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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local
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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local

By Paddle Pirates
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Ages 18-75, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Expert Kayak Guide (your guide is a born & bred Sydney local who is fully qualified sea kayaking expert)
  • Top notch composite sea kayak - we have singles and doubles and can help you choose the best option on the day
  • Carbon fibre paddle
  • PFD (Life jacket)
  • Paddling Gloves, Water Shoes and a hat if you don't have your own
  • Sun Screen
  • We'll send you a link to your photos later - professional quality!
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 123 Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BOATSHED Address: 123 Ferry Road, GLEBE, NSW 2037 OLD BROWN SHED WITH BIG TIN DOOR. IF YOU SEE "NO ENTRY" SIGN YOU"RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE, WALK STRAIGHT IN
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105793P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Guests must be able to swim and be comfortable around water
  • Guest should not weigh more than 100KG (205 pounds)
  • HIGH FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED
  • Must not have any serious medical issues
  • A waiver needs to be signed
  • Not recommended for XL sized travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local?
Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local price starts from $86.33. Discover and book Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local on Tripadvisor
What is the Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local cancellation policy?
Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local?
Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local is hosted by Paddle Pirates. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Paddle Pirates on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105793P1

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  • jrdean_uk
    jrdean_uk
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    Fantastic tour
    A really great morning - Matt was a great guide. Had a great paddle around the Harbour and got some great photos. Goat Island was really interesting. Definitely a brilliant thing to do if you are in Sydney!
  • zoetyrii
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    Fantastic experience for solo travellers!
    I joined the trip alone but immediately felt welcome and like I was with friends. Probably going to be the highlight of my few days in Sydney. So worth the money - top end equipment, guided tour of Goat island and quality photos included! If you’re thinking about it then just book on - you won’t regret!
  • Femini_gemini
    Femini_gemini
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    Wonderful trip
    It was wonderful to get out on the water in Sydney! Matt was a great leader! All the equipment was high quality.
  • X1260DNkathleenl
    X1260DNkathleenl
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    Kayak Sydney Harbor
    Matt is an exceptionally fun guide with great local stories on history and nature. Best tour in Sydney.
  • stephenW250359
    stephenW250359
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    A fantastic experience with Paddle Pirates
    A fantastic experience with Paddle Pirates, well looked after and they tried to catered for everyone’s ability to ensure everyone got the best out of the trip
  • vanessalD3113WP
    vanessalD3113WP
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    Great way to experience the harbour!
    Matt was great, very knowledgeable and fun. We had a great morning kayaking around the harbour, a unique experience and very informative. Great kayaks and felt very safe under Matt's supervision. Would definatley recommend! Great photos too- Thanks Matt
  • Roland V
    Roland V
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    Perfect Pirate Experience
    Just back ashore from a wonderfull morning on Sydney harbour with Pirate Matt and our crew of paddlers. We had broad levels of experience in the outing but Matt made us all comfortable and matched equipment to best suit the needs. Make sure if driving , you allow time to find parking. Sydney Harbour has a wealth of history and Matt is right on top of it. A perfect morning on the harbour today and the paddle to Goat Island was as good as it gets . Goat Island feels as though it has more secrets from days gone past than it reveals today. Matt has great facts on the history. We had a great morning and thoroughly recomend this Pirate Adventure. Karen and I are into our 60s and whilst feeling the old muscles this afternoon , it has been a great experience.
  • Miriam K
    Miriam K
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    Great trip
    I made this trip yesterday and it was really great! At the beginning there was a detailed introduction and you could choose whether you wanted to go alone or in pairs! Our guide Matt was super nice, helpful and showed us the most beautiful corners of Sydney and told us a lot! It was a great experience, which I can recommend to everyone! And at the end there were still quite nice pictures for everyone - a great memory!
  • Natalie B
    Natalie B
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    Great kayaking experience!
    This is my second kayaking experience with Matt so that says a lot right there! Matt really knows his stuff when it comes to kayaking (and recommending a good pub afterwards). This will be a regular stop for when I have visitors in Sydney!
  • Christine Galer... C
    Christine Galer... C
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    A great day on the harbour
    A wonderful experience on the harbour. Learning to kayak and learning about the history of Australia is a plus. It’s really helpful that Matt has a variety of kayak-appropriate clothing that we could borrow, especially for international travellers who didn’t expect to go kayaking.
  • Aquajal
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    Paddle pirates kayak to goat island
    Matt, our passionate guide was absolutely wonderful. His passion for kayaking, the sea, his city and history made this adventure one to definitely remember. Step out of the beaten tourist path and see Sydney by the sea... up close! Small group made the experience even that more interesting! And don’t worry about photos. Matt is a professional photographer. He has that part also under control. A must do in Sydney.
  • David  C
    David C
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    Great paddle with the pirate Matt
    We were fortunate to have Matt all to ourselves for several hours. His knowledge of the area and it's history led to a fact filled experience. We weren't too familiar with the equipment, so his patience was comforting. The stop over on Goat island was a welcome and interesting break. The photos he sent later that day were very good and will give a lasting memory of a very happy, fun and knackering day. Thanks Matt!!
  • Val_cama
    Val_cama
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    Fun kayaking experience
    Matt was a great instructor and tour guide. He definitely knows his way around. He is a funny and sweet guy and just made the experience a breeze. He is a full time photographer, so all my pictures came out great. Thank you for that. The weather prior to the trip wasn’t ideal, but luckily enough it cleared up and made my first time kayaking experience unforgettable. Thank you again Matt! Much love mate
  • Becki A
    Becki A
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    Definitely worth doing again!
    I was impressed by how well we were treated. Excellent equipment and our guide Matt shared his knowledge about the area we went kayaking.
  • Nu D
    Nu D
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    Kayaking on Sydney harbour
    My mother and I had an excellent morning with Matt. He was patient and knowledgeable and I'd highly recommend it as a unique perspective of the city.
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Renee F
Sydney, Australia69 contributions
My American friend, 14-year-old daughter and I spent a glorious winter’s morning kayaking with Matt. He is a wealth of knowledge and is truly passionate about the harbour and its history. In addition, Matt was excellent at managing our group of eight kayakers with varying skill levels and a wide range of ages (teen to 50s). I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the experience and highly recommend kayaking with Matt, whether you’re a tourist like my friend or a Sydneysider like my daughter and me.
Written August 1, 2023
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Jade A
London, UK100 contributions
Oct 2021
So much fun! Booked for my family and we had a fantastic time paddling out to Goat Island. Matt was an awesome guide, giving us kayaking & safety tips as well as expert tour guiding on the trip.
These were the best kayaks we've ever hired (professional ones) and they made paddling much easier and super fast!
This is an adventure trip - so don't expect to sit back and relax. We got some great exercise in whilst seeing more of Sydney Harbour. Totally want to do it again!
Written October 29, 2021
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CSPNorwich
Norwich5 contributions
Mar 2020
This was the best day out in 2020. Matt was knowledgable , friendly and so helpful. Kayaking under Sydney harbour bridge and seeing the opera house by water was the most amazing experience and one I will never forget. Some of our family were experienced paddlers and some had no experience, it really didn’t matter.
The equipment was excellent and the views fromGoat island were breathtaking.
Matt took pictures of the trip which were included in the price and were excellent quality emailed to us afterwards. The photos are along lasting memory of such a fabulous trip.
If you are going to Sydney, this trip is a must. I can’t recommend it enough .
Written February 6, 2021
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Sophie P
2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
A great kayaking tour around Sydney harbour. Views were picturesque and kayaking equipment was good quality and comfortable for the 3 hour tour. Group sizes are limited, which was great as we were able to get a very personalised tour with lots of information provided and questions answered. Tour guide (Matt) was very professional and enthusiastic. A great day. Would definitely recommend!
Written January 18, 2021
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EMStephen
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Jun 2020
Beautiful morning for a little bit of fitness on the iconic Sydney Harbour. We learnt some great techniques to improve our kayaking and were also told some great stories about the harbour (which we practically had to ourselves due to the early morning). Despite being winter, the water was warm and you soon warm your body up! Could not recommend more, great value for money and so so much fun (you almost forget it's a work out).
Written June 28, 2020
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Suki T
London, UK4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I had enjoyed the morning paddle with our guide, Matt. He is very engaging, a naturalist. The seakayak was of high quality, Werner paddle, light to handle.
The walk and history of Goat Island is an eye opening. The clean fresh air with Harbour Bridge in the background, complete a very satisfying experience. Thank you Matt.
Written September 27, 2022
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BOB YYC
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
A great way to see Sydney harbour and get the chance to explore Goat Island which is only accessible by permit which Matt has. Matt made sure everyone was safe and confident before we set out on the water . I really appreciated we did not have to bring our iPhones on the water as Matt took great pics and sent them to us. Matt was born and raised in Sydney and on the goat island walk he shared a very impressive knowledge of local history ! Also clear he loves his city. Highly recommend.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jen
2 contributions
Oct 2020
Fantastic way to experience the Sydney Harbour. Great value for money and had so much fun. Matt was enthusiastic and very friendly, highly recommend the Goat Island tour with Paddlepirates! We will be defiantly be going back.
Written October 6, 2020
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Hollie M
31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My mum and I had a lovely time out on the kayaks when we visited Sydney in February this year. Matt was a great guide and very informative on the history of the island and the harbour. He got some great pictures of us out in the water with the harbour bridge. Memories to last a life time! I would definitely recommend Matt and his kayak trip around the harbour. Thank you so much!
Written November 20, 2020
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Guy T
London, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The kayaks and instruction from Matt were great. His upbeat attitude was awesome.
We'd definitely do another trip with him in the future.

Highlights for us was getting so close to the harbour bridge and going up onto goat island for the walking tour.

Matt's knowledge of the history of the island and coast was impressive and entertaining.
Written January 6, 2020
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210 minutes