When is the best time to kayak?

You can kayak at any time, but when is best depends on where you want to go, your level of skill and whether you are kayaking for fun, fitness or fishing.

Kayaking for fun

If you want to kayak for fun, or just to try something new then you are probably wanting calmer waters for paddling. Moreton Bay is an ideal place to paddle with lots of marine life to see. The mornings on Moreton Bay tend to be a better time to kayak because the wind can pick up in the afternoon and make the water a little choppy. We recommend Queens Beach North.

Boondall wetlands and some other tributaries in the area are also great place for fun calm water paddling and we do deliver to limited areas. In rivers close to the Bay the best time to kayak is to head out with the tide and return with the tide, so check the tide times before you hire a kayak. We use the Cabbage Tree Creek/ Nundah Creek entry to the wetlands from the boat ramp near the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club at Shorncliffe.

Kayaking for fishing

Most people who do kayak fishing in Moreton Bay head out around dawn and return before 7.00am. If you would like to hire a kayak for early morning fishing we suggest you arrange pick up the night before. We’ve had too many people sleep in or not arrive for very early hires. Watch this video to see just what you can expect out from our location at Scarborough.

For half day and full day hires we also deliver to places like Dohles Rocks and Deep Water Bend where you can fish all day. Delivery is extra.

Kayaking for fitness

If you are aiming to improve your fitness then any time is a good time to head out, regardless of the sea conditions. It is more challenging kayaking when the water is choppy and will really give your whole body a good work out.

Kayak Hire Brisbane have sit on top kayaks suitable for kayaking in rivers, wetlands and sheltered ocean waters. We have also had people hire kayaks and take them out to Wivenhoe Dam and Sommerset Dam.