Sydney Harbour Kayaks Private Kayak & Surf Ski Lessons

- Private Sea Kayak or Surf / Ocean Ski Lessons - 

More personalized; more attention; individual feedback – it is all about you.

Learn in a one-on-one environment, or bring your friends or family with you.

You can choose between 1 hour to 6 hours and invite up to 5 other family or friends.

We thoroughly believe that you will gain more with your kayaking or surf ski tuition in an environment with friends or family.

It is also a more enjoyable way of learning.

When: Our Professional paddlers are available 7 days per week (summer season / make a request for the winter season), please call to arrange a time that best suits.

Description: In a private lesson, the student is in charge and we will build our lesson plan around your desires.


We have some of the best Paddling Instructors in Australia, that are qualified to cover topics such as:

  • Basic introduction to kayaking

  • Eskimo Rolling

  • Introduction to multi-day touring.

  • Beginner to advanced sea kayak skills

  • Balanced Boating

  • Surf & open ocean paddling techniques

  • Surfing skills for ski paddling

  • Personalised guiding in Sydney Harbour or offshore

  • Getting prepared for your next expedition

  • Getting ready for your Antarctic Tour

  • Getting ready for the Massive Murray Paddle  / Hawkesbury Classic

  • Introduction to long distance kayak racing

If there is something you are wishing to cover that is not listed above, then don't worry just call to discuss your kayaking or surf ski paddling goals. Let Sydney Harbour Kayaks organize a learning sequence appropriate for your needs.

There is a discounted rental charge on top of these fees if you need to rent one of our kayaks. Both plastic and composite kayaks are available and composite surf /ocean skis.

Booking a Private Kayak or Surf-Ski lesson with Sydney Harbour Kayaks is easy.

Please find below the link to access our booking form.

Note: Remember the price of your private lesson is the same for 1 or 6 people.

We also will need to check the availability of our instructors before to confirm you the date.

Kayak Lessons Sydney

Prices for Private Lessons and Kayak Rental

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