St Kilda beach is the hub of Melbourne in spring and summer, so there is always a lot to see and experience.
After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, you jump on the water. The adventure begins with a paddle towards the St Kilda Pier and kiosk. This area is protected by a break water so there is lots of time to get used to your double kayak and develop your paddling skills. See penguins along the break water, people fishing and kite boards.
The group then ventures out beyond the break water and experiences small swell as they make their way up towards Port Melbourne. You get great views of Melbourne City, Williamstown and Port Melbourne as you paddle along.
Half way through the tour you stop at Middle Park for lunch. Gourmet rolls and a drink are provided on the beach. There is a chance to socialize with your fellow paddlers.
The group then paddles back to the start.
This tour is a sampler of what sea kayaking is like with out getting too tired and still having fun.
This is a 3.5 hour tour with 2.5 hours of paddling time.
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Visit the Sea Kayak Australia website for specific tour times and to book.
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.
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