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Hobart Kayak Tour

  • 2.5-hour or full-day guided kayak tour, from Hobart
  • Choose from a shorter tour that leaves from the city center or longer tours outside of Hobart
  • Paddle along the waterfront and learn about the history of this bustling harbor town on the city kayak tour
Hobart Kayak Tour
From US$66.10
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10am Hobart Kayak TourMost Popular
2.5 hour Hobart kayak tour. Departs at 10am daily, year round
From US$66.10
4pm Hobart Kayak Tour
2.5 hour hobart kayak tour. Departs at 4pm daily, from November to March
From US$66.10
Tasman Peninsula Kayak Tour
10 hour Tasman Peninsula kayak tour. Includes lunch. Departs at 8am on Monday and Friday from November to April
From US$161.58
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Explore Hobart from the water on a kayak tour with an experienced guide. You have three options to choose from when booking: a 2.5-hour tour from central Hobart, a 7-hour tour past cliffs, caves and beaches or a 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour. You’ll either admire Hobart’s bustling waterfront along the River Derwent, or take in the scenic wilderness outside the city on one of the full-day adventures. Learn paddling techniques from your guide, who also provides narration about the city and surrounding region.
What to Expect
When booking, select the Hobart kayak tour that matches your interests and how much time you want to be on the water.

For a short experience in central Hobart, select the 2.5-hour city tour, which takes you along the Derwent Estuary, providing unique views of city landmarks and attractions like Battery Point. Take the 7-hour cliffs, caves and beaches tour for a beautiful experience among rugged cliffs, sea caves, sandy shores and other coastal scenery. Or, for the longest time on the water, choose the 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour, which gives you the chance to spot wildlife like wildlife fur seals, dolphins, sea eagles and penguins; this tour requires a good level of fitness.

Each tour includes use of equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket and spray jacket) and instruction from your guide. Read the Itinerary section for more details about the three different options.
Reviews (266)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun waves Hobart Kayaking

The day we kayaked was a bit chilly and breezy, but it gave us a chance to ride some nice waves, which was a lot of fun! We didn't have prior kayaking experience, but our guides were terrific, and we always felt safe. They paired...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jenny828, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love to hear you enjoyed the waves and that you had a great time on your tour. Thanks so much for the review and hope this is the beginning of more kayaking for you. Cheers from us all at Roaring 40s Kayaking

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hobart Kayaking

An excellent day out for two very novice kayakers. The route was really interesting and taken at a good pace. Misha was an excellent guide and allowed us to go at our own pace but also challenged us to try a few things - our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jenny828, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fantastic to hear you had a great day kayaking with Mischa. It is always great to challenge yourself and hope you find some more kayaking tours to work on that reversing. Thanks so much for joining us and for this great reviews. Cheers

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Great paddle

Lovely relaxing paddle Sandy Bay to Constitution Dock and back. Tory was great, felt safe and confident. Fish and chips were a nice touch.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jenny828, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your Hobart City paddle with Tory. Those fish and chips always taste better when you earn them by paddling there. Thanks for this great review. Cheers

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Amazing day on the Derwent River

Really enjoyed the trip out with Roaring Forties, Tory was a great guide, made us all feel very safe. Amazing views of the Hobart Waterfront combined with Fish and Chips on the water. The guide, Tory, had very good knowledge of Hobart and the river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jenny828, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Fantastic to hear you had such a great time paddling the Hobart Waterfront. The fish and chips are a great reward for your effort. Hope to see you on the water again one day. Cheers from the Roaring 40s crew

Reviewed 21 April 2018
A highlight of my Tassie holiday

You will not go wrong with this tour and company, excellent in every respect. Wonderful way to see Hobart from a different perspective. Loved it, thanks Will and Roaring 40's. Benny.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for this wonderful review Benny. Fantastic to hear you had such a great time - we agree it is a great way to see Hobart from a different perspective. Cheers

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