Cliffs and Caves Kayak Tour

East Fremantle, Western Australia

Explore this magnificent and unique part of Perth’s Swan River. Paddle through the crystal clear waters from East Fremantle Yacht Club to the imposing cliffs of Blackwall Reach, an area that can only truly be appreciated from the water.

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Our Cliffs & Caves Tour takes you by kayak to explore the stunning and imposing limestone cliffs of Blackwall Reach. This 500m section of weathered and majestic formations, is one of the Swan River’s special places, will leave you awestruck.

Our highly capable, experienced, local guides will share stories with you, from first Australians to the first European Swan River Colonists as well as some of the areas historical, cultural, geographical and horticultural secrets.

So come join us on this fun, upbeat and wonderfully engaging small group tour and actively connect with nature. We paddle tandem kayaks and cater for a wide range of ages and skill levels, aiming to leave you energised and with a strong sense of accomplishment. 


Tour overview

We meet and launch at East Fremantle Yacht Club and paddle slowly upriver through Bicton Bay, hugging the riverbanks. Here we take the time to admire the eclectic mix of houses, houseboats and watercraft all while enjoying the peace and serenity that is found whilst kayaking. 

We continue our paddle through the crystal clear waters towards the Blackwall Reach cliffs and spend time taking in the natural beauty the limestone caves, crevices and water bird nesting sites in the Swan River’s deepest location.

Our paddle includes several ‘raft ups’ where we get together ‘mid-stream’ for a chat and a story. A short paddle then sees us disembarking back at our start point and finishes at the ‘members only’ East Fremantle Yacht Club to enjoy the very scenic setting over a well-earned coffee, tea or soft drink.

Paddle duration & rating:

The Cliffs & Caves Kayak Tour is a slow paddle for approx. 45min up river to the Blackwall Reach cliffs. Whilst there is boat traffic in this area, the river here is quite wide and we hug the opposite shoreline to the traffic. The area we paddle in is tidal and subject to wind, depending on the day/season. Some people will experience short durations of elevated heart rate depending on
the wind. The paddle back is approx. 30 minutes.  

This tour is rated EASY to MEDIUM.


What is included:

Your kayak, paddle and life jacket

Safety induction.

Kayaking /paddling briefing – introduction to paddling, do’s and dont’s

A ‘Dry Bag’ to help protect your wallet, keys and phone

Knowledgeable guide – trained to keep you safe and show and provide you interesting information

The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety


Covid-19 restrictions

Our kayaks are two person craft. At all times on the tour please remember to practice safe social distancing.


What to wear & bring

You need to bring your own weather protection clothing including a hat


A full water bottle   

Shoes that can be worn in the water eg: reef shoes, wet-suit shoes, sandals  or even old sandshoes (not essential)



There are public toilets located at the East Fremantle Yacht Club so just ask our tour guide if you need to use the amenities. 

You can also use these for changing clothes if necessary.


Start & finish locations

We start and finish at East Fremantle Yacht Club, Petra Street, East Fremantle. We launch from a grassed section and small beach just on the eastern side of the yacht club. Once you have booked this tour you will receive an email with instructions on where to park and a map on where to meet.

Things to consider

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old.

Tandem kayaks have a maximum weight limitation of 125kg per person and 250kg per kayak.


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