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Sydney by Kayak

Lavender Bay boat ramp, Railway Avenue | Lavender Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Best way to start the day!

If you plan to do kayak in Sydney harbour, I definitely recommend to do it with them! I really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dJo2017-18
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Toulouse, France
Cannot say enough good things

At first I was thinking, is this really necessary for me to spend money on? The answer is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaylorm
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney by Kayak is an exclusive, small group Kayak Tour and Kayak Fitness business based in beautiful Sydney Harbour, Australia. We offer fun, group Kayak Adventures and Kayak Fitness classes, ranging from Kayak Lessons and the ever-popular Kayak Netball, to spectacular Sunrise Paddles (with coffee!) and Sydney Harbour Bridge tours in the Main Harbour.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lavender Bay boat ramp, Railway Avenue | Lavender Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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"great morning"
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"delicious coffee"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you plan to do kayak in Sydney harbour, I definitely recommend to do it with them! I really enjoy my morning: such a good time with amazing views, pleasant sunrise and great guide! Ben was friendly and super cool. Plus hot mocha in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was thinking, is this really necessary for me to spend money on? The answer is absolutely yes. The guide (Ben) was great, relaxed, and personable, the coffee was delicious (and an added bonus for people like me who are miserable humans prior...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience, kayaking with Ben on our Sunrise Tour. We are so glad you booked with us and enjoyed your time on the water. Thanks again, Laura and Ben

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been meaning to write a review for sometime as I've become somewhat of a regular on this tour. I'm not originally from Sydney so when I first came here 17 years ago, I did a lot of exploring and undertaken a lot of the...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for your detailed review of your time with us on the water. We love it when locals come out and appreciate our beautiful harbour as if it is their first time seeing it :) It's always a pleasure paddling...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great day out even as a single. I booked the night before. Well organised and down to earth guide. Parking was limitless which was a bonus.

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We strive to offer a great experience to everyone and we are glad you weren't disappointed :) Warm regards, Laura

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have thought of everything - from the fantastic photos that they get of the adventure to the hot coffee handed to you in a spill-proof mug to take on the water. Everything was organized and well-thought out. It was a busy morning in the...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kristine, Thank you for your lovely review. We do try and think of everything and are glad you had a great morning on the water with us :) Warm regards, Laura

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on Middle Harbour fish and chips kayak today and it was fantastic. Ben gave safety instructions and followed up regularly with care for the 5 of us. At Clontarf we landed on the beach and had freshly made hot fish and chips and...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Phillip, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience of our Fish and Chips tour. I'm glad the birthday brownies turned out OK. I hope Ben's singing was up to scratch ;) It's always a pleasure paddling...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience kayaking under the harbour bridge felt so great and would love to do it again soooon, i would reccomend it without fail.

Thank Rafik H
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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. I do hope you'll join us again soon :) It was a pleasure paddling with you. Warm regards, Laura

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great adventure, watching the sunrise under the harbour bridge from our own personal kayaks. Laure was such an awesome guide making sure we were warm, comfortable, dry and safe but most of all cponstantly ensuring we were having a fun time :) I...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Paige, Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure paddling with your group. What a fun morning I had guiding you all that day. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm really grateful for the review. Thank you. Warm regards, Laura

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish nothing was a challenge to orgnise. Laura was a fantastic guide and so accomodating. We had a corperate group of nine. A delicious coffee, kept perfectly warm - coffee and the harbour a true taste of Sydney :) The kayak were...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you and your group enjoyed their time on the water with me. It was an absolute pleasure and I hope to paddle with you again one day. Warm regards, Laura

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for the sunrise kayaking a week and half ago and had the best experience in my life. It was amazing! The staff was awesome, the tea delicious and the sunrise idyllic. It was worth waking up early! The sunrise over the Opera, or...More

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Laura S, Owner at Sydney by Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Camille, What a lovely review. Thank you. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and I'm really grateful for the review. Thanks again, Laura

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SarahsBackstage
23 May 2018|
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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
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Zawing
14 April 2018|
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Response from Laura S | 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
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Lilly062
21 May 2016|
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Response from Laura S | 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
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