Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes kayak tours, kayak courses and kayak hire around Victoria.
Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous and environmentally interactive as you get to see dolphins, seals and eagles at close quarters in a tranquil setting. It is a great way to see the countryside and experience something new.
Kayak hire is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford and 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.
All kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch. Sea kayak tours are a great idea for birthday parties, corporate events and schools excursions.
Half day tours are located in Melbourne City, St Kilda beach and Williamstown. Full day sea kayak tours are five hours duration (three-four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island.
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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 seamen. 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 $76.00 (must be in a double kayak with an adult).Public Toilet Public Toilet
From $1200 to $1350
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. Each day comprises of approximately 10 kilometres of kayaking, except day five and six where there will be time to walk, swim, snorkel and relax.Carpark Public Toilet
From $134 to $149
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.
Then return to start with a break along the way near Point King to take in a view.Carpark Public Toilet
From $260 to $300
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 such as tides, weather, navigation, group management, safety and trip planning.
This course supplies you with a Kayak, paddling gear and course notes.
The course is conducted over two days.
Contact Sea Kayak Australia for more details.Carpark Public Toilet
From $134 to $149
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.Carpark Public Toilet
From $89 to $99
Sea Kayak Australia tour options include paddling under the West Gate Bridge, paddling over the channel to Sandridge Beach or paddle along the protected waters of Williamstown foreshore.
Williamstown is a vibrant seaside town steeped in history. Observe cargo ships, paddle amongst yachts and jetties while ferries and sea planes hustle in and out of this port.
Get a taste for what sea kayaking is all about without travelling to far out of town. Historical commentary is provided as the tour progresses.
This tour includes lunch of fish and chips and a drink on the waters edge.Carpark Public Toilet
From $89 to $99
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 Saint 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 kiteboards.
The group then ventures out beyong 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 socialise 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.Carpark Public Toilet
From $465 to $510
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.Carpark Public Toilet
From $78 to $85
Get up and close to yachts, ferries and ships while taking in views of South Bank 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 Seamen’.
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 child 12-15 years old is $76, must be in a double kayak with an adult.
From $89 to $99
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. After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders and a safety talk, you jump on the water.
You then pass past many historical features along the banks of the yarra River. Including the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships like the Pollywoodside, former waterfall and “Mission for Seamen”.
Historical commentary of the old dock areas is provided along the way.
Half way through the tour the group stops for a delicious Thai lunch and drink on the waters edge. The group then returns back to the start.
This is one of the premier experiences of people wanting to explore Melbourne. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
This tour is designed for people with little kayaking experience and who like a unique experience of kayaking then having lunch on the waters edge.
The tour is three hours duration with two hours of paddling time.
Group discount for 10 or more people.Public Toilet
From $30 to $60
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).
Pickups can be organised downstream.
To hire kayaks please ring before hand to avoid disappointment as we may be out on a kayak tour or have hired out all kayaks already.
If you are taking kayaks away for an extended trip, please organise this at least three days before hand. Issues like appropriate roof racks or trailer hire needs to be discussed.
Please ensure that you read and understand the terms and conditions before hiring.Carpark Public Toilet