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Sydney by Kayak is a family run business, offering exclusive, small group kayak tours and locals paddles on beautiful Sydney Harbour, Australia. Husband and wife team and Head Kayak Guides, Laura and Ben, run daily Sunrise Tours (with coffee!) as...more
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Railway Avenue | Lavender Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9056 5045
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All reviews amazing experience watching the sunrise harbour bridge sunrise tour lavender bay birthday cake great morning early start great guide beautiful sunrise boat ramp cup of coffee great coffee tourists and locals morning paddle fantastic photos sights and sounds
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went on our honeymoon and this was the best part of the vacation. Great way to start your visit and an even better way to start your day. The view is unbelievable. You get great pictures and the Ben is super...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wyszie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with Ben this morning. The guides were made the trip amazing, guiding us around the bay and under the bridge. Taking lots of photos as well! Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NWatson91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Sydney Harbour Kayak tour on our first morning in Sydney. What an amazing way to start out Sydney adventure. We had an excellent time in the water with Ben going under Sydney Harbour bridge. Great photo opportunities of both the bridge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed this very much. We went at the end of September and it was a beautiful morning with a beautiful sunrise. This was our first time in a kayak and we both found it to be our most memorable thing to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bandaUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thats what my daughter said when she looked at Ben’s photos. I would say well done Ben it was a great experience and this morning was especially amazing. You got us to the sunrise on time, you funed us and told us lots of interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PhillipB771
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience while in Sydney. Coffee, great views, the whole Harbour for the tour, and beautiful pics. Laura and Ben are great, don’t miss out on this one. First time kayaking and it was very easy, and lots of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LF2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting up at 4:30am for a sunrise paddle on Sydney Harbour is not easy at all. But a quick taxi trip from the CBD to nearby Lavender Bay soon had us awake and raring to go. Guides Ben and Sophy quickly had us organised with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markcremorne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the morning kayak and coffee and it was really fun! Ben kept us out of any danger at all and made it fun and interesting. We got great photos on the water and Ben sent us more and better ones. We enjoyed doing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaryMackMary
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Thankyou so much to the team at sydney By kayak for making my wife's birthday morning so spectacular. Definitely one to remember and highly recommend doing this if you haven't already!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I did the morning kayak and coffee and it was absolutely lovely! Laura and Sophie were phenomenal guides, so sweet and accommodating. The sunrise was spectacular, the kayaks were steady, and the coffee was delicious. It was wonderful to watch Sydney wake up while out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 22, 2018|
Response from Betty4774 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the kayaks are all the same size, very stable, they adjust the foot rests to suit your leg length. I think the Sydney Harbour kayak tour would be described as busier because you need to allow for the ferries... More
April 13, 2018|
Response from X4889RTlauras | Property representative |
Yes, we are! It’ll be a slightly reduced timetable as it’s our winter here in Sydney, but if people are keen to paddle, we’re happy to head out on the water :) Warm regards, Laura
May 21, 2016|
Response from X4889RTlauras | Property representative |
Hi Lilly, I'm so sorry for my late reply. I have actually been away on my honeymoon. As I am the only Kayak Guide in the business, I did close down for the duration of my time away (which was 7 weeks). I am home now and... More