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. Try a 1 hour yoga class 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 your Captain, 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.
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.
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)
Sailing on Kick’n’Back was a fantastic way for us to explore the Whitsundays. The boat was well maintained, clean and comfortable, a luxury even just to sit there looking for turtles and barbecuing our fish. Paul, a reliable and experienced Captain, is also an oceanographer. His passion and knowledge of nature and sea allowed us to experience this beautiful part of the world far beyond our expectations. Walks in the rainforest, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling, can’t wait to go back with kids and friends for another magical experience.
I had the pleasure of sailing the Whitsundays with Paul for 6 days and 5 nights on Kick n Back. You certainly can just kick back, relax and take it all in, on both land and sea. Certainly was magical watching the sun rise from the lookout and having my first whale sightings. Truly blessed to have three separate whale encounters on the one day. Thanks again captain Paul.
"Our time on Kick'n'Back with Captain Paulie was just amazing! Paulie was really great at engaging with the kids and having them be as involved with the sailing and motoring as they wanted to be. The boat was so well equipped, making catering for us all in terms of foods and entertainments easy and comfortable. it was great having a kayak and stand up paddle board to spend time on when in the bays. And as a boat Captain he was wonderfully communicative with our sailing options each day, and helped us do a great circumnavigation around the islands. We can't wait for our next time on Kick'n'Back!"
"We had a gorgeous time sailing around the Whitsundays on Kick n Back. Good weather and a perfect introduction to sailing for the kids, exploring different beaches, tracks and coves. Such a nice relaxing time!"
"My husband & I decided quickly to book a Harbour Cruise before our flight left later that afternoon. We expected nothing more than to enjoy a sail on the water and the warm, sunny weather. It turned out to be the best experience of our trip. Captain Paul was delightful company, a font of knowledge and interested only in our safety and having a good time. We will definitely arrange another cruise when we are next in Sydney and recommend this iconic activity to young and old!"