Outward Bound Sea Kayak Adventure

Outward Bound Sea Kayak Adventure

Sea Kayak to Tropical North Queensland deserted Islands

Keen to head to the tropics in early winter for an epic 4-day paddle, while providing funds to offer a disadvantaged young person a better chance at life? Then join us for a unique adventure as we paddle to some remote and uninhabited Northern Queensland tropical Islands. These islands offer a magnificent landscape of unspoilt sandy beaches, rugged mountains, waterfalls and dense rainforest, presenting the most spectacular backdrop for our sea kayaking adventures.


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Outward Bound Sea Kayak Adventure

4 days

Group Size 10

Trek Grading Moderate

Trip Dates

No upcoming dates

$1895 per person

$600 deposit to secure your place


  • TBC – May-September 2020
  • 3 nights camping in tents under the stars in the Family Islands
  • 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners & 3 Breakfasts; snacks & hot drinks. 

We provide delicious, fresh, healthy meals & nutritious snacks, catering to all dietary requirements. 

  • Return Private mini-bus between Cairns and Mission Beach
Equipment supplied
  • 2 person Sea Kayaks
  • Tents, inflatable mattresses
  • Snorkelling gear
  • All safety equipment

Raise funds for a disadvantaged young person to participate in an Outward Bound Program.

$1000 Minimum fundraising amount

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Day 1 – Cairns to Dunk Island

We’ll meet at Cairns Airport following the arrival of early morning flights. Our chartered mini-bus will take us to Mission Beach, where we will have some lunch and sort out our gear. We will then head out to the warm tropical waters in two-person sea kayaks, over fringing reefs where marine life abounds. It’s likely we’ll see dolphins, sea turtles, rays and many tropical fish.

We paddle for around 4km through the Family Islands to reach our destination of Dunk islands least visited beaches. We’ll then be able to explore some parts of the island, have a swim and relax in this idyllic tropical playground. Your dinner will be freshly prepared, and you’ll be able to gaze at the stars as you hear the gentle lapping of the sea. LD

Day 2 – Dunk Island to Wheeler Island

After a delicious breakfast and refreshing morning dip if you fancy, we’ll pack up camp. On the way we’ll be passing tiny Timana Island and paddling the coastline of Bedarra Island to our destination of Wheeler Island. This lush verdant island will be our tropical beach camp for the next two nights. After a yummy fresh lunch, we’ll set up our camp. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the beach and snorkelling. You may prefer to just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of an uninhabited tropical island for the afternoon. Another delicious dinner will be served, and you’ll be feeling relaxed and into the rhythm of island life by now. BLD

Day 3 – Wheeler Island to ‘The Triplets’ and back

Today we’ll be exploring the outer islands of this group. After breakfast we paddle along the coast of Coombe Island over the fringing reef to visit the further islands of Hudson, Bowden and Smith. These islands are the southern-most islands of the group, also known as ‘The Triplets’, and provide a spectacular view of the peaks of Hinchinbrook Island. Here, we can snorkel off the beach to view the fringing reef and colourful fish.

After a luscious picnic lunch we can spend more time exploring these glistening islands and their stunning granite boulder coastlines before getting back in our kayaks. Back at our beach camp at Wheeler Island we can watch the sunset over the mainland whilst enjoying our meal. BLD

Day 4 – Wheeler Island to Cairns

A hearty breakfast is served, with time for yet another swim before we begin to pack up camp for our final day on the islands. Today we head northwards along the coastline of Bedarra Island to tiny Timana Island. We’ll stop here for a final snorkel or a bit of beachcombing to make the most of our last day in paradise. We’ll then paddle to our final destination of South

Mission Beach in time for a late lunch. After a final pack of our gear, we’ll be taken back to Cairns Airport in time for the afternoon flight. If you can’t tear yourself away from paradise, we can also drop you off at a Cairns hotel to continue your tropical adventure. You can head back home having had a restful and restorative expedition, knowing that you have also contributed towards a disadvantaged young person experiencing an Outward Bound Program that can change their life. BL

You will be guided by Helen Cooper, Director of Primal Adventures, and a local qualified sea-kayak guide who is familiar with north Queensland marine conditions. Both are trained in Wilderness First Aid, and the group will have a satellite phone, personal locator beacon and first aid kits.
We will be paddling for 3-6 hours each day. Moderate fitness levels required (speak to us if you want to know whether this is suitable for you). Marine conditions can vary greatly. The planned route may be altered in the event of adverse weather conditions.
Essential Items
  • runners/comfortable shoes that can get wet
  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • waterproof raincoat and pants (Gore-tex or similar)
  • warm fleece/wool jersey/down jacket (not cotton)
  • hiking shirt (quick dry material)
  • hiking pants/shorts
  • polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • sun hat/cap
  • sunscreen and sunglasses
  • drink bottles (3 litres, or hydration pack)
  • head lamp
  • insect repellent
  • spare set of clothes
  • whistle

Optional items: Gaiters, travel towel, swimmers, inflatable pillow, runners or thongs (for around camp), binoculars, earplugs, walking poles, camera.

We supply: 2 person sea kayaks, dry bags, inflatable mattresses, tents, cooking equipment, plates/cutlery, first aid kit, safety equipment and maps. 

We will travel between Cairns and Missions Beach on a private mini-bus.
All the meals as indicated above are included in the price. The food is based on nutritious, healthy, wholefood recipes. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
The tour starts at Cairns Airport on Day 1 at approx 8.30am. We will return to Cairns Airport on Day 4 at approx 4pm. We will make recommendations on the best flight options so that you have the option of travelling with the rest of the group.

***$1895 per person***

Includes 4-day guided sea kayak adventure, 2 person sea Kayaks, paddles, pfd’s, dry bags, 3 nights camping accommodation , transport by private minibus between Cairns and Mission Beach, all meals as stated above together with healthy snacks, National Parks Permits, first aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment.

Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights

A deposit of $600 per person is required to secure your place.
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your adventure.
More than 20 days prior to departure – 70% refund of full ticket price
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Deposits are not refunded.
Comprehensive personal travel insurance is required for this trip. We will also ask you to fill out a disclaimer before you begin your training/the adventure. You must follow the instructions of your guide at all times.
When you book you must notify us of any medical condition, medical history, or medications that you are on. In particular, asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, allergies to wasp/ bee stings and food allergies.

With any outdoor activity, there is an element of risk. Primal Adventures operates in remote,mountainous and marine areas. Risks in undertaking this activity could include hypothermia due to adverse weather conditions, personal injury, or property damage from hiking over rugged and uneven terrain, or paddling in adverse weather conditions.

The staff and management of Primal Adventures take all practicable steps to identify and minimise potential dangers. However you must follow our instructions (and use the safety equipment provided) at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure that the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Primal Adventures and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.

Primal Adventures and their guides reserve the right to make any alterations to the itinerary in the interest of safety, comfort or unforeseen circumstances due to causes such as weather, illness, or misadventure. Every reasonable endeavour will be made to keep to published schedules but no guarantee is given. Primal Adventures will not be held liable for costs incurred by change, delay, or the missing of connecting services.

Primal Adventures reserves the right to exclude a person from a tour at anytime if in the opinion of the guide or operator that person may be likely to risk the health, safety or comfort (including unsociable behaviour) of other clients, him or herself, or the environment. In such circumstances Primal Adventures will not be obliged to offer any refund or transfer of ticket.