Shark Bay

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Shark Bay Sea Kayak

Shark Bay Sea Kayak

The Outdoor Education Department is offering all Year 10, 11 and 12 students in 2018 the chance to sea kayak the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

Dates:                 Saturday 22 September – Saturday 29 September.

Cost:                    $800 based on 14 participants. Please note this trip needs a minimum of 10 students to run.

The expedition will take place along the eastern side of Dirk Hartog Island or between Monkey Mia and Cape Peron. Both areas have incredible marine life with dugongs, turtles, dolphins and reef sharks commonly sighted.  The girls will have an opportunity to investigate the natural history of the area and explore the unique coastline, including mangrove forests and tidal flats.

Students will paddle double Sea-kayaks.  They will be self-sufficient for the expedition, carrying all supplies in water-tight bags and hatches.  The girls will be accompanied at all times by a sea kayak instructor and 2 experienced Sea Kayak Guides as well as a St Hilda’s staff member.  Students will also visit the Ocean Park Marine Centre and participate in an Indigenous cultural session during the paddle.

The trip can be used for the expedition section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for either Bronze or Silver.  Girls who choose to do this will be involved in the organisation which will include: route planning, menu planning, clothing list and logistics.  The planning sessions will take place at lunchtime one day a week (day to be advised) in the weeks leading up to the expedition.  Girls will also be involved in preparation and skills practice over two weekend days in the weeks leading up to the expedition. 

Numbers are limited and are filled on a first-in basis.  To secure your place, please complete the online consent and payment.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Outdoor Education Department on 9285 4100 or email matt.berry@sthildas.wa.edu.au