We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: East Side Pier Manly Whrf | Next to Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 529 257

Manly Kayak Centre has been established on Sydney Harbour since 1990 and is...

Manly Kayak Centre has been established on Sydney Harbour since 1990 and is proud to be able to provide the most dirverse range of aquatic products and services in Sydney. We have 3 amazing locations where you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, take a lesson or tour, or hire our leisure boat for the day. Our three locations provide access to the best inner harbour beaches and waterways to kayak Sydney Harbour. Join our guides on the 3 Beaches Kayak Tour & picnic lunch, or book your own exclusive Sydney Harbour Beach Picnic and paddle a kayak or be tendered by private boat. Having hosted dozens of proposals our beach picnics are perfect for those special occasions. Try your luck with a Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) or play SupBall the latest game to hit the Northern Beaches, lessons, sales and hire available. Open 8am-5pm 7 days a week. (Excluding some public holidays)

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 3
Stand up paddle.(Mostly).😂😂

Wanted to try sup and I just turned up around 10.30 on a Friday morning.The girl in charge was very friendly and helpful.Went out for an hour and she gave me some great tips to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mark R
Holmer Green
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 47: English reviews
Holmer Green
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try sup and I just turned up around 10.30 on a Friday morning.The girl in charge was very friendly and helpful.Went out for an hour and she gave me some great tips to make sure I got the most out of it.I only actually fell in twice but in fairness it was a very calm sea.Had a great... More 

Thank Mark R
Manly-Kayak-Centre, Guest Relations Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this review

You handled the SUP brilliantly considering you were new to the sport! The beauty of paddling with us at Manly Wharf is that we have exclusively flat water making it perfect for first timers. We look forward to seeing you out on the water again soon! More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After some morning rain, our afternoon booking was cancelled due to "increasing winds and heavy rain". Upon checking the weather forecast, we found that no more rain was expected that day, and winds were expected to decline from a current (safe) 14 knots. Unfortunately, it felt like we were being lied too. Disappointed with the service.

Thank Mandy14022
Manly-Kayak-Centre, Guest Relations Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this review

We always work with the weather forecasts in order to make predictions based on over 20 years of experience of working in Manly Cove. While sometimes we do get it wrong it is never our intention to mislead our customers and I am very sorry that you felt you were being lied to. We always want to see people have... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a private SUP lesson with Gina and had a blast! Prior to that I had exchanged emails with the company to get the lesson set up and they were very helpful and accommodating. Great value for the money!

Thank Jill H
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time supping around the beautiful water of manly. It's $25 an hour to hire a board and worth every bit of it! We've been to other places where it's a little cheaper but the water and views don't even come close to this! The staff member was friendly and helpful and gave us great tips! We... More 

Thank Hairbykatherine
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter out for a couple of hours. The service and boat were great and we had a ball on the harbour exploring around Manly. Only criticism is the price - over twice the cost of the same boats in Pittwater does seem expensive.

Thank TomREngland
Manly-Kayak-Centre, General Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you and your daughter had a great time exploring the beautiful waters of Manly with us! Sorry that you believe the experience was expensive. We operate in one of Sydney's most iconic locations and we feel that our prices reflect the amazing experience you can have paddling to some of Sydney's most treasured hidden... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As a family we tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time and it was great fun. My kids were 11 and 12 so a perfect age to try this sport.

Thank Ramona D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The group at manly kayak did a fantastic job setting up for us and were very discreet. They checked in several times and even took photos from the water. An A+ job

Thank Tyler F
Level Contributor
335 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us had a paddle board lesson from a charming young lady who was a very patient teacher and in the hour we had with her she had us up and paddling confidently. The location is perfect, clear water, lovely beach , very calm and excellent equipment so we thoroughly enjoyed our lesson then the hour afterwards provided as... More 

Thank debcox
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
186 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stand Up Paddle boarding on and around Many Cove is awesome with little kids. We hired a SUP and Kayak and our 5 and 6 years old girls loved it. The staff running the place were also really awesome. Thanks.

Thank Mat C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Gina was a lovely guide, she was informative , friendly and adapted the experience to our needs and abilities. It was a great way to explore Manly and a pretty good workout. Lunch was a very pleasant surprise.

Thank kkrouse

Travellers who viewed Manly Kayak Centre also viewed


Been to Manly Kayak Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Manly Kayak Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?