Moonlight Kayak Tour

Gilde along the Yarra River and watch the sun go down over Melbourne's impressive skyline.

Melbourne, Australia
Duration
3 hrs
Start time
Winter : 4:45 pm, Summer : 6:45 pm
Group size
12
Minimum age
10 yrs
Fitness level
Low
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Highlights

  • Discover Melbourne from a unique perspective, by kayak at night
  • Enjoy a special dining experience
  • Glide by numerous iconic Melbourne landmarks with a local guide
  • Soak up the stunning views of Melbourne by night
  • Enjoy the night time atmosphere of Melbourne's bar and restaurant precinct
  • 1 x dinner (Fish n' Chips) + 1 bottle of water 
  • 2.5 to 3 hours of kayaking
  • Includes all paddling accessories and waterproof bags

WHAT TO EXPECT

Kayaking by moonlight is a spectacular way to experience Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective.  Melbourne's Yarra River is an excellent location for new paddlers to experience kayaking for the first time, or for experienced kayakers to enjoy a stunning paddle through Melbourne's scenic waterways.  No kayaking experience is needed to enjoy the tour, our patient guides will be with you every step of the way.  We use a fleet of fibreglass Sea Bear sea kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to operate.


The tour meets just before sunset in Victoria Harbour, part of the modern Docklands precinct 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 the sights in Victoria Harbour before tying up to a dock in a beautiful marina.  The guests stay seated in the boats 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 Melbourne's lively downtown.  Kayaking past the Crown Casino and alongside stylish South bank. We continue past Flinders Street Railway Station and beneath historic Princes Bridge before arriving at the approach to Melbourne's sporting precinct.  Enjoy the sights and sounds from your unique vantage point as the sun goes down and the city comes to life.


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.  What an incredible way to experience Melbourne!

 

Where:
Meet on the wharf, at Shed 2 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. The tour ends at the Parks Victoria landing at the rowing sheds directly across the Yarra from Federation Square. 

 

When:
Bookings are available all year round. We need a minimum of 4 people for the tour to run.

 

What to bring:
A sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. You can wear your normal street clothes but you may want to bring a change of clothes if you are going out afterwards.

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Absolutely. Your guide will give you lots of help and the tour begins with a training component.

There are inherent dangers with water based activities but all steps are taken to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Generally no, you may get a slightly wet midriff or butt if it's very windy or raining. It is still a good idea to bring along a change of clothes if you absolutely have to look your best afterwards! Or at least a change of pants or slacks.

State of the art fiberglass Sea Kayaks which provide a stable platform from which to enjoy the tour and take plenty of snaps along the way. For more info on the craft we use go to http://www.paddlingperfection.co.nz/m_seabear2pack.php

10 yrs and older is recommended for all the tours.

If you occasionally play sport, walk, work out or are somewhat active you will be fine. The paddling is not too strenuous.

Yes

No problem! We will team you up with another paddler or 1 of our guides. We do not use single kayaks.

Regular tours have a maximum of 12 but larger groups can be accommodated.

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this kayaking tour in Melbourne.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive an 85% refund Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.

If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions we will provide 100% refund.

 


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Kayak Melbourne
Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

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