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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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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. 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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Great experience, Eco tour

We are a group of six from Taiwan. Despite language and cultural differences, our guide Angela was very patient and helpful throughout the whole trip. We were mostly beginners and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jazymonk
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Taiwan

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are a group of six from Taiwan. Despite language and cultural differences, our guide Angela was very patient and helpful throughout the whole trip. We were mostly beginners and first-time kayakers, but it wasn't hard to learn, so shouldn't be a problem. I really enjoyed the part when we kayaked through the mangrove forest. It was really beautiful and... More 

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1 Thank Jazymonk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time with this group. Took the longer tour this time back up into middle harbour. Was a slightly unorganized start as the tour group members kept turning up late and wandering off. The guide got us all together and in the water with minimum of fuss and a good lesson for the beginners. The tour itself was very cruisy... More 

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1 Thank Nathan N
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rent a kayak from here about every 3 weeks over summer. Perfect way to spend a couple of peaceful hours paddling around this lovely part of Sydney. Waterways here are nott busy, Sydney Kayaks do run courses which I believe are quite good.

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1 Thank ragriff
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have a couple of hours to spare then go on the 2hr coffee tour with Sydney kayaks. You will need to contact them as they only go out when they have at least 6 people booked. The weather is also another factor of course. First time we booked they had to call it off but they generously offered us a... More 

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1 Thank jools25
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a 2 hour lesson with Laz to focus on my paddle stroke technique. He gave some great advice and provided guidance throughout the session whilst taking in some great sight seeing of middle harbour. Would recommended SHK and Laz for anyone interested in a paddling lesson. I have a few new sore muscles this morning from the session which... More 

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1 Thank michael m
Lake Arrowhead, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the two hour middle bay coffee tour with a great and enlightening guide Ben and a fantastic owner Shannon who provides the best service around! They are so helpful and friendly you feel like family!

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1 Thank jlgaw
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I was excited for the kayaking trip, the 4 hour eco tour did seem like a long time for a beginner kayaker. However, thanks to our excellent guide the 4 hours flew by in next to no time. Covering the inner reaches of middle harbour we heard some great history of the area, enjoyed the picturesque surrounds and had... More 

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1 Thank nathrek
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben the instructor was extremely patient and diligent in the manner he trained / taught us. For anyone planning to do kayaking for the future we suggest they do this as a mandatory requirement.

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1 Thank Desh D
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a total beginner, at first kayaking was physically harder than I imagined it would be but Ben is a terrific teacher and I learned a lot from him as well as having fun! I improved a lot in both classes and now feel much more confident. I've taken a kayak out with a friend a couple of times, and... More 

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1 Thank Lorna S
OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Lorna, I was very glad to read your review about taking a lesson and you becoming a better and stronger paddler. Our entire focus on our series of free lessons is to achieve this goal. I am glad it has allowed you to feel more relaxed on the water and hopefully, you keep paddling. I will pass on the... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I had a 3 week holiday in Sydney and on my list to do was kayaking. I ended up at Sydney harbour kayaks which was easy to get to (Spit Bridge at Middle Harbour). They were very helpful on the phone and offered help on exactly how to get to the location dependant on where you are. When we... More 

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1 Thank Zak A
OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Zak Thank you for the very detailed review of our services and the Kayaking Eco Tour. We have done a lot of hard work on our Eco Tour over the past year and made sure the content is as informative as possible. I hope we helped in making your holiday to Sydney, a little bit more fun. Thanks again... More 

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