Sunrise Kayak and Coffee
Sydney Harbour is one of the busiest and most exciting
harbours in the world! On our “Sunrise Kayak and Coffee” tour, you
will experience a unique side to Sydney Harbour. The water is calm, flat and
glassy – one of the perks of paddling before the rest of the city even wakes up!
Enjoy spectacular colour changes in the sky as the dawn light reflects off the clouds
and the water, then watch as the sun hits the horizon, lighting up the sides of
the Opera House and the city.
**Sunrise Photography Package available to capture your sunrise paddle!
$30 for a link to your professional photos, emailed to you after the tour! **
The Sunrise Photography Package will be a flat rate of $100 for privately
booked tours, and will be emailed to the trip organiser to share with the group.
As you sit and take in the serenity, you can relax in your
kayak, just in front of the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy a
fresh, hot coffee of your choice from a local café, delivered to the boat ramp
This early morning 1.5 hour long paddle covers the beautiful foreshore of
Lavender Bay and Blues Point. It’s perfect for beginners and experienced
kayakers who enjoy and appreciate the early morning sunrise and a good coffee.
Sydney by Kayak has also partnered with PTanPhoto professional photography
to offer personal photos of your tour for an additional cost of $30
($100 flat rate for privately booked group tour bookings).
This is obviously an optional extra and can be purchased online when booking
or in person, after the tour. You can view some of Peishan Tan’s photos here.
The tour departs from Lavender Bay boat ramp, where you will
be greeted by your Guides. They will assist in helping you get ready for the
tour, including a safety briefing, life-jacket fitting and setting up your
kayaks for paddling.
The time advertised on the schedule (which changes slightly
throughout the season, based on the sunrise time), is the time you are required
to arrive at the boat ramp. You will then get ready and be out on the water
during the dawn light, just in time for the sunrise. Once you are out on the
water, taking photos and enjoying your morning sunrise paddle, just when you
think it can’t get any better.. you’ll have a fresh, hot coffee sitting inside
a custom made coffee cup holder on the front of your kayak, so you can enjoy it
as you watch the sun rise over the Harbour Bridge.
You don’t need to be an experienced kayaker as our kayaks
are really stable and you will be instructed and guided in a small group of
just 8 paddlers, by a professional Kayak Instructor and Co-Guide. You will be
taken through a safety briefing before departure and will be provided with all
equipment needed for the paddle, including a single, glass bottom kayak with
stable double keels and comfortable seats.
What’s included in the tour:
All equipment hire, including a single sit-inside Grifinn
Kayak, paddle and life-jacket.
A dry bag for your phone, keys and camera. (You can also
leave these securely in our kayak van).
A qualified, friendly and experienced Kayak Guide/Instructor
An exclusive, small group of just 10 people, including your
Guide and Photographer.
Full safety briefing and kayak instruction prior to
A pre-ordered coffee from a local café to enjoy in your
Photos of the tour, including shots in front of the Sydney
Opera House and Harbour Bridge at sunrise, which can be purchased for $30.
What to bring/wear
Wear light, comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t
mind getting wet (from paddle splash).
Hat and sunnies are advisable, so you can enjoy the sunrise.
You are likely to get wet from paddle splash, so bring spare
clothes to change into.
A towel to dry off after the paddle.
Current launch location is Lavender Bay Boat Ramp. Make sure
you plan how you’re going to get to the boat ramp for the scheduled arrival
Lavender Bay Boat Ramp is on Railway Avenue, which is at the
bottom of Lavender Crescent, just under the railway arch. You should see our 10
colourful kayaks at the boat ramp, along with our two friendly Guides, setting
Skill level: Beginner
Lavender Bay Boat Ramp
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