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.