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Sydney Harbour Kayaks

#1 of 5 Tours in Mosman
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Address: 81 Parriwi Rd | Smiths Boat Shed / Spit Bridge, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
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+61 2 9969 4590
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a...

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. 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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Sydney Middle Harbour Kayaking Tour from the Spit
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$65.39*
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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak Tour by Deluxe Double Kayak

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Attended a 3 hour Intro to Kayaking course

A great way to understand the basics of kayaking. Ben the instructor was clear and logical in his explanations and kept a watchful eye on each participant to assist, offer advise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to understand the basics of kayaking. Ben the instructor was clear and logical in his explanations and kept a watchful eye on each participant to assist, offer advise and help out at times of difficulty. A great way to learn about the basics and become comfortable with being on the water using a kayak. Looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked online for 3 hours on Saturday morning at $60 each for 4 guys. Each of us had a modern, single seat, sea kayak. Good initial instruction before we set off, sent under the Spit Bridge, and explored the various bays. A wonderful few hours and excellent value. Also, a couple of cafes a few metres away. Wear a hat,... More 

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

Hi Simon Thanks so much for your review on our Deluxe Kayak rental. I am very happy to read that you andf your friends had a very good time. I do hope we get to see you all again. Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were spending a weekend in Sydney and wanted something different to do. This was perfect. We did the four-hour Eco tour that includes morning tea, and it did not disappoint.You start our early in the morning (meet at 8.10 for an 8.30 start). Our guide, Angela, was incredibly knowledgeable about the locality and provided wonderful support and training for... More 

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

Dear Timothy Thank you very much for your kind review of our Kayak ECO Tour with Angela. Your review is very detailed and this will help a lot of people decide on taking our tour; for this I thank you again as we are a small family business and this assist us massivley. I do hope we get to see... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4-hr morning Kayak Eco Tour was on Sunday 15/1/2017. I was on single kayak with 6 couples on double kayaks. We had changing conditions of calm & choppy waters, still, windy, showery & sunny breaks, overall coolish weather with perfect combinations in beautiful Middle Harbour Sydney. Two fantastic guides guided & entertained us with enlightening history & stories of... More 

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

Dear motofa Thank you very much for your detailed review of our kayaking Eco Tour. I am glad we were able to show you a good time on Middle Harbour. I look forward to seeing you paddling with us again. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant introductory lesson on kayaking in one of the best places to do it. Very friendly and informative instructor . Free instruction, only cost was for hire for the kayak which was very reasonable $50 for 3 hours. Highly recommended.

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

Hi B1738RUjoe Thanks so much for your review of our free Intro to Kayaking lesson. I am glad that you felt it was a good course for you. We work hard on making sure it is a detailed and valuable lesson to start your kayaking career. I hope we see you again Regards Shannon More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time with the whole family going around in kayaks in the bay. You can strand at some nice beaches or just go about in the water. Perfect for all ages.

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

Hi Martinodman Thanks for your review of our kayaking rental. I am glad that you and your family had a nice time; especially on Christmas Eve. I hope we get to see you again Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guide, great group of people (small - perfect) and great weather. Tea and snacks were great and the tour guide was able to make us all feel comfortable and catered to all levels in the group.

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

Dear Justine Thank you very much for your review on our small business. We work very hard to operate at a high level and we all get a good buzz knowing our kayaking customers have such a great time out on Middle Harbour. Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see Sydney from the water level. Mangrove trees were fantastic. However shortly after the trip started we experienced a rudder problem. It wasn't working properly. The guide tried to fix it a few times during the journey. On the way back we totally lost control of the rudder. Luckily we (my husband and I) were fit... More 

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

Dear ElaLidia Thank you for your review on our Eco Tour, however I am very sorry to hear that you ended up with a fault in your rudder system. Our rental fleet is a large one and is working every day, our team work hard to keep all the kayaks well maintained and generally do a brilliant job. I am... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously done a couple of self organised day kayaking paddles but wanted to up-skill for our coming Antarctic kayak experience. Our instructor Ben was exceptional. The group was not too large, but had a range of experience. Nonetheless we all had great individual attention and Ben was able to pass on his knowledge and experience in an instructive... More 

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

Dear Woodie2016 Thanks for your review on one of Bens Free Kayaking courses. We all work hard to make sure these lessons are fulfilling and achieve the right results. I do hope we get to see you again, as you are able to take our free lessons several time, untill you feel you have a solid level of paddling. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Son and his girlfriend bought me a ticket for two with a 3 hour time slot with the top single person kayaks. He had booked for 9-12 so he and I arrived for just before then. Next time I would get there 30 mins early as it was busy - think that would be the busiest time of the day.... More 

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

Dear Adrienne Thank you for your very detailed review of our kayak rental. I am sure that people will read this and find it very informative. I am sorry that you felt the lifejackets weren't in the best condition, we rotate a third of our jackets every year and all of our kayaks every two years. All I can think... More 

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