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CANOE HIRE - HALF DAY
CANOE HIRE - FULL DAY
CANOE HIRE GALLERY
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOUR
Explore the lake at your own pace when you hire one of our watercraft. Young or old; fit or not-so-fit; complete beginner or advanced – the calm water of Lake Argyle is the ultimate place to canoe, kayak or SUP. We are happy to give you a few tips to get you started, then take to the water and away you go!
Canoe: We rent out a range of safe and reliable double and triple plastic canoes that track well through the water.
Kayak: We rent out a range of safe and reliable single and double plastic kayaks that track well through the water. These are sit-on-top kayaks and not sit-in kayaks
SUP: Glide across the water on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). We offer a range of stand-up paddleboards for hire. Paddle boarding is suitable for all fitness levels and is a marvelous way to see Lake Argyle.
Inclusions: Your rental includes your watercraft, paddle and life jacket/s.
Note: Maritime regulations require all paddlers to wear life jackets at all times.
Safety: A safety briefing is provided to you before you enter the water.
Average Duration: Half or full day
Imagine living in a place where crocodiles outnumber humans; where you’re hours from the coast, but the sea is your front yard (an inland sea, that is); where flocks of birds can number into the tens of thousands; and where each day’s sunset has the potential to be the best you’ve ever seen.
When Greg began operating in 1999, he knew he’d never tire of showing this incredible part of the world to others. Two decades (and thousands of guests later) Lake Argyle Cruises remains the number one choice for exploring this magnificent part of the Kimberley.
Our fleet of purpose-built cruise vessels offer comfortable seating and unobstructed views, immersing you into the breathtaking landscape that the Eastern Kimberley is renowned for. Our team’s passion and knowledge, together with our fantastic products have earned us the Holy Grail for any tour company – a five star rating and Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
Whether you’re spotting for wildlife during one of our cruises, hiring a dinghy and throwing in a line, drifting across the water on a stand-up paddle board, or soaking in the magic of an East Kimberley sunset, you’ll experience the heart and soul of Lake Argyle with us, Lake Argyle Cruises!
Dress ‘Kimberley casual’ – shorts, t-shirt and sandals. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, camera and binoculars! If you are sensitive to the cold, bring a light jacket to wear while we are motoring. Wear your swimwear and pack a towel for your swim at the end of the cruise. Warm clothing may be required from June to August.
“Great lake cruise and canoeing.
Matt and Greg hosted a great afternoon out on the lake. Matt is a wealth of knowledge on the lake, the wildlife and the area generally.
Do yourself a favour and hire a canoe to do some solo exploring. You’ll then get a shot at jumping off a rock ledge into the lake from heights of 10 to 15 meters. Great fun.
The Lake Argyle Resort also offer cruises and if you are staying there the staff will pitch that cruise, and not those of Lake Argyle cruises (who have brochures at reception).
I understand that Matt and Greg from Lake Argyle Cruises each have 8 years experience running cruises on the lake. I don’t think the resort can offer this experience. The resort cruises looked a tad commercial and touristy.”
Sam_Brouff, New Farm, Queensland, Australia
“Having done the wonderful sunset cruise with Greg from Lake Argyle Cruises previously and thoroughly enjoyed it, this time we opted for a canoeing experience instead to balance up some of the pancakes consumed earlier! With a friend we headed off to the Lake Argyle Cruises office to pick up our life jackets, paddles and a map before heading down to the boat ramp where our canoe was already waiting for us. We set off across the beautiful lake, with the stunning hills in the back ground, heading for one of the islands and pulled our canoe up onto a small beach for a rest and a swim. The water was a perfect temperature for swimming and it was very peaceful; just the thing for a Sunday afternoon. We were wishing we’d brought along some snacks as we’d worked up quite an appetite. Lake Argyle is definitely a must during any visit to the Kimberley. Contact Greg at Lake Argyle Cruises.”
RollingAdventurer, Alice Springs, Australia
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
Most definitely, our canoe, kayak & paddle board hire is a fun way to get out and explore Lake Argyle and tire out those energetic children!! We supply life jackets for all ages above 2 years of age. Our staff will share with you some fun places to visit.
We have dry bags available to loan for a $5 deposit.
No, we only operate on Lake Argyle. You can contact Go Wild Adventures for options down the Ord river.
During the months of June to August it can get cold out at Lake Argyle.
We recommend bringing a jumper or jacket and/or a change of clothes.
Yes, both on board our boats and at our office.
Certainly, we do have freshwater crocodiles in Lake Argyle but these creatures don’t actively hurt humans. We swim in the deeper parts of Lake Argyle where they frequent less.
Lake Argyle is 70kms from Kununurra. The drive should take approx 50 minutes, but we recommend giving yourself an hour travel time.
Certainly is, Lake Argyle Road is sealed the whole way. There are some spots you will need to slow down due to the condition of the road and you do need to check the road conditions in the ‘wet season’.
It will be dark by the time this cruise finishes. We advise to pay extra attention on the road as there is stray wildlife. We also advise to drink responsibly on the cruise.
Alternatively, we do offer return transfers from Kununurra. Please contact our sales team for more information 08 91687 687.
Pop into our office, located 200 metres past the Lake Argyle Resort, our sales team will be happy to point out other points of interest.
There are many activities to do here at Lake Argyle including the Durack Homestead Museum, Walks and Look Outs, Infinity Pool, Canoe/Kayak and Paddle board Hire, Swimming, Fishing, Birdwatching, Scenic Flights, Pontoon and Dinghy Hire.
Whilst here come and browse through our amazing Zebra Rock collection and other lovely collectibles.