Frequently Asked Questions - Mangrove Kayaking & Tree Planting
What is the difference between a Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour and a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
Mangrove Kayak Nature Tours are group tours offered at scheduled tour times to explore the Al Zorah Nature Reserve by kayak. A Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour includes kayaking and also the addition of a tree planting experience which includes planting a mangrove sapling.
How do I book a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
Please contact us to enquire about timings and availability.
Why cant I book a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour myself online?
Due to the tidal changes in the Al Zorah Nature Reserve, it is only possible to plant close to a low tide which changes daily. Each enquiry is personalised depending on group size and preferred days to find a suitable time where planting is possible. Please contact us for more information.
Do I need a minimum number of guests to book a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
We require a minimum of 10 guests on each tour.
What duration is a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
A Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours in total.
How long will I be kayaking on a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
You will not be kayaking the whole time. You will spend approximately 1 hour kayaking in the mangroves.
How many trees can we plant on a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
One tree per person is included in this activity. You may purchase additional trees if you wish to plant more.
Do I need to paddle my own kayak?
Yes. You will be given a paddling demo before you get onto your kayak and you will be accompanied by a guide, in their own kayak, for the duration of the tour.
Can my child come with me to the mangroves?
Yes. Our tours are suitable from aged 4 and your child will be placed in a kayak with you.
Do you use single, double or triple kayaks?
We use double kayaks normally. If you are a group of two adults and one child we may recommend a triple kayak to place you all together.
Is the price per person or per boat?
Prices are per person.
Will I fall in to the water from my kayak?
Our sit on top kayaks are very stable however there is still a small risk you may fall out. Remain in the centre of the kayak and do not lean very far to one side and you should be fine.
Can I take my mobile phone with me to the mangroves?
We do not recommend taking your mobile phone with you to the mangroves unless it is safely inside a waterproof case that you can wear around your neck. We offer waterproof phone cases for purchase that you can use while on tour.
What do I need to take with me for a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
We recommend you bring a towel and change of clothes for afterwards, sunscreen and a sun hat.
Do you provide water?
Yes, we provide filtered water for complimentary refills if you have your own reusable water bottle with you.
I am pregnant, can I still go on a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
Yes you can still join however you must be comfortable to sit on a kayak for at least one hour and be confident that you can climb back into the kayak in case you do fall out.
Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid?
Yes. It is compulsory to wear a buoyancy aid for the entire experience.
Is there a minimum or maximum weight or size limit for kayaking?
Yes. You must be able to fit into our buoyancy aids to participate in the Mangrove Kayak Nature Tour. Minimum age for children is from age 4, and maximum weight/size is approximately 120 - 130Kgs.
Can my children go alone on a Mangrove Kayaking and Tree Planting Tour?
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult.