Bass by Kayak

Crossing from Mainland Australia to Tasmania is sea kayaks
Sun sets on the 17 hour crossing day; the last 3 hours are in the dark.



Beau Miles


Mitch Drummond


Beau Miles, Daniel Webb, Matt O’Keefe

Running time

30 minutes

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Our Judges say:

Like the lads in the film that you're not going to want this adventure to end.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A kayak adventure across one of the most dangerous passages of water in the world... done in the least dangerous conditions! Really enjoyable to share their trip, you’ll be glad you went along with them.

Anna Paxton

Bass by Kayak follows a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. Around 400 people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. For the seafarer, linking together the perfectly spaced islands feels like a rite of passage. Adventure filmmaker/outdoor education lecturer Beau Miles narrates the expedition as the first ever feature film of the crossing via sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely knew each other before departure.