Get up and close to ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of Southbank and the city of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour starts in the city centre on the Yarra River.
After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, it's time to jump on the water. There are a lot of things to see like the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfall and mission for seafarers. This is the centre of Melbourne so there is lots of vibrant activity. Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way. There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and drink.
This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and who like to paddle in comfort without waves or sea spray.
The tour is two and half hours duration with two hours of paddling time.
Group discount for ten or more people.
Discounted pricing for children 12 to 15 years old is $80 (must be in a double kayak with an adult).
Explore the beautiful protected southern waters of Port Phillip Bay. The waters are clear and azure and full of marine life.
Participants start just before Sorrento township and firstly gear up, adjust rudders and listen to a safety talk before jumping on the water.
You then kayak past historic seaside towns of Sorrento and Portsea with rich maritime and early settlement history. Participants can observe historical mansions along the cliff tops with their outdoor swimming enclosures below.
Point Nepean National Park and the dolphin sanctuary are next. Bottlenose and common dolphins frequent this area so it's an amazing feeling when dophins appear beside your sea kayak. You may also see sea eagles, pelicans, pacific gulls and cormorants.
The lunch stop is on the beach at Point Nepean Park, beside the fascinating former quarantine station. Lunch is gourmet rolls, hot and cold drinks, fruit and biscuits. There is time to have a look around the former quarantine station while taking in amazing views of the heads and Queenscliff.
Sea Kayak Australia is offering an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course. It is great for first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction.
The aim of this class is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for safe and enjoyable paddling.
You will learn how to use kayak equipment, what to wear and how to maneuvering your kayak. Basic skills such as maneuvering your kayak forward, reverse it, move side ways, turning and steering.
Then learn more techniques throughout the day, from low support, sculling and edging to wet-exits, capsize recovery, rescuing others and towing.
Sea kayaking essential theory is also taught as the course is conducted such as tides, weather, navigation, group management, safety and trip planning.
This course supplies you with a Kayak, paddling gear and course notes.
Half day free hire included after the course on the Yarra River in Abbotsford.
The course is conducted over one day.
Contact Sea Kayak Australia for more details.
Located at the eastern end of Phillip Island is Cleeland Bight which offers sheltered conditions and amazing views.
After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, you jump on the water.
The first section of the sea kayak tour is along a sandy bay where you get great views of San Remo and Kilcunda and practise your sea kayaking skills. You then sea kayak towards Cape Woolamai past huge granite cliffs (reminiscent of Wilson’s Promontory’s landscape) and paddle into or past sea caves.
Beginners and experienced paddlers will find this area a real adventure. Sea life abounds with seals, penguins, sea eagles and the occasional pod of dolphins.
The lunch spot is on the return paddle on a sandy beach surrounded by granite rocks. Gourmet rolls, hot and cold drinks, fruit and biscuits provided.
You then kayak back to the start.
Kayak Hire in Melbourne is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford (Three kilometres from Melbourne CBD). Located close to public transport via bus or train.
Kayak hire is available all year round. A kayak trolley is provided to transport your kayak down to the river. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours. Ask about the sights and places to stop for lunch when kayaking on the water.
Choose from a wide range of single and double kayaks and equipment.
Kayak hire on the Yarra River in Abbotsford can be for half day (three hours) or full day (three to eight hours).
The views are amazing and the trip is very relaxing. You would never imagine you were in a city!
Pickups can be organized downstream (one way trip).
To hire kayaks please ring before hand to avoid disappointment as we may have already hired out all kayaks out.
If you are taking kayaks away for an extended trip, please organize this at least three days before hand. Issues like appropriate roof racks or trailer hire needs to be discussed.
St Kilda beach is the hub of Melbourne in spring and summer, so there is always a lot to see and experience.
After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, you jump on the water. The adventure begins with a paddle towards the St Kilda Pier and kiosk. This area is protected by a break water so there is lots of time to get used to your double kayak and develop your paddling skills. See penguins along the break water, people fishing and kite boards.
The group then ventures out beyond the break water and experiences small swell as they make their way up towards Port Melbourne. You get great views of Melbourne City, Williamstown and Port Melbourne as you paddle along.
Half way through the tour you stop at Middle Park for lunch. Gourmet rolls and a drink are provided on the beach. There is a chance to socialize with your fellow paddlers.
The group then paddles back to the start.
This tour is a sampler of what sea kayaking is like with out getting too tired and still having fun.
This is a 3.5 hour tour with 2.5 hours of paddling time.
This Sea Kayak Australia Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory tour is for people who want to get away from it all.
The kayaking begins at Port Welshpool with a three to four hour paddle across Corner Inlet to Tin Mine Cove. You will set up camp in this remote and beautiful part of Corner Inlet. There is a creek for drinking water and great snorkelling off the beach.
The second day of your Wilsons Promontory Kayaking adventure will be spent exploring the area around Tin Mine Cove visiting islands and bushwalking.
As you paddle around the local coves you will want to keep an eye out for local dolphins and seals as well as sea eagles. Beautiful pink, granite rocks separate these coves so bring your snorkeling gear on this trip so you can view the abundant marine life that inhabits this marine park.
This is one of the most scenically spectacular areas in Australia and is so beautiful that you will not want to leave.
Day three you break camp and head back across Corner Inlet for the return journey. Tour includes single or double kayak, dry bags, jackets, thermal plus all camping gear except sleeping bag.
Get up and close to yachts, ferries and ships while taking in views of Southbank and the city of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour starts in the city centre, on the Yarra River, where you paddle into the city hub past the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfalls and 'Mission for Seafarers'.
View people in restaurants and bars eating and drinking. Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way. The twilight tour includes the Crown Casino pyrotechnics display at dusk.
Paddling at twilight is a great way to unwind after work or other commitments. This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and who like to paddle in comfort without waves or sea spray. The tour is two and a half hours duration with two hours of paddling time.
Snacks and refreshments included. Group discount for ten or more people. Discounted pricing for children 12-15 years old is $80, must be in a double kayak with an adult.
The East Coast of Wilsons Promontory has secluded coves that are so beautiful you will not want to leave.
Beautiful pink granite rocks separate these coves. Bring your snorkeling gear for the abundant marine life including dolphins, seals, sea eagles, cormorants and Cape Baron geese may also be seen on this journey. This is one of the most visually spectacular areas in Australia.
This is a unique, once in a life time tour. Camping options are at Cattleman's Hut, Johnnie Souey Cove, Refuge Cove and Waterloo Bay. So there is plenty of time to explore and relax, a boat will pick you up at Waterloo Bay or Refuge Cove and take you back to the start. The boat pick up is great as it takes all the pain out of having to paddle back to the start.
Each day comprises of approximately 10 k of sea kayaking, except day five and six where there will be time to walk, swim, snorkel and relax.
Camping will be in tents and it is recommended that clients come on at least 1 sea kayaking day tour we offer to test their abilities.