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Melbourne City Kayak Tour

0410 329 090

Tour operated by:

Sea Kayak Australia

Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of Southbank and the city of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour starts in the city centre on the Yarra River.

After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, it's time to jump on the water. There are a lot of things to see like the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfall and 'mission for seamen. This is the centre of Melbourne so there is lots of vibrant activity. Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way. There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and drink.

This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and who like to paddle in comfort without waves or sea spray.

The tour is two and half hours duration with two hours of paddling time.

Group discount for ten or more people.

Discounted pricing for children 12 to 15 years old is $76.00 (must be in a double kayak with an adult).

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  • Sessions run daily, additional during summer. Visit the website for further information.

Tour operator

Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes kayak tours, kayak courses and kayak hire around Victoria.

Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous and environmentally interactive as you get to see dolphins, seals and eagles at close quarters in a tranquil setting. It is a great way to see the countryside and experience something new.

Kayak hire is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford and located close to public transport via bus or train. Kayak hire is available all year round. A kayak trolley is provided to transport your kayak down to the river. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours.

All kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch. Sea kayak tours are a great idea for birthday parties, corporate events and schools excursions.

Half day tours are located in Melbourne City, St Kilda beach and Williamstown. Full day sea kayak tours are five hours duration (three-four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island.

Gift vouchers are available online. Please see the website for further details.

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