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Kayak through Melbourne at Twilight

Melbourne, Australia

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Experience hosted by David

2.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank 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 you 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.

View the sun set on the water and then on the way back observe the spectacular pyrotechnic "fire ball" display at Crown Casino after dark.

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 2.5 hours duration with 2 hours of paddling time.
Other things to note
Guests should ensure they wear outdoor appropriate clothing, generally shorts and a collared shirt are best, along with hat and sunglasses, a light jumper if cooler day. Thongs, sandals or runners.

If you like adventure then also consider Sea Kayaking Adventure on the Bay. City & beach views.
Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank 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 you 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 ther…

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What's included

  • Food
    Drink, fruit and biscuits
  • Equipment
    Paddling rain/wind jacket
From $71
/ person
Sun, Mar 21
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$71 per person
$71 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 315 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been kayaking since I was 8 years of age. I love all water sports including sea & white water, slalom, canoe polo, sailing & snorkeling. I have 45 years of kayaking experience and have paddled all around the world including New Zealand, Antarctica and Ireland. I wanted to work for myself and thought why not run a business that I love and understand. I have both sea kayaking and outdoor education qualifications. A degree in Arts (Recreation) and a Masters in Social Policy. I have been recognized 3 years in a row for a high achievement award from Trip Advisor (5 out of 5) and rated 4.9 on Google Reviews. I am a local to Melbourne for the last 55 yrs. I have been operating a kayaking business in Melbourne for the last 18 years.

Our guide team is comprised of myself, Tristan, Cam, Jacqui and Dane.
I have been kayaking since I was 8 years of age. I love all water sports including sea & white water, slalom, canoe polo, sailing & snorkeling. I have 45 years of kayaking experience and have paddled all around the world including New Zealand, Antarctica and Ireland. I wanted to work for myself and thought why not run a business that I love and understand. I have both sea kayaking and outdoor education qualifications. A degree in Arts (Recreation) and a Masters in Social Policy. I have been rec…
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Where you'll be

An amazing opportunity to experience the sights of Melbourne City from a different perspective. Get up close to Bolte bridge with view of the new busy port. Hear the vibrancy of Melbourne as you pass the various restaurants and bars by water. Paddle between skyscrapers, yachts and historic buildings and bridges at dusk, see the colors of the sun setting over Docklands and finally as it begins to get dark, the pyrotechnics at Crown Casino.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 315 reviews.

Elle
January 2021
I went on this experience with my partner and it was so fun. It was what I expected but as a beginner kayaker it was very enjoyable, the sights were super nice and the group was a good size. David was quick to get us out on the water and start having fun. I would highly recommend this experience and would book again!
I went on this experience with my partner and it was so fun. It was what I expected but as a beginner kayaker it was very enjoyable, the sights were super nice and the group was a…
Riyan
January 2021
Great package. Our instructors were Tegan and Tristan. We loved them so much. This was my first time Kayaking and did struggle at first, but Tegan stayed back and helped me out. For anyone looking for Kayaking, you would love this and you would love the host. Regards Riyan and Pritha
Great package. Our instructors were Tegan and Tristan. We loved them so much. This was my first time Kayaking and did struggle at first, but Tegan stayed back and helped me out. Fo…
Christien
January 2021
We were so pleasantly surprised by just how much fun this little trip was. It was super pretty and the kayaks were a lot of fun and easy to use.
Jo
December 2020
Memorable experience, kayaking through Docklands and watching the sun set. David and his team were very courteous. Definitely a huge check in my bucket list!
Jerusalem
December 2020
Cam was a great host! he made the experience even more enjoyable. he brought good energy and had interesting facts to tell us along the way.
Charissa
March 2020
It was such a fun and also relaxing experience. I don’t often kayak, so the guides, Dane & Max, did a terrific job at giving us a crash course of KAYAK01 and making us feel like some kind of expert. The bonus part was their little history lessons of the river and the buildings, whenever we would kayak past them . I only wish they shared more of these little stories as it made the kayaking adventure a very unique and educational experience at the same time. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience!!!
It was such a fun and also relaxing experience. I don’t often kayak, so the guides, Dane & Max, did a terrific job at giving us a crash course of KAYAK01 and making us feel like so…

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  • Sun, Mar 21
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $71 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water bottle

Hat and sunglasses