Kayak Savaii

Kayak Savaii

A 7 day exploration of Savaii by kayak

A rare chance to explore the big Island of Savaii by Kayak, including paddling the Apolima Strait from Upolu to Savaii.

Description Beaches Comfort Adventure Culture
A kayak training camp and exploration of the south coast of Upolu Fale Accomodation
Description
A kayak training camp and exploration of the south coast of Upolu
Beaches
Comfort
Fale Accomodation
Adventure
Culture

2018 Dates

Arrive on the evening of Sunday 21 October 2018  (or continue on from the Kayak skills week) and paddle for the next 7 days - Monday - Sunday.  Course finishes on evening of Sunday 28 October 2018. 

Trip Outline

After a day becoming familiar with the kayaks we paddle the 22kms across the Apolima Strait to Savaii. 

From Salelologa we will head anti clockwise around the coast of Savaii in a mixture of lagoon and open water paddles with the aim of finishing at Falealupo.  Depending on weather conditions there may also be an opportunity to paddle from Satuiatua, where in October we are likely to see whales.

The trip will return to Upolu in time to catch the Sunday evening flight to Auckland.

The trip will be led by Ross Bidmead and Bruce Webber. Bruce is a well known kayak guide/senior instructor with a life time experience of paddling.

Skills required

The trip involves several open ocean, unsupported paddling sections.  These can involve 2m swells and require paddling for up to 20kms with no opportunity to get out. If you have completed the skills course the previous week you will be ready fo this.  Participants should be confident with deep water re-entry and sufficiently fit to paddle for an hour without pause.   

Your kayak Guides

Bruce is a Level 2 NZOIA Instructor who has had a long career as an outdoor instructor and leader and developer of outdoor adventure and outdoor tourism training.

Ross has lived in Samoa for the last 5 years, running kayak and bike tours.  His house looks out over the Apolima Strait where he paddles regularly.

 More Information

See Prices below or email Ross and Frances at  info@outdoor.co.nz.

 

Trip Dates

This is a one off course from  Monday 22 October  2018  (Fly over Sunday 21 October, Fly home Sunday 28 October (evening flight).

Price:

NZD 2,500 or AUD 2,400 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October inclusive (Depart Sunday 28th).
  • All meals except dinners on night of arrival and last night.
  • Kayak hire
  • Guide fees
  • Customary/entrance fees
  • Drinking water

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Dinner on first and last night
  • snacks
  • souvenirs etc
  • alcoholic, soft and hot drinks
  • Tips
  • Tip for local guide

Booking

To book or for more info email info@outdoor.co.nz.

Trip Dates

This is a one off course from  Monday 22 October  2018  (Fly over Sunday 21 October, Fly home Sunday 28 October (evening flight).

Price:

NZD 2,500 or AUD 2,400 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October inclusive (Depart Sunday 28th).
  • All meals except dinners on night of arrival and last night.
  • Kayak hire
  • Guide fees
  • Customary/entrance fees
  • Drinking water

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Dinner on first and last night
  • snacks
  • souvenirs etc
  • alcoholic, soft and hot drinks
  • Tips
  • Tip for local guide

Booking

To book or for more info email info@outdoor.co.nz.

Sunset

Rolling Practice - 29 Degree water

Open Water Paddling

Sea Cave North Coast Savaii

Surfing on small reef

Eagle Ray

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