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Half-Day Melbourne Kayak Tour

  • 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
Half-Day Melbourne Kayak Tour
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Twilight Kayaking TourMost Popular
Melbourne City Half Day Kayak Twilight tour starts at 6.00 pm (1 September to 30 November and 1 March - 30 May) or 7.00 pm - (1 December - 30 February)
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1pm Afternoon Kayaking Tour
Melbourne city half-day kayaking tour departing at 1pm
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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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2018

What an evening! We put on a couple hours before sunset then paddled down through the city before stopping for snacks. The guide, Max, was hilarious and professional, pointing out several interesting things about the city's history. Our trip was concluded with the fire show...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McCarren
David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Max is very funny and informative. thanks for your review. Please come again and bring some friends,

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Perfect day out

We were blessed with beautiful weather and watched the Melbourne sunset on our kayaks. We also enjoyed the fire show at Crown on our way back -- everything was timed to perfection. David who led the tour was also a very relaxed and easy going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ly M
David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

It was a beautiful night. Good mix of people from all over the world. I am glad you had a good time. I hope you come back soon. Dave

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile
12km River Paddle to City

10 of us in 5 tandem Kayaks had the most serene morning paddling to the city. David and Max our hosts were fantastic in making us feel safe bringing with them local knowledge and a good sense of humour. We were lucky enough to pick...More

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

Cheers Adi I also had a great time and you have an amazing crew working at your business. It was a warm sunny day and good to get out on the water for Spring. I hope to see your group again for a Melbourne City...More

Reviewed February 12, 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 February 12, 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 February 5, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kai A
David W, Owner at Sea Kayak Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 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

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