Brilliant way to experience the harbour. Matt is a terrific guide - passionate about kayaking, Sydney and the local wildlife. In fact, he even pointed out a couple of white-bellied sea eagles looming over us at Goat Island. Quite a rare sight! The tour of Goat Island was also fascinating with its old buildings, interesting history and incredible views. Highly recommend Paddlepirates for a fun and unique way to experience Sydney Harbour - for both visitors and locals. Thank you Matt :-)
Matt's kayak adventure was the first thing we did in Sydney, and we loved it. My husband and I love to be on the water, and this experience had just enough edge to it to be thrilling without dangerous. The kayaks are not your run-of-the-mill rentals. They are sleek high end boats with pedal-controlled rudders and lightweight carbon fiber paddles. Don't overthink this: just do It! It's fun. Educational. Great views of Sydney. And Matt is an excellent naturalist and highly professional. 5 stars!!
I have done a few tours by kayak around Sydney Harbour by Kayak (to Shark Island, Middle Harbour, Goat Island, Lane Cove River, etc) By far the most entertaining was this one with Matt and his Hat to Goat Island. We paddled on a Sunday and it was a bit of an adventure with all the boats and the swell coming, but if you go during the week you have the harbour almost to yourself. The cherry on top? A photo of yourself floating in a kayak with the Harbour Bridge just behind you... and you don't have to to worry of bringing a camera!!!
What else can you ask.
Bring water, some food, a hat, sun cream and be open to an 'adventure'.
" My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this experience. Matt was a fantastic guide: friendly, knowledgeable, funny and switched-on. As Sydneysiders, the harbour was nothing new to us but kayaking was a unique opportunity to see and appreciate the harbour in a whole new way. It was really cool to be able to get off at Goat Island - Matt has a permit to view this protected area - and see remnants of our city's history. I would recommend this experience to everyone, including those who were born and bred in Sydney like we were! "
" My husband and I had a wonderful time! Matt was informative and explained the history and sights while we kayaked thru the harbour, and came prepared with extra gear in case anyone forgot something (i.e. water shoes, gloves, etc.) definitely recommend! "
" Amazing kayaking experience in Sydney Harbour. Matt was an exceptional guide and ensured our safety throughout. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting or living in Sydney. "
" Matt is not only an experienced kayaker but also a great insight on the history & development of Sydney. Tour opened to non Kayak expert! Very refreshing and good view of Sydney from a different angle. "
" It was awesome and unforgettable experience! Thanks Matt :) "