Definitely! We use a
variety of advertising streams and social media platforms, so the easiest way
to know if you have RSVP’d and officially booked one of our available kayaks,
is to book and pay via our website booking system. If you have simply RSVP’d on
one of our adverting sites (such as Facebook), but you haven’t booked and paid
via our booking system, you may run the risk of missing out on the day. Please
make sure you enter your email address correctly when booking, so you receive our
That’s OK! If you are
new to kayaking, please make sure you select this on the pre-paddle
questionnaire. We tend to split the (Sunrise tour) groups up into more experienced paddlers
and beginners, with a Head Guide on each tour. Your Guide will spend some
time going over safety and technique before heading out on the water. For
your first paddle, we also suggest trying one of our shorter paddles first,
such as our Sunrise tour. Our “Couples Tours” are a great one for new
sessions will be cancelled in bad weather. We want you to enjoy
your paddling with us, and of course, be safe. We therefore don’t expect
you to kayak in wet, windy conditions.
Our Kayak Guides and
Instructors are trained to read wind, wave and tide forecasts. For your safety,
if the weather looks unsafe for kayaking, we will cancel in advance and
reschedule for a later date. If you are unable to attend a future tour, we
will happily offer you a full refund. This decision is generally made at
4.30pm, the day before each tour (after the final weather report for the day).
Think about what you
might need at the beach. Sunscreen, water, hat, sunnies, comfortable kayaking
clothes, (so something you don’t mind getting a little wet). We also recommend
you bring suitable water shoes. Thongs/flip flops are OK, but if we’re getting
out on a beach, we highly recommend proper wet shoes to protect you from oyster
shells on the beach.
You are very likely to
get wet from paddle splash, so wear something you don’t mind getting wet in,
such as shorts or leggings, rash vest and comfy gym clothes. In winter, on our
Sunrise tours, we highly recommend an extra layer or two and a windbreaker,
plus gloves and a beanie. It can be a little chilly first thing in the morning.
Lavender Bay has free
parking for up to 2 hours on Lavender Crescent, just off of Lavender Street.
There is usually plenty of parking during our morning tours.
Our Tunks Park
location has a car park on Brothers Avenue, near the boat ramp. It is free and
untimed, but can get very busy with dog walkers, fisherman, other kayakers and
kids sport on the weekends. Our advice is to give yourself an extra 10-15
minutes to get a spot (just on weekends). Weekdays in Tunks Park is usually
Our “Sydney by Kayak”
vans carry everything we need to take groups of paddlers out on the water.
This includes single kayaks, paddles, life-jackets in varying sizes, towels for you and even small
towels for your hands/phones whilst kayaking, a passionate Kayak
Guide/Instructor or two, and of course, we will also order your coffee and/or
food that is advertised for the paddle. Our Guides will also take photos of you
and send them to you after the tour via Airdrop or email.
Yes, however all paddlers on
Sydney by Kayak tours must be 8 years of age or above. Unless previously arranged in writing with us. All children
(under the age of 15) must be accompanied by
meet by the boat ramp on Railway Avenue, at the bottom of Lavender Crescent in
– meet on the grassy area next to
the boat ramp on Brothers Avenue, Cammeray.
In the event that you need to move your tour to an alternate date, we have made it simple, just click on the manage my booking option in your confirmation email, and follow the steps to reschedule, alternatively or obtain a refund. Simply, that you have booked, you need to log-in and cancel/reschedule online within 24 hours of the tour, or you will forfeit that tour. Spaces are limited, so if you can’t make it, it’s only fair to give someone else the opportunity to kayak that day.
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