Hobart City Kayak

With Roaring 40°s Kayaking

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General Terms
All participants are required to complete an Acceptance of Risk form prior to joining any Roaring 40°s Kayaking tour.
Please keep your nominated mobile phone switched on the evening prior to your tour and the morning of your tour in case we need to contact you.
Please let us know if you have any preexisting injuries or medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate. If you need to bring medications with you we can carry them in waterproof bags.
Sea Kayaking is an outdoor water activity and participants should expect that they may get wet. We recommend bring a change of clothes for after the tour.

For a booking to be confirmed we require full payment for day tours or the required deposit for multi-day expeditions.
Payments can be made by credit card online through the Book Now section on our website or over the phone/email.
Alternatively we accept direct deposit to the following ANZ Bank account: Roaring 40s Wilderness Tours, BSB: 017 010, Account number 2851 01015. (Please use your surname and tour date as reference and if possible advise us to assist accounts in allocating you payment quickly).

Child rates are only valid when children are accompanied by an adult.

A surcharge of 1% will be added to credit cards payments over $400 per person.

Roaring 40°s Kayaking reserves the right to alter itineraries or cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason, including inadequate numbers and weather conditions. Rainfall is not considered dangerous conditions and Roaring 40°s Kayaking will provide paddling jackets and PFDs for your comfort and safety. If in the unlikely event Roaring 40°s Kayaking cancels your tour, you will be notified the morning of your tour and given the option of transferring to another tour or receiving a full refund.

Please notify us immediately if it becomes necessary for you to cancel your booking. Our refund policy is outlined below.

Cancellation policy for day tours and instruction lessons
- A full refund, less a $20 administration fee per booking, will apply to any booking cancelled with more than 24 hours notice provided.
- No refund will be given for cancellations less than 24 hours prior to tour departure or if you do not show up for the tour

Cancellation policy for multi-day expeditions
- Deposit is non-refundable
- No refund for cancellations less than 1 month prior to departure

We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Gift vouchers are non-refundable and must be used within 12 months of purchase.
Gift vouchers are transferable to any of Roaring 40°s Kayaking products.

You are welcome to bring along your camera and we will provide dry bags to keep it dry, but we do not take responsibility for any damage to cameras or other personal items (i.e. Mobile Phones, Sunglasses, Spectacles, Electric Car Keys Clothing, Wallets and Money etc) taken on our tours. Waterproof cameras and disposable waterproof cameras are ideal.

Roaring 40°s Kayaking takes all reasonable precautions possible to secure your credit card details and to protect that information from misuse or loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. We do not share this information with any third party and we will not identify your credit card details to any organisation or individual other than the clearance organisation.

Your details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided them and will not be distributed to others, unless agreed by you. We will not disclose individually identifiable information to any third party for any purposes. This means that your e-mail address, your name and any other personal details you may provide will not be passed on or sold to any company for any reason.

Roaring 40°s Kayaking may share general information about our customers with third parties, however this data will be collated into aggregate totals and will not contain any details which could help identify specific individuals.

If you have further queries about our security or privacy policy or the use of your personal information by Roaring 40°s Kayaking, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0455 949 777.
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Tour Details

  • Get a unique perspective of the Hobart waterfront
  • Paddle amongst the large ships including Cruise Liners and Anarctic research vessels
  • Get the chance to see local wildlife including dolphins and seals
2.5 Hours
  • Experienced local guides
  • Stable double Sea Kayaks
  • All Kayaking and Safety Equipment
  • Warm all weather protection gear
  • Fish and Chips
  • Bottle of water
Available October through to April
Regions Visited
  • Hobart
Departure Point
Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay (opposite 16 Marieville Esplanade on the beach near the rowing sheds).

Tour Description

The Hobart City Kayak gets you in amongst the boats and provides you with a unique opportunity to explore the Hobart waterfront and Derwent River in a way no other tour does. If you have never kayaked before this is the perfect opportunity to try it out while enjoying amazing views of Hobart and the chance to see local marine life such as dolphins and seals. Nestled between river and mountain, Hobart has one of the most picturesque harbours in the world. Join our 2.5-hour city paddle on the Derwent River and we’ll take you behind the scenes of this vibrant, working waterfront to discover the true heart and soul of Hobart, Tasmania.

Departing from Marieville Esplanade in Sandy Bay, the Hobart City Kayak tour glides past prestigious homes perched along the edge of Hobart’s oldest suburb, hear stories of the historic Battery Point and marvel at Hobart’s wooden tall sailing ships. During the tour keep an eye out for Sammy the resident seal and hope for a pod of dolphins which can often be seen frolicking around the docks. Look down and peer through crystal-clear water at native sea stars and on special days perhaps get up close and personal with a giant cruise ship. Kayaking on the Derwent River also gives you a unique perspective of the city perfect for taking photos of Hobart from a rarely seen perspective.

Your discovery of Hobart wouldn’t be complete without some locally caught fish and chips from the city’s famed floating fish punts which have by far the best fish and chips in Hobart. Enjoy them with the best view in town - straight from your kayak!

No paddling experience is necessary and this kayaking tour is perfectly suitable for younger paddlers who can team up with an adult or one of our guides.