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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour provided by Sea Kayak Australia

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Overview
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.
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pao Vega wrote a review Mar. 2020
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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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Graham Beisly wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Absolutely awesome you'd be crazy to miss it. Very easy, very safe and absolutely spectacular. Great job max
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 3 Mar. 2020
Glad you had a good time. Please come again.
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Jenny g wrote a review Feb. 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 3 Mar. 2020
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a great time on the water. Please come again and bring some friends.
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touringgal wrote a review Jan. 2020
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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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from David W, Manager at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 15 Jan. 2020
Great! Thanks for coming along and I'm glad you had a nice time, it would be great to see you again!!
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June C wrote a review Jan. 2020
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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
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Response from David W, Manager at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 15 Jan. 2020
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!!
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FamilieinOz2007
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great outing and fun with teenagers
My friend suggested to hire some kayaks and go towards the city. 2 women and 2 teenagers really enjoyed this little
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Y9138VIjenniferp
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Yarra river tour
Had a great experience on the Yarra River on a Saturday night in January. Perfect weather for a kayak. Dane and his
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X1814HBstevem
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Safe, unique adventure, well organized
As a couple in our mid 60s we can thoroughly recommend this tour for your itinerary. A fantastic experience if you
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G3814XUjeffs
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A great way to see Melbourne
We spent a beautiful warm Autumn night on the Yarra. It was fascinating to watch the bustle along the banks of the
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Solohuman
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Amazing kayaking
One of my favourite experiences in Melbourne. I would do kayaking again. David was really great he made the trip fe
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Tourist724120
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What a fantastic way to see Melbourne with the family
As a family of five it is not always easy to find an activity everyone enjoys. We all loved this activity. The acti
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Team day exploring the CBD
Great way to see Melbourne from a different view, it was also a great activity to build some team work skills and m
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naderw2013
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Great experience with good company
Spent afternoon kayaking with sea kayak Australia, highly recommended good fun, guys are amazing helpful and will m
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xcinderelliex
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Fantastic tour, thoroughly recommend
My family and I did the twilight river tour down the Yarra river. It was an incredible experience, the kayaking its
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David V
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Tight paddle up the Yarra
Good trip. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very relaxed and enjoyable paddle. The Yarra looks best at night when i
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1962Eduardo
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Great morning paddling the Yarra!
I rented a single kayak for a half day to explore the upper section of the Yarra; the staff was very friendly. Once
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olidolli
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Perfect paddle
Following a very warm welcome from our two friendly guides and a quick and informative introduction to the art of p
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scittlebrow
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Highly Recommended
I rarely write reviews but today I will make an exception for what I thought was a fantastic experience. I took my
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