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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
Phone Number: +61 2 9969 4590
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Mon - Fri 9:00 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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Great beginner course!

Had a well informed lesson on the basics of kayaking. The instructor was very patient and explained the techniques clearly. Location and the views was a bonus!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Evon K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a well informed lesson on the basics of kayaking. The instructor was very patient and explained the techniques clearly. Location and the views was a bonus!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic experience and well value for money. The four hour tour takes you under spit bridge and along the shore periodically cutting across sometimes choppy waters. Our guide did a superb job explaining all the important aspects of the area. Morning tea is a welcome respite and then we are off again across choppy waters. The day... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my partner as a gift on the middle harbour tour. This new perspective on the area was a real treat. A beautiful adventure, some easy exercise, and perfectly timed. Staff were professional and knowledgeable. Ferdinand, the guide, is a great bloke. Learned a bit, exercised a bit and had a very fun time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I did the free lesson for beginners and absolutely loved it. Ben and Stewart taught us. None of us had any experience. They gave us individual attention. The staff are thorough and professional. I am looking forward to doing more courses with them. A great way to spend a Saturday morning.

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

Dear Zara Thank you for your review on our Free Intro to Kayaking Lesson. I am very glad to hear that you loved the lesson and got a lot out of it. The staff take great care with all of our lessons, however the beginners lesson is always a special one to teach. We look forward to seeing you for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I'm quite a beginner at kayaking and the staff was really nice and explained things very well. Such a nice area to do kayak.

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

Dear poppyrose2016 Thank you for your review of our services and I am so glad that you had a great time and felt that our staff were of good assistance to you. I do hope we get to see you again Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent group Ctivit or even solo you sill mKe friends. Ideal for beginners Fun dY Nd greT Y to see the harbour

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

Dear Pange M Thank you very much for your review of our business. It is great to hear that you feel it was a lot of fun. I do hope we get to see you again Best Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a great morning Kayaking. We had young children with us so hired double kayaks. As we had not kayaked before the staff were brilliant in showing us the basics which made our morning so enjoyable. Stopped at Balmoral Boathouse Cafe for coffee before making our way back to Spit Bridge.

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

Dear Eddie K Thank you so much for your kind review of our services. I am happy to have read that you had a great time and you had a fun morning with your kids. I do hope we get to see you again. Best Regards Shannon More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

My Partner and I joined the free Kayak lessons Intro and Safety. We bought 2 kayaks recently but we needed to get the skills for safe and enjoyable kayak trips. Taking these lessons was the best decision ever. Within these six hours (2x3h) we got so many techniques and skills taught, and still had enough time to practice, to ask... More 

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

Dear Caroline M Congratulations on becoming new kayak owners and welcome to a wonderful sport. I am glad that we were able to provide you with lots of great kayaking lessons and I am happy that we could have provided this service for free. Make sure you keep up your exercises and paddle, paddle, paddle to get as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

You cant miss a visit to Sydney kayaks and hire a stand up paddle board or small kayak for a couple of hours of hilarious fun around Manly and the harbour.

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

Dear Michael B Thank you very much for your kind endorsement, it is greatly appreciated. Regards Shannon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were given a 4 hour tour as a voucher for Christmas and having been in Sydney for 5 months we decided it was time to get it done! We went at the end of May and although we had unseasonably warm weather until the day before it was a tad on the chilly side when we set off and... More 

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

Dear cfmonk Thank you for your review of our Kayaking Eco Tour. I'm sorry the weather wasn't perfect for you however it is good to know that you were well cared for by Angela. I do hope we get to see you again. Best Regards Shannon More 

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