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    Sydney Kayak Adventures and Tours – living the dream.

    Sydney Kayak specialises in personalised guided kayak adventures around Sydney Harbour, Manly and Pittwater. We also offer wilderness paddles on the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Shoalhaven Rivers. Our tours provide great opportunities for wildlife and scenic photography.

    Our friendly guides are all qualified, experienced and trained to maximise the fun of your adventure, while at the same time sharing the local natural, colonial and aboriginal history. Whether you choose a custom romantic picnic for two, a family experience, a nature-lovers’ wilderness adventure, or a Classic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House postcard paddle, we will make sure you have a memorable experience. We offer a paddling experience to suit all interests and abilities, from our traditional tourist experience paddling under the Harbour bridge and over to Neutral Bay for gourmet café food, or our Harbour paddles with magnificent Sydney Vistas and gourmet picnic lunch, through to our wildlife Aussie bush paddles, bushwalks and overnight camping adventures where you can encounter the beautiful and unique Australian bush, birds, reptiles and animals.

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    Sydney Kayak offers over 10 unique and personalised adventures. All are fully customisable and cater to all ages and fitness levels, including solo travellers, couples, families and corporate groups.

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    Your accredited host Sam has had a passion for kayaking all his adult life and loves nothing more than to show valued clients our beautiful Sydney and surrounds.

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    For pricing, availability, bookings including custom kayak paddles and paddle skills and training courses please contact us.

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    About Us

    Our Kayak paddles

    We offer a range of guided paddles as well as customised kayak instruction from the basic paddle strokes ans techniques through to advanced rolling and surfing skills.

    • Basic paddling techniques
    • Harbour paddles
    • Overnight camping paddles
    • Custom paddles
    • Paddle roll skills
    • Paddling in the Surf
    • Children's introduction clinics
    • Wilderness paddles
    • Wildlife photography paddles
    • Romantic picnic paddles
    • Hand roll skills
    • Water safety clinics
    Unique Sydney Kayak Tours

    Our Tours

    Harbour Bridge Breakfast Paddle
    Sydney Harbour Lunch Paddle
    Manly Lunch Paddle
    Shoalhaven Gorge Overnight Paddle
    Nepean Gorge Bush Paddle
    Classic Sydney paddle with a gourmet breakfast. Length: 3 hours / Paddling 2 hours / Price: $130 p.p inc b’fast.
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    An easy paddle with outstanding Sydney Views. Length: 4 hours / Paddling 3 hours / Price: $150 p.p inc lunch.
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    An intermediate paddle showcasing Sydney’s beaches. Length: 4 hours / Paddling 3 hours / Price:$150 p.p inc lunch.
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    For the more adventurous fitter paddler over 2 days. Length: 2 Days / Paddling 4 hrs per day / Price: $750 p.p.
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    Intermediate paddle in Australia’s beautiful bush. Length: 6 hours / Paddling 5 hours / Price: $170 p.p inc lunch.
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    I have now been on a number of Sydney kayaking trips with Sam. He is professional, capable and delightful company. He has always demonstrated great care and his love of kayaking is infectious. On trips around the Northern Beaches and along the Nepean River he pointed out wildlife on shore and in the water, and one time we were privileged to watch a Sea Eagle soaring overhead before landing in a nearby tree. Kayaking is about enjoying the Sydney climate and beautiful environment up close and at a gentle pace. What's more, since many parts of Sydney can only be seen from the water, kayaking gives you a perspective many people aren't lucky enough to see. A five star tour leader!

    I can wholeheartedly recommend kayaking trips with Sam McLeod as leader. My first experience as one of a group of kayakers was with a bunch of mixed skill. We met at Rose Bay and Sam began by instructing us on land about the do's and don'ts of kayaking, which immediately made me feel safe and confident. On the water he was there for everyone: alert to each person's progress by moving amongst the group and giving helpful advice when needed. Sam is friendly and approachable and this set the tone for the trip. Our picnic lunch at Watson's Bay was delicious and we paddled back to Rose Bay now a cohesive group, chattering amongst ourselves, relaxed, pleasantly weary and in my case - a relative newbie to kayaking - pretty proud of myself!

    Jane – Australia

    My partner & I spent a day kayaking on the Tallowa Dam in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley with Sam

    Sam's knowledge of the area & his helpful, caring attitude to the whole group was invaluable.

    During the paddle we stopped for several breaks to swim & take in the peaceful enviroment. Healthy snacks &  lunch were provided.   Dinner was a gourmet's delight.  All made the better for the serene camping site, where we spent the night in a comfortable tent.

    I highly recommend Sam's kayaking tours.

    Everything is provided,  just bring yourself

    Jenny Taylor
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