Sydney Harbour Kayaks




About Us

The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a tour, buying, learning to paddle or renting a kayak. Our team is passionate about kayaking, passionate about surf ski, passionate about stand-up paddle boarding, passionate about being out on the water.

Services We Provide

Kayak, Surf ski, SUP and Canoe Rental

Sydney Harbour Kayaks has Australia’s largest range of quality single and double kayaks, surf skis, canoes and stand-up paddle boards (SUP).

With our Freedom Rentals program, you can rent ‘off the beach’, in hour intervals up until all day or with ‘off-site’ rental you can take your kayak or surf ski to a race or on your holidays. To capture all your memories, we even rent waterproof digital cameras.

FREE Group lessons (introduction and safety courses)

At Sydney Harbour Kayaks, our instructors love introducing people to kayaking, surf ski paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding. We are also keen to see you progress and take your paddling to the next level.

We recommend you start with our free lesson program (you can do six hours of free tuition!), then come back for some private tuition to work on your intermediate and advanced skills.

Private Lessons

Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one attention to ensure you improve your skills, learn new strokes, and paddle like a pro. Private Lessons can be 100% customised to suit your needs.

Public and Private Tours

Eco Tours

Join us at Sydney Harbour Kayaks on our widely acclaimed Middle Harbour Kayak Eco Tour.

The Middle Harbour Eco tour provides you with the amazing opportunity to learn something about the natural and social history of the area from a friendly guide as you paddle through differing environments – from affluent urban to the remote natural bushland of the Garigal National Park.

As civilisation slips away the true beauty of our harbour and it’s wildlife will open up before you.

Soak up the serenity while you enjoy a wholesome morning tea served at one of our favourite secluded spots.

Mini Wilderness Retreat

New to the stable of Sydney Harbour Kayak’s widely acclaimed guided kayak tours is The Wellness Retreat, a morning of paddling, yoga and meditation. If you don’t have time for a weekend at a health spa, but crave some time-out to nurture body and soul, here’s your answer.

The three hour mini retreat begins as you paddle out across beautiful Middle Harbour. From the moment your kayak glides through the water, the noise in your head begins to fade as your guide Joanna Kirkpatrick , gently brings your focus to the present.

You will paddle to a secluded beach for one hour of yoga, followed by a meditation and deliciously healthy morning tea.

Private Kayaking Tours

Private Kayaking Tours or Fully Customised Kayak Tours
With over 25 years of experience conducting kayaking tours around Sydney Harbour, we have become experts in managing tours that are fully customised. There has never been a request involving kayaks that we couldn’t safely manage.

Team Building Activities

The Sydney Harbour Kayaks Team Building program consists of three specifically designed activities that aim to bring out the best in your team, group or employees.

These activities were designed to focus on motivation, leadership, communication and collaboration. They are all unique, a lot of fun and are proven to gain positive results.


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