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Sydney Harbour Kayaks

81 Parriwi Rd | Smiths Boat Shed / Spit Bridge, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
+61 2 9969 4590
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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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  • Average1%
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“eco tour” (30 reviews)
“morning tea” (24 reviews)
“free lesson” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
81 Parriwi Rd | Smiths Boat Shed / Spit Bridge, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
Mosman
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+61 2 9969 4590
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"morning tea"
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"wellness retreat"
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"great morning"
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"an excellent teacher"
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"high tide"
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"sea kayaking"
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"yoga instructor"
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"sydney harbour"
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I decided to buy a Kayak from Sydney Harbour Kayaks after some really great advice and support. Included in the deal was the offer of free lessons which was great to hear so I went ahead and had my first lesson with Ben. I found...More

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We had an amazing beginner Kayaking session with Ben. He is a very professional patient and an attentive instructor. Also, the team behind is very helpful. Will definitely come back and highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Charith S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had two really great lesaons w Ben. We r just getting into Sea Kayaking and Ben provided some grt instructions on basic techniques and safety proocedures. Highly recommended.

Thank MattCumbo787
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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Matt Thank you so much for the review of the INTRO and SAFETY Lessons. I am glad that you liked the courses and our instructor Ben. I do hope we get to see you again. Regards Shannon

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The lessons were lot of fun. Ben is amazing trainer who has lot of knowledge and is wery helpful. The best part was learning to safe people in single and double kayaks.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I booked the the three hour free introduction to kayaking lesson. We just had to pay for the kayak rental. This was great value considering the lesson was for three hours and was a small group of 6 people. The teacher, Laz,...More

Thank naoiseguerin
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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi there naoiseguerin Congratulations on completing your first kayaking course and thank you very much for taking the time to review the experience. It is good to know, that you were able to boost your confidence when padding. remember that we also offer a free...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My son and I just bought a tandem kayak and did the free (!) Intro course to Kayaking at Sydney Harbour Kayak. It was an excellent course! We both thought we knew how to paddle, but the friendly patient and knowledgable Ben taught us heaps...More

Thank Ingrid H
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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Ingrid Thanks very much for your review of Ben's intro to kayaking course. I am happy for you that it was such a positive experience for you and your son. I wish you well in your future kayaking adventures and please remember that we...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My sons, George and Hamish, had a great morning and learnt SO much. Ben, the instructor, was excellent! So enthusiastic and helpful. They would both love to come back to learn more. Thank you!

Thank Michelle D
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OBrienSports, Owner at Sydney Harbour Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Michelle Thank you for your review of Ben's kayak intro course on behalf of your sons. It's great to know that it was a positive experience for them. We look forward to hosting them again for the free kayak safety course. Regards Shannon

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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barefootbronde
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Response from OBrienSports | Property representative |
Yes we do. We have a large storage area for bags and a secure area for wallets / keys etc. We look forward to seeing you.
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