Want to see more of beautiful Tasmania by boat? 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 some new sights and break out of the normal training routine, with the emphasis on safety, fun and the challenge! 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.
Payment for Adventure Paddles and/or gear hire can be made online or on the day
Adventure Paddle - DESLACS
When - this Saturday 27/10
Where - Cremorne Beach to Clifton Beach and back, Frederick Henry Bay
Distance - approx 15km
Suitable for - solid early stage paddlers, intermediate to advanced paddlers
Starting - 10.30am Cremorne Beach (ample parking nearby)
Coaching & safety - Tory (1 x ski)
Registration & gear hire cutoff - Friday 5pm
More information - Ben 0439 844 649
Maps of the starting point and full course are attached.
This is a rite-of-passage paddle for many locals as they transition from the Derwent River to regular outings in open water. Once you've done this trip many things start to make sense and fall into place, and you'll get a taste for paddling in bigger swell with a more committing coastline. We've kept the logistics simple for this one (an out-and-back course), with Tory able to coach from either a double or single ski depending on the final group composition. An easy beach launching at Cremorne gives way to the cliffs of Cape Deslacs as you push south...with the cliffs steepening and the water movement increasing as you proceed further. As you reach the last point before Clifton Beach the rolling ocean swell hits the cliffs, with speccy ledges and caves to check out if you've got time to gaze around! The more adventurous will round this point up close and personal with the cliffs and ledges, while the wide line clear of the rebounds is on offer for the slightly nervous :-) Following this you'll get to practice your launchings and landings at Clifton Beach (friendly 1.5 to 2m southerly swell on the forecast) before heading back to Cremorne. We are expecting a building southerly breeze on the return journey, which should help push you home and offer a nice windline to play with back at Cremorne Beach if you've still got the energy! This trip would suit somebody contemplating their first Adventure Paddle, anyone wanting more exposure to groundswell, cliffline paddling and beach skills, or one of our Freycinet Getaway participants as preparation for our big expedition in 2 weeks time.
- Group paddling expeditions
- Greater Hobart and beyond
- Mix of IRB and ski-based safety
- Combination of adventure, training & coaching
- Weather dependent
- Trip formats to suit early stage, intermediate & advanced paddlers
- Not suitable for absolute beginners
- Gear hire available