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Boring. Staid. Conservative. These words were all used to describe Hobart about 15 years ago. These days Hobart is hip, hot and happening. Find out for yourself on this kayak tour - there's no better way to travel Hobart. Please note: our daily Hobart Paddle tour is currently closed during the cooler months of May to September. Our apologies for any inconvenience!
- Step off the street and pick up a paddle! Enjoy the real meaning of off-road touring and immerse yourself in the Hobart waterfront.
- Learn about Tasmania’s intimate connection to the Southern Ocean and its maritime history from a very unique perspective.
- Enjoy a snack of fresh Fish & Chips without having to leave your kayak.
Tour style:Kayaking, Local Life & Culture, History & Hertiage,
- 2hr guided sea kayaking experience
- Professional, friendly guide/s.
- Light snack of Fish and Chips and drinking water
- Double sea kayaks and all equipment, including life jacket, warm jacket, spray jacket
Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 2 hours
- Pickup location:
The tour meets at Short Beach, on Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay (Hobart), Tasmania, opposite the address of 16 Marieville Esplanade.
Note: the start time of the Twilight tours varies throughout the seasons due to the changing times of sunset as below:
October: 3:30 PM or 4:00 PM;
November: 4:00 PM or 4:30 PM
December - Jan: 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM;
February: 4:30 PM or 5:00 PM;
March: 3:30 PM or 4:00 PM;
April: 2:00 PM or 2:30 PM;
May - September: Closed
- Pickup Time: 3.30 PM-4.00 PM
- Drop off location:
The tour returns to the same location as it started - Short Beach, Marieville Esplanade.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to your guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Hobart Urban Adventures on 0417 547 857 or via firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Additional information:
Meeting point's GPS Coordinates: 42°53'43.85"S,147°20'00.46"E
There are toilet facilities and free parking available.
The tour is undertaken in stable, double sea kayaks, to cater for all levels of experience and ability.
Single bookings are welcome - you will share a double kayak with a guide or fellow participant.
Relax in the company of a small group – our standard tour is a maximum of 12 participants.
No previous experience is necessary to enjoy these adventures.
You do not need to be able to swim as we operate by the philosophy we are ‘on the water’ not ‘in the water’.
- Dress standard:
Casual clothing, e.g. shorts and t-shirt
Footwear, e.g. sandals, trainers, or thongs
Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
- Child policy:
Kayaking is suitable for the whole family. Children of all ages (12 months +) are welcome on the tour, however they must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Children under 5yrs may travel free when accompanied by 2x adults. For children 5+ yrs, the standard tour fare applies.
- Language: English
Also runs from:1 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2015
On this relaxed, two-hour tour you’ll experience a journey of fun, serenity and some of the best fish and chips you’ve ever tasted.
The tour meets at the beach in Sandy Bay, where your guides will equip you with all the necessary clothing and equipment and provide an introduction to the kayaking skills that you will easily master.
Gliding across the waters of the Derwent Estuary, you’ll follow Hobart’s shoreline to explore historic Battery Point, vibrant Salamanca and the bustling docks of the city’s waterfront.
Learn about Tasmania’s historic capital from your experienced guides as you weave among stately tall ships, working fishing boats, sleek yachts and modern cruisers.
Work up an appetite in time to enjoy some of Hobart’s legendary fish and chips straight from a dockside fish punt – you won’t even have to leave your kayak.
The Hobart Paddle is the perfect way to soak up the true atmosphere of Hobart.
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This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Tipping in Tasmania is not comulsory and not expected. However, if you are happy with the service provided by your guide/s then a tip is a way of rewarding their skills and excellent service.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Hobart Urban Adventures' greatest assets are our guides, the very persons who will show you what Hobart really is about, how it was in the past and how it is now. Each of our guides has their own stories and anecdotes about Hobart and the rest of Tasmania. Their combined knowledge is like a huge trunk full of treasures, which you can take home with you on our Urban Adventure Tours.
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