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Manly Kayak Centre

East Side Pier Manly Whrf | Next to Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 529 257
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Spectacular paddle around Manly and North Head National Park

A beautiful morning paddle with friends from Manly over to Store Beach, Collins Flat Beach and... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
dcurtise
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Sydney, Australia
Friendly, helpful staff and fabulous location

We had a perfect day for SUP at Manly. It was hot and with the wind from the NE Cabbage Tree Bay... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
MamaBearHelen
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Toronto, Canada
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Manly Kayak Centre has been established on Sydney Harbour since 1990 and is proud to be able to provide the most dirverse range of aquatic products and services in Sydney. We have 3 amazing locations where you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, take a lesson or tour, or hire our leisure boat for the day. Our three locations provide access to the best inner harbour beaches and waterways to kayak Sydney Harbour. Join our guides on the 3 Beaches Kayak Tour & picnic lunch, or book your own exclusive Sydney Harbour Beach Picnic and paddle a kayak or be tendered by private boat. Having hosted dozens of proposals our beach picnics are perfect for those special occasions. Try your luck with a Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) or play SupBall the latest game to hit the Northern Beaches, lessons, sales and hire available. Open 8am-5pm 7 days a week. (Excluding some public holidays)
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East Side Pier Manly Whrf | Next to Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

A beautiful morning paddle with friends from Manly over to Store Beach, Collins Flat Beach and Little Manly beach. Water was crystal clear and calm with a light wind on the home stretch coming back to Manly wharf.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We had a perfect day for SUP at Manly. It was hot and with the wind from the NE Cabbage Tree Bay was beautifully sheltered. There are lovely trees lining the bay with convenient seats for the spectators. The beach is perfect for beaching your...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

I booked a group of 35 students for two days for SUP and Kayaking. The weather was perfect and the staff Jill and Craig were excellent. We all had a great experience. Nothing was too much trouble and all fine details were explained.

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Before today I had never been on a SUP but was eager to try it. Starting off I sucked but after my friend and I struggled a bit, one of the staff members Ben came out and helped us with what to do. All in...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

My wife got this as a birthday present for myself as I like fishing. Arrived there on the day with our 5 years old son.The induction was shocking for a first time boat user. Staff wasn't that helpful and even though it was extremely windy,...More

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Craig M, General Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

I am really sorry that you had a poor experience with our Self-Drive Leisure boats. Although the vessels are designed to be easy to use for those with no previous boating experience you should be made to feel comfortable controlling the boat before you embark...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

I can't rate these guys highly enough. My husband bought me a SUP lesson for my birthday - and through bad weather and illness, we've had a cancel it a couple of times and reschedule at short notice. Every single time Lauren has been amazing....More

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Craig M, General Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with Gina! I hope that the skills you learnt have given you a new confidence on the water. I look forward to seeing you again for a paddle soon!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I loved my experience because I know how to SUP. I took a group of kids for a first time experience - and while the girl who booked us was super friendly and professional - the young guys on the jetty were a little too...More

3  Thank CountryCorporate
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

My partner and I were in Sydney last weekend and went out on a couple of your SUP's. We were greeted by friendly staff, however, they did not take our safety into account at all. We were not given legropes, the conditions were choppy around...More

Thank Maurz68
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Craig M, General Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Many thanks for your comments. I have spoken with the staff on duty on the day and addressed the issues that you raised. The staff in question have been with the business for 3 and 5 years and I am confident that the advice they...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

A friend and I had a lovely self guided trip on the water last Saturday. We had great service from a young man who helped us get started. The water was very clear and calm making for a relaxing trip. At the end of the...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

It was amazing experience and My first kayak experience ever! Lauren and the gentleman answered all our questions and explained us where to go and what to avoid. We booked 2 hours which is not enough for us. We want to explore other islands which...More

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