Kayak Challenge

Take 3 for the Sea Whitsundays Kayak Challenge

Embark on the Whitsundays adventure of a lifetime to reduce plastic pollution with Take 3 for the Sea. Kayak pristine waters, explore islands, and raise funds to protect our oceans.

We believe that human sized actions are needed for planet sized problems. Our vision is to conserve the environment and protect wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution and waste, by leading a movement of people connected to the planet. We’ve created a global movement to share education, content and inspire people everywhere to do what they can to help solve the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.

To date the Take 3 for the Sea global movement has removed over 30 million pieces of litter from nature, and millions of people from more than 129 countries have participated in a #Take3fortheSea campaign. But it’s still not enough, and we need your help. By joining us on the Take 3 for the Sea Whitsundays Challenge 2024, you’re helping to raise awareness for Take 3 for the Sea, and funds that help us to spread the mission.

A little goes a long way. See how the funds you raise can make a difference: 

  • $50 – to help stop plastic pollution through inspiring behaviour change
  • $100 – to help remove 1,500 pieces of rubbish from our beaches
  • $300 – to help provide education to an entire school classroom

How it works

Book with Confidence

  • Pay only $475 upfront to secure your place and pay the remaining balance in flexible instalments.
  • Cancel up to 90 days before travel with no penalty. For more details, see our FAQs.

Make a difference

  • Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.
  • You’ll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.

Be part of a team

  • Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

NOTE: The itinerary and activities are subject to change if conditions are not suitable or safe. Kayaking distances are approximate.

Day 1, Monday 16th September 2024: Arrive Whitsundays

The adventure of a lifetime begins! This morning we will be picked up to meet our guide and the rest of the team before being shuttled to Shute Harbour. Our kayaks and supplies will be loaded onto a small barge, taking us to Steen’s Beach, which is situated on the north-western tip of Hook Island. After setting up camp, we will set off to explore Bai Hai Island, famed for its dazzling natural beauty and outstanding reef ecosystem. Then, we make our way to Langford Island, the perfect spot to stop for lunch. Langford Island is encircled by underwater coral gardens, small fish species and sometimes even turtles. We’ll head back to camp for dinner and a rest after completing our first day.

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 10km

Meals: L D

Day 2, Tuesday 17th September 2024: Hayman Island 

After breakfast this morning, we set off to circumnavigate the world-renowned Hayman Island and explore the charming bays situated on the very northern tip. Keep an eye out while you’re kayaking for any plastic rubbish and don’t forget to #Take3fortheSea, spot coral formations and tropical fish. We’ll end the day back at camp with dinner and some rest.

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 10-12km

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Wednesday 18th September 2024: Hook Island

Most of this morning will be spent exploring the northern end of Hook Island, with its many coral reefs and bays, including Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and the beautiful Maureen’s Cove. After lunch, kayakers are transported by water taxi to the breathtaking Whitehaven Beach with its white silica sands. We’ll set up camp here and spend the rest of the day exploring some nearby walking trails such as Solway Circuit, Chance Bay Walk and the Headland Track.

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 12km

Meals: B L D

Day 4, Thursday 19th September 2024: Hill Inlet 

Following breakfast at camp, today we tackle kayaking the full length of Whitehaven Beach. We’ll stop off at the entrance of the iconic Hill Inlet walk to the lookout, leading to breathtaking views of the turquoise water, swirling sand, migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles. After a relaxing lunch on the beach, we’ll head back to our campsite for the night.

Accommodation: Camping

Kayaking distance: 10km

Meals: B L D

Day 5, Friday 20th September 2024: Haslewood Island 

We’ll spend our last day together on nearby Haslewood Island exploring Chalkie’s Bay and Windy Bay. In the late afternoon, the water taxi will transport us back to Shute Harbour. In the case the water taxi transfer is early due to tidal conditions, we may be dropped off at Molel Islands to kayak or snorkel around there, before heading across the Molle passage to Shute Harbour. Once we’re back in Shute Harbour, we’ll say our goodbyes and part ways after a memorable 5 days!

Kayaking distance: 14-16km

Meals: B L

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Water taxi transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation at campsites• Camping gear (tents, foam sleeping mat, crockery/cutlery) • Snorkelling gear and stinger suits • Kayaks and kayaking equipment • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary

Doesn’t include: Airfares • Airport Transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Visas • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities

Why you’ll love this adventure

  • Peek into vibrant coral gardens, encounter tropical fish and maybe even turtles.
  • Uncover the beauty of Hayman Island and the magnificent Whitehaven Beach.
  • Learn about the impacts of plastic pollution and how you can help protect our oceans.
  • Contribute to cleaner and healthier oceans as you’ll be encouraged to #Take3fortheSea throughout the trip.
  • Join fellow eco warriors, fundraise for ocean cleanup, and grow awareness.

Make sure you sign up quickly as spots are limited!