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 seafarers. 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 $80 (must be in a double kayak with an adult).

Type Indicative prices

$89 per person or $80 per person for 10 or more people.

$72.00 - $80.00
Child $72.00


Snacks and drinks. Photos Historical Commentary jackets and thermals (if it's cold)

Days of operation:
  • Sessions run daily, additional during summer. Visit the website for further information.

Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes sea kayak tours, sea kayak courses, kayak hire and outdoor education for secondary schools around Victoria.

Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous and environmentally interactive. 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 Melbourne is located close to the Yarra River in Abbotsford. Kayak hire is available all year round. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours.

All sea kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch.

Half day kayak tours are located in Melbourne city and St Kilda beach. Full day sea kayak tours are five hours duration (four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island. Multi day tours are located at Wilsons Promontory.

Outdoor Education for schools is also another service Sea Kayak Australia provide. SKA specializes in sea kayaking expeditions located at Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Nature Reserve.

Please see the website for further details.

  • Boating Industry Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
Boathouse Drive, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

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