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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local provided by Paddlepirates

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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local

Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 105793P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert Kayak Guide (your guide is a born & bred Sydney local who is fully qualified sea kayaking expert)
  • Top notch composite sea kayak - we have singles and doubles and can help you choose the best option on the day
  • Carbon fibre paddle
  • PFD (Life jacket)
  • Paddling Gloves, Water Shoes and a hat if you don't have your own
  • Sun Screen
  • We'll send you a link to your photos later - professional quality!
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Blackwattle Bay, New South Wales, Australia We meet at our Boatshed on the Harbours edge at Blackwattle Bay. A 20 minute walk from the city and easy to get to by light rail or bus. Address: 123 Ferry Road, GLEBE, NSW 2037
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Guests must be able to swim and be comfortable around water
  • Guest should not weigh more than 100KG (205 pounds)
  • Resonable fitness is required
  • Must not have any serious medical issues
  • A waiver needs to be signed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for XL sized travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Expert Kayak Guide (your guide is a born & bred Sydney local who is fully qualified sea kayaking expert)
  • Top notch composite sea kayak - we have singles and doubles and can help you choose the best option on the day
  • Carbon fibre paddle
  • PFD (Life jacket)
  • Paddling Gloves, Water Shoes and a hat if you don't have your own
  • Sun Screen
  • We'll send you a link to your photos later - professional quality!
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Blackwattle Bay, New South Wales, Australia We meet at our Boatshed on the Harbours edge at Blackwattle Bay. A 20 minute walk from the city and easy to get to by light rail or bus. Address: 123 Ferry Road, GLEBE, NSW 2037
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Guests must be able to swim and be comfortable around water
  • Guest should not weigh more than 100KG (205 pounds)
  • Resonable fitness is required
  • Must not have any serious medical issues
  • A waiver needs to be signed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for XL sized travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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DajanaGrabovac
Sydney, Australia54 contributions
Yesterday 3 friends and myself went on a kayak tour around Sydney Harbour with Matt from Paddle Pirates. We were all expecting it to be good but our expectations were exceeded. Matt is professional but honestly it feels like he’s another mate on the tour with you! That part alone was a huge reason as to why we had such an incredible time. He made us all feel safe and were talked through everything and all our questions were happily answered before heading out on the water. He is full of really interesting facts and history about the gorgeous Sydney Harbour and Goat Island- side note Goat Island was such a rare treat! He was so personable, easy going and a heap of fun, even treated us to a little sea shanty! He took his role as a photographer very seriously and got some really awesome shots of us that I know we will look back on and smile in years to come. I honestly cannot fault a single thing about Paddle Pirates or Matt, the entire experience was a solid 10/10 and such great value for money. This is such a wonderful, non invasive, respectful and intimate way to see our beautiful harbour. If you’re considering this at all, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it, Paddle Pirates with Matt is the way to go!
Written 12 March 2021
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Anne_W503
Sydney, Australia67 contributions
This was a much anticipated trip for us to kayak around Sydney Harbour and visit Goat Island, so naturally the rain decided this was the day it would pour out of the sky as we set off from Blackwattle Bay. We shouldn't have worried, the trip was just amazing - perhaps the weather helped to keep the boats away and the harbour quiet and so it felt we practically had the place to ourselves. Matt is an excellent tour guide and has a wealth of local knowledge about the area and its history. He's also a great leader, making sure all six of us were confident and relaxed as we got used to the kayaks. The added bonus of this trip is the time allowed on Goat Island which provided more history and stories. The weather didn't spoil the trip at all - as it wasn't too hot, the time on the water was even more enjoyable. Loved every minute!
Written 3 January 2021
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Jade A
London, UK96 contributions
So much fun! Booked for my family and we had a fantastic time paddling out to Goat Island. Matt was an awesome guide, giving us kayaking & safety tips as well as expert tour guiding on the trip.
These were the best kayaks we've ever hired (professional ones) and they made paddling much easier and super fast!
This is an adventure trip - so don't expect to sit back and relax. We got some great exercise in whilst seeing more of Sydney Harbour. Totally want to do it again!
Written 29 October 2021
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How To Have fun
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We did the Paddle Pirates Goat Island tour this morning with 4 adult “kids” (20yo and 18yo) and we all absolutely loved it! At almost 4 hours of fun and activity it is such great value and left us all energized and feeling like we’d had a 5star experience. We kayaked under Anzac Bridge and the Harbour Bridge and right around Goat Island and Blackwattle and Lavender Bays. The tour of Goat Island was great - so special to be able to hop off and explore there - the history and building and the views. It was also great exercise! I would do this again in a heartbeat and highly recommend.
Written 5 April 2021
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CSPNorwich
Norwich5 contributions
This was the best day out in 2020. Matt was knowledgable , friendly and so helpful. Kayaking under Sydney harbour bridge and seeing the opera house by water was the most amazing experience and one I will never forget. Some of our family were experienced paddlers and some had no experience, it really didn’t matter.
The equipment was excellent and the views fromGoat island were breathtaking.
Matt took pictures of the trip which were included in the price and were excellent quality emailed to us afterwards. The photos are along lasting memory of such a fabulous trip.
If you are going to Sydney, this trip is a must. I can’t recommend it enough .
Written 6 February 2021
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Sophie P
2 contributions
Couples
A great kayaking tour around Sydney harbour. Views were picturesque and kayaking equipment was good quality and comfortable for the 3 hour tour. Group sizes are limited, which was great as we were able to get a very personalised tour with lots of information provided and questions answered. Tour guide (Matt) was very professional and enthusiastic. A great day. Would definitely recommend!
Written 18 January 2021
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EMStephen
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Beautiful morning for a little bit of fitness on the iconic Sydney Harbour. We learnt some great techniques to improve our kayaking and were also told some great stories about the harbour (which we practically had to ourselves due to the early morning). Despite being winter, the water was warm and you soon warm your body up! Could not recommend more, great value for money and so so much fun (you almost forget it's a work out).
Written 28 June 2020
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Jen
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Fantastic way to experience the Sydney Harbour. Great value for money and had so much fun. Matt was enthusiastic and very friendly, highly recommend the Goat Island tour with Paddlepirates! We will be defiantly be going back.
Written 6 October 2020
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Hollie M
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Family
My mum and I had a lovely time out on the kayaks when we visited Sydney in February this year. Matt was a great guide and very informative on the history of the island and the harbour. He got some great pictures of us out in the water with the harbour bridge. Memories to last a life time! I would definitely recommend Matt and his kayak trip around the harbour. Thank you so much!
Written 20 November 2020
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Toronto2424
9 contributions
A great way to see Sydney harbour and get the chance to explore Goat Island which is only accessible by permit which Matt has. Matt made sure everyone was safe and confident before we set out on the water . I really appreciated we did not have to bring our iPhones on the water as Matt took great pics and sent them to us. Matt was born and raised in Sydney and on the goat island walk he shared a very impressive knowledge of local history ! Also clear he loves his city. Highly recommend.
Written 12 February 2020
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jrdean_uk
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Fantastic tour
A really great morning - Matt was a great guide. Had a great paddle around the Harbour and got some great photos. G
zoetyrii
zoetyrii
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Fantastic experience for solo travellers!
I joined the trip alone but immediately felt welcome and like I was with friends. Probably going to be the highligh
Femini_gemini
Femini_gemini
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Wonderful trip
It was wonderful to get out on the water in Sydney! Matt was a great leader! All the equipment was high quality.
X1260DNkathleenl
X1260DNkathleenl
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Kayak Sydney Harbor
Matt is an exceptionally fun guide with great local stories on history and nature. Best tour in Sydney.
stephenW250359
stephenW250359
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A fantastic experience with Paddle Pirates
A fantastic experience with Paddle Pirates, well looked after and they tried to catered for everyone’s ability to
vanessalD3113WP
vanessalD3113WP
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Great way to experience the harbour!
Matt was great, very knowledgeable and fun. We had a great morning kayaking around the harbour, a unique experience
Roland V
Roland V
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Perfect Pirate Experience
Just back ashore from a wonderfull morning on Sydney harbour with Pirate Matt and our crew of paddlers. We had broa
Miriam K
Miriam K
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Great trip
I made this trip yesterday and it was really great! At the beginning there was a detailed introduction and you coul
Natalie B
Natalie B
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Great kayaking experience!
This is my second kayaking experience with Matt so that says a lot right there! Matt really knows his stuff when i
Christine Galer... C
Christine Galer... C
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A great day on the harbour
A wonderful experience on the harbour. Learning to kayak and learning about the history of Australia is a plus. It’
Aquajal
Aquajal
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Paddle pirates kayak to goat island
Matt, our passionate guide was absolutely wonderful. His passion for kayaking, the sea, his city and history made t
David  C
David C
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Great paddle with the pirate Matt
We were fortunate to have Matt all to ourselves for several hours. His knowledge of the area and it's history led t
Val_cama
Val_cama
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Fun kayaking experience
Matt was a great instructor and tour guide. He definitely knows his way around. He is a funny and sweet guy and jus
Becki A
Becki A
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Definitely worth doing again!
I was impressed by how well we were treated. Excellent equipment and our guide Matt shared his knowledge about the
Nu D
Nu D
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Kayaking on Sydney harbour
My mother and I had an excellent morning with Matt. He was patient and knowledgeable and I'd highly recommend it as
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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local price starts from HK$698.25. Discover and book Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local on Tripadvisor

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