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Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour
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Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour

By Kayak Melbourne
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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$55.45
per adult
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$55.45
per adult

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Ages 10-75, max of 18 per group
Duration: 1h 45m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • All Paddling Equipment
  • Kayak Tour Guide
What's not included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Bottled water


Departure details
  • Richmond Rowing Club, 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia We meet along the river at Boathouse Drive. Directly across the Yarra River from Federation Square.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59718P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring: Water - Eco-friendly bottle, Sun hat/Beanie, Sunglasses. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, 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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • 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 18 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour price starts from $55.82. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour cancellation policy?
Melbourne City Sights 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 Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour is hosted by Kayak Melbourne. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kayak Melbourne on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 45m. Discover and book Melbourne City Sights 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: 59718P2

About the operator

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

Afletch7077
Afletch7077
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Sunset trip
Great trip. We’ll organised, good kayaks, good fun. Guides were spot on. Enough said but need 100 words for a revi
julian212019
julian212019
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Best experience in Melbourne
Amazing experience, amazing tour, amazing people. first time on the kayak and it was simply incredible, we ate on t
DFS1401
DFS1401
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Awesome experience
An amazing experience. The instructors Hayden and Ben were great and helped you with anything you needed. Hayden wa
Cheeky_monkey12345
Cheeky_monkey12345
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Great activity loved it
Really enjoyed seeing Melbourne from a different perspective. Love Melbourne architecture. Tour was great as were t
PPinnie
PPinnie
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Nice and relaxing day
Good way to learn and see Melbourne in different view. Team that led the day is friendly and supportive.
ChildsTribe
ChildsTribe
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Great way to explore the river
Absolutely fabulous evening kayaking with a dinner stop (fish and chips and other options) on the Yarra River. We t
daniL8876FZ
daniL8876FZ
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Amazing experience!
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Enjoyed learning about the Yarra river, history & monuments. Loved seeing the Cr
teresaM8333RB
teresaM8333RB
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Awesome idea for a date night
My hubby and I had a great evening, we decided to try kayaking for a date night. It was so much fun, we learnt some
ar0614
ar0614
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Loved this paddle!
Great way to see the city. Guides were informative and beautiful to see everything as the light changes. Fish and c
Brenda B
Brenda B
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A nite on the Yarra
We had a glorious nite, calm waters, clear skies and warm. The tour ws brilliant from providing the basic traninin
arna891
arna891
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Great experience and guides
This was a really fun experience, the two guides were lovely, and the kayaking was surprisingly easy. Would happil
wowmomof2
wowmomof2
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Great Tour!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this kayak tour and recommend doing this when in Melbourne. It was beautiful
J5873PUadele
J5873PUadele
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Varied adventure
Despite passing weather and some changes in plans we had a really enjoyable cruise around Victoria Harbour and down
kbloss74
kbloss74
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See the sights from a different angle
What great fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening tour - it's not every day you get to see the lights of Melbourne
Vicki C
Vicki C
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A different and fun way to see Melbourne
We kayaked on a 36C day and it was good fun! I lived in Melbourne for years but had never kayaked the Yarra. Don't
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Henry
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Really enjoyed the tour. Very relaxed atmosphere the whole way through. Tour guide was excellent and was in control the whole time without making anything stressful even though we were caught in some winds. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see Melbourne from a different angle
Written February 12, 2023
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MarkW
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
This was an absolute highlight. We were only in Melbourne for a longish weekend and we had a great time on the Sunday morning. Our guide Paul was excellent. Started with very clear instructions with great tips on effective paddling. My wife never paddles and thanks to him she developed great technique right from the start and had a great time and she’s not at all the sporting type! The kayaks were honestly the best kayaks I have ever been in. Very comfortable and easy to control with the foot pedals. Great back support as well, using brilliant foot rests.

Full thanks to Paul for a great time. I should especially thank him for checking the personal flotation device afterwards and finding the unit keys and sending it back to the owner on his own initiative.

Will fly to Melbourne and next time try the night tour which also includes delicious fish and chips on the way.
Written January 24, 2022
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lotteraa
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Great morning out on the water and a really different way to see Melbourne. Paul and Rick gave the perfect amount of instructions so that you felt confident in the kayaks. They guys were knowledgeable and made the morning really fun.
Written December 31, 2021
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Michele W
6 contributions
Feb 2020
Thanks to our tour guide our experience of Kayaking down the Yarra River in beautiful Melbourne was fun and really interesting. We felt safe and stable in our Sea Kayaks and viewing the city from water level was stunning...A great experience.
Written February 11, 2020
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Ayla F
3 contributions
Jul 2022
It was a really nice experience and the guides were very friendly.

Only issue was is that half of the group were ahead, and there was us and one other couple who were behind; instead of the guide encouraging to go further with the groups ahead of us, we stopped just a bit more than half way and were told to turn back. Found that unfair as we paid the same amount as all other couples, yet didnt get to do the same distance - not because we had an issue with the kayak but because the other couple were slowing us down a bit. We returned back and had to wait about 15 mins for the other couples to arrive back.
Just a tip for future - if the guides could make sure the groups all do the same distance that were paid for.
Overall still a really nice experience to see Melb from the river point of view.
Written July 5, 2022
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JoAnne W
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Tour guides friendly and capable. Two-person kayaks in a large group that moved at the pace of the slowest person. What I really needed was four one-person kayaks for a couple hours....no need for baggage or guides or 2 people per boat.
Written February 21, 2022
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OzLaurie
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Brilliant couple of hours on the river. Good equipment, good equipment and good pace for young ‘uns. Got to thank the guest who co-kayaked with my, very talkative, 11 yr old. The weather did a typical Melbourne but still great fun.
Written October 31, 2021
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Kathy P
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Excellent. Highly reccomend. Very professional, well organised and very enjoyable. Perfect experience for local Melbournians. Our guide Paul was friendly, helpful and the group at ease as no prior experience is necessary.
Written January 30, 2022
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Plum2007
Croydon, Australia123 contributions
Feb 2022
A great way to spend a sunny Saturday Afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayak experience and it was great to see Melbourne from a different perspective. the kayak guides were really friendly and knowledgeable and made the river trip very worthwhile. It is a bit harder work than you might think so be prepared for aching shoulders the next day. Overall an excellent outdoor Melbourne experience. Highly recommend this trip to locals and visitors alike.
Written February 20, 2022
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Miriam C
2 contributions
Jan 2020
A really special experience to see the city from a new angle! The tour leaders were friendly and helpful and made everyone feel at ease. The kayaks were very easy to paddle as they have a rudder. I did feel a little strange at the prospect of eating with my hands having been splashed by the Yarra but the tour leaders had antibac and that was fine. The tour isn't overly informative and wouldn't work if it was, as we get spread from each other and it'd be hard to hear - instead it's a fun, contemplative new perspective on Melbourne with key buildings pointed out and space for a few fun facts and stories and chats. Really enjoyable, really glad I did it, hope I will do it again some day!
Written January 23, 2020
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2023 Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour (w/Photos)