Kayak and Iced-tea on Sydney Harbour

The ultimate Summer Kayak Tour

This Summer, we tried to come up with the ultimate Summer Kayaking experience on Sydney Harbour, suitable for all levels and abilities! (Including the kids!) This is it! Throughout the warmer months, Sydney by Kayak are offering a Kayak Tour on Sydney Harbour, including a refreshing iced-tea, provided in insulated reusable flasks to keep them cold (but also to help the environment). Our kayaks have custom made holders for these, meaning you can enjoy a leisurely paddle out to Luna Park for photos in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Book a Paddle

This tour is by far our shortest tour, covering just one lap of the beautiful, sheltered Lavender Bay. This means you can enjoy the views and the hustle and bustle of the harbour from the edge of Lavender Bay, without any kayaking experience. Enjoy a guided paddle with one of our experienced Guides, who will take multiple photos of you with our famous icons in the background.


If you haven’t kayaked before, that’s ok. We’ll give you a full safety briefing and cover the basics before departure. Your Guide will take no more than 6 people around the bay, meaning you’ll have plenty of time for learning technique and mastering those great poses in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

We hope this will be one of the top things to do in Sydney this Summer, and we’ll provide all of the photos from your experience with us at no extra cost.

These tours are available throughout the warmer months, meeting in Lavender Bay for a full safety briefing with your Guide, along with a life-jacket fitting and set up of your kayak. The tour will then launch from the beach next to the Lavender Bay boat ramp, heading around the bay to Luna Park, where your Guide will take multiple photos of you and your group in front of the incredible Sydney backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, which are included in the tour price. These photos are a great way to capture your experience and will be emailed or Airdropped to you after the tour.

As we are not venturing too far on this relaxing summer tour, it is a great paddle for beginners. Sit inside the sheltered bay and watch the busy, iconic Sydney Harbour come to life as you enjoy all that Sydney Summer has to offer, from the comfort of your kayak. This particular tour is great for the kids and family, too! Perfect for those who are trying to squeeze a lot of activities into their day as well, as this tour will take no long than an hour.

What’s included in the tour:
All equipment hire, including a single sit-inside Grifinn Kayak, paddle and life-jacket.
Tow lines for the kids if they need a helping hand.
A qualified, friendly and experienced Kayak Guide.
An exclusive, small group of just 6 paddlers.
Full safety briefing and kayak instruction prior to departure.
A refreshing, cold iced-tea to enjoy in your kayak on a hot summers day (caffeine free available).
Photos of the tour, including shots in front of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, taken by your Guide.
Please note: this tour does not leave Lavender Bay or go under the bridge, but you will get great photos with the iconic Sydney backdrop, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

What to bring/wear:
Wear light, comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (from paddle splash).
Hat, sunglasses and suncreen
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 time and allow one hour for the full experience.
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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