About Us

Hello from Pioneer Kayaking!

In January 2009, after a particularly spectacular paddle out at Cape Woolamai, Stewart and Andrew were packing up their kayak gear and chatting about how fantastic it would be to be able to start their own sea kayak tour business.   Well, one and a half years later and that aspiration has become a reality.

Pioneer Kayaking is a fun and professional family run company that was born from a great passion for sea kayaking, the natural environment, and a desire to share these experiences with others.

We are very proud of our tours and the fact that we can reach very rarely explored locations yet have minimal impact on the environment.

Pioneer Kayaking featured in Postcards

Check out the postcards video for April 2012, Pioneer Kayaking is featured along with other Phillip Island attractions.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADuring term time, Stewart is a PE and Outdoor Education teacher at Newhaven College on Phillip Island where he and his family have lived for the last 7 years. Prior to that Stewart was living and working as a PE teacher in Aberdeen, Scotland for 6 years where he was able to combine his passion of travel, the outdoors and wearing kilts! An experienced kayaker, adventurer and all round good guy, Stewart is sure to make your experience with Pioneer Kayaking one to remember…


Andrew - Pionner Kayaking

Andrew, the local boy and a plumber by trade has lived on the Island since he was a baby. It was after a paddle around the islands of Thailand where his passion for kayaking begun. An experienced traveller, on home soil, Europe and Asia, Andrew is always keen to seek out adventure and excitement. It was on a paddle in Tasmania that his enthusiasm to share the kayaking experience with others began. As a guide he will motivate and encourage to ensure you achieve all you can from our sea kayaking tours.