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Meet your guide in central Melbourne, on the south side of the Yarra River. After getting outfitted with your kayak, paddles, and life vest, set out on your 3.5-hour kayak adventure.

During your relaxing journey—this trip is perfect for beginners and those who want to enjoy an easy paddle without waves—pass famous landmarks such as the Old Customs House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Crown Casino as well as a number of historical ships. Your guide provides informative commentary about the history of the city and its nautical past as you go. If you select the twilight tour, get spectacular waterfront views of a Crown Casino pyrotechnics display.

After a couple of hours paddling, head back to your departure point, where you enjoy snacks and light refreshments before ending your tour.

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Yarra River
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
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Experience Melbourne and the Yarra River from a unique perspective: in a kayak. On this 2.5-hour tour, paddle to the heart of the city and see landmarks such as Turning Basin, the Melbourne Maritime Museum, and Crown Casino. Or paddle upstream to check out the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Herring Island. This guided tour, suitable for all experience levels, includes all equipment and light refreshments.
  • Explore Melbourne and the Yarra River in a fun kayak—no crowds or traffic
  • Paddle past landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino
  • Learn about Melbourne history and the landmarks you see along the way
  • Tour includes all equipment as well as light refreshments after the tour
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile
Sea kayaking Williamstown

This is a fantastic experience and a great way to see the city from the west. Williamstown is also a great area to explore. Our excellent instructor Dane was patient, knowledgeable and fun. Really recommend this experience to new visitors to Melbourne, a great intro...More

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David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

This is none of my favourite sea kayak tours, combining views of Melbourne and fish and chips for lunch. I will pass your comments onto Dane. Please come again and try another sea kayak tour.

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Great way to see Melbourne

We did the Yarra twilight sea kayaking trip for my daughter's 19th birthday. It was perfect for our family of 5 with kids aged 14-19. The city is so different when viewed from the water, a totally different perspective. The Crown fire show in particular...More

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David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks for your review. The Melbourne City Twilight Kayak tour is a fun tour with lots to see. Please come again and try out a different tour out on the ocean like Phillip island or Pt Nepean Sea Kayak Tour. It was a pleasure having...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile
Wouldn’t recommend the tour company

Sorry to say but I would not recommend this provider. I have done such kayak tours in other destinations and have had a much nicer experience. What to improve: the tour is too expensive for what it is! Faaaar to expensive. It’s actually not a...More

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David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Tinsch, I'm sorry you felt you did not get value for your money. You traveled the same distance as all past groups (approx 10 km). This particular tour time was shorter as there was no wind on the day and you were part of...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017
kayak melbourne at dusk

Jacqui and Dane were wonderful hosts, they helped my family relax and enjoy the paddle. It was great experiencing melbourne from the water and seeing the people coming and going and enjoying their time on the banks of the river. The highlight for me was...More

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David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed your city tour. It is a wonderful way to see the city and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the fire show as a raft as well. Thanks for coming and we really appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017
See the city from a different perspective

We had a great day out on the Yarra, paddling down to Bolte bridge and back through the city. It was great fun, and it was wonderful to see the city from this perspective. I have been along the bank of the river many times,...More

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David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thanks for your review. The city looks amazing from the water. This is a new tour combining kayaking with Thai lunch on the water's edge. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch and please come along for another adventure.

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