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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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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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Sophie P wrote a review Jan 2021
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A great kayaking tour around Sydney harbour. Views were picturesque and kayaking equipment was good quality and comfortable for the 3 hour tour. Group sizes are limited, which was great as we were able to get a very personalised tour with lots of information provided and questions answered. Tour guide (Matt) was very professional and enthusiastic. A great day. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Anne_W503 wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia67 contributions10 helpful votes
This was a much anticipated trip for us to kayak around Sydney Harbour and visit Goat Island, so naturally the rain decided this was the day it would pour out of the sky as we set off from Blackwattle Bay. We shouldn't have worried, the trip was just amazing - perhaps the weather helped to keep the boats away and the harbour quiet and so it felt we practically had the place to ourselves. Matt is an excellent tour guide and has a wealth of local knowledge about the area and its history. He's also a great leader, making sure all six of us were confident and relaxed as we got used to the kayaks. The added bonus of this trip is the time allowed on Goat Island which provided more history and stories. The weather didn't spoil the trip at all - as it wasn't too hot, the time on the water was even more enjoyable. Loved every minute!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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