Make a splash this Valentine's Day

Is your special someone more partial to an outdoor adventure-style date on the water over a romantic dinner for two? You're not alone. To help take the fuss out of spoiling your loved one this Valentine’s Day, we’ve complied a list of five of the best memory-making experiences featuring H20. You're guaranteed to have an action-packed day of fun in the sun. 

Stand up paddle boarding
Learn to stand up Paddle Board

Check out some of the country’s most beautiful bays and beaches from the perfect vantage point. Stand up paddle boarding is a more relaxed alternative to surfing, and a lesson for two is the perfect way to spend a few hours together on the water. Choose from a private or group lesson (or rent your own board if you're really game). 

Find out more about our stand up paddle boarding experiences here.  

Tall ships
Explore Sydney on a tall ship

A majestic reminder of times gone by, what better way to explore glorious Sydney Harbour than from a historic tall ship? Sit back and relax with your Valentine on a 1850s style timber vessel as you take in some of Sydney’s best waterside attractions including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. Experiences range from 90 minutes to three hours.

Find out more about our tall ships experiences here

Swim with dolphins
Swim with Dolphins

Share an unforgettable underwater experience with the person you love the most this Valentine's Day. Swim with the most majestic sea creatures in their natural habitat on a day you'll reminisce about for years to come. Our swim with dolphins experiences are offered all over Australia including just outside of Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast. 

Find out more about our swim with dolphins experiences here

Take a Kayak tour

What better way to work off your perfect waterside picnic than with a double kayak tour with your loved one? In this moment you will quite literally feel like you’re heading in the same direction, paddling in sync as together you explore beautiful bays, harbours and alcoves. Kayak tours are available from Middle Bay to Manly in New South Wales, Brisbane and Caloundra in Queensland, the Yarra River, Docklands and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and picturesque Sandy Bay in Tasmania. Depending on where you live, there are even options to explore a shipwreck, check out a dolphin sanctuary or go snorkeling

Find out more our kayaking experiences here

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Go kite surfing

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to try something adventurous with your partner. Are you the type of person who gazes out at the ocean in envy of kite surfers thinking, “Wow, it would be great to try that one day”? Well then forget about this "one day" mentality. Now is the time to give this a go!

Like with anything, you have to crawl before you can walk – so why not book a couple’s lesson with an experienced instructor? Popular locations including Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach, Shoalwater Bay in Perth, Golden Beach at Caloundra or Cotton Tree, Maroochydore. An afternoon of kite surfing is surefire way to get your adrenaline pumping ahead of your romantic evening together.  

Find out more about our kite surfing experiences here

Round out or kick off any of these water-based experiences with the perfect Valentine’s Day picnic and you’ll have accumulated enough brownie points to last the whole year. Remember though, there’s nothing romantic about sunburn so don’t forget to slip, slop and slap.

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