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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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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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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak Tour by Deluxe Double Kayak
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Sydney Middle Harbour Kayaking Tour from the Spit

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Wonderful Afternoon

Fifteen 10 year old boys enjoyed a wonderful hour of "boys and boats". Kayaks and canoes plus some paddle boarding with two of the most patient and fun loving instructors. Canoe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mosman, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fifteen 10 year old boys enjoyed a wonderful hour of "boys and boats". Kayaks and canoes plus some paddle boarding with two of the most patient and fun loving instructors. Canoe tug of war was a highlight!! A BBQ afterwards sealed the afternoon off nicely. Great equipment all round and a wonderful outdoor activity.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a first-time kayaker, I was impressed by my interaction with this company. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the equipment of high quality and in good condition. The kayak felt very stable, important for a beginner. The launch spot is perfect, offering a great opportunity to paddle around the harbour without too much traffic. I will be back!

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Thank drjan2016
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect launching place to investigate Middle Harbour. Kayaks are good quality and well-maintained, staff are friendly and professional. I have participated in tours and also just hired kayaks for self-guided paddling, happy to recommend both.

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Thank Eva R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome way to unwind after a busy week . Kayak ,Yoga & healthy breakfast to finish. Absolutely loved it . The Raspberry muffin was so delish with all healthy ingredients.

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Thank Divya C
North Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. Kayaks are good quality, and appear quite new. The location is beautiful, with boats, houses and beaches to see. Nice calm water.

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Thank Robk2000
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are going to Antarctica next week and hope to kayak there. While I have kayaked a little years ago my partner has never done this before. Both in need of a good basic introduction. Lars was a fabulous teacher and has not only given us a solid session to stand us in good stead but also whetted our appetite... More 

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Thank Imelda D
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented two SUPs and had a great time relaxing in the harbour, visiting beaches we'd not explored before and seeing Sydney in a very different way. Great value for money.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear OZTaveller Thanks very much for your review of our Free Intro to Kayaking Lesson. It is good to read that you had a positive lesson with Ben. We all work very hard in making sure this series of lessons are well structured and managed. I look forward to seeing you in the second installment in our series of free... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Simon N
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 4 weeks ago 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 

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With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbor suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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