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Pittwater & Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Back to Nature Eco Cruises

One of the highlights of cruising in Pittwater and Broken Bay is the opportunity to go ashore and explore the stunning beaches, walking tracks, lookouts, Aboriginal art sites, streams and waterfalls in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Eco Sailing Cruises is the only company in NSW licensed to provide Yoga & Meditation classes, bird-watching, guided walking/bush-walking, wildlife observation and motorised boat tours in this National Park.

There are 11 walking tracks that we can access from the vessel Kick N Back. So take advantage of this unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in this stunning natural setting.

Escape the stress of the city and reconnect with nature while sailing around Pittwater and Broken Bay on ‘Kick n Back and stay overnight in stunning, tranquil anchorages. This area is renowned for fabulous sailing conditions, sublime bays, stunning bushland and star-filled nights.

Come and have an adventure exploring one of the numerous walking tracks within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, some of which pass through rainforest, waterfalls and up to stunning lookouts.

Explore exquisite, secluded beaches ideal for swimming, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, fishing, snorkelling and photography. And try a 1 hour yoga class (Hatha, Vinyasa or Yin) on the beach followed by meditation on the deck of ‘Kick n Back’ at sunset. A rigid hull/inflatable dinghy for 8 passengers is always available for safely accessing beaches.

Or simply kick back and relax with a good book, great music and a cold drink. You could rediscover your passions, have a unique adventure, explore your higher self and create the relationships you dreamed of.

With Captain Paul, you are in very safe and knowledgeable hands. Paul has a BSc degree in Marine Science (Biological Oceanography) and worked as a national park and marine park ranger for over 13 years in NSW and Western Australia. His first job as a ranger was actually in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Paul has not only been a qualified Skipper/Coxswain for over 25 years but also worked as a SCUBA Diving Instructor in Central America, QLD and NSW. And for the past 30 years has gained extensive experience diving, surfing and sailing in many parts of the world. Paul has been practicing yoga for 17 years and is now a certified yoga instructor after training in India 2 years ago.

Charters in Pittwater and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Pick up and drop off locations: Church Point Wharf (Pittwater). Taylor’s Point Wharf, Salt Pan Cove Wharf, Newport Wharf and Palm Beach Wharf are all weather dependent and subject to change at short notice.

15% Discount applies for 5 days or more. Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and other public holidays attract a 20% surcharge.

Your Captain Paul Rebuck

You are in very safe hands as your captain has been a commercial qualified oxswain/skipper and PADI scuba instructor for over 22 years and has been surfing for over 25 years. He worked as a national park and marine park ranger for over 12 years and worked in the building industry for over 10 years as a qualified carpenter. Paul also is able to lead you on a daily yoga practice on the beach and meditation on the front deck of Kick n Back.

FAQs

Yes, 2 kayaks and an Aqua Lily Pad 

No, please bring your own.

Yes, There is an electric flushing toilet down below.

There is a cold, fresh water shower on the back deck available for day charter guests. Overnight guests have access to a hot shower below.

Please contact me to work out the package to suit your needs.

Yes, additional hours are $290, and we can extend trips to include sunset. Trips can also be shortened to allow for guests needs.

Yes, there is a long list of commuter wharfs and charter wharves available for use: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/commercial-vessels/wharf-access/index.html#Wharflist

The boat only operates in relatively sheltered waters and is very comfortable and stable. Unlike a yacht, this catamaran barely heels over and doesn’t rock uncomfortably from side to side, so seasickness is highly unlikely.

Life lines have recently been raised in height, so its much safer than ever before. In addition there are 4 fire extinguishers, an EPIRB, VHF Radio, Chartplotter, lifejackets for every person, two large life rafts, and an inflatable tender with Broken Bay/Pittater or in an outboard motor.

We will always operate within mobile phone range. If on the odd occasion, that we are out of range, say in the Whitsundays, there is a satellite phone on board. Please refer to information about Your Captain if you would like to know more.

Yes, Eco Sailing Cruises holds a current Parks Eco Pass which permit a wide range of activities at numerous locations in Sydney Harbour National Park, Garigal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

There are minimal fees that are required to be paid to the NPWS and they are included in your charter fees:

$4.53 per head per day
$2.27 concession per head per day
$2.27 short stay fee (≤ 2 hours)

Sydney Harbour National Park
  1. Goat Island
  2. Clark Island
  3. Shark Island
  4. Milk Beach
  5. Hermit Point
  6. Strickland Estate
  7. Nielson Park
  8. Collins Beach
  9. Store Beach
  10. Cobblers Beach
  11. Castle Rock Beach
Garigal National Park
  1. Timbergetters Track
  2. Magazine Track
  3. Bantry Bay
  4. Timber Getters Picnic Area
  5. Flatrock Beach – Sugarloaf Bay
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  1. Barrenjoey Track
  2. Smugglers Track
  3. Fishermans Track
  4. The Basin Trail
  5. Euro Trail
  6. Mackeral Track
  7. Resolute Trail
  8. Flint and Steel Track
  9. White Horse Beach Track
  10. America Bay Track
  11. Topham Trail

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To discuss your next event or adventure, send an enquiry or call: +61 415 872620