Sea kayaking is a wonderful way to see the natural environment. Explore the coast line as eagles fly over head and dolphins surface beside you. Stop at amazing beaches, only accessible by kayak. Escape for a day, swimming or snorkelling at lunch time. This activity is exciting, relaxing, fun and great exercise. A truly unique and safe activity for novices. Because you are in double sea kayaks, only basic fitness is required. Choose from half, full or multi day - there is a tour that will suit you.
TO BOOK A TOUR
All dates are listed in the online booking system.
You don't need to bring any one else except yourself unless you want to bring a group of friends or work colleagues. We need a minimum of 4 people to undertake the tour however we have lots of individual people coming from different directions (e.g. via agents and this web site).
If you don't like the dates we have scheduled in the booking system and have 4 or more people in your group choose you own date and we will try to accommodate you.
Many other questions can be answered in FAQ section. General description of tour types are listed below.
Half Day Sea Kayak Tours are for people who have limited time but want lots of fun. All half day sea kayak tours are accessible from central Melbourne (15-30 minutes). All tours are locate in protected waters. Lunch is included in the Williamstown and St Kilda tours. All other half day sea kayak tours include snacks and drinks. These tours are 3 - 3.5 hours in duration with approximately 2 hours of paddling time. Historical commentary is provided for the Docklands and City tour.
Full Day Sea Kayak Tours are 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne and are for nature lovers and people who want to make a day or weekend of it. For people who have an adventurous spirit. There are possibilities to rap this tour around other activities like health spas, wineries, ferries, penguins etc. These tours are 6 hours in duration with approximately 4.5 hours of paddling time. Lunch, fruit, coffee and sweets are included with these tours.
Multi Day Sea Kayak Tours are for people with some basic experience in kayaking, who enjoy camping, exploring and being in remote and beautiful locations. Some basic fitness is necessary and people with intermediate kayaking skills have the choice of paddling a single kayak. These tours are 3-5 days duration with approximately 3-5 hours of paddling time each day. All kayak and camping gear included.
Sea Kayak Australia offers:
Introduction to Sea Kayaking Course for the 17th and 18th October. There are 3 vacancies at the moment. Comprehensive course covering all basic kayaking skills, capsizing plus theory on tide, wind, waves and trip planning. Kayak and kayak gear supplied plus course notes. Includes complementary after course kayak hire for 1/2 day. Full Description of Course refer to link Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Kayak Hire is from Abbotsford - Yarra River (all year round). We supply a trolley and are located just 300m from the water. We are open all days in Spring (including public holidays). Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available. 2 hours (one way) to paddle to Herring Island for a BBQ or 3 hrs to Princes Bridge (one way).