What we'll do
Have fun kayaking in Byron Bay with the chance to see dolphins and turtles!
Join a morning kayaking tour with the "Paddle Pirates", starting from inner-city Glebe. You'll paddle past great Sydney icons such as Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and get awesome views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll then land your kayak in a secret cove on Goat Island. Goat Island is home to lots of birdlife, has some of Sydney's oldest colonial-era buildings and great examples of remnant Sydney bush. The island is a designated conservation zone and landing is only allowed by special permit which is arranged for you and included as part of your tour.
Your guide is a fully-qualified sea kayaking expert who will make sure this is a journey you will never forget! Professional grade photos of you in your kayak framed by the Harbour Bridge are included for free.
Get a workout and see the harbour up close with this exclusive Sydney Harbour Kayak Tour!
What to know
Tour days: See calendar for availability
- 3.5 hour guided activity (2 hours kayaking)
- Exclusive access and tour of Goat Island
- Expert kayak instructors
- All kayaking and safety equipment
- Professional photos
Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting mostly of travellers in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Group size: Up to 6 people
Age range: All ages are welcome - provided you can kayak for up to 2 hours and swim!
Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 3 days in advance.
About your guides
Paddle Pirates is owned and operated by Sydney local, Matt. Matt is a qualified kayak instructor and guide with over 15 years of experience. He's lead kayaking expeditions from Far North Queensland, across the Bass Strait (between Victoria and Tasmania) and around the bottom of Tasmania.
Matt is out on Sydney Harbour most days kayaking and loves to show visitors his favourite spots - and to subject them to some of his "sea shanty" singing while on the water!
Frequently asked questions
What should I bring? Comfortable light clothing that can get wet or swimwear, towel, change of clothes for afterwards, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a water bottle. Change rooms and showers are available at the boatshed, as well as a secure place to store your valuables.
Where do we start and finish? Tours start and finish at "The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay", 123 Ferry Rd, Glebe. The meeting point is easy to get to by the light rail (get off at "Glebe") or the 431 bus.
When do we start and finish? Tours start at 9:30 am and finish by 1:00 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time for check-in.
What days does the tour operate? Tours operate several days throughout the week - check the calendar for full availability.
Who can come? All guests must be able to kayak for up to 2 hours and comfortable with swimming in open water. No experience is necessary!
How fit do you have to be? Kayaking can be a strenuous activity, so we recommend this activity only for people who are confident that they can kayak for up to 2 hours and are comfortable swimming in open water. All kayaks are double kayaks, so you will share the workout with one other person.
- Cancellations made 2 days or more before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
- No cancellations can be made within 2 days of the activity.
- These tours are dependent on the weather, so sometimes the operator may have to postpone or cancel a tour. If your trip is cancelled for any reason by the operator, we will refund you 100% of your payment.