Training Centre & Premium Kayak Hire

Our Training & Hire Centre is conveniently located right on the beach at 37 Jetty Rd, Sandringham, 30 minutes drive south of the Melbourne CBD, or a short scenic walk from Hampton Station. Sandringham Harbour is a great venue to learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking and is a good base for hiring kayaks to explore Port Phillip Bay. If you are new to kayaking or wondering how you might take it up, come down to the centre and have a chat with our friendly staff. 

Premium Kayaks available to hire: Perception Pescador single and double sit-on-top kayaks (& fishing kayaks), Epic Surf Skis, Mirage Sea Kayaks and Current Designs Storm GT and Sirocco Sea Kayaks.

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Opening hours


The Kayak Shop is open in most weekdays Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm - call us to confirm as we might be out on the water somewhere!


1 October to 30 April - Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
1-30 September - Saturday 9am to 5pm
1 May to 31 August - Saturday 9am to 1pm

To make an appointment outside these times, please call us on 03 9597 0549 or Email

Of course our Online Shop is open 24/7!

Kayak Hire MELBOURNE -Rates

We will match a craft to your skills and ability to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Hire rates 2017

*The Kayak Shop reserves the right to refuse hire to a customer who does not have the skills to handle the craft. Hire rates are subject to change without notice. 

Multi-day hiring specials are available for participants in the Massive Murray Paddle and the Sale to Sea Disability Challenge. Contact us to discuss our special rates for these events.

Inclusions: The hire fee includes craft, paddles, personal floatation device (PFD) and other required safety gear. Spray covers and helmets are supplied if needed. Extra accessories are available at a further charge. Where the hire period is longer than a day, a booking deposit will be taken prior to collection of the craft as confirmation of hire. This will amount to the total hire fee to be charged.


A kayak trailer with the capacity to carry 10 double sea kayaks is also available to hire. Call for pricing.


All craft and gear is maintained at a suitable and safe standard. Customers accept that craft and gear be returned in the same condition. Proof of identity must be produced prior to hire. The onus is on the hirer to prove proficiency. 

Liability Deposit
Where hire is longer than a day or off-site, a liability deposit of $300 per craft is required and must be paid upon collection. Payments will be accepted in cash, eftpos or credit card. All payments must be made in full before gear is taken. The onus is on the hirer to treat all craft and accessories with respect and responsibility. Damage and/or loss of goods will be assessed upon return and the appropriate amount deducted from the deposit monies. Should the equipment not be returned due to loss or sustain severe damage the hirer must pay full replacement costs.

Season Pass

We are offering a discount on mult-session hires. Purchase a 5 or 10 session kayak hire deal and get 40% off the normal cost of 2 hours hire - that means that if you purchase 5 sessions you are getting two of those sessions free!

Deals apply to Sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayak and Surf Skis.

For more information and to purchase your Season Pass click here.


Discover the Kayak Shop

Experience the beauty and diversity of natural Victoria, all from the open water.

Cast off and set adrift by Kayak for a day on the water and explore an underwater shipwreck, swim at a calm Bayside beach, visit historic sites along the foreshore or kayak around the coastline of the mighty Gippsland lakes & 90-mile beach.

You’ll walk through tall trees and sandy beaches, sea kayak along dolphins and discover wild coastlines. Take in the view from the top of a mountain, photograph Melbourne’s famous Bathing Boxes and CBD skyline, sample cakes and espresso coffee at local cafés or observe Australian birds and animals in the wild - all in an eco-friendly & sustainable way.

Choose from our range of self-guided or personally guided tours to suit your Discovery Journey adventure. It’s safe, fun, healthy, well prepared and detailed to ensure your time on the water is both enjoyable and memorable.

Highlights from on the water

  • Brighton Beach Boxes

  • Sandringham Harbour

  • Melbourne CBD skyline photograhpy

  • Bayside Historic Trail

  • HMVS Cerberus Breakwater

  • Site see the Red Bluff Cliffs

  • Discover the local cafe's & resturants at Half moon Bay

Ps: Don’t forget to take your camera & someone special to share your adventure with!

Kayak Hire or Buy

Come and get the right equipment the first time!

We offer to:

  • Sell new and used kayaks

  • Trade-in's for new purchases

  • Hire Kayaks and equipment

  • Advise you throughout the whole process of choosing the right boat.

  • Provide the expertise and experience that will ensure you make the right choice.

Come & visit the Kayak Shop and hire a sea kayak or sit-on-top kayak. We have a range of singles and doubles to suit your skill level.

  • Buy a Sea Kayak from used stock

  • Trade old kayak's for new purchases

  • Purchase a new kayak from our huge range.

Hiring before you buy makes a lot of sense. Our centre is right on the water so you may try as many boats as you like before you make that important purchase.

The adjacent harbour is protected from the southerly winds by Sandringham Breakwater and offers good paddling year round. To ensure the conditions are suitable to your experience level just call the centre for an on the spot weather observation. We will match a craft to your skills and ability to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Hire rates up to $100 are refundable upon purchase of any new sea kayaks.

For hire durations of an hour or so the harbor offers interesting paddling amongst the moored boats and piers. For longer hires it is possible to paddle down to Half Moon Bay or St Kilda and return, weather depending.