Go Sea Kayak Nature Tour (2 – 2.5 hours) – Our most popular and talked about tour
For the nature lover who wants a bit more than just a kayak tour. Our experienced accredited guides will navigate you along the brilliant tidal estuary, home to an incredible array of marine and wildlife. Using the tidal flow to assist us on our journey. On kayaks we are able to access small creeks off the main arm of the river, these are important habitats and nurseries for lots of animal species.
We are always paddling for the smooth water to utilize the crystal clear waters of the river. We paddle with the high water so our tour times are changing each day with the fall of the high tide, it is the best time to be on the water. Drifting over huge stingrays feeding in the shallows, an abundance of fish species feeding on the incoming tide, turtles grazing on the sea grass and incredible array of birdlife.
When the high tide falls at dawn and dusk, join us for a SUNRISE or SUNSET tour, it is a fantastic time to be on the river and a great way to start and finish your day. When conditions are good, and that is nearly all the time, we can jump in and have a SNORKEL with the animals.
It is super easy and safe, even if you have never done it before, it is a great way to interact with the wildlife. We often see turtles, loads of fish species, rays, and have been visited by a pod of playful dolphins on more than one occasion. Its our little secret and is the easiest snorkeling you will ever do and you will be amazed at the life under water. Nature has provided us with a majestic and magnificent waterway, Onboard a GoSea Kayak Nature tour, there is no better way to shed the layers, lose yourself and get amongst it all.
No matter where in the world you may find yourself, there is always something to be said for LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. At Go Sea Kayak we are stoked to have local accredited Indigenous guides also running our tours. Learn about the local history, culture, bushtucker as they navigate you through their home, you might even get a song or dance along the way. A local culture dating back at least 6000 years, living sustainably, respectfully in this region and gaining an inherent understanding of the surrounds, you will always walk away a little bit wiser about your environment.
If time permits, and we usually make it permit, we can take a wander out to the breakwall and look for dolphins playing in the surf, chasing mulloway and mullet or just having a bit of a relax. The Bruns breakwall is also one of the best Whale watching platforms in the region, this season already we have seen Humpbacks and Southern Rights just lolling in the shallows, so close at times we can see the expression on their faces, getting prepared for the epic journey back to their feeding grounds, they are magnificent mammals and we love to give them a big wave and let them know we are on their team.
Be our eyes on the water. We love to get our customers involved as much or as little as they wish
With more eyes observing our surrounds and Natures goings on, we are able to create an extensive archive of the river system, contributing to research and management strategies which will preserve this important waterway for generations to come.
What can we see on a Bruns River Nature Tour
Green Sea Turtles grazing on the shallow sea grass beds, they are sometimes inquisitive and easy to spot in the calm waters. Huge sting rays, blue spotted rays, juvenile Eagle rays, huge schools of bream, luderick, whiting,mullet, tailor. Fish species such as Mulloway, Mangrove Jack, Giant flathead, loads of sub tropical reef species and lots more underwater action.
Along the river and in the sky we have seen huge Sea Eagles feeding, Osprey, Brahminy Kites, Crested Hawk, pied and sooty oystercatchers, curlew, whimbrel, the majestic mangrove and azure kingfishers, spoonbill, mangrove heron, beachstone curlew, honeyeaters, migrating swifts, little terns and more, goannas and echidna along the banks, and the hard to spot koala.
During whale season we are graced with one of the best viewing platforms in the Shire and often make the trip out to the breakwall to watch them cruise by, this year they are having a ball close to shore, showing off their calves and resting up before they make their long journey home. Share the experience with family and friends, lovers in a warm embrace drifting downstream without a care in the world and folks from all over the world, sharing their experiences and stories of adventure and travel. It’s a great way to meet like minded people of all demographics and experience part of our great Australia.
There is loads to see on the waterway and on kayaks with our experienced guides, we leave no footprint, and give ourselves the best opportunity to interact with the wildlife on their terms. We are merely visitors in this domain and always paddle with respect, and when we do, we are often rewarded with close up and intimate interactions with our wildlife, marinelife and beautiful natural surrounds.
Of course we can also tailor a tour to suit group bookings