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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local

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USD 85.78
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    What to Expect
    We meet at 9.30AM at our Boatshed located right on the harbour at Blackwattle Bay, close to the city and not far from the Sydney Fish Markets. After getting fitted out in our sleek high end sea kayaks we'll have a quick briefing before getting in our kayaks and paddling out under the Anzac Bridge. We'll paddle past some world class urban renewal at Pyrmont before going past Darling Harbour and crossing over to The Balmain. We'll then paddle out front of the Harbour Bridge where your guide will get some professional grade photos of you and your kayak. We'll land in a secre cove on the seldom visited Goat Island and explore this special place on foot. The island is a designated conservation zone and landing is by special permit only. Your permit is arranged for you and included in your tour. We'll explore the island on foot taking in some spectacular views and learning about some of Sydneys early history. If we're lucky we mught see the resident white bellied sea eagle or maybe even the local fur seal who can often be seen sunning himself on the northern point.

    We'll then hop back into our kayaks and circumnavigate the island before heading back the way we came. We're normally back around 1PM. We have use of seperate male & female change rooms and showers that you are welcome ti use if you want to.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Blackwattle Bay, New South Wales, Australia
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Expert Kayak Guide (your guide is a born & bred Sydney local who is fully qualified sea kayaking expert)
    • Top notch composite sea kayak - we have singles and doubles and can help you choose the best option on the day
    • Carbon fibre paddle
    • PFD (Life jacket)
    • Paddling Gloves, Water Shoes and a hat if you don't have your own
    • Sun Screen
    • We'll send you a link to your photos later - professional quality!
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Guests must be able to swim and be comfortable around water
    • Guest should not weigh more than 100KG (205 pounds)
    • Resonable fitness is required
    • Must not have any serious medical issues
    • A waiver needs to be signed
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    What a fantastic day. Matt was the perfect host. Constantly giving encouragement, advice and non stop captivating commentaries on the history and possible future of this beautiful harbour. A must do activity.

    1  Thank Paul D
    Reviewed yesterday

    We had a great time kayaking with Matt around the Sydney harbour and hopped onto goat island as well. Matt was very knowledgeable, took loads of great pictures of us. We managed to cover a lot of distance on the day and even rode some...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Emmanuel_Onumah
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This tour was fantastic! Matt clearly loves boating and is passionate about what he does. He was really proud of the fact that we were using proper sea kayaks and his new fibre glass paddles were so light which made paddling easy. It was really...More

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    Reviewed 2 September 2019

    Thank you so much Matt for a once in a lifetime experience, enjoyed every minute of it. We would reccomend this to anyone and everyone. Pictures are fantastic too!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Daisy P
    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    It was a wonderful experience! I was a bit nervous at the beginning but Matt made me feel comfortable. Everything was absolutely perfect: explanations, kayak preparation, on the water and on the island! Thanks a lot!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sandra S
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    • Languages Offered: English
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