Water activity

Melbourne: Iconic City Sights Kayak Experience

4.7 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider:Kayak Melbourne
Water activity

Melbourne: Iconic City Sights Kayak Experience

Activity provider:Kayak Melbourne
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From US$ 53.45 per person

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Check out all major iconic sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective. After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, get kitted up and head under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne.

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Duration 105 minutes
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  • Discover the sights and sounds of Melbourne from a kayak on the Yarra River
  • Explore the city from a unique perspective as you paddle with a local guide
  • Paddle right through the centre of the city to Docklands in the west end
Full description
After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, begin this Melbourne kayak tour by heading downriver under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. Continue to glide along the Yarra, past Flinders Station and up to the legendary Polly Woodside Tallship, before entering the Docklands precinct and the beautiful Yarra's Edge Marina. Have a little break, where you can rest whilst your guide fills you in on some local stories. Next, journey onwards on this Melbourne tour back upstream past Crown Casino and the lively South Bank district. Along the way, soak up the views and discover the tales behind these famous Melbourne landmarks. The tour will finish up back at Boathouse Drive. No paddling experience is necessary for kayaking in Melbourne, as the waters are very gentle. Experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, and there to help if you have any concerns.  With a fleet of extremely stable sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.
  • All paddling equipment
  • Waterproof bags
  • Secure Storage for belongings while on water
  • Water - Eco-friendly bottle
  • Sun Hat/Beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothing - Suitable for the weather conditions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • People over 75 years

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Meeting point

Boathouse Drive directly across the Yarra River from Federation Square

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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It was a great experience as I personally like kayaking . However, there was almost no “Tour” in this activity the “tour guide” sometimes talked to a whoever was near him without bothering waiting for the others to come closer so they can hear him, I guess a microphone or headphones would have been a good idea to include everyone in the explanations and discussions while doing such an activity < again, at the end there we're almost no interesting information from what he provided > * The guy was fairly good and helpful :)

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May 28, 2023

I had an amazing time on my tour! Kent was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable about the area, buildings and history of the city, and was also very encouraging during the kayak. He gave useful pointers on how to kayak more efficiently and held a conversation really well! Would definitely recommend this activity to anybody: beginners and experienced kayakers.

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May 28, 2023

The weather on our tour day was great and it was only two of us plus the guide. After a short intro, we embarked (with dry feet) and started the tour. The guide provides some interesting facts about the city, while paddling up the river. The idea of the active tour is awesome, but unfortunately, the river itself is not that scenic.

May 28, 2023

Product ID: 126764