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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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Excellent instruction for those new to kayaking.

I took a basic lesson with Sydney Harbour Kayaks very recently and having never been in a kayak before was amazed at how much was involved. It looks easy to the observer but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great experience, highly recommended. Plenty of instructors, guides per group and took a nice route around the area. Will be coming back to undertake a longer tour next time

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

Dear Tom Thanks very much for your review on one of our kayak tours. We try very hard to make sure groups of all sizes get a great experience out on Middle Harbour. I do hope we get to see you again. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I took a basic lesson with Sydney Harbour Kayaks very recently and having never been in a kayak before was amazed at how much was involved. It looks easy to the observer but involves a fair degree of knowledge which the average person of any age ( I am over 60 ) can pick up quickly but only with the... More 

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

Dear George, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your introduction to Kayaking lesson. I am glad it was rewarding for you and you highly recommend our services. I will make sure that your instructor Ben, gets to read this review and I am sure he will be very happy. I do hope we get to see... More 

Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Kayaking in Sydney harbour is real fun! Don´t talk just do it! Thank you very much for the fantastic trip, Angela!

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

Dear Regine Astrid S Thank you for the short yet sharp review. I am glad you had a good experience with us and I do hope you come back and see us again. Best Regards Shannon More 

Oakham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The tour was so interesting. Fernando our guide told us about historical events and buildings along the way. We went down a creek lined with mangroves and we learnt so much about the environment. The picnic was amazing and we just found the whole thing fun and interesting. We got a real feeling of being at one with nature -... More 

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

Dear Kate T Thanks so much for your review on our Kayaking Eco Tour and I am glad to hear that it was a lot of fun for you. I agree that Fernando is a wonderful guide and loves being out on a kayak. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thank you very much... More 

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

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

Dear Timothy G Thanks for the review of the back to back free lessons. I am glad to hear that you were able to get back into your Mirage. You were very kind to give the instructor the nice wine, however I'm wondering why it was not shared with the boss :). I hope we see you again and happy... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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

Dear Victoria D, Thanks so much for your review and congratulations for completing the back to back free lessons - this is a huge day. It sounds like you had a lot of fun with it. I will pass on your comments to Ben, he will b pleased to hear hem. Thank you very much Shannon More 

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

Hi Steve B Thanks very much for your kind review of our Safety Lesson - We work hard on making sure this is a detailed course and make sure you leave with some solid skills in kayak safety. I will also pass on your comments to Ben, he will be very happy. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 review
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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