SA’s Best Paddling Adventures


is a wetland of national significance and one of Adelaide’s “secret spots”


is a wetland of national significance and one of Adelaide’s “secret spots”


has over 20 “wrecks” to view


has over 20 “wrecks” to view


is a wetland of national significance and one of Adelaide’s “secret spots”


Rapid Bay is one hour south of Adelaide and is a spectacular destination for sea kayaking


Rapid Bay is one hour south of Adelaide and is a spectacular destination for sea kayaking



Kayak and SUP Hire





Come try kayaking at Garden Island, just 10 min. from Port Adelaide. Alternatively book our full day Rapid Bay tour. Visit mysterious sea caves and view seals and sea eagles.


There’s nothing like a SUP around Garden Island. Our SUP experience is a great way to learn how to SUP and explore the area with one of our qualified SUP guides.


Kayak instruction for all levels, from first day on the water, eskimo rolling, rescues and expedition planning. Private lessons available.


Adventure Kayaking gift vouchers make a unique present for any occasion. Vouchers are available for tours or hire. Vouchers can be purchased online.



recent REVIEWS

Amazing experience! We saw a few dolphins including a calf which had been born within the past month which was so incredible! The ship wrecks were also awesome to paddle past and see up close. Would definitely recommend this activity.


Brooke S, TripAdvisor Review, 2022

A sensational morning kayaking on the Port River on a perfect day. The tour was for 3 hours and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A dolphin swam close to our group for a while, it was so beautiful to watch. We paddled through the mangrove waterways and to some ship wrecks. It was a great experience and so much fun, I would highly recommend this tour.


Trish Marsland, TripAdvisor Review, 2022

It was a hot day, but Adventure Kayaking SA provided us with plenty of useful information to ensure we had a great experience. The equipment was well maintained, and the AKSA team were great. Our experience began with a paddle through the cool shady mangrove forest and then paddled on to the Ship Graveyard in North Arm. We paddled around a couple of wrecks dating to the mid-19th century. Unfortunately, only one dolphin was observed but that is the luck of nature. It was a top experience and we highly recommend this company


Les P, TripAdvisor Review, 2022

Beautiful location for a SUP. Hired a Stand Up Paddleboard for 2 hours and could self-navigate around the channels. Super pretty area, the staff were great, great value for money. Highly recommend


Sarah L, TripAdvisor Review, 2022

Picture perfect morning out on the Port River doing the ship graveyard and mangrove tour. Had a great time and we’re lucky enough to haven a dolphin swim right under out kayak and swim next to us. The mangroves make you feel a million miles away from anywhere. Out guide was knowledgeable, friendly and would definitely recommend.


Jo-Anne S, Facebook Review, 2022

We did the Rapid Bay Tour today. What a fantastic day. So very well organised and lots of historical information as you are touring. The lunch on the private beach was the highlight for sure and all the food provided was so fresh and yummy. Highly recommend.


Rebecca K, Facebook Review, 2021

My daughter and I loved heading out with David in Kayaks. The team were incredibly helpful. Being a wheelchair user, things were made super smooth and easy for me to be able to enjoy the experience just as anyone else would. I would highly recommend and we will be back again😊


Grant A, Google Reviews, 2022

We hired 2 double kayaks here for the 1st time. A great choice of kayaks, lots of PFDs to fit all the family. Maps provided to make the most of our time on the water. Very easy-going, helpful staff who helped us put the kayaks on the water and back again. They were mindful of COVID safety and disinfected equipment beween hires. The mangroves were very fun to explore – a really lovely way to spend a few hours as a family. Recommend this business – cannot fault at all.


Victoria F, Google Reviews, 2022

“Had an amazing experience with Adventure Kayak SA, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local wildlife/eco system. We were lucky enough to see a dolphin feeding right at the end of our tour which made for an exciting finish. Would recommend to anyone 😊😊 Thank you for great experience!”

Kirra H, Google Reviews, 2022

“Great experience! I was worried as I haven’t kayaked in over a decade and the friends who joined me had never done any boating. The instructions we were given were not only easy to follow, but quick to pick up so we could all have a great time. Our guides were full of interesting facts and information about the area. Plus we had a great experience when the dolphins decided to come right up to our kayaks to say hello. We’re already trying to figure out when we can go again!”


Zig-zag C, Google Reviews, 2022

“One of those rare experiences which was better than it needed to be. Super safe and easy, perfect weather, chilled young guides. Plenty of time to enjoy and photograph the superbly photogenic sunken ship carcasses, dolphins surfacing and playing, and the atmospheric mangroves. Highly recommend it.”


Brendan C, Google Reviews, 2022

“Had a great time kayaking on the Port River last Sunday. Beautiful weather and the bird and fish life was on display. No dolphin sighting for me but it was very busy (not too crowded though) with humans. Will definitely go again. Was not too expensive and a healthy activity for a nice change.

Kayaking has a low entry level and most fitness levels can have a great time. Single and double kayaks available and all kayaks hand buoyancy devices are disinfected between users – so Covid safe.

They even have waterproof boxes to take your phone for a mid-paddle photoshoot.”


Jo S, Google Reviews, 2022