Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Melbourne Kayak Tours. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I went out on a perfect afternoon and had a really great time. Great views, lovely group and an awesome guide! Definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me, obviously very different to the typical city tours you'd otherwise go on.
Tour guide was excellent! Very chilled and relaxed experience especially for those such as myself that have absolutely no experience in kayaking. You get plenty for your money and some excellent views of the city.
The tour was lovely, my girlfriend and I enjoyed it so much and the instructors were great!
Bit tricky to find the place but once we got there it was good. Had fun
A really cool experience on the Yarra River at night. The fish and chips dinner was great. The kayak ride was a lot of fun and a relaxing experience. Thanks again, highly recommended!
This was a great time! Our guide was super nice. We even had an Australian Olympic ski team member on our tour. Really fun and night time views are amazing. A little difficult to find the wharf shed if you are not familiar with Melbourne.
Absolutely brilliant. Thanks Kent for a very enjoyable evening. We stopped along the way for fish and chips and then off we go again down the Yarra. At 8pm we were in our kayaks along side the casino watching the fireworks. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone. You don't need to be super fit to do this as you just go at your own pace. Kent gives you a lesson first on how to kayak and will always make sure you are ok along the way. We started in late afternoon and as you kayak down the Yarra you see the lights of Melbourne come on.
Fantastic way to see the City! I booked the night tour...lovely vista at sunset behind the bridge. They were heli-filming overhead... and the Crown had a wild fire display. Several kids in our group... start off paddling and steering through the Harbour...tied up for fish and chips... then down the Harrah River we went. Passed under many bridges and end up two hours later in the dark near Southgate. Awesom trip!
We were really lucky to have our own personal tour, as nobody else had booked. Very nice, informative tour guide. Amazing views of the city. Definitely highly recommended!
Kent was a great guide and knew what he was talking about. We had perfect weather, but be warned that there can be some windy parts of the river. We'd definitely go again!
A friend and I ended up having a private tour with Kent, due to poor forecast. We were given the option of postponing, but we went ahead. The weather held out, and we had a great time! Kent kept us informed of the different icons and points of interest along the way. Was at a cruisy pace, and we really enjoyed it.
Our guide (Matt I think) was brilliant. Very enthusiastic and helpful. He told us interesting stories about the city. He also gave a lot of help to a couple of people who were quite frankly useless at kayaking, meaning that the trip was kept to time and that everyone could enjoy it. This shows that people of all abilities can take part. Also included in the trip was fish and chips which wasn't mentioned when we booked the trip, so that was an added bonus and they were lovely! Brilliant fun and brilliant views of the city. We did the night time trip.
Absolutely beautiful, the instructor was great, very friendly and informative.
Had so much fun, great company, good pace. Lovely scenery.
For someone who doesn't like water (like myself), I felt totally secure and thoroughly enjoy this tour. The tour guides were friendly and very helpful. It's a wonderful way to capture the beautiful Yarra River and the City.
Fantastic way to see Melbourne Docklands and the Yarra but not for everyone. You need to be relatively fit and active as you paddle the whole time except when eating amazing fish and chips. Matt our guide was very informative and easy to talk to. Only suggestion would be more signage at meeting point
This was a great evening- Kent was a great tour host and gave us just enough tips on kayaking without trying to turn us into experts!! The Yarra at night is stunning and we enjoyed being on the water as sun set and day changed to evening. The fish and chips were top class as well!! all in all I would recommend this a s a great thing to do in Melbourne for lots of people. You don't need to be an expert kayaker- just have a sense of fun and enjoy meeting other good people.
Fantastic opportunity to see the main sights of the Yarra and Melbourne. A well informed guide who certainly added his personal touch to this tour. Highlight was being able to sit out on the water while watching the Casino fire show, and the fish and chips- of course! Have, and will continue to recommend
Our kayak trip with Kent was a great introduction to Melbourne. We got off the plane, got settled, and went kayaking. Even though we were the only two people scheduled, he still took us out. It was our first time kayaking and he explained everything to us and helped us get going. What a fun way to see the city and get some exercise! Thanks Kent!
The Kayak Tour was a great afternoon out.The tour guide had a very friendly personality and the trip was relaxed and enjoyable.I highly reccomend to anyone!! When the weather is warming we will be doing the evening tour.
Incredible view of the city at sunset, good fun, and highly recommended!
Great afternoon, friendly, informative guide that took us on a personal tour as we were the only two that day! Wasn't too difficult rowing for couple hours but lunch stop early on board our kayak was fun.
Worth doing if you like kayaking. It wasn't a tour per se but more of a kayaking experience.
Very good but we thought it was a bit long for totally newbies (arms got very sore) and the current was against us which did not help. If you like the sport - go for it!!
This trip was ridiculously rushed!! We were very disappointed!!, viator lead us to believe that it was a two hour trip and the guide would highlight some special views/attractions of the city from the river. The Instructor got us straight in the water, paddled liked you wouldn't believe, racing a long the river, turned around and then raved all the way back?!?! All of us were racing to keep up and we had to keep asking what things were for. The instructor apologised and advised that viator had advertised it incorrectly?