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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour provided by Sea Kayak Australia

Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
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About
Experience Melbourne and the Yarra River from a unique perspective: in a kayak. On this twilight tour, paddle to the heart of the city and see landmarks such as Turning Basin, the Melbourne Maritime Museum, and Crown Casino. Or paddle upstream to check out the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Herring Island. This guided tour, suitable for all experience levels, includes all equipment and light refreshments.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore Melbourne and the Yarra River in a fun kayak—no crowds or traffic
  • Paddle past landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino
  • Learn about Melbourne history and the landmarks you see along the way
  • Tour includes all equipment as well as light refreshments after the tour
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in central Melbourne, on the south side of the Yarra River. After getting outfitted with your kayak, paddles, and life vest, set out on your kayak adventure. During your relaxing journey—this trip is perfect for beginners and those who want to enjoy an easy paddle without waves—pass famous landmarks such as the Old Customs House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Crown Casino as well as a number of historical ships. Your guide provides informative commentary about the history of the city and its nautical past as you go. If you select the twilight tour, get spectacular waterfront views of a Crown Casino pyrotechnics display. Afterwards, head back to your departure point, where you enjoy snacks and light refreshments before ending your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Melbourne and the Yarra River in a fun kayak—no crowds or traffic
  • Paddle past landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino
  • Learn about Melbourne history and the landmarks you see along the way
  • Tour includes all equipment as well as light refreshments after the tour
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in central Melbourne, on the south side of the Yarra River. After getting outfitted with your kayak, paddles, and life vest, set out on your kayak adventure. During your relaxing journey—this trip is perfect for beginners and those who want to enjoy an easy paddle without waves—pass famous landmarks such as the Old Customs House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Crown Casino as well as a number of historical ships. Your guide provides informative commentary about the history of the city and its nautical past as you go. If you select the twilight tour, get spectacular waterfront views of a Crown Casino pyrotechnics display. Afterwards, head back to your departure point, where you enjoy snacks and light refreshments before ending your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24017P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Commentary
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Thermals, spray jacket, and all paddling equipment
  • Tour photographs (via email)
  • Your tour conveniently starts and ends at the same point, so no surprises
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Meet at 7 Boat house drive, beside Richmond Rowing Club. Tours start at 5pm from 1 August to 5 October and 1 April to 30 May. Tours start 6 pm from 6 October to 12 November and 1 March to 29th March. Tour Starts 7pm from 13 November to 30 February.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years (12-15 year old clients years must paddle with an adult)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or shoulder problems
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Commentary
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Thermals, spray jacket, and all paddling equipment
  • Tour photographs (via email)
  • Your tour conveniently starts and ends at the same point, so no surprises
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Meet at 7 Boat house drive, beside Richmond Rowing Club. Tours start at 5pm from 1 August to 5 October and 1 April to 30 May. Tours start 6 pm from 6 October to 12 November and 1 March to 29th March. Tour Starts 7pm from 13 November to 30 February.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years (12-15 year old clients years must paddle with an adult)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or shoulder problems
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 19 Jun. 2020
A note from Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Please go to the rest room before hand.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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Wardies4
Wantirna, Australia396 contributions
Seeing Melbourne at its best
Jan. 2021
Another excellent paddle with Sea Kayak Australia. Both Dave and Cam we wonderful guides, instructions were clear and concise. Paddling along the Yarra taking in the sunset and of course the gas flames out the front of the Casino was amazing. We have done other paddles with the company and will continue to use and recommend, thanks guys for a great evening.
Written 15 January 2021
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David W
Glad you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! SKA Team
Written 16 January 2021
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Sinead C
2 contributions
Such a sick experience!!!!
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Such a lovely experience for myself and my partner!!! The views are great, and the tour guides are equally great. David really made sure we had a great time. Would definitely do again! I recommend this experience for literally everyone...
Written 30 December 2020
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David W
Cheers guys it was a great night. Thanks for coming along.
Written 31 December 2020
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Sam M
1 contribution
Great Experience!
Dec. 2020 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed the unique experience of paddling along the yarra through our wonderful city!
Cam and Teagan were great tour guides, very friendly and made the experience all the more enjoyable.
Thanks for the great evening guys!
Written 22 December 2020
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King U
2 contributions
Beautiful
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Amazing with a group of mates, didn't had any problems with boats around during the night, perfect time for the crown towers to light the night up
Written 9 December 2020
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David W
Cheers guys. Great night. Please come back again and bring some friends.
Written 11 December 2020
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Izabella P
2 contributions
It was great!
Nov. 2020
It was a great experience, the sunset was amazing, the weather was perfect and our guide was super friendly :)
Written 23 November 2020
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David W
Cheers guys. Glad you had a good time. Please come back again and bring some friends.
Written 24 November 2020
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Pao Vega
1 contribution
Best tour
Mar. 2020 • Family
My family and I came all the way from Mexico. This was the first tour we had in Melbourne. We absolutely loved it, it is worth the time and money. Our tour guides were lovely, could not ask for anything else. They provide you with all the equipment. I would recommend to make sure that if after that you are going somewhere else, you should probably take another pair of jeans and shirt in case you get a bit wet. Also check the weather since it is an outdoor activity.
Written 4 March 2020
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Graham Beisly
1 contribution
Mr
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Absolutely awesome you'd be crazy to miss it.
Very easy, very safe and absolutely spectacular.
Great job max
Written 1 March 2020
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David W
Glad you had a good time. Please come again.
Written 4 March 2020
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Jenny g
1 contribution
Twighlight Kayak on the Yarra River
Feb. 2020 • Friends
We had perfect weather and a great guide! Tristan made it really easy for us newbies to kayaking. The double canoes are stable on the water and the quick lesson at the beginning of the trip and the smooth entry into the river was slick. Tristan was a wonderful guide. He was friendly, patient, kind and informative. I highly recommend this activity and would do it again during our next trip to beautiful Melbourne.
Written 16 February 2020
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David W
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a great time on the water. Please come again and bring some friends.
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

touringgal
US20 contributions
Kayaking fun along the beautiful Melbourne riverfront
Jan. 2020
We had a terrific kayaking experience with David’s team just after New Year’s. Tristan, our guide, was super competent, friendly, and very knowledgeable about our activity and the area we explored. The Yarra is super for kayaking, and the Melbourne riverfront is impressive and beautiful. It was really something when the daylight got low and all the lights came up. We really enjoyed the yummy snacks too. Overall a very enjoyable experience. We hope to see you on the river again soon!
Written 15 January 2020
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David W
Great! Thanks for coming along and I'm glad you had a nice time, it would be great to see you again!!
Written 17 January 2020
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June C
St. Ives, Australia447 contributions
Hard but beautiful

Despite the pollution, the city was beautiful at night. I loved canoeing, even as a complete beginner. The two guides were friendly, organised and kind.

The pace was hard for my daughter and I, as most other boats had a strong guy in it. We lagged behind and had to be towed for a while. I would have preferred a slower more mindful experience with more photo opportunities, but that is just personal preference.

BYO.. insect repellent
Written 14 January 2020
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David W
It was a great effort by you guys among a speedy group! Thanks for joining us and leaving a kind review, enjoy your Melbourne trip!!
Written 17 January 2020
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