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Sydney by Kayak is a family run business, offering exclusive, small group kayak tours and locals paddles on beautiful Sydney Harbour, Australia. Husband and wife team and Head Kayak Guides, Laura and Ben, run daily Sunrise Tours (with coffee!) as...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Railway Avenue | Lavender Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9056 5045
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

My first outing with Laura was a sunrise paddle in Sydney harbour and it was a magical experience I will never forget!!! The water was so calm, we were up and out before all the ferries and we watched the sun rise over the Opera...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Hi Vikki, Your lovely review is much appreciated. Thank you. We loved having you on our first tour of the season and have loved your company on our sunrise tours and paddles ever since. We are glad you enjoy your time on the harbour with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience while in Sydney. Coffee, great views, the whole Harbour for the tour, and beautiful pics. Laura and Ben are great, don’t miss out on this one. First time kayaking and it was very easy, and lots of fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting up at 4:30am for a sunrise paddle on Sydney Harbour is not easy at all. But a quick taxi trip from the CBD to nearby Lavender Bay soon had us awake and raring to go. Guides Ben and Sophy quickly had us organised with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the morning kayak and coffee and it was really fun! Ben kept us out of any danger at all and made it fun and interesting. We got great photos on the water and Ben sent us more and better ones. We enjoyed doing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thankyou so much to the team at sydney By kayak for making my wife's birthday morning so spectacular. Definitely one to remember and highly recommend doing this if you haven't already!

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the morning kayak and coffee and it was absolutely lovely! Laura and Sophie were phenomenal guides, so sweet and accommodating. The sunrise was spectacular, the kayaks were steady, and the coffee was delicious. It was wonderful to watch Sydney wake up while out...More

Thank ssantorum
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My sunrise kayak trip with Laura was one of the best things I did while in Sydney. It was great fun, and really cool to see the harbour so quiet before all the buzz started for the day. The coffee on the water was a...More

Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great kayak experience! With lovely staff and added bonus of a cup of coffee whilst on the water it was a great morning! I will definitely be booking again 😊

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A great experience! Almost 3 hours in the kayak with amazing views. Ben, our guide, was very friendly and took so many photos for us! He even gave us things to do for the rest of the day! It was a great way to see...More

Thank toptiptraveller
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Fun morning on the harbour, recommended for tourists and locals! The staff were very professional and friendly, cool way to spend the morning.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 September 2018

How lucky we were to be blessed with a perfect day - beautiful weather, amazing view of the city and being able to be in the middle of the worlds most beautiful harbor! Thank you Ben for the amazing time, including the giggles!

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23 May 2018|
Response from Betty4774 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the kayaks are all the same size, very stable, they adjust the foot rests to suit your leg length. I think the Sydney Harbour kayak tour would be described as busier because you need to allow for the ferries... More
14 April 2018|
Response from X4889RTlauras | Property representative |
Yes, we are! It’ll be a slightly reduced timetable as it’s our winter here in Sydney, but if people are keen to paddle, we’re happy to head out on the water :) Warm regards, Laura
21 May 2016|
Response from X4889RTlauras | Property representative |
Hi Lilly, I'm so sorry for my late reply. I have actually been away on my honeymoon. As I am the only Kayak Guide in the business, I did close down for the duration of my time away (which was 7 weeks). I am home now and... More