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Hobart Kayak Tour

  • 2.5-hour or full-day guided kayak tour, from Hobart
  • Choose from a shorter tour that leaves from the city center or longer tours outside of Hobart
  • Paddle along the waterfront and learn about the history of this bustling harbor town on the city kayak tour
Hobart Kayak Tour
From $66.19
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10am Hobart Kayak TourMost Popular
2.5 hour Hobart kayak tour. Departs at 10am daily, year round
4pm Hobart Kayak Tour
2.5 hour hobart kayak tour. Departs at 4pm daily, from November to March
Tasman Peninsula Kayak Tour
10 hour Tasman Peninsula kayak tour. Includes lunch. Departs at 8am on Monday and Friday from November to April
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Explore Hobart from the water on a kayak tour with an experienced guide. You have three options to choose from when booking: a 2.5-hour tour from central Hobart, a 7-hour tour past cliffs, caves and beaches or a 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour. You’ll either admire Hobart’s bustling waterfront along the River Derwent, or take in the scenic wilderness outside the city on one of the full-day adventures. Learn paddling techniques from your guide, who also provides narration about the city and surrounding region.
What to Expect
When booking, select the Hobart kayak tour that matches your interests and how much time you want to be on the water.

For a short experience in central Hobart, select the 2.5-hour city tour, which takes you along the Derwent Estuary, providing unique views of city landmarks and attractions like Battery Point. Take the 7-hour cliffs, caves and beaches tour for a beautiful experience among rugged cliffs, sea caves, sandy shores and other coastal scenery. Or, for the longest time on the water, choose the 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour, which gives you the chance to spot wildlife like wildlife fur seals, dolphins, sea eagles and penguins; this tour requires a good level of fitness.

Each tour includes use of equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket and spray jacket) and instruction from your guide. Read the Itinerary section for more details about the three different options.
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1 - 5 of 253 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2018
A highlight of my Tassie holiday

You will not go wrong with this tour and company, excellent in every respect. Wonderful way to see Hobart from a different perspective. Loved it, thanks Will and Roaring 40's. Benny.

Thank Benny G
Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thanks so much for this wonderful review Benny. Fantastic to hear you had such a great time - we agree it is a great way to see Hobart from a different perspective. Cheers

Reviewed April 14, 2018

Fantastic tour - Guide (Kat) very informative, an amazing view of the city from the water. Jagged a day that a submarine was in at the dock and an ice breaker, so we were able to get up close. Totally unexpected that we saw 2...More

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Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

What a treat - submarine and seals. While we do occasionally see seals in our harbour, it is a pretty special day when there is a submarine as well. We loved having you along and hope to see you kayaking with us again soon. Cheers...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018

We did the Tasman Peninsula Kayak tour. Our guides were incredible and had good knowledge about the area. My friend I got seasick once we exited the bay and moved out more into the open ocean where there is sea swell. Our guides were very...More

Thank nic0le1616
Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Sorry that both you and your friend got a little seasick in the swell, but wonderful to hear that you were looked after well and you still got to enjoy those magnificent views and, most importantly, lunch! Hope...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile
Great tour

The tour was good, great guides that were very informative and helped you with what ever you needed. The tour included fish and chips for lunch delivered straight to our kayaks. Enjoyed lunch from the comfort of our kayaks before heading back to the starting...More

Thank ch3atday
Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thanks so much for this review. It is wonderful to hear you had a great time on the water around the Hobart waterfront. Cheers for us all at Roaring 40s Kayaking

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile
Best experience in Hobart!

A wonderful way to see the city from a different view. A way to be intimate with Hobart, floating on her waters, filled with history. Our guide was soo great!! He shared the history and was more of a friend than an instructor or guide....More

1  Thank Tamra L
Jenny G, Owner at Roaring 40s Kayaking - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Fantastic you felt you were out for a morning paddle with friends. That is what we feel too! Thanks for this wonderful review and hope to see you again one day. Cheers

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