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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

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US$ 62.50
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• This tour is really 2 tours in one, as you start off in daylight and then you end in the dark. Therefore you see Melbourne at different light stages - before sunset, sunset and then you observe the "Fireballs" at the crown casino after dark.

Take in views of Melbourne's skyline while paddling past restaurants, old ships, the former port area and new port.
• This is a unique experience with easy paddling and a slow pace to take in the views.
• Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way with talks about the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfall and "Mission for Seamen" head quarters. 
• There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and a drink.
• The tour is 2.5 hours duration.
• Twilight sessions (5, 6 or 7pm, depending on light) are available.
• Photos emailed after the event.
  • 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
Departure Time
7:00 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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calm river perfect for kayak newbie, great sunset scenery. somewhat physically demanding but should be manageable for most ppl, rest time is provided.
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 5 days ago
thanks for your comments.
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Brilliant, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable. A 5-6km kayak should have been difficult for beginners, but it never felt anything like that and a great new look at a different perspective of Melbourne.
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Thanks for coming along on this tour. It was a warm wonderful night. Please come again and bring some friends.
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Loved it! Such a great way to see the city. Good exercise too and perfect for people who have never done kayaking before (like myself). The guides were great and the snacks at the halfway point were very welcomed after all that kayaking! I would definitely recommend this
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Thanks for coming on this tour. It was very pleasant weather and a great group. Please come again.
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I had a friend visiting from the UK who hadn't been to Melbourne before and wanted to book something different for us to do. This tour didn't disappoint. We enjoyed every moment from start to finish. Dane was our tour leader and he made the experience fun whilst also giving
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Thanks for your great review. Dane is an asset and a great guide. Please come again and try one of our day trips to Phillip island or Pt Nepean (Sorrento) or St Kilda half day.
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A fun evening paddle down the river adding a new perspective to the city. Enjoyable, super safe even for beginners. We kayak but still enjoyed the experience a lot.
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Response from David W, Owner at Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Sounds like it was a lovely night out on the water. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and good luck with the future paddling! Enjoy!
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