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Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour
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Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour

By Kayak Melbourne
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 10-75, max of 18 per group
Duration: 1h 45m
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Live guide: English
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  • All Paddling Equipment
  • Kayak Tour Guide
What's not included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Bottled water


Start:
  • Richmond Rowing Club, 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    We meet along the river at Boathouse Drive. Directly across the Yarra River from Federation Square.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59718P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • What to bring: Water - Eco-friendly bottle, Sun hat/Beanie, Sunglasses. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, you may want to bring a change if you are going out afterwards.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
    Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour price starts from ₹ 4,506.06. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour cancellation policy?
    Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
    Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour is hosted by Kayak Melbourne. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kayak Melbourne on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 45m. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59718P2

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    • Kayak Melbourne
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      Joined in December 2008
    • LightPacker779206
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      unique kayaking experience
      Our tour exceeded our expectations. It was such a unique experience to see melbourne from the water after sunset. Our tour guides (daniel and austin) were great! they were so helpful and friendly. this experience definitely can work for varying levels of experience. I recommend this experience!
      Written 29 February 2024
    • ssuhuac2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical experience
      I purchased this as a birthday gift for my friend - we had such a great night! I had no kayak experience before. The instructions were clear and the tour was well-guided. Kayak Melbourne really looked after everyone on water. I felt safe and was able to enjoy myself. The talks about several landmarks and Melbourne's history were a nice touch. Although we were a bit far and behind at some points and missed a few talks. Dinner on the water was such a welcome break from the constant paddling (I got so hungry!). Combining the calming water, sunset, companion, exercise and the spectacular view of Melbourne nightfall, it's a magical experience and is worth every penny. I would recommend this tour and Kayak Melbourne to anyone who's looking for a special thing to do with loved ones in the City.
      Written 25 February 2024
    • patricia m
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous kayak trip on the Yarrow
      Loved this unique way to see Melbourne's main river, many bridges, key landmarks and learn about some of the city's unique history/
      Written 21 February 2024
    • mishiiii
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Epic experience
      Gus and Ben were great in assisting us tour and try out kayaking for the very first time. Instructions were clear. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended!
      Written 2 February 2024
    • Samantha T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Afternoon in the Yarra
      Great outing for the family Lovely afternoon on the Yara Clear and safe instructions We were running a little late and staff were very accommodating and waited for us
      Written 2 February 2024
    • me2021t
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cool times on the Yarra
      I booked last minute, having a few times walked past the tour group as they were starting. It’s super easy to do, they have somewhere to leave things if you have a bag or jacket etc that you need to leave. Greg was super cool and relaxed and had a great attitude to the group - I found that I learned a fair bit about the area’s history as we paddled along. Would recommend and I’m also thinking of going back again if I have time, to other evening or sunset tour
      Written 29 January 2024
    • PolillaFlores
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!
      Was a great experience! I had an appointment at 4th January but Melbourne weather I had to change it 3 times and I neved had a problem. I recomended this amazing experience!
      Written 27 January 2024
    • Curiosity732979
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time!
      Wonderful tour and kayaking experience. Definitely a must try for those who’s never tried kayaking before or even those who have already! Our guide Mitch was excellent! Very friendly, accommodating and helpful! He also did a vert interesting history tour about the water ways in Melbourne. We’ll be back for their moonlight tour next!
      Written 27 January 2024
    • mesipus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset kayaking
      This was an amazing experience. Went with a group of friends. Would highly recommend. Guides were very patient and informative.
      Written 26 January 2024
    • dreweboni6
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Tour was excellent very beautiful scenery and tour guides very knowledgeable and funny, would highly recommend.
      Written 24 January 2024
    • Paradise823827
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lots of fun.
      We had a fantastic time. The guides were very friendly and had lots of information about the area. Dinner on the kayak was yummy. It was a fun way to see Melbourne. Definitely recommended it.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • F166LZmaryt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket list this one.
      Fantastic fun, easy to row, great views, dinner okay, lovely sunset, very interesting guide, learned lots about Docklands.
      Written 17 January 2024
    • BSMI
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Something to do in Melbourne
      Though it gave our family something active to do while in downtown Melbourne, we didn't love our experience. It took more than 30 minutes to get on the water, we kayaked a very short distance but took an hour to do so, the guide didn't have that much information to offer about the sights, and the water was not very appealing to be in (brown b/c of the clay, and there was garbage in it too). I think an evening tour might be better as far as sights go (and harder to see the garbage).
      Written 10 January 2024
    • S0Lucky
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Row, row, row your boat
      Had a fabulous time on the water. Our guide was very knowledgeable (if a little lacking in volume). Dinner was sufficient. Overall, the experience was fantastic and made me happy! :) In fact, all of this (almost) made me forget about the apparent disorganization at the beginning of this experience (hence the loss of 1 star). Do I want to go kayaking again? For shore.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • thisunj2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pleasant Kayaking Experience, Wonderful Tour Guides
      Very pleased with the experience. Two guides very with the group navigating the Yarra River. Also appreciated the guides' history about the Yarra as well.
      Written 8 January 2024
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    Robert P
    Langwarrin, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Wow.... what a beautiful way to see our marvellous city! Ben and Matt are great hosts, knowledgeable, respectful and engaging guys who really make the day one to remember. This tour is well worth the money and I look forward to exploring other city's from the water
    Written 25 March 2023
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    lotteraa
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Couples
    Great morning out on the water and a really different way to see Melbourne. Paul and Rick gave the perfect amount of instructions so that you felt confident in the kayaks. They guys were knowledgeable and made the morning really fun.
    Written 31 December 2021
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    Henry
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Really enjoyed the tour. Very relaxed atmosphere the whole way through. Tour guide was excellent and was in control the whole time without making anything stressful even though we were caught in some winds. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see Melbourne from a different angle
    Written 12 February 2023
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    Ayla F
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    It was a really nice experience and the guides were very friendly.

    Only issue was is that half of the group were ahead, and there was us and one other couple who were behind; instead of the guide encouraging to go further with the groups ahead of us, we stopped just a bit more than half way and were told to turn back. Found that unfair as we paid the same amount as all other couples, yet didnt get to do the same distance - not because we had an issue with the kayak but because the other couple were slowing us down a bit. We returned back and had to wait about 15 mins for the other couples to arrive back.
    Just a tip for future - if the guides could make sure the groups all do the same distance that were paid for.
    Overall still a really nice experience to see Melb from the river point of view.
    Written 5 July 2022
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    Candace B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Had a great time with my friend kayaking, they boats had steering which was nice and easy. It was good that our personal belongings were locked up safely while we were out and offered a good briefing. We did go during a Saturday morning which was prime time for Junior rowers so was a slightly delayed going out. Wish there as more info about the river and Melbourne, but we did get info about the city and buildings. Overall would recommend this tour as its great way of seeing Melbourne.
    Written 20 March 2023
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    JoAnne W
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Tour guides friendly and capable. Two-person kayaks in a large group that moved at the pace of the slowest person. What I really needed was four one-person kayaks for a couple hours....no need for baggage or guides or 2 people per boat.
    Written 21 February 2022
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    bkenworthy
    Perth, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023
    A unique way to explore Melbourne. Coming from Perth I had to check out the River Melbourne City is built on. Melbourne Kayaks were a fun alternative to see some more of the sights while getting some exercise in. We had a beautiful spring afternoon and the water was still with a fantastic sunset. Watching the buildings light up as it darkened was delightful. The tour guide had some interesting Melbourne trivia as we paddled around. Fish and chips on the water at sunset was lovely, later moving on down toward Crown casino. Highly recommend.
    Written 24 October 2023
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    Alex L
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    Decided to tag along with a friend as he really wanted to do this, I'm so glad I did! Was actually quite fun, got a unique tour of the city with lots of interesting history of the Yarra River. Austin the instructor clearly explained everything you needed to know before we got into the boat, (two people to one kayak) and there was another instructor on hand in case anyone fell behind or ran into difficulties with the boat. They also had spf to ensure you didn't burn! Overall it was a chilled out, fun activity and they guys made me feel safe.
    Written 1 March 2024
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    Mazza S
    Toronto, Canada82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my best trips ever. Small group, Adam a very good and informative guide. For just under 2 hours we kayaked the Yarra Rover through Central Melbourne to the dock lands, and back again. All the time with interesting facts from Adam about the city and buildings around us. Amazing to view the city from the water. Great value tour, highly recommended
    Written 7 February 2024
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    OzLaurie
    Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Family
    Brilliant couple of hours on the river. Good equipment, good equipment and good pace for young ‘uns. Got to thank the guest who co-kayaked with my, very talkative, 11 yr old. The weather did a typical Melbourne but still great fun.
    Written 31 October 2021
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