We supply everything that you will need for kayaking and snorkelling tours except for a few personal items such as your clothing, toiletries, sleeping bag and rain gear if needed on a particular tour you have booked. We provide all meals and non-alcoholic beverages including a variety of teas, coffee, and hot chocolate. Alcohol is not provided, except beer and wine tasting on some tours, you are welcome to bring your favourite wine, beer to enjoy responsibly. There are no additional costs once on our tour unless you wish to purchase souvenirs or other snacks.
Once you book your tour you will receive a detailed packing list.
For day tours there is a what to bring list supplied on the website.
Yes, For multi day tours there is a age restriction of 16 years and they must be accompanied by an paying adult. Adults over 75 should seek medical advice, before embarking on multi day tours.
Day tours children under 16 are allowed, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Minimum age for day tours is 12.
We are able to offer gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatarian, dairy free and vegan menus with prior notice. Other dietary requests may involve additional charges and need to be discussed in advance. We are NOT a nut-free facility.
The majority of our adventures are not considered to be overly strenuous or physically demanding and therefore do not require a high level of fitness. Each tour is slightly different in its demands so if you are concerned, please do contact us. As a general rule, you need to be capable of a few hours of moderate exercise each day and be comfortable with the uneven ground of a wilderness environment. Please keep in mind that good general health will go a long way towards the enjoyment of your tour. Training camps are designed for more vigorous and strenuous exercise , multiple times each day.
Yes, there are height and weight restrictions and they vary slightly for each of the 4 types of Oru kayaks we use. The Haven is the combined weight of 2 people. See below for each kayaks specifications:
Type Weight Height
Beach: 136Kg 201cm
Bay: 136Kg 192cm
Coast: 180kg 201cm
Haven(Double): 226Kg 198cm
Our adventures are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities from first-timer to expert paddler. We have several different tours, from half day learning basic skills, day paddles and multi day paddles so that everyone can find the perfect trip.
The Oru folding kayaks we use are very stable, highly manoeuvrable and light. Your guides will give you through instruction on how to safely use and enjoy the kayaks and what to do in case of a capsize. For those concerned about capsizing, the double kayaks are more stable than the singles and we have a variety of both singles and doubles on every trip. The likelihood of a capsize is minimal and if it does happen your well-trained guides will be there before you know it to help.
We hire a complete winter snorkel bundle from a highly reputable dive shop in Adelaide. They have a broad range of sizes from XS to 4XXXL, so we can cater for everyone. Each bundle consists of a 7mm wetsuit, hood, fins, mask and snorkel.
Depending on what time of year you book your tour. The progressive snorkel tours are during warmer months and the water temperature ranges from 17 to 22 degrees, so you will be very comfortable in the water. The cuttlefish tours are conducted in the winter months and the water temperature can get down to 14 degrees. Most snorkelling is done in shallow waters and for a shorter duration. Due to hiring the winter snorkel bundle and supplying 7mm wetsuits with hoods and spending less time in the water you will be comfortable. If you do start to get cold it is easy for you to go to shore and change into warm clothes.
For the progressive snorkel no snorkelling experience is required, but you do need to be comfortable in the water. Due to hiring 7mm wetsuits you will be very buoyant and will float comfortably above water. For the cuttlefish tours some snorkelling experience is required and you need to be able to swim at least 200 metres any stroke. You will still float comfortably above the water but will be in more of a open ocean environment
Seven Senses Adventures stay at a variety of quality, clean accommodation. Ranging from houses, apartments to cabins at caravan parks. All accommodation is group share unless you require a single supplement, extra charges apply. Please note on some tours a single supplement will not be available, this will be displayed at time of booking.
Seven Senses Adventures is run by the owner Kevin Fergusson, who has over 40 years diving and snorkelling experience and over 20 years kayaking experience. He has a Diploma in outdoor education and a Diploma in workplace trainer and assessor. He has instructor qualifications in SCUBA, snorkelling, kayaking , power boat handling and other numerous outdoor qualifications. He spent over 20 years as a commercial diver and over 20 years as a outdoor lecturer at TAFE SA. He is also keeps himself very fit and is a 13 time world champion in the sport Triathlon.