Kayak through Melbourne at Twilight

Melbourne, Australia

Experience hosted by David

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank and the City of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour starts in the city centre, on the Yarra River. After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk you jump on the water. There are a lot of things to see like the former Customs House, turning basin, Historical ships, former waterfall and "Mission for Seamen". This is the centre of Melbourne so there is lots of vibrant activity. Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way.

There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and drink.

View the sun set on the water and then on the way back observe the spectacular pyrotechnic "fire ball" display at Crown Casino after dark.

This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and who like to paddle in comfort without waves or sea spray.

The tour is 2.5 hours duration with 2 hours of paddling time.
Other things to note
Guests should ensure they wear outdoor appropriate clothing, generally shorts and a collared shirt are best, along with hat and sunglasses, a light jumper if cooler day. Thongs, sandals or runners.

If you like adventure then also consider Sea Kayaking Adventure on the Bay. City & beach views.
Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank and the City of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour starts in the city centre, on the Yarra River. After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk you jump on the water. There are a lot of things to see like the former Customs House, turning basin, Historical ships, former waterfall and "Mission for Seamen". This is the centre of Melbourne so ther…

What's included

  • Food
    Drink, fruit and biscuits
  • Equipment
    Paddling rain/wind jacket

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 317 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been kayaking since I was 8 years of age. I love all water sports including sea & white water, slalom, canoe polo, sailing & snorkeling. I have 45 years of kayaking experience and have paddled all around the world including New Zealand, Antarctica and Ireland. I wanted to work for myself and thought why not run a business that I love and understand. I have both sea kayaking and outdoor education qualifications. A degree in Arts (Recreation) and a Masters in Social Policy. I have been recognized 3 years in a row for a high achievement award from Trip Advisor (5 out of 5) and rated 4.9 on Google Reviews. I am a local to Melbourne for the last 55 yrs. I have been operating a kayaking business in Melbourne for the last 18 years.

Our guide team is comprised of myself, Tristan, Cam, Jacqui and Dane.
I have been kayaking since I was 8 years of age. I love all water sports including sea & white water, slalom, canoe polo, sailing & snorkeling. I have 45 years of kayaking experience and have paddled all around the world including New Zealand, Antarctica and Ireland. I wanted to work for myself and thought why not run a business that I love and understand. I have both sea kayaking and outdoor education qualifications. A degree in Arts (Recreation) and a Masters in Social Policy. I have been rec…
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Where you'll be

An amazing opportunity to experience the sights of Melbourne City from a different perspective. Get up close to Bolte bridge with view of the new busy port. Hear the vibrancy of Melbourne as you pass the various restaurants and bars by water. Paddle between skyscrapers, yachts and historic buildings and bridges at dusk, see the colors of the sun setting over Docklands and finally as it begins to get dark, the pyrotechnics at Crown Casino.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 317 reviews.

Rob
April 2021
Fantastic trip with great hosts. Plenty of guidance and support with the kayaks and the little stop with snacks and drinks was a welcome little break. Highly recommended!
Elle
January 2021
I went on this experience with my partner and it was so fun. It was what I expected but as a beginner kayaker it was very enjoyable, the sights were super nice and the group was a good size. David was quick to get us out on the water and start having fun. I would highly recommend this experience and would book again!
I went on this experience with my partner and it was so fun. It was what I expected but as a beginner kayaker it was very enjoyable, the sights were super nice and the group was a…
Riyan
January 2021
Great package. Our instructors were Tegan and Tristan. We loved them so much. This was my first time Kayaking and did struggle at first, but Tegan stayed back and helped me out. For anyone looking for Kayaking, you would love this and you would love the host. Regards Riyan and Pritha
Great package. Our instructors were Tegan and Tristan. We loved them so much. This was my first time Kayaking and did struggle at first, but Tegan stayed back and helped me out. Fo…
Christien
January 2021
We were so pleasantly surprised by just how much fun this little trip was. It was super pretty and the kayaks were a lot of fun and easy to use.
Jo
December 2020
Memorable experience, kayaking through Docklands and watching the sun set. David and his team were very courteous. Definitely a huge check in my bucket list!
Jerusalem
December 2020
Cam was a great host! he made the experience even more enjoyable. he brought good energy and had interesting facts to tell us along the way.

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    Activity advisory

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    Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
    Know your comfort level
    Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Water bottle

    Hat and sunglasses