This tour is a spectacular way to experience the sights of Melbourne from a unique water level perspective. The tour meets just before sunset in Victoria Harbour, Docklands, in the west end of the city. After a short safety briefing and paddling technique session on land we set off for an exploration of Victoria Harbour before tying up to a dock in a beautiful marina. The guests stay seated in the kayaks and are served fish n chips for a very special “on-the-water” dining experience. After our meal we continue our tour upstream, under the Bolte Bridge and through to downtown Melbourne. You get amazing views of the skyline as the sun sets. We kayak past the Crown Casino and alongside Southbank, and time the tour to coincide with the dramatic “fire-ball” display. Our tour ends at the boat landing area at the Rowing Sheds, right in the heart of Melbourne, and directly across the river from Federation Square.
After spending a long stint as a professional in the corporate world I've followed my life long kayaking passion and currently own and operate Kayak Melbourne. For the past 8 years I've been running kayak tours and welcome visitors and locals on stunning tours throughout Melbourne's waterways. My tours are fully licensed and insured and I am highly experienced in ensuring guests have fun / safe experiences. Each tour starts with a briefing and kayak lesson and I will proivde kayaking tips along the way as well as insteresting insights and anecdotes about the city sights.
Fish n Chips (vegetarian option available)
All equipment needed for kayaking, paddles, life jackets, dry bags
We will start the tour in Victoria Harbour, Docklands just before sunset. We'll have a exploration of the Docklands area and get amazing views of the Bolte Bridge and the Melbourne skyline at dusk. As it gets dark we'll be paddling up the Yarra River, through the South Wharf and then South Bank precinct to check out the fire show at the Crown Casino. Then finish the tour at Boathouse Drive across from Federation Square.
There is a zip pocket in the front of the life jacket that is suitable for a phone or other small items you may want to have access to. Otherwise we provide dry bags larger items.