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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

By Sea Kayak Australia
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
₱3,526.45
per adult
from
₱3,526.45
per adult

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Ages 12-70, max of 20 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

Departure details
  • Richmond Rowing Club, 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Departure: Richmond Rowing Club, Boat House Drive, Melbourne City (opposite Federation Square). In front of the rowing sheds, look for the yellow kayaks on the boat ramp.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24017P1

  • 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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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

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

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 sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour?
Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour price starts from ₱3,528.97. Discover and book Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour cancellation policy?
Melbourne City Twilight 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 Twilight Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour?
Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour is hosted by Sea Kayak Australia. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sea Kayak Australia on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Melbourne City Twilight 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: 24017P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Experience523633
Experience523633
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Fun and engaging course to build sea kayaking skills and confidence.
Did the Learn to Sea Kayak Course, lots of fun and can't wait to put all the things I learnt into practice on futur
P1697XCheleno
P1697XCheleno
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Awesome experience
Great experience with knowledgeable teacher (Danny) and lots of opportunities to practice paddling skills, rescues
graemer470
graemer470
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Very satisfied with my experience, great value for money.
Spent 3 hours with Rohan learning how to operate a kayak. From the beginning I thought his presentation was very
CurlyJo77
CurlyJo77
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Great Scenic Yarra River Kayak
We booked the Yarra River Kayak Hire (Double Kayak / 2 People) for $95. The meeting location is in Hawthorn, wher
robertojperezfranco
robertojperezfranco
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Learning the basics of sea kayaking in one day
The Introduction to Sea Kayaking course by Sea Kayak Australia allowed me to learning the basics of sea kayaking in
Scooter-across-Asia
Scooter-across-Asia
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Wonderful, Unique and Relaxing way to see the Yarra and Melbourne city
Such a fantastic and unique experience. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a different view of the Yarra and Melbou
Ros_Mel2014
Ros_Mel2014
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Great experience!
So glad to have had this experience. As a Melbournian I was surprised how beautiful the Yarra is when on the water
aliyat485
aliyat485
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Amazing Mornington trip
Dave took us on a guided 4hr adventure on the peninsular and it was everything we had hoped for! He was such a deli
Adrimmas
Adrimmas
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Highly recommended.
David was super kindly. All the experience was as we expected. Please if you want to hire a kayak contact him. By
FamilieinOz2007
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
Y9138VIjenniferp
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
X1814HBstevem
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
G3814XUjeffs
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
Solohuman
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
Tourist724120
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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529mle
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Our instructor and guide, PJ, was terrific and we enjoyed learning about the early dock area and settlement of Melbourne. Stopping to see the giant Crown Casino fire balls from the water was great fun. Good safety gear is provided and even though it was tricky at first, a beginner can manage this activity. It wasn't overly physical - I wasn't puffing or tired - and the city lights as it turned to evening were a highlight. I'd recommend it as a fun family experience and a different way to see Melbourne.
Written 2 May 2022
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Jenny g
1 contribution
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
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Wardies4
Wantirna, Australia400 contributions
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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Pao Vega
1 contribution
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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touringgal
US23 contributions
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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Sinead C
2 contributions
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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June C
St. Ives, Australia479 contributions

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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Warwick D
29 contributions
Solo
We had a great day out on the Yarra, paddling down to Bolte bridge and back through the city. It was great fun, and it was wonderful to see the city from this perspective. I have been along the bank of the river many times, but it is just so different from the water. Paddling was easy, and the kayaks are almost bullet-proof.
Nice Thai lunch too.
Written 19 December 2017
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Thanks for your review. The city looks amazing from the water. This is a new tour combining kayaking with Thai lunch on the water's edge. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch and please come along for another adventure.
Written 14 January 2018
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Tinsch M
2 contributions
Sorry to say but I would not recommend this provider. I have done such kayak tours in other destinations and have had a much nicer experience. What to improve: the tour is too expensive for what it is! Faaaar to expensive. It’s actually not a half day tour, it’s just 2,5 hours and also poorly organised. The lunch ist just a sandwich and the drinks is just a cup of water and juice. The guides were kind of grumpy and not really welcoming. Also the I formation they provided were rare. They almost didn’t speak.

150 dollars per person is too much for what you get. 50 dollars would be suitable! Sorry to say 😔
Written 29 January 2018
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Hi Tinsch, I'm sorry you felt you did not get value for your money. You traveled the same distance as all past groups (approx 10 km). This particular tour time was shorter as there was no wind on the day and you were part of a small group (6 people in 3 doubles) who appeared to be capable paddlers. The lunch was a gourmet roll, fruit, biscuits and a drink with extra rolls and fruit also provided. We did not provide tea or coffee as it was such a hot day. Having said all that, I will take all your comments into consideration and have also made the guide aware of your concerns.
Written 13 February 2018
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Helen B
Cape Woolamai, Australia4 contributions
Solo
Lachy & Dane were great, they seemed to have a good feel for everyone’s abilities, and pushed me to my limit, which was a little further than I’d thought I was capable of
I came home feeling VERY tired, but confident with what I'd learnt and proud of myself for what I achieved
I learnt a lot while feeling confident they were always vigilant for our safety, it was such a delight being on the water in a kayak!
I was going to book a Phillip Island tour with another company, but had such a good experience with this course that I've decided to stick with Sea Kayak Australia
Written 21 January 2015
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