Sydney Harbour Kayak  - Pelican Air

The Pelican Air is a fun and unique team-building exercise focusing on motivation, leadership, communication and collaboration.
It is a search and rescue challenge that we try and make as real to life as possible.
This team building activity has been designed to take your team or staff outside of their comfort zone and assist in motivation and leadership. The Pelican Air is exciting, challenging and will truly inspire your team.

Pelican Air is based on an actual event when a light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Sydney Airport.  It was suspected of carrying drugs and an immediate search and rescue operation was undertaken.

The plane was heading north to Byron Bay with a departure time of 23.30 hours. Shortly after take-off they reported engine failure. The last communications with the control tower indicated that it would ditch into the sea somewhere between North Head and the Spit Bridge. An immediate air search that night failed, spotted wreckage and dropped a marker beacon.


  • We have a changing room with toilet and shower facilities.

  • Minimun 6 people required.


At only $175 per person it’s a very detailed and authentic team building activity

for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Your Challenge

The owner of the ‘special’ cargo has asked you to assist in locating the wreckage and recovering the contents of the black-box flight recorder. You will receive information from the control tower with respect to flight path and altitude together with a set of weather reports and resources and budget for the rescue. Your task is to use the available information to plan and then conduct the search and rescue operations using the available resources. You will have access to several different types of kayaks, snorkeling gear, maps, 2-way radios, compasses and other search and rescue material.

The Pelican Air Search & Rescue takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours and is ideal for groups of 6 to 24 people.

The Team Building Activities are able to be run when you require; 7 days per week.



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