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2.5-Hour Melbourne Sunset Kayak Tour

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The Yarra River, which runs right through the heart of Melbourne, offers some of the best views of the city. On this tour, enjoy a fun alternative to a river cruise and paddle your way through Melbourne on a kayak. Glide around Victoria Harbour, Southbank, and the Docklands; tuck into a fish and chips dinner; and watch the sunset over the glittering city.
  • Enjoy a crowd-free tour of Melbourne and the Yarra River—from a kayak
  • Spot top landmarks and watch the sunset over Melbourne from the water
  • Enjoy a genuine fish and chips dinner served to you right on the water
  • No experience necessary—tour includes full instruction and all equipment
What to Expect
Make your way to the Melbourne marina to meet your guide. After gearing up and having a safety briefing and short practice session, hop aboard your kayak and set out on your evening cruise around the city. Paddle along the Yarra River, past the high-rise buildings of the Docklands, stylish Southbank, and the luxury yachts of Victoria Harbour. Stop along the way to enjoy a special dinner of fish and chips, served to you as you sit in your kayak on the marina and gaze out across the water. Continue upstream, paddling under the Bolte Bridge and pausing to watch the pyrotechnics display at Crown Casino (depending on schedules). Spot city landmarks including the Flinders Street Railway Station and the Princes Bridge on the way to your final stop, the rowing sheds opposite Federation Square—a scenic spot from which to watch the sunset over downtown Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Departure Time
6:45 AM
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of equipment (All paddling accessories, waterproof bags)
  • Fish n Chips
  • Bottle of water
  • Experienced guide
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring: A sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. You can wear your normal clothes but 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
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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I have never been on a city kayak tour did not know what to expect. Our tour guide Kent was helpful and engaging as he provided coaching tips on how to paddle and then gave us a practical safety talk before we entered of the water. Kent put us at ease to help us feel comfortable
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My partner and I loved the tour! It was a highlight of our trip to Melbourne. Very well organized and a lot of fun. A great way to see this gorgeous city.
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We got to see Melbourne from a completely different view and it was stunning. You can see Kent (tour guide) loves his job and makes sure everybody is having a great time. From the sunset under the bolte bridge to city lights hitting the Yarra River it was a magical night.
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Melbourne has been the first destination of our honeymoon in Australia and we thoroughly enjoyed Kayaking. Kent was a very good teacher as well as making us feel welcome and giving the guided tour of Melbourne's sights along the river. We were in a group size of 4. This was the
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I had a really good time with this sunset kayak tour. Wonderful way to see Melbourne from unique perspective. Watching from day to night while kayaking was amazing. It’s my first time for kayak and I really love it. The tour guide is very friendly, informative and helpful.
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By: Kayak Melbourne
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Wasn’t sure what to expect, but was blown away by the experience!
I have never been on a city kayak tour did not know what to expect. Our tour guide Kent was helpful and engaging
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Great Experience Kayak Melbourne
We had a great time with our guide Mark. He is very nice, helpful guide. This is our 1st time with Kayak and Mark
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A Must Do!
As a 63 year old this was so doable (no kayaking experience) & what a great way to see the beautiful city &
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Hard to keep up with instructor
Nice view from the city, but hard to keep up with the tempo of paddling. I would say that you need a high fitness
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Sunset Kayak Tour
My partner and I loved the tour! It was a highlight of our trip to Melbourne. Very well organized and a lot of
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Melbourne, Australia
Great experience and crew
So enjoyed our kayak tour on the Yarra River......... a nice leisurely pace around Docklands before heading past
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Geelong, Australia
Great evening on the water!
We had the best night, really lucky with the weather. Fish and chips in the kayak we great. Amazing views. A nice
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Hawthorn, Australia
Amazing Night
We got to see Melbourne from a completely different view and it was stunning. You can see Kent (tour guide) loves
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Bianca W
Sunset magic
Kent was informative, helpful, and easy going. I had a great time, met some lovely people and learnt a few things
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School group - Moonlight Kayak Experience
Fantastic! Had a wonderful instructor who knew a lot about the area. Was a great experience had by all.
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Amazing experience - highly recommend
Went on the sunset cruise and it was definitely the best way to truly experience Melbourne. Easy kayaking, not
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Cologne, Germany
Great way to see the City!
The tour was great fun, especially due to our motivated guide Matt. I recommend it to anyone visiting Melbourne.
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Nohara K
So good!
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary of marriage at the kayak moonlight tour. It was our first time
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Great paddle
Kent was friendly and knowledgeable. The paddle was enjoyable and peppered with points of interest. I would
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A lot of fun
Went with a friend from Sydney. Great views of the city. Melbourne weather - sunny, windy, raining and sunny
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