for personal packing. We will also at this time fill out waivers and review any other medical concerns.
What is Included
- All kayaking and safety equipment
- Paddling jacket
- Camp chair
- Three dry bags for your personal belongings
- Sleeping bag can be rented for 15$
- Sleeping mat
- All kitchen and fire gear
- All meals and snacks
Please ask about any extra rentals if needed
What to Bring
Clothing should include:
- 1 pair of shoes that can get wet and most importantly have grip. They need to have ankle support. I recommend runners, water shoes, Keen or Croc sandals. Closed toed shoes help against stubbing toes on rocks.
- A pair of rubber boots are optional. Perks include your feet staying dry entering and exiting the kayaks. Downside they can flood if a wave fills them. They can also be bulky to wear in a kayak or to store.
- 1 pair of shoes for land, after kayaking.
- 2-4 warm socks
- 2 shorts
- 1-2 pants
- 1 thermal underwear – like the underlays you might wear skiing.
- 3-4 shirts, short and long
- 1-2 sweaters, at least one very warm sweater recommended
- Rain jacket and rain pants
- Gloves if you easily get cold fingers
- 2 wool hats
- Sun hat
- A face mask
No cotton/jeans. They become heavy and cold when wet. Synthetics are a better option such as fleece or polyester. These will warm with your body if wet.
Other Items Include:
- Sun glasses
- Glasses and Contacts. Consider a back up if one becomes lost or breaks.
- Toiletries – biodegradable soaps please.
- Baby wipes and a few band aids
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- SPF Chapstick
- Personal medications. Bring extra doses medication if is critical to you. Separate and duplicate, storing one set with a partner or guide. A trip can be cut short if there is not enough medication to keep a client safe.
- Water bottle. It nice to have a clip attached.
- Book. Keep in waterproof/sealable bag
- Spirits. Alcohol may be consumed after the days kayaking only.
- Camera. Small waterproof cameras are great. If you have a larger SL camera a pelican case is a great way to keep it protected. Alternatively, a camera can be wrapped in a sweater and kept in a dry bag for protection.
- Extra batteries
- Ziplock bags
- Sleeping bag and/or mat if you prefer your own over ours.
Leave your watches and phones behind
Please contact us with any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org