ROARING 40°S KAYAKING JOINS TASSIE LIST OF ADVANCED ECOTOURISM CERTIFIED OPERATORS
Congratulations to our newest member, Roaring 40°s Kayaking, for achieving Advanced Ecotourism certification for Southwest Tasmanian Multiday Sea Kayaking Expeditions, Flinders Island Multiday Sea Kayaking Explorations, Full-day Sea Kayaking Tours and Half-Day Sea Kayaking Tours.
Travelling with Roaring 40°s Kayaking gives you the unique opportunity to explore some of the most vibrant natural environments of the Tasmanian sea including sea caves; glide beneath lichen-covered cliffs and admire all the abundant natural wildlife in the area.
The Southwest Tasmanian Multiday Sea Kayaking Expedition takes you through breathtaking World Heritage coastlines and mountain ranges. Landing deep in Southwest Tasmania you can explore the wilderness of waterways, harbours and wild rivers of Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey and the Southern Ocean, exploring pristine beaches and climbing rarely ascended peaks.
The Flinders Island Multiday Sea Kayaking Exploration creates an awe-inspiring view of the mountains while you skim over the blue waters of the sea and then visitors are taken to an exclusive beach shack at Sawyers bay. This is truly one of the most immersive and personal experiences you can have with this natural habitat.
If you’ve got the time, taking the Full-Day Sea Kayaking Tour will allow you to truly get up close and personal with the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Resident Australian fur seals are common in the Tasman Peninsula and can be seen as you paddle through the tranquil bays or glide beneath lichen-covered cliffs.
Alternatively, you can go on a Half-Day Sea Kayaking Tour to have a view of Hobart’s iconic waterfront from a different and unique perspective. Enjoy the sites as you weave among the yachts, tall ships, fishing boats and even cruise ships as you enjoy a floating snack delivered straight to your kayak - what great service!
Roaring 40°s Kayaking keeps their carbon footprint low by making smart, healthy and local purchases. The company has teamed up with local businesses such as Lipscombe Larder and Salamanca Fresh, who provide fresh and locally grown food daily.
Roaring 40°s Kayaking also closely monitor their carbon footprint, working to offset it and helping the local environment at the same time - for example by participating in the Tasmanian Forest programs and the Tasmanian Government Green Guardians project, collecting and categorising rubbish as well as conducting mammal and bird surveys.
To protect the natural beauty of the area, Roaring 40°s Kayaking also support many other groups through donations that promote nature protection such as the Friends of Melaleuca, Save the Orange Bellied Parrot and the Save the Tasmanian Devil groups.
Roaring 40°s Wilderness Tours works to respect and protect the native wildlife by developing a comprehensive understanding of different animals needs and behaviours. During the early months of summer in Southwest Tasmania, the black swan breeding times begin, and groups take special care to view these sites from a distance as to not disturb the birds in these sensitive conditions.
Learning and education are important aspects of the tours as well, and the small groups of 8 guests make it easy for questions to be answered by fully trained guides (Certificate lll or IV in Guiding or Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Guiding from TAST). These guides are local people who share their own histories and experiences with the site.
Once again, we would like to congratulate Roaring 40°s Kayaking Tours for their dedicated commitment to protecting the environment and all the work and education they provide to share the message of sustainable interactions with nature.
Oh – and in case you were wondering (we were!) – here’s where the name ‘40°s Kayaking’ came from:
People who aren’t from Tasmania often ask why we’re called Roaring 40°s Kayaking and we’re proud to explain that it’s the name of our winds associated with southern latitudes of 40º.
[Pictures from Roaring 40°s Kayaking Tours]