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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Single Kayak
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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Single Kayak

By Sydney Harbour Kayaks
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Duration: 3h
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  • Use of kayak
  • PFD (portable floatation device) / life-jacket
  • Paddle
  • a map of Middle Harbour to assist you
  • a safety briefing and advice on where to paddle, depending on the conditions.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off


Start:
  • 81 Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
    Depart from the Sydney Harbour Kayaks Shop at the Spit Bridge in Mosman, just 8 km (20-30 mins) from Sydney's CBD. Sydney Harbour Kayaks is located at the south-eastern foot of the Spit Bridge, at 81 Parriwi Road, Mosman, at Smiths Boatshed, next to Plonk Beach Cafe, and underneath Afous restaurant.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16150P3

    • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult,
    • Teenagers between 14 and 17 years can paddle a single kayak, but there must be an adult in the group paddling within 10 metres of the teenagers at all times,
    • Children between the age of 6 and 13 must paddle in a double kayak with one other adult -- please see our Deluxe Double Sea Kayak experience for more information and pricing.
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Sydney Harbour Kayaks
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      Joined in September 2011
    • Julie G
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Half day kayak safety course. What a really great low cost high impact course. Ben was a wonderful trainer and so so patient. Highly recommend.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • Chlotoro
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      Excellent 3-hour introductory session with SHK
      My husband and I really enjoyed the 3-hour introductory lesson (for cost of kayak hire only). The instructor, Ben, was fantastic - we covered a lot of things and he was very skilled and an excellent instructor, explaining things clearly and watching out for everyone in the group. We are very much beginners, having only enjoyed an Eco-tour with SHK about 7 years ago (which we loved!). We joined because we have elected to kayak an Arctic/Antarctic in the next 12 months and want to have enough skill to enjoy this. We'll be back fur some further tuition!
      Written 17 March 2024
    • 799martinv
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      Sydney Harbour at its Best.
      After a hectic few weeks at work, this was the perfect team activity to de stress and remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live in such an amazing place. Middle harbour was like a mill pond, the ocean was crystal clear and we even had the bonus of an unexpected visit from a sea turtle. Shannon is a great guide and only too happy to share his knowledge, his passion for his job is there for all to see. Thoroughly recommend this activity and the team at Sydney Harbour Kayaks.
      Written 2 March 2024
    • 693katharinem
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sydney Harbour Kayak : Near perfect trip
      While visiting Australia, my daughter wanted to see Mangroves and my sister suggested we do this via Kayak. Shannon was super enthusiastic about the timing of the trip in terms of the tides (TWO METERS! has now become a family mantra) when we called to book. We went with myself, my partner, my kids - ages 16, 13, 11, my sister and her partner and adult daughter in four double kayaks. Kate was an amazing guide - friendly, helpful, and kayaking at the exact right pace for us. She also took a ton of photos which meant we could leave our phones behind and just be in the moment. We kayaked around/across the harbour and then right into the mangroves and it was just incredible. The riverway felt untouched and unchanged since ancient times and Kate did a wonderful job connecting our experience to the indigenous experience. Also the food spread was fantastic. We were expecting granola bars and drink boxes but it was a real spread along with a hot drink. This was a real highlight of our trip to Australia and I have absolutely no reservations recommending a kayaking tour with Sydney Harbour Kayaks to anyone. I know we got incredibly lucky with the timing but it was just perfect in every way.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • AlexWillU
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sydney Harbour up close
      A fantastic experience! Being on Sydney Harbour on a kayak felt very special at that quieter time of morning. Admittedly the weather was perfect which helped! Shannon was a great guide and was expert at judging when to paddle subject to the other boats / ferries etc. We even paddled right underneath the Bridge. Breakfast/coffee on a small beach (Lavender Bay) was just at the right time. Double kayaks were great and we felt comfortable the whole time. Well recommended!
      Written 5 February 2024
    • 761whitneyl
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      Unprofessional and unsupportive
      I went to the Sat 27/1 Middle Harbor Eco tour by myself. Despite informing the staff my limited kayaking experience and not a strong kayaker (only done this once or twice). I was put in a solo kayak because the other 4 people were a family. From the start, the guide consistently raced ahead, maintaining 15-25m ahead of the group. This gave the impression of impatience, which raised concern about the purpose of having a guide for safety when they remained so far ahead 90% of the time. The only time the group stayed closed was when we were in the mangroves, and there was limited open water. Being alone in my kayak, I struggled to keep up constantly, especially as the other participates were paired up. I was expected to be as fast as them and the guide. Throughout the entire journey, I had no opportunity to rest and just flat and enjoy the view. During river crossing to the opposite side, the guide urged the group to paddle quickly as a group due to potential dangers from passing boats/ships. However, the guide and the double kayakers immediately sped ahead, leaving me behind and struggling once again. This was dangerous and unprofessional. Was it hard to slow down and make sure the group stay together and safe? Paying for a tour felt futile when I consistently felt stressed, tired and made to feel inadequate with my speed. I was shouted at to ‘paddle faster!’, ‘put your muscle into it!’ were accompanied by an overall lack of consideration and understanding. While I understand my slow speed was holding the group, this should have been taken into the consideration from the beginning. Eventually, I yelled back ‘it is not the spend, it is my strength!’ What was intended to be an enjoyable trip turned into a nightmare kayaking boo camp.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • bethbK903CI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water
      Great tour guide who made us all feel very comfortable and in good hands. Really enjoyed the history and great fun for the kids (10 & 13) who want to do it again. Thank you for the experience.
      Written 27 January 2024
    • HelenAus2019
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun family adventure!
      We had a marvellous paddle on Darling Harbour during the Sydney Festival. Shannon and Miranda were our trip guides, both friendly and professional. Shannon had lots of information to share about the area's history and things that we were seeing. It was fascinating to paddle in amongst the boats and get up close to items of interest. And it was great fun to paddle over the ferry wake (at a safe distance!)
      Written 24 January 2024
    • bluebayouSydney
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Water wonder
      Had a great time, was wonderful being on harbour, felt safe the whole time, city gives another perspective from the water as well as a workout. Thoroughly enjoyed
      Written 20 January 2024
    • karencK8141NV
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      Harbour tour
      Great and for me different view of the harbour. Shannon took good care of everyone and provided a safe and interesting tour.
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    • Masonary7
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      Great first experience on a kayak, despite nerves!
      Had a three-hour lesson with SHK on a Saturday morning. The lesson is free, which I thought was amazing, you just have to pay for hire of your kayak. I was incredibly anxious when I started, I think mainly because I typically have no balance at all! Our instructor, Ben, was great. He went through how to hold and use the paddle properly, and went through various different ways to paddle and turn your kayak, how to move it sideways to ‘park’ in small places, how to get in and out if you’re disembarking at a wharf rather than a beach - basically everything you need to feel safe and in control. I was a bit slow to get it on occasion but he was very kind and patient with me, and I left feeling way happier and more confident than I was when I got in. Nice small group size - only 5 - and I don’t think they go above 8, so you get lots of individual attention when needed.
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    • jiwons844
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best kayak lesson
      I had a wonderful time with thanks to the best instructor! It was my first kayak lesson and I learned a lot and I’ll definitely go kayaking again:)
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    • KathSyd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect way to get up close to those beautiful old ships!
      Shannon was very knowledgable about the area's history and made us all feel safe on our kayaks. A great experience!
      Written 15 January 2024
    • thetravelten
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A unique view of the sights with expert guidance and some cool stories
      I'm so glad my daughter and I took this tour. We did a special version of the Darling Harbour tour to fit in with the Sydney Festival in January, to see the inflatable octopus etc, but even without that, this would be a top tour that I'd highly recommend. It went for an hour and a half but felt much longer, with great guidance from Shannon. Absolutely loved the stories about the naval ships and other boats around the Maritime Museum, and also appreciated that the equipment (from the boats to the life jackets) were in superb condition. It's worth investing in a waterproof phone bag to hang around your neck before you come along – we got some great photos of the sights.
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    • jocelynw2071
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    Jill1717
    Montreal, Canada76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible morning with Kate. The sights were jaw dropping beautiful. We learned about the history of the harbour while paddling around. Kate even took photos for us and air dropped them at the end. We stopped on a beautiful beach for tea with an incredible selection of food. Kate and her husband really know kayaking and know the area. They even have their own brand of special made kayaks. You need to incorporate this excursion in your agenda!
    Written 11 January 2023
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    Thank you very much for your lovely review of your kayaking experience with Kate. I am so glad that it was a wonderful experience Best Regards Shannon Managing Director
    Written 2 April 2023
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    Paul W
    Sydney, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Couples
    Sydney Kayaks situated in Sydney's Middle Harbour is a perfect launching pad to explore Sydney Harbour. The water was calm and the day we paddled, the autumn weather was beautiful. The guide was professional and gave confidence even for those in the group who had never kayaked before. I would recommend this tour for both local and international travellers.
    Written 22 May 2019
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    Martin Stebbings
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020 • Friends
    Great views, equipment and assistance. It was helpful to be informed about best route for the conditions, which involved moderate breeze
    Written 7 September 2020
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