Kayak Lessons Sydney

Sydney Harbour Kayaks

FREE Three Hour Kayak Safety Course

This continues on from our simplest introductory course and focuses on the SAFETY aspect of kayaking.

This lesson applies to many different types of paddlers of varied ability. The skills taught during this lesson are very important to know, understand and execute. They can greatly assist in averting a bad on-water experience.


The Paddle Safe Paddle Smart FREE Safety Lesson will focus on the following:

•  Bracing for capsize prevention,
•  How to get out of your kayak safely when upside down (the ‘wet exit’) using a spray skirt,
•  Capsize-recovery training: assisted rescues and self-rescues,

•  Towing (the contact tow and the line tow), and
•  How different weather conditions affect kayaking, and what to look out for. 

Prerequisites: Any paddler that has never learnt safety techniques or would like to be refreshed on their safety skills.

NOTE: You are welcome to do this lesson a couple of times to make sure you can master these skills.

We highly recommend wearing a wetsuit during the winter months.


The Paddle Safe / Paddle Smart Kayak Lessons are FREE.

If you do not have your own kayak then the kayak rental will cost $55.00 for the duration of the lesson - 3 hours.

Course Size: Minimum # of Students: 4, Maximum: 8

Booking a Free Kayak lesson with Sydney Harbour Kayaks is easy.

Please click the link below to access our booking form.

Safety Partner

Phone Lines

Line 1: 02 9969 4590

Line 2: 02 9960 4389





NSW Location

81 Parriwi Road - Smiths Boat Shed
The Spit Bridge, Mosman 2088


Victorian Location

Murray River Adventures

Cohuna, Victoria

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Certificate of Operation Holder.

Address for all official correspondence

Sydney Harbour Kayaks Pty Ltd

Eora Country

81 Parriwi Road - Smiths Boat Shed
Mosman 2088

There is a lot of parking close to us at the Spit Bridge, however it is council paid parking.

Free parking Information
There is some free parking north and south of us at Upper Parriwi Road, Mosman or Avona Cres, Seaforth.

Both locations will require a few hundred metres walk back to our Spit Bridge location.

Note: make sure you always check the parking signs.


Transport NSW 

Opening Hours

SUMMER HOURS - October to April

Monday & Tuesday: 9am to 3pm

(last rental at 1.30pm)

Wednesday: 9am to 5pm

Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 7.30am to 5pm

Last rental each day is 3.30pm unless listed.

WINTER HOURS - May to September

Monday / Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 3pm

(last rental at 1.30pm)

Note: The last rental each day is 3.30pm

when we close at 5pm or it is at 1.30pm when we close at 3pm.

We will be closed:

Easter Sunday

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Years Day

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