Sydney Harbour Kayaks - Press, Media and Filming Boat Rental

Sydney Harbour Kayaks is Australia's Largest Full Service Kayaking and Surf Ski Centre.
We were established in 1991 and have always been located at the Spit in Mosman.

What do we do?
We rent kayaks, surf skis and Stand -Up Paddle Boards - our fleet size is about 65 throughout winter and up to 100+ during the summer months.
We teach kayaking and surf ski paddling from beginners through to advanced.
We conduct tours and team building activities for the public and corporate customers.
We sell kayaks, surf skis and Stand -Up Paddle Boards to the public as well as to other retailers and outfitters.

How can we help you?
We have been involved in many television, video and print media shoots and love helping to make your show or story a success.
We can supply ' famils' to your editors, writers or journalists and we are fully involved in the Australian Tourism / Tourism NSW visiting journalists program.
We always have a large range of new sea kayaks and surf skis on hand if you require props for your shoot.
We have a 6m inflatable rigid hull 'Water Safety' boat that is a perfect filming platform for still or moving images.
We have many professional paddlers that can ensure your on water activity is safe and kept under control.
We have a very large collection of FREE of Rights kayaking images - high res and in any format needed.
We are happy to discuss working on a contra / 'in kind' arrangement depending on the type of activity.

Filming or recording from a boat?
With our stable and fast 6m RHIB (Inflatable Water Safety Boat) we can take several crew along on your tour to film or record all the action. We have had a lot of experience with filming out on the water and can accommodate most of your needs. Our boat can be rented for on-water filming regardless of being on one of our kayaking tours.


Past Media projects / articles

. Daily Mail UK - Kayak / Whale in Middle Harbour Story

. Channel 7 NEWS - Kayak / Whale in Middle Harbour Story

. Boston Times - Kayak / Whale in Middle Harbour Story
. National Geographic TV - Sea kayaking episode featuring Jason Beachcroft presented by David Reyne.
. The Bachelor Australia - Episode 3, series 2 Blake's sea kayaking shoot.
. Hindi News Channel Aaj Tak - Bollywood reality dance show featuring Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi.
. The CEO Magazine - ''Paddling to shore' - Feature article on Kayak Eco Tour.
. National Geographic TV - Model Adventure with World White Water Champion Rosalyn Lawrence teaching MTV host Kate Peck.
. Time Out Magazine (Sydney) - Paddling around Middle Harbour including paddling guide.
. Geordie Shore - kayaking segment for their Australian series.
. Destination NSW / Tourism NSW - Hosting of many visiting Writers, Film Crews and Journalists
. Kids On The Coast - Kayaking with Children Story
. NSW Maritime - Photo Shoot - SHK Professional Paddlers for 2011, 2012, 2013 Kayaking action images.
. Korea QTV - TV Segment "I am Real"
. Sydney Morning Herald - Whale in the Bay
. "Bild am Sonnag - Germany" - Feature article on Kayaking around Middle Harbour
. "The Guardian - UK" - Feature article on Kayaking around Middle Harbour
. "LA Times - USA" - Feature article on Kayaking around Middle Harbour
. Donna hay magazine - Kayaking with Kids article
. Australian Story - Kayaking within the show with Rescue Boat for filming and sound platform.
. Good Health Magazine - Feature article on Kayaking around Middle Harbour
. Virgin Blue Voyeur - Feature article on Kayaking around Middle Harbour
. Saturday Disney - Kayaking Story
. Shape Magazine - Women in Paddling - Jessica Fox
. Outdoor Retailer (Trade Journal) - Kayak leader’s data reveals market demand (Trade story on Sydney Harbour Kayaks)
. Bayern3 (Germay) pop and rock radio station - On-Water radio interview and broadcast with a Professional Kayaker


Blog Articles on Sydney Harbour Kayaks

. Swell Haven
. Love Life and Hiccups
. Dani Mezza
. Positive World Travel
. World Nomads
. Pack your Passport
. Travel Yourself
. Cailin Travels
. The Taste Of Travel
. Fat Paddler
. Weekend Notes


Chinese Travel Bloggers with Destination NSW

. Flying Bear -
. Moo Cow -
. Orange Piggy -
. Xiao Ji -

Contact for all Kayaking / Surfski related stories or rental of our rescue  / filming boat

Shannon O'Brien - 02 9969 4590


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.


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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 & Thursday: 9am to 3pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 7.30am to 5pm

(last rental at 3.30pm)

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