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Hobart Kayak Tour

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Sandy Bay, Australia

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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
All required equipment including kayak, life jackets and spray jackets
Local guide
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

14 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hobart Kayak Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hobart Kayak Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "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." See review
  • "Great experience well worth it to see such pretty coast line" See review

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Barry_R
, 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!!
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Fantastic!!
Escape11215136123
, 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!
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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!
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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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Great experience well worth it to see...
Rachel M
, Jan 2018
Great experience well worth it to see such pretty coast line
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This was another great experience in...
Randy
, Feb 2017
This was another great experience in Hobart. We had a beautiful morning weather wise to paddle around the harbor. Roaring 40s Kayaking is a family owned business and they were wonderful. We spent about 2 1/2 hours paddling. There was a wooden boat festival the following weekend, so we were treated to some spectacular boats sailing by us. The view of Hobart from the water is special and our guide had lots of hints about things to do once our tour was over. It was fun eating a fish and chips lunch delivered to us in our boats. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. I have kayaked in the past but because of the tandem kayaks, I think it would be fine for most people even without experience.
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Great fun. Knowledgeable and friendly...
taryn P
, Jan 2017
Great fun. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Definitely recommend
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Great experience. it is my first...
Lei Z
, Apr 2016
Great experience. it is my first time to do Kayak, it is fantastic. Jenny, the leader, is professional, skillful and friendly. It is really a great experience.
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Tony was my guide and we had fun. He...
Katherine S
, Dec 2015
Tony was my guide and we had fun. He made it enjoyable for sure.
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This tour was the highlight of my...
Kaitlin A
, Nov 2014
This tour was the highlight of my few days in Hobart. Kayaking was a great way to explore the harbour, and I thought the quality of instruction was really good. The guide (Reg) was really friendly, chatted with us along the way, and took a few photos which he emailed to us later. We paddled right up to a floating fish and chips stand, had fish and chips carefully lowered down to us, and then ate it in our kayaks, which was really charming. The tour was not at all strenuous, so I think almost anybody would be fit enough to go. Next time I am in Hobart I am definitely going to look into one of their longer tours!
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Product code: 6609KAYAK

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