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About Paddlepirates
Come on an unforgettable kayak adventure on Sydney's magnificent Harbour. Paddle past all the great Sydney icons before landing your kayak in a secret cove on Goat Island which is right in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We'll explore the island before paddling back past Darling Harbour and finishing off next to the Famous Sydney Fish Markets. Professional grade photos included!
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Get up close and personal with Sydney’s iconic harbor on this sea kayak adventure led by a professional photographer. Setting out from Blackwattle Bay, pose for photos in midwater, framed by Sydney Harbour Bridge, then land on rarely visited Goat Island (Memel) and discover its fascinating history as you look for wildlife. Your tour includes all necessary gear, from lifejacket and paddling gloves to water shoes, hat, and even sunscreen.
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Sophia wrote a review Feb 2022
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Spent the morning Kayaking out to Goat Island. It was such a fun and exciting way to experience the beautiful Sydney harbour and would definitley do it again. We were guided by Matt who was so easy going, insightful and friendly making the whole experience very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Jade A wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom96 contributions75 helpful votes
So much fun! Booked for my family and we had a fantastic time paddling out to Goat Island. Matt was an awesome guide, giving us kayaking & safety tips as well as expert tour guiding on the trip. These were the best kayaks we've ever hired (professional ones) and they made paddling much easier and super fast! This is an adventure trip - so don't expect to sit back and relax. We got some great exercise in whilst seeing more of Sydney Harbour. Totally want to do it again!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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How To Have fun wrote a review Apr 2021
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We did the Paddle Pirates Goat Island tour this morning with 4 adult “kids” (20yo and 18yo) and we all absolutely loved it! At almost 4 hours of fun and activity it is such great value and left us all energized and feeling like we’d had a 5star experience. We kayaked under Anzac Bridge and the Harbour Bridge and right around Goat Island and Blackwattle and Lavender Bays. The tour of Goat Island was great - so special to be able to hop off and explore there - the history and building and the views. It was also great exercise! I would do this again in a heartbeat and highly recommend.
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DajanaGrabovac wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia54 contributions12 helpful votes
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Yesterday 3 friends and myself went on a kayak tour around Sydney Harbour with Matt from Paddle Pirates. We were all expecting it to be good but our expectations were exceeded. Matt is professional but honestly it feels like he’s another mate on the tour with you! That part alone was a huge reason as to why we had such an incredible time. He made us all feel safe and were talked through everything and all our questions were happily answered before heading out on the water. He is full of really interesting facts and history about the gorgeous Sydney Harbour and Goat Island- side note Goat Island was such a rare treat! He was so personable, easy going and a heap of fun, even treated us to a little sea shanty! He took his role as a photographer very seriously and got some really awesome shots of us that I know we will look back on and smile in years to come. I honestly cannot fault a single thing about Paddle Pirates or Matt, the entire experience was a solid 10/10 and such great value for money. This is such a wonderful, non invasive, respectful and intimate way to see our beautiful harbour. If you’re considering this at all, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it, Paddle Pirates with Matt is the way to go!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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CSPNorwich wrote a review Feb 2021
Norwich5 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the best day out in 2020. Matt was knowledgable , friendly and so helpful. Kayaking under Sydney harbour bridge and seeing the opera house by water was the most amazing experience and one I will never forget. Some of our family were experienced paddlers and some had no experience, it really didn’t matter. The equipment was excellent and the views fromGoat island were breathtaking. Matt took pictures of the trip which were included in the price and were excellent quality emailed to us afterwards. The photos are along lasting memory of such a fabulous trip. If you are going to Sydney, this trip is a must. I can’t recommend it enough .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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