Coles Bay

The Oyster Paddle

Departs: daily, year round.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $98 per adult, $88 per child 14 years and under

Suitable for all ages

The Oyster Paddle is our 3 hour guided tour paddling into the Moulting Lagoon River Basin. Only 8 (?) kms from Coles Bay this hidden gem is one of the Freycinet Peninsula’s best kept secrets. Our tour starts where the river meets the sea at the Swanwick Jetty. This world recognised bird sanctuary is a must see by kayak. Get up close and personal as you glide by sea eagles, black swans and over 100 species of birds. Experience the unique opportunity to hear about Tasmania’s oyster farming industry & taste an oyster harvested and shucked before your very eyes. We stop half way through this tour on the side of the river to make you a hot cup of coffee as you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Our tours are run in small groups which mean you have the chance to ask questions along the way.

We start the tour with a safety briefing where are our guides make sure you are comfortable with all of the equipment. This tour departs from Swanwick Jetty, Swanwick Road, Coles Bay. There is free public parking , however no public toilets available. We will provide you with all the kayaking equipment but recommend you bring your own drinking water and hat or sunglasses. All you need to wear is comfortable clothing, we will provide warm jackets. Your footwear will get wet so we recommend flip flops or bare feet.