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Address: 81 Parriwi Road | Smiths Boat Shed / Spit Bridge, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9969 4590
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Description: The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a...
The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a tour, buying or renting a kayak. Our team is passionate about all paddle sports, passionate about being out on the water and living our dream, to take time - enjoy life. Our passion is infectious. So when you're out on one of our tours kayaking into Middle Harbour, on a Freedom Rental kayaking to Balmoral or in our shop buying a kayak, we're here to guide, instruct and inspire you. Sydney Harbour Kayaks has been renting & selling kayaks, teaching kayaking and guiding tours around Middle Harbour from the Spit Bridge since 1991. Our kayak, surf-ski & stand up paddle board rental fleets are some of the best around, we offer a mix of plastic and composite sea kayaks as well as surf-skis, the SUP's are from SUPLove. Our rental location is at the Spit Bridge in Mosman and you can paddle throughout all of Middle Harbour. We take great pride in our kayaking tours and aim to offer the best possible experience. Our backyard is the beautiful Middle Harbour and we get no more enjoyment then showing it off to our many visitors. The kayak tours and team-building activities are a lot of fun and offer a wholesome day out on the water. Lessons are our speciality and we teach from beginners through to a Professional level. If you are just learning about kayaking or stand up paddle boarding then you should try our Paddle Safe / Paddle Smart Program, which are FREE kayaking lessons.
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It was fifteen years since I attended a kayaking course. I had bought a second hand Mirage 530 and could not work out how to professionally execute a "wet start" after being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It was fifteen years since I attended a kayaking course. I had bought a second hand Mirage 530 and could not work out how to professionally execute a "wet start" after being "tossed out" of the kayak. I was asked to enrol in the 9.00 introductory paddling session before joining 12.30 "Kayak Rescue" Course. That was a good idea, as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

You pay only for the kayak rental 50$ for 3 hours or the morning and afternoon 3 if done same day 70$ lovely people great kind patient instructor Ben . Laughed so much tried new things and learnt safety measures when tipped in! Be prepared to get wet in afternoon lesson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I took party in the free Kayak Rescue class offered by Sydney Harbour Kayaks in Middle Harbour last weekend. The course ran for 3 hours and we covered a range of rescue techniques. The instructor Ben was excellent- friendly, professional and a very competent kayaker. It was great to be taken through the rescue techniques, and also to have the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An unusual combination...Last weekend I took part in a Kayak and Yoga class that was an amazing way to connect with the harbour. Fernando, the teacher and guide, transferred to us his calm and deep love of both activities and I realised that in fact they have much in common. So intellectually this was a very interesting experience for me... More 

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear J2015C Thanks for taking part in our second trial Kayak and Yoga activity. I do hope this project becomes a permanent product for us and feedback like what you have written certainly assists with our decision. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you felt. We look forward to seeing you shortly. Regards Shannon More 

Balmain, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This class was a blessing! The small intimate classes are great for both beginners and experienced yogi's. The mood is set for a calm and peaceful mind on the water during the Kayak across to a secluded beach. Such a grounding experience to be taught yoga whilst surrounded by nature, earth and water.

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Becles Thank you for your review on the Kayak / Yoga experience. This activity is still in its testing phase however the feedback is so positive that we are trying to finalise this as a regular product that we can offer. Middle Harbour is a very special pace and the combination of paddling a sea kayak an then some... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Yesterday 7 of us partook in a Kayak + Yoga trip in Sydney Harbour. It was a fun and relaxing trip. It made me feel connected with Nature. Our instructor, Fernando, was well organised and made all instructions really clear. I felt comfortable even though I was relatively new to Kayaking. On our Kayaking trip to a secluded beach, he... More 

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear jwitney2015 Thanks so much for your kinds review and feedback on our trial activity - the Kayak and Yoga program. This has been a great project to get started and hopefully we will be able to make this a permanent activity for our business. Reviews and feedback like yours make it an easy decision when it comes to launching... More 

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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

You often wonder what you'll actually get when something is offered for free. Well, in this case what you get 3hrs of excellent tuition, with no up-selling ploy on the agenda. The only extra is kayak hire, $50, if you don't have your own. Accessories included. The instructor, Ben, was the ultimate professional - friendly, easy to understand and happy... More 

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Jules Thank you very much on your review of our Free Kayak lessons. It is truly free, however we all make a huge effort to give everyone in the class a positive learning experience. Ben is a great young instructor ad tries hard to make sure all of his students learn as much as they can, and get inspired... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We only partook in the shorter "coffee tour". The staff were great and the guide was super. We had some less strong paddlers in our group and he was able to direct them into "waiting areas" while he took the stronger of the group around a bigger headland. Very kind to look after all the different strengths. Scenery was amazing... More 

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Nathan Thanks very much for your review on our 2 hour Coffee Tour. It is great to hear that the split group was carefully managed and it was a positive experience. We are in a lucky position, in that we have had amazing staff for a very long time. They all take great care with their tours and lessons.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I spent the day with instructor Ben doing the intro to kayaking and the safety courses. For free lessons I was very surprised at how much I learnt. The safety course taught a lot of skills in the time available - highly recommended and a great day out. Looking forward to spending more time on the water now.

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Alastair Thank you for your review on our series of free lessons. It is a huge effort to do both lessons in one day. I am glad you really improved your skills and liked working with ben. I will make sure he gets to see your review. We do hope we see you again as you are most welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My young adult son and I took a free lesson together, we had no kayak of our own so we hired a kayak, paddle and pfd included. The instructor we had, Ben, was very nice, polite and knowledgeable. Ben taught us a lot of basic skills and a few extra little but impotant things, he checked individually that we understood... More 

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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Marcela, I am so glad that you enjoyed your kayak lesson with your son; it is always more fun learning with family and friends. We also think Ben is a great instructor and are happy that you have a solid learning experience with him. I will make sure he gets to read your review. We hope to see you... More 

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