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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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Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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. 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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The service is fantasic. I suggest getting there half an hour early to fill out forms and get instructed on the kayaks by the attendant. These kayaks are very easy to use with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The service is fantasic. I suggest getting there half an hour early to fill out forms and get instructed on the kayaks by the attendant. These kayaks are very easy to use with pedals inside great for first time kayakers. The scenery is great. They have sunblock at the counter for customers. Bring a hat. If you have weak arms,... More 

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

Dear Zoe M Thank you very much for your review of our service. We really try hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful experience. We are a very busy kayak rental location and your tip on arriving a little early is a good one. I hope we get to see you again at our centre. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Two of us did the free intro course all we had to pay for was a kayak each $100 for 2. It was really easy to book on the website and all the info we needed was there. Ben our instructor was very clear and made the experience fun there was a total of 3 of us in the group... More 

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

Dear 216roddy Thank you very much for your kind review on our free introduction to kayaking lesson. I am glad to read that you had a great time and would recommend it to others. I will make sure to pass on your review to Ben as this feedback really helps him become an even stronger instructor. I do hope we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place made our day so great and an added bonus was that we too got up close an personal with a Whale ;) Our instructor was Sol and we found him to be a champion of a guy, super funny, patient and allowed us to have a bit of an adventure. Our tour started off nicely, good equipment and... More 

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

Dear paulymyj Thank you for your detailed review of our new and improved Eco Tour. I am especially glad that you were able to witness a true beauty - the wonderful Southern Right Whale. Having a whale in Middle Harbour is very rare (the last time was three years ago) and its great to hear you have had a very... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We did the Eco Kayaking Tour around middle harbour. We really enjoyed the tour with Sol our tour guide. He gave us a knowledgable insight into how the Aboriginals lived in the area before European settlement and his knowledge about the modern history of the area was also really interesting - we won't look at middle harbour the same again!... More 

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

Hi Emma Thank you so much for giving us a nice review on our Eco Tour. Sol is not only a guide for us, he is also out Operations Manager and this tour was the start of the new content for the tour. Sol and Angela, have worked very hard with many esteemed indigenous leaders and historians in Sydney, to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great company. Dedicated to providing a great experience. Sol was knowledgeable and polled the group about different options. We worked hard to find a local Southern Right Whale that had been in the area. Sol worked tirelessly and we found it. We were respectful of distance....but the whale wasn't!!! Had great 'upclose ' encounter. Once in a lifetime...would not have... More 

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

Dear Terry Thanks very much for your review of our Eco Tour. It has been a very special week for all of our customers in having a magnificent Southern Right Whale in Middle Harbour. This is a very rare occurrence and s happy you were able to be a part of it. We hope to see you again Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Angie at Sydney Harbour Kayaks was extremely accommodating in inviting me on an impromptu kayak with her friends in replace of a Eco tour not available due to inadequate bookings on the day. The experience was awesome with great company, good equipment and spectacular scenery with the multiple sightings and close encounter with a southern right whale! Will definitely be... More 

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

Dear Vanessa Thanks for your review on your visit to Sydney Harbour Kayaks and thank you for being so flexible with the tours on that day. I am glad we were able to find a good solution that allowed for you to have a lovely experience on Middle Harbour. It is also wonderful to hear that you managed to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We saw a Whale!! Our Guide said that he had never seen a whale in the harbour!! It was amazing and we passed by chinamens beach, which I have reviewed

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

Dear penguinmeadow It has been one special week here at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, it is rare that such a large whale graces us with its presence in Middle Harbour. I am so glad that you were able to have this very special experience. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We kayaked from the Spit Bridge up past Seaforth and Beauty Point and then on into Garigal National Park. It was truly a stunning Sunday morning on the water.

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

Hi Heather Thank you so very much for your review on our kayaking tour. I will make sure I pass on your feedback to Angela as I am sure it will make her very happy. We hope to see you again Best Regards Shannon More 

Sydney
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I participated in an EcoTour with our guide Angela and really enjoyed the it on a picture perfect morning. All equipment was excellent, Angela's guidance was expert and the morning tea stop very welcome and generously catered. The only comment we would make is that while we were given a few good historical insights and actually saw... More 

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

Hi Mark Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had a great time on your Eco Tour with Angela. Seals and Eagles definitely are a bonus, they are always around our part of the harbour however it is special when they visit our kayak tours. I also thank you for your feedback on the Eco in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I spent a morning on a group tour with Fernando. The pace was perfect for an introduction to kayaking and many interesting historical stories were told throughout. A pleasant morning tea on the shore of middle harbour added to the experience and I will most definitely be heading back some time soon.

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

Dear fort-ham Thank you very much for taking the time to review our ECO Tour with the friendly Fernando. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again. Regards Shannon More 

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