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Melbourne City Kayak Tour
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Check out the vibrant streets of Melbourne the unique way – from the water!

  • 2.5-hour kayak tour of Melbourne, from the Yarra River to historic waterways
  • Wind through both old and new areas, with historical commentary on the old docks
  • Smooth paddling even without experience designed for those with little to none
  • Inclusive of all safety equipment as well as photos of your excursion
  • Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card

Enjoy relaxation and excitement rolled into one! Only possible with this cruise of Melbourne’s waterways. Vibrant sounds and gentle music will reach you. Don’t miss this leisurely paddle through the city’s beating heart. You'll learn all about the history of the old port, and see attractions both old and new.

We begin our kayak tour in the city centre, on the Yarra River. Our guides can’t wait to meet you too. First, we’ll get a bit of admin done. Then we’ll fit each of your life jackets (plus spray jackets and thermals if it’s cold). You'll be paired up and the rudder system adjusted for back-person steering. A quick word on safety, then without further ado, we’ll get on the water.

Feeling a gentle breeze on your face, but no waves or sea spray, we’ll set out. And there are lots to see. Some highlights: the former Customs House, historical ships, former waterfall, Mission for Seamen, old warehouses and Bolte Bridge. You’ll enjoy the light music and historical commentary on the old docks area. And the more you know, the more you’ll feel the city grow on you.

There’s a rest stop halfway through the tour. Go on, stretch your legs or have a snack and drink. You’ll then paddle back to the start and disembark at the rowing landing. Walk off into the rest of your day having seen the freshest side to Melbourne!

This experience may be affected by the weather. If the wind forecast is over 20 knots or if there are lightning predictions, then the tour will be rescheduled to another time.

The tour runs for approximately 2.5 hours.

Tours operate every day of the year, subject to demand. Our busiest times include weekends and the hotter months between October - April.

Valid for one person. There is a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 people on the trip.

You'll be required to sign an indemnity form and complete a medical questionnaire prior to participating in the experience. Snacks are included.

You must be at least 14 years of age and have a reasonable level of fitness. You should be confident in and around water and you should be able to swim at least 50m. This experience is not suitable if you have a bad back, broken bones, wrist or shoulder injuries.

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