Adventure Paddle - Marion Bay Tasmania


Want to see more of beautiful Tasmania by surfski? Our weekend Adventure Paddles will get you off the beaten “track”, broaden your horizons and develop your skills. Adventure Paddles are a fantastic way to see new sights and break out of the normal routine, with an emphasis on fun, safe and challenging downwind expeditions and open water trips. You’ll be surprised at some of these stunning paddling venues only a stones throw away from Hobart.

Adventure Paddles are run on a semi-regular basis according to weather forecast. We normally plan and communicate trip details 3-5 days out. Please contact us or check our Facebook page for up-to-date information prior to purchasing.

We recommend booking Adventure Paddles online to guarantee a place. We need all participants to confirm their participation the day before each trip.

Marion Bay Tasmania

When - TBC

Wind - this trip will run in E, ESE, SE and SSE wind conditions

Safety resources - land based spotter and support bus, water based coach(es) in single skis, double skis and/or IRB to suit final group

Format - Full day trip

Where - Marion Bay to Visscher Island and return, Tasman Peninsula 

Distance - 20 to 25km 

Suitable for - solid early stage paddlers (you must be comfortable remounting & paddling offshore), intermediate to advanced paddlers

Meeting - Domain car park (opposite tennis courts - map attached), where we will load skis on the trailer, get aboard the NLK bus, and head to our destination

Registration & gear hire cutoff - 5pm on the Friday prior to the trip

More information - 0439 844 649

A map of the meeting point and intended course is attached.

Course description:

This paddle is the real deal when it comes to adventure! We get excited just walking along the beach at Marion Bay (it's so exposed and the flotsam and jetsam is incredible), let alone paddling off it with views of Hellfire Bluff, Maria Island and the foreboding Tasman Peninsula cliffline. During this trip we'll make our way from Marion Bay across to the "Narrows", which can produce some exciting tiderace conditions for surfing our skis. From there we'll head south towards Monument Bay, Lagoon Bay, and either Visscher Island or the Kelly Islands depending on the conditions. Depending on the energy levels of the group we'll have a bite to eat and stretch our legs at the half-way mark before retracing our steps. During this trip we'll have plenty of stops to soak in the scenery, work on skills and discuss options. You'll also be given many opportunities to make your own decisions during the paddle based on your comfort and skill level. This is a unique surfski expedition!


  • Group paddling expeditions
  • Greater Hobart and beyond
  • Combination of adventure, training & coaching
  • Weather dependent
  • Trip formats to suit early stage, intermediate & advanced paddlers
  • Not suitable for absolute beginners
  • Gear hire available
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