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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:Varies

Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours

Paddle the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour on a guided kayak tour with a professional guide. You'll take in Sydney’s iconic landmarks and scenic waterfront from a new perspective. Sights may include the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Shark Island, Manly or Rose Bay. Instruction and equipment is provided for this tour, and you do not need prior kayaking experience to join. Choose from three different itineraries, which include a picnic lunch or breakfast depending on option selected. It's a memorable way to experience the harbor city.


  • Sydney Harbour kayak tour suitable for all fitness levels
  • No previous kayak experience is necessary
  • Explore magnificent Sydney Harbour by kayak and enjoy the up close views of Sydney's iconic landmarks including the Opera Hour and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Or explore the waters around Manly, a favorite Sydney suburb
  • Fully guided by a professional kayak guide
  • Choice of three kayak tours

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours

Kayaking on Sydney Harbour

Meet your guide at the designated meeting spot in Manly or Rose Bay, then receive a safety briefing and paddle instruction before hopping into your kayak. You’ll be using kayaks that are stable and easy to handle with a little practice. Try out your paddle and steering technique close to shore before following your guide out on the waters of Sydney’s inner or outer harbor. Your expert guide ensures that you enjoy a safe and fun kayak tour, with plenty of time for rest stops and photo ops.

During your tour, hear informative commentary from your guide about the Aboriginal history of Sydney, the colonial era and modern developments. Learn about marine animals that can be found in the rich habitat of the harbor, including rare visits from a southern right whale.

You have three options for your 3- or 4-hour kayak tour:

Sydney Harbour Bridge Kayak Tour (3 hours):
Start the day off with an exhilarating kayak tour of Sydney Harbour first thing in the morning. Head to the Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay to meet your guide and get started. During your tour, you’ll paddle under Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy a new perspective on the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy an included breakfast picnic that helps to keep your energy during this exciting outing.

Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour (4 hours):
Considered one of the best kayaking routes in Sydney, this tour takes you from Rose Bay into the core of the Sydney’s inner harbor. Get close views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, then stop on Shark Island for a delicious picnic lunch. Nibble on fresh seafood, meat, salads and other goodies and soak in the incredible scenery, before returning to the water for more paddling.

Manly and Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour (4.5 hours):
Head out to Manly where you can enjoy a day on the water near this hopping suburb. As you explore the northern parts of the outer harbor, paddle past tall sandstone cliffs and white-sand beaches, some of them only accessible by boat. Land on a pristine beach where you enjoy a picnic lunch in the quiet of this remote location.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Such an amazing view of the harbor and experience. Our guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was the most fun activity we participated in in Sydney. Seeing the harbor from the water was great and the pace was just right. Lunch on Shark Island was pleasant. Some of us went swimming while there. I would defiantly recommend this for any who visit Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

I had such a great day kayaking round Sydney harbour! The views of the opera house are beautiful! And lunch on shark island was lovely!! The tour guide was amazing aswell so helpful and friendly I would highly recommend doing this tour it was my first time kayaking and I would deffinitly do it again

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