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Sydney Harbour Kayaks

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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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Mosman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a tour, buying or renting a...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Eco Tour on Middle Harbour is a wonderful introduction to kayaking and a different aspect from which to view both natural and man-made features, that merge to provide wonderful vistas within a world famous setting such as Middle Harbour. Prior to getting on the water, our guide Angela went through all the health an safety guidelines as well as... More 

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

Dear John Thank you very much for your generous review on our Kayak Eco Tour, I am sure this sort of detail will really convince people that this is something fun to do. I will make sure Angela gets to read your review as well and I am sure it will make her feel very good. I do hope we... More 

Bathurst, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We arrived to do the 3hr " Learn to Kayak lesson". We were greeted by our Instructor Ben, taken through the proper fitting of a personal floatation device, grabbed our paddles. Ben then guided us through the basics of holding the paddle, different paddling techniques and general safety when out on the water. There were 6 of us in the... More 

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

Dear Jane Well done for completing the 'Double' Free Kayaking Lessons in one day - this is a huge feat and you need a good pat on the back form all. Thank you so much for the very detailed review of the lessons and I am sure this will aid in many more paddlers using our services to learn better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had a 3hr tutorial with Fernando using the deluxe single Kayak. I intend to do more Ocean Kayaking when I travel and include remote areas. I do mostly flat and fresh water kayaking as I live over 300 km inland. So I rang and explained my situation and was able to secure the tutorial very quickly. It was terrific... More 

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

Dear Oz I am so glad that you had a successful Private Lesson with Fernando. These sort of one on one lessons really help you improve at a fast rate. Fernando is a great instructor and I am sure he will love reading your feedback. Thanks for your very kind review and we look forward to seeing you again. Best... More 

Sydney
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Eco tour of Middle harbour as introduction to kayaking. Definitely a tour rather than any real physical challenge an easy paddle for all levels of fitness or ability. The experience has encouraged me to go for lessons and take it up as a sport. Great way to see our beautiful harbour.

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

Dear Peter We are glad that you enjoyed the Kayaking Eco Tour, it is a great way to casually get into sea kayaking. Your next steps could be to take our Free kayaking lessons. Thank you very much for the kind review and we really look forward to seeing you soon at SHK. Best Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I just had an 2 hours coffee tour, although I never did kayaking before, it is good way to spend a day with your loved one, good experience. Very nice and friendly tour guide.

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

Dear Long C Great news that you have had a nice time on our Coffee Tour. The 2 hour tour is a perfect start to your kayaking career. We do hope we see you and your friends down here again soon. Best Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent all the Saturday doing 2 courses, the first was the beginners where we learnt the basic things to run the kayak and the second the safety that was very interesting to learn how to auto rescue. The teacher, Ben was very kind and with a lot of enthusiasm he taught us all the procedures to be confident with... More 

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

Wow a full day of lessons. Congratulations, this is a huge effort and a long day. Most people only do one of the free lessons at a time, however it is very rewarding to complete both in one day. I will pass on the nice review of the lesson to your instructor Ben, he will be very happy for the... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent. Definitely the best in Sydney. Ben and Angela were awesome and the price is affordable. Would surely recommend this.

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

Dear Shawn_Francis Thank you so much for the kind review and the 'Best in Sydney' tag line. I will tell Ange and Ben that you enjoyed their lesson. We do hope that we see you again at SHK. Have a very Merry Christmas. Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Eco kayak tour was excellent and about the right length in time. Breakfast was excellent and they happily catered to our medical dietary needs. Much appreciated! Our guide, Fernando, was particularly knowledgeable about the area, the history and nature. He also made sure kayakers of varying levels of fitness were safe and stayed together while ensuring all were having a... More 

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

Dear Celeste612 Thank you very much for the nice review on our Kayak Eco Tour, we are glad that it was a good experience for you. Fernando is a wonderful guide and we will make sure to pass along your comments; he will be very pleased. To add to your tips for future customers: yes, parking close to us is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went with friends on double-kayaks and set out onto the harbour on a Sunday morning earlier this month. Being a bad swimmer and having no experience kayaking in the harbour (there will be boats passing by creating bigger waves) i was a little bit concerned. But everyone was asked to wear a life jacket so we were all good). Amazing... More 

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

Dear DJ A What a very informative and detailed review on our Kayaking Eco Tour. Thank you so much as this will really assist with people choosing what tour to take. I will pass your review on to our Guide / Instructor Fernando, I am sure he will be very happy to hear it. As a small family business reviews... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were a rather small group - three couples in dubble kayaks and our leader in a single kayak. The leader Elin was very well informed about everything on kayaking and the nature we were seeing on the tour. She was an excelent instructor and had an enthusiastic and very friendly leadership.We had a delicious break with a picnic at... More 

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

Dear 42Goran Thank you very much for your positive review, I will make sure that Elin gets to read it and I am sure she will be very pleased. Elin is a wonderful young Kayak Guide and she takes great pride in showing off Middle Harbour. I am so glad that you enjoyed your Eco Tour and I do hope... More 

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