Experience the calm, glassy waters of Sydney Harbour in a kayak and enjoy a fresh, hot coffee whilst paddling in the warm morning sun. Come for a leisurely paddle across Lavender Bay and along Sydney Harbours shoreline, but without the crazy early alarm clock. Enjoy iconic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and impressive Sydney city skyline, whilst you drink your morning coffee in your kayak. Departure times depend on the sunrise tour return time, which changes slightly throughout the year. Please check booking link for daily departure times.

Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour

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If you’d like to experience Sydney’s magnificent Harbour from the comfort of a kayak, but you’re not keen to wake up before the crack of dawn, why not head out with Sydney by Kayak a little later and enjoy a morning coffee on the calm waters of Lavender Bay, once the sun is up. You can still enjoy iconic views of the bridge and Opera House, but due to the harbour being a little busier at this time, we don’t go under the bridge on this tour.

Sydney Harbour is one of the busiest and most exciting harbours in the world! The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House look spectacular, especially from a kayak! In the morning sun, everything looks so vibrant and colourful. Join us and enjoy complimentary photos, taken by your Guides.

As you sit and take in the serenity, you can relax in your kayak in the sheltered bay of Blues Point Reserve, with the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, and enjoy a fresh, hot coffee of your choice from a local café, delivered to the boat ramp before departure.

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. Our Guides will capture photos of you on the tour, free of charge, offering to Airdrop or email photos afterwards.

group kayaking whilst eating ice-cream

The time advertised on the schedule is the time you are required to arrive at the boat ramp. You will then get ready and be out on the water for around 1.5 hours. Once you are out on the water, enjoying your morning 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 take in the sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour.

You don’t need to be an experienced kayaker on this one as our kayaks are really stable and you will be instructed and guided in a small group of just 6 paddlers, by a professional Kayak 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, grifinn kayak with stable double keels and comfortable seats. This is definitely one of our more leisurely kayak tours. We concentrate on the little things, such as great coffee, lots of individual, couple and group photos, plus plenty of time to stop and enjoy where you are. If you’re looking for the Wow! factor, we’ve tried our best to make this one of the top things to do in Sydney! Great coffee, sunshine and iconic views from a kayak. Perfect for beginners.

What’s included in the tour:
All equipment hire, including a single sit-inside Grifinn Kayak, paddle and life-jacket.
A qualified, friendly and experienced Kayak Guide/Instructor.
An exclusive, small group of just 10 people, including your Guides.
Full safety briefing and kayak instruction prior to departure.
A pre-ordered coffee from a local café to enjoy in your kayak.
Photos of you on Sydney Harbour, including shots with the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park in the background.

Birthday cake on Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour

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, as the sun will be up.
Sunscreen! Especially in Summer!
You are likely to get wet from paddle splash, so bring spare clothes to change into.
A towel to dry off after the paddle.
Warmer clothes in the cooler months. Including wind breaker and gloves.
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 time.
Please note, due to a busier harbour at this time, this tour does not go under the bridge.

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 colourful kayaks at the boat ramp, along with our friendly Guide, setting everything up.

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