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Sydney Harbour Kayaks

81 Parriwi Road | Smiths Boat Shed / Spit Bridge, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
+61 2 9969 4590
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Mosman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We've had many great family days thanks to Sydney Harbour Kayaks! Pack some lunch, get the kids outdoors and enjoy our gorgeous inner harbour. After a few safety instructions, you're suited up and given a little shove off the beach. The rest is up to you! Paddle around, find a private beach, swim-eat-play and paddle home, too easy.Best day on... More

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From my first experience dropping into the store to walking away at the end of a one-on-one eskimo rolling session - GREAT. The team is friendly and helpful. The instructor, Ben managed what no one else could do - he got me rolling my kayak. He managed to find a solution when every other instructor ran out of ideas. This... More

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

Dear RhinocerAussie Thank you so much for your positive review of your lesson with Ben. CONGRATULATIONS on completing your first roll - we all know how much of a mile stone this is. Ben is a wonderful employee and I will pass on your feed back to him. It was feedback like this and a passion for teaching, that won... More

Willoughby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We bought the Sydney Harbour Kayaks Winter Season ticket - $180 for 2 hours 7 days a week. Unbelievable value!! We used that value up in two weeks and spent the rest of winter 2014 kayaking on the best new model kayaks, ready to go and packed on the beach and packed up for us when we returned regularly on... More

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

Ralph I was great seeing you and your wonderful photos during the winter. The Winter pass is a solid little venture, that had many people paddling through the colder months. At least it is now summer, so maybe you can continue the great value by changing to the annual pass. Thank you so much for this positive review, it really... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had the pleasure of joining the guided winter kayak tour on a bright and sunny Sunday morning at middle harbour. Right from checking in, to the boys on the beach helping you into, and out of your kayak, and the water safely, it was an absolute cracker of a day!! Our guide Connor was instantly entertaining, and after a... More

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

Dear Nic, Thank you so much for your positive review of your Eco Tour. I will make sure your guide gets to read this feedback, he will be very happy. We look forward to seeing you again, maybe on one of our free lessons or a kayak rental. I would also like to thank you in advance for writing that... More

Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There must be something in the water at SHK because the staff are all so cheerful and happy to help! I love paddling in this beautiful part of the harbour & I can't wait to get back again.

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

Dear Ros Thank you for your kind words on the SHK staff. I probably agree that it could be the water - the salt water maybe as Middle Harbour is looking amazing right now. You can see all the way to the bottom in many areas. Next time you come for a paddle introduce yourself. Regards Shannon More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've been to Sydney Harbour Kayaks twice now. Once for a two hour guided tour of Middle Harbour and once for their free 3 hour kayak lesson. The guided tour covered the scenic bays and beaches to the west of Spit Bridge along with morning coffee on the beach. The guides were knowledgeable and patient with all the guests on... More

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

Dear Andrew Thank you very much for your positive review of our business, we really try hard to make sure all of our experiences create great memories. I'm really glad to hear that you have been to SHK several times and taken different activities. Did you know that you can take our FREE kayak lessons as many times as you... More

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very friendly staff looked after all our needs. The kayak equipment was great and overall we had a wonderful, laid back experience. The picnic supplied for our break was pretty good too :) Beautiful views, weather was perfect. Couldn't have asked for anything better, thanks!

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

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks so much for the lovely review. I am so glad you had a nice and relaxing tour, with the perfect weather. We all look forward to seeing you again; maybe on another tour or rental or even a kayak lesson. Best Regards Shannon More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had a great afternoon out on one of Sydney Harbour Kayak's coaching sessions. I wanted to learn self rescue and signed up for one of SHK's Safety Sessions. Friendly and professional team and I went away confident about my skills. As well as good training a fun session. Gear shop pretty good too. Many Thanks.

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

Dear Sean, Thank you for your positive review on our safety lesson. We have worked very hard to make sure that this important level of tuition is well structured and clearly covers kayak safety. Please remember that the safety lessons can be taken as many timers as you feel your need. I would say that it would be good practice... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We enjoyed every moment of the experience from the leopard seal that greeted us on the beach, the calm waters, friendly guide, great picnic morning tea and classic Sydney harbour scenery. A great family experience and would definitely come back for more.

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

Dear Catherine, We were so glad that you were here when the Leopard Seal was hanging out on our beach. This was a very rare event and I do hope he comes back again. We took some great photos that we posted to our facebook site. Thank you for your positive review, they help us and inspire us very much.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We received a 4hr guided tour as a gift and it was great fun! They take you around all of the hidden spots within Sydney harbour, most you wouldn't know even existed. You stop for drinks and snacks on the shore which are all supplied, and include cheese and biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee and tea etc. Great experience and the... More

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

Dear Shalyceryan, Thank you so much for your positive review of our 4 hour kayak Eco Tour; what a lovely gift that you were given and I am glad we made sure the gift was a great experience. Middle Harbour is full of the secret spots you visited and most are only accessible with a sea kayak. We hope to... More

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