Let us take you outdoors on a relaxing and fun kayak tour along a picturesque and charming section of the Swan River in South Perth. We start and finish our paddle next to the Coode Street Jetty. At the completion of the kayaking we reward your effort with a glass of wine or a soft drink and some snacks and nibbles. This all inclusive and pre organised ‘picnic’ allows you to unwind and take in the awesome views across the river to the city skyline.
Come on this fun, upbeat and engaging tour and let our passionate and experienced guides share some of the areas historical, cultural, geographical and horticultural secrets with you.
Our small group guided tours are all about actively connecting you with nature rather than strenuous exercise and so cater for a wide range of ages and skill levels.
We aim to leave you energised, relaxed and with a strong sense of accomplishment.
We meet and launch beside the Coode Street Jetty in South Perth and paddle slowly towards Mends Street jetty. Turning around at Mends Street, we then have a short paddle back, all the while hugging the foreshore and taking time to admire the river expanse and urban skyline opposite. Our journey includes a ‘raft up’ where we get together ‘mid stream’ for a chat and a story.
Once we disembark back at Coode Street we enjoy a well earned glass of wine and watch the sun sink slowly in the west. A great way to end the day.
Paddle duration and rating
The Evening City Lights kayak tour is a gentle paddle from Coode Street to Mends Street and back to Coode Street. All up, we paddle for approximately 45 minutes. This iconic and photogenic part of the Swan River is well protected from strong winds, tides and other boat traffic.
This tour is rated EASY.
What is included
Your kayak, paddle and life jacket.
Kayaking /paddling briefing – introduction to paddling, do’s and dont’s.
A ‘Dry Bag’ to help protect your wallet, keys and phone.
Knowledgeable guide – trained to keep you safe and show and provide you interesting information.
The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety.
Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink as well as snacks and nibbles.
Our kayaks are two person craft. At all times on the tour please remember to practice safe social distancing.
What to wear & bring
You need to bring your own weather protection clothing including a hat.
A full water bottle.
Shoes that can be worn in the water eg: reef shoes, wet-suit shoes, sandals or even old sandshoes (not essential).
There are public toilets a short walk away at the start and finish of the tour, so just ask the guide if you need to use the amenities. You can also use these for changing clothes if necessary.
Start and finish location
We start and finish at Coode Street Jetty, South Perth. We launch from a grassed section and small beach in between the Boatshed Restaurant and the Coode Street Jetty. Once you have booked this tour you will receive an email with instructions on where to park and a map on where to meet.
Things to consider
Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old.
Children under 18 years old are not permitted to drink alcohol. For children or those not wanting to drink alcohol, a soft drink can be provided.
Tandem kayaks have a maximum weight limitation of 125kg per person and 250kg per kayak.