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Hobart Kayak Tour

Hobart Kayak Tour

Sandy Bay, Australia
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore Hobart from the water on a kayak tour with an experienced guide. You have three options to choose from when booking: a 2.5-hour tour from central Hobart, a 7-hour tour past cliffs, caves and beaches or a 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour. You’ll either admire Hobart’s bustling waterfront along the River Derwent, or take in the scenic wilderness outside the city on one of the full-day adventures. Learn paddling techniques from your guide, who also provides narration about the city and surrounding region.
  • 2.5-hour or full-day guided kayak tour, from Hobart
  • Choose from a shorter tour that leaves from the city center or longer tours outside of Hobart
  • Paddle along the waterfront and learn about the history of this bustling harbor town on the city kayak tour
  • Immerse yourself in Tasmania's natural beauty on one of the full-day tours
  • Learn to paddle from your expert guide with all kayaking gear provided
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All required equipment including kayak, life jackets and spray jackets
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
14 Marieville Esplanade , 14 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

Meet us at Short Beach (near the children's play area and rowing sheds). We are a mobile business and have no office at this location. Look for the Roaring 40s Kayaking vehicle, lots of kayaks and the smiling faces! Free parking is available on Marieville Esplanade and near the rowing sheds.

This activity will end right where it started.
When booking, select the Hobart kayak tour that matches your interests and how much time you want to be on the water.

For a short experience in central Hobart, select the 2.5-hour city tour, which takes you along the Derwent Estuary, providing unique views of city landmarks and attractions like Battery Point. Take the 7-hour cliffs, caves and beaches tour for a beautiful experience among rugged cliffs, sea caves, sandy shores and other coastal scenery. Or, for the longest time on the water, choose the 10-hour Tasman Peninsula tour, which gives you the chance to spot wildlife like wildlife fur seals, dolphins, sea eagles and penguins; this tour requires a good level of fitness.

Each tour includes use of equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket and spray jacket) and instruction from your guide. Read the Itinerary section for more details about the three different options.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 7 years. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Previous experience is not necessary
  • A basic level of fitness is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roaring 40s Kayaking
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Hobart Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Kayak Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Hobart Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Kayak Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hobart Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Kayak Tour.

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, Jan 2022
Relaxed..we had wonderful guides Jonah and Allie who were no stress making the experience even more relaxing. Highly recommended.
Great paddle
, Apr 2021
Lunch in the harbour in our kayak was a great experience and our tour guide pip was fantastic and kept us well entertained.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Lovely to hear you enjoyed kayaking the Hobart waterfront with Pip. It is special to enjoy your fish and chips while floating on the harbour. Thanks for the review and for paddling with us. Cheers
Awesome 2 hr
, Mar 2021
i felt every moment so good was awesome will definetly do again. We enjoyed a lot and the fish and achpis was plus point 😊
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for the review. It is wonderful to hear you had such a great time and you enjoyed the fish and chips. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Cheers
Hobart morning paddle
, Feb 2021
Great morning in Hobart ! Easy paddling to enjoy with the family. Thanks very much for giving us the opportunity to have a different experience
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Our pleasure to have you along. Lovely to hear you and the family enjoyed the kayaking experience and thanks for the review. Cheers
Fun, easy morning for any skill & age
, Jan 2021
Dan and Lachie were very professional and friendly guides. They explained everything with a little humour which put the group at ease. They shared a little interesting history and information about the docks and shoreline. Nothing was too much trouble for them to help with.
Great way to spend a morning
, Dec 2020
A great way to spend the morning with an experienced guide and a relaxed atmosphere. Lunch was a pleasant surprise.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your morning kayaking tour, and the fish and chips. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again one day. Cheers
I did it so Canoe
, Mar 2020
This was fantastic!! I couldn't recommend highly enough. I was lucky enough to have a one on one on the day and the tour guide was excellent. I had never done it before but is something that appealed to me as a hobby. I got lots of great advice and can't wait to buy my own and get paddling!!
, Jan 2019
From the phone call to get directions to our fantastic guide Dan, we loved every moment of this experience! What a great way to see Hobart. Thankyou!
Very manageable tour for those...
Sam L
, Feb 2018
Very manageable tour for those wanting something active but not too strenuous, and seeing the sights of the harbor rather than a wilderness area was a different way to enjoy kayaking. Our guide, Will, was excellent!
A great way to experience Tasmania...
Rachel M
, Jan 2018
A great way to experience Tasmania, the guides are great very informative and fun Lunch was fantastic and the scenery very pretty

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