Adventure Paddle - Mortimer 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.

Mortimer Bay Tasmania

When - Saturday 25th January, 2020

Wind - this trip plan runs in NW conditions, alternative courses can run in NNW, WNW, W and WSW 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 - Half day trip

Where - Bellerive Beach to Mortimer Bay, Derwent River 

Distance - 14 to 17km 

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

Meeting - 10.00am at the northern end of Marieville Esplanade, 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:

Your navigation, ability to read the currents, and skills required to stay high on the wind will be tested with this trip. Leaving from Bellerive Beach we will head out into the windline and down the Derwent River past Howrah, Tranmere and across to the junction of Ralphs Bay and Mortimer Bay. There are always some fun waves to surf on as we pass Droughty Point, after which we'll enter the catching net of Mortimer Bay with landing points east, west and south. Here the water becomes shallower, more constrained and technical, pushed inwards and upwards on a shallow bottom as we pass Rifle Range Point. Paddlers with energy to spare can play in the windline/tiderace runs that kick up in this area, before we finish our paddle at the South Arm isthmus. 


  • 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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