Sydney Harbour Kayaks - Kayak, Surfski and Stand-Up Paddle Board LESSONS

At Sydney Harbour Kayaks, our instructors love introducing people to kayaking, surf ski paddling, and stand-up paddleboarding.
We are also keen to see you progress and take your paddling to the next level.
We recommend you start with our free lesson program (you can do six hours of free tuition!), then come back for some private tuition to work on your intermediate and advanced skills.
FREE Learn to Kayak Lesson

Saturdays 9am to 12noon

The ideal way to get into kayaking or brush up on the main paddle strokes. This is a fun and practical session, focused on paddling technique.

You will learn how to control your kayak, turn effectively, paddle forward efficiently, move sideways, and brace to prevent capsize.

FREE Kayak Safety Lesson

Saturdays 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Not sure what to do if you fall out of your kayak?

This lesson is for you! Practice capsizing your kayak in a safe environment, with your instructor right beside you. Learn assisted rescues, self rescues, how to stabilize your kayak, and how to deal with different weather conditions.

FREE Intro to Surfski Paddling Lesson

Sundays 9.30 am to 12.30pm  

Embrace the spirit of freedom and exploration as you learn a whole new style of kayaking: Surf ski paddling.

Combining the adventure of sea kayaking, the speed of surf ski paddling, and the thrill of catching swell and boat wake or surfing spilling waves, freeride kayaking dares you to set your course, redefine boundaries, and not be limited to one style of paddling.

FREE Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

Sundays 9am-11am    (Currently unavailable)  Only Private Lesson

Get a head start in the fastest growing water sport in the world: learn stand-up paddle boarding for free!

Launch confidently, glide across the water, and carve out turns with the help of our pro SUP instructor.  If you’re up for it, practice falling sideways and getting back on your board, so you have all the skills to hire a SUP next time.   


Private Lessons

Private Lessons - Kayak, Surf Ski or Stand Up Paddleboarding


Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one attention to ensure you improve your skills, learn new strokes, and paddle like a pro. Private Lessons can be 100% customised to suit your needs.

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.

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 

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Opening Hours

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)

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.

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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