Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/19/2021 - 2/28/2022Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 09:30 PM 3/1/2022 - 4/4/2022Monday - Sunday:06:00 PM - 08:30 PM 4/5/20.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Richmond Rowing Club, 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour is really 2 tours in one, as you start off in daylight and then you end in the dark. Therefore you see Melbourne at different light stages - before sunset, sunset and then you observe the "Fireballs" at the crown casino after dark.

Take in views of Melbourne's skyline while paddling past restaurants, old ships, the former port area and new port.
This is a unique experience with easy paddling and a slow pace to take in the views.
Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way with talks about the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfall and "Mission for Seamen" head quarters.
There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and a drink.
The tour is 2.5 hours duration.
Twilight sessions (5, 6 or 7pm, depending on light) are available.
Photos emailed after the event.


Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Great overview and orientation of the city

Led by a local guide

Snacks and Beverages included

All necessary equipment included

Know More about this tour

  • This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and/or those who prefer to kayak in water without waves or sea spray.
  • Your Melbourne kayak tour starts in the City center at Boat House drive.
  • Start time for the Day session is 1pm and Twilight sessions is 5 pm (April - September) 6pm (October, November, March) 7pm (December to February).
  • You'll meet your guide, exchange forms, "gear up" with life jackets and then adjust your rudders for your double kayaks.
  • People who come along "solo" will be matched up with another single or the guide will go in the back of the double.
  • You will be then instructed on how to use your paddle.
  • You will then receive a safety briefing before launching off the landing and onto the Yarra river for your journey.
  • You soon get use to the rudder controls and use of paddles. The group then moves as one along the river.
  • Pass by the old Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, the Mission to Seafarers, and take in views of restaurants and bars along the water.
  • Your guide provides narration about the history of the old docks area along the way.
  • Half way long the tour you will stop for a snack and drink plus a stretch.
  • If you select the twilight tour, you will also see views of the sunset and the Crown casino's pyrotechnics display at dusk.
  • You then return back to the start and we send photos of the kayak tour, via email, the next day.


Professional guide


Snacks and drinks

Thermals, spray jacket, and all paddling equipment

Tour photographs (via email)

Your tour conveniently starts and ends at the same point, so no surprises


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

A maximum of 20 people per booking

Minimum age is 12 years (12-15 year old clients years must paddle with an adult)

Not recommended for participants with back or shoulder problems

Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Please go to the rest room before hand.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Sep-2022

    Being a beginner at this and a very confusing start I enjoyed the experience because of the guides. Enjoyed learning about the culture. The hot choccy was yum! Would love to go again! Ps: the views are amazing, thank would recommend everyone to give this a go. It was a safe and wonderful experience.

  • 04-Sep-2022

    It was a great experience and the team is very supportive, hard working and so polite and loving, good going guys keep it up!

  • 02-May-2022

    Our instructor and guide, PJ, was terrific and we enjoyed learning about the early dock area and settlement of Melbourne. Stopping to see the giant Crown Casino fire balls from the water was great fun. Good safety gear is provided and even though it was tricky at first, a beginner can manage this activity. It wasn't overly physical - I wasn't puffing or tired - and the city lights as it turned to evening were a highlight. I'd recommend it as a fun family experience and a different way to see Melbourne.

  • 08-Jan-2022

    Great fun. Great kit. Great trip. Thank you. What an incredible way to see Melbourne, the Yarra River and the twilight.

  • 15-Jan-2021

    Another excellent paddle with Sea Kayak Australia. Both Dave and Cam we wonderful guides, instructions were clear and concise. Paddling along the Yarra taking in the sunset and of course the gas flames out the front of the Casino was amazing. We have done other paddles with the company and will continue to use and recommend, thanks guys for a great evening.

  • 30-Dec-2020

    Such a lovely experience for myself and my partner!!! The views are great, and the tour guides are equally great. David really made sure we had a great time. Would definitely do again! I recommend this experience for literally everyone...

  • 22-Dec-2020

    My wife and I really enjoyed the unique experience of paddling along the yarra through our wonderful city! Cam and Teagan were great tour guides, very friendly and made the experience all the more enjoyable. Thanks for the great evening guys!

  • 09-Dec-2020

    Amazing with a group of mates, didn't had any problems with boats around during the night, perfect time for the crown towers to light the night up

  • 23-Nov-2020

    It was a great experience, the sunset was amazing, the weather was perfect and our guide was super friendly :)

  • 04-Mar-2020

    My family and I came all the way from Mexico. This was the first tour we had in Melbourne. We absolutely loved it, it is worth the time and money. Our tour guides were lovely, could not ask for anything else. They provide you with all the equipment. I would recommend to make sure that if after that you are going somewhere else, you should probably take another pair of jeans and shirt in case you get a bit wet. Also check the weather since it is an outdoor activity.

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