Exploring the Redlands Coast by Water

With a myriad of sheltered bays and hidden creeks, the Redlands Coast is the perfect destination to discover by water.

Whether you want to hire a vessel for yourself or take a guided tour, there are plenty of options when it comes to exploring.

Stand-up paddle boarding is always popular, but at Bay Island Paddleboards, there’s a new wave of SUPs on offer. Stand up pedal boards. Yes, pedal… not paddle.

Used much like a stepper at the gym, the pedaling action propels the board forwards while the handles not only steer, but also provide support. (The fact that the boards are so stable makes this water sport ideal for the winter months… no getting wet!)

And when you’re out on the water, there are plenty more benefits in stand-up pedal boarding. First up, you’re standing high, which is great for looking down into the water and spotting turtles, dolphins, rays… even dugongs. The fact it has no motor means peace and quiet… and the likelihood of more marine life encounters. And lastly, the exercise! The harder you pedal, the faster you go.

They also have kayaks and standard stand-up paddle boards for hire, but if you prefer a guided tour, Redland Kayak Tours at Victoria Point might be the way to go. There’s a whole range of tours on offer from short trips to half-day tours… even overnight and moonlight adventures. They are eco-tourism certified, too.

And of course, the best tours are those with a reward at the end, and Redland Kayak Tour’s morning tea is definitely worth getting out of the water for.

To learn more about what the Redlands Coast has to offer, click here!