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Manly Kayak Hire

A woman paddling a kayak on a sunny day at Manly, surrounded by lush greenery and clear blue water.


Embark on a serene kayaking adventure in the beautiful North Harbour at Manly, where crystal-clear waters and scenic coastlines await. Whether you choose a single or a double kayak, this experience offers the perfect opportunity to explore exclusive, water-access-only beaches and stunning natural surroundings. No previous kayaking experience is necessary, making this an ideal outing for everyone from beginners to seasoned paddlers.

Highlights & Inclusions

What to expect

Tailored Experience: Rent a kayak for one, two, three, or four hours, depending on how much time you want to spend exploring the waters and landscapes of Manly. This flexibility allows you to customize your adventure to fit your schedule and energy levels.

Comprehensive Preparation: Before you set off, friendly and experienced staff will equip you with all the necessary gear, including life jackets and paddles. They will introduce you to basic paddling techniques and provide a safety briefing to ensure you feel confident and secure on the water.

No Experience Needed: You don’t need any prior kayaking experience to enjoy this activity, but you should be able to swim 150 meters. This requirement ensures that all participants can safely enjoy their time on the water.

Explore Hidden Gems: Paddle to secluded beaches and hidden spots that are only accessible by water. During your journey, you might even discover a local waterfall tucked away behind one of Manly’s beaches, adding a touch of adventure and surprise to your kayaking experience.

Scenic Views and Wildlife: As you kayak, take in the breathtaking views of Manly’s coastline and keep an eye out for local wildlife, both marine and avian, that inhabit this idyllic area.

Social and Fun: This activity is perfect for individuals, couples, or groups of friends who want to share a fun and active day out. Kayaking in Manly offers a unique way to bond with others and create memorable experiences in a stunning natural setting.

Renting a kayak in Manly is more than just a paddle; it’s a chance to explore, relax, and connect with nature. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful solo excursion or a fun day out with friends, our kayaks provide the perfect platform for an unforgettable adventure on the water.


  • Rent a single or a double kayak to paddle in paradise on the pristine waters of North Harbour, exploring exclusive beaches and taking in stunning scenery at Manly
  • Everything you need for your kayak adventure will be provided
  • No prior kayak experience is needed however you must be able to swim 150m to participate in this activity
  • Kayak for one hour or extend your experience and discover Manly over 2, 3 or 4 hours
  • Kayak for one
  • Paddle
  • Life vest
  • Map explanation of North Harbour
  • Basic instructions (if required)


  • To take part in this activity you must confirm that you can swim 150m unassisted


Additional information

  • If you are feeling unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms, have had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days, are you under any COVID-19 isolation restrictions (inc. visited any of the recent/current hotspots, been in contact with anyone who has visited the recent/current hotspots, waiting test results, confirmed case); we ask that you do not come paddling. We appreciate your support always, but ask that you help us minimise the risk to our other paddlers and staff.
  • Maximum weight for single kayaks is 90kg
  • 1 adult and 1 child under the age of 3 can fit on the single kayak, as long as the total weight is still under 90kg
  • In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider


  • You’ll get confirmation within minutes. If you don’t see any confirmation, reach out to our customer support.


Cancellation policy 

  • You’ll get a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hour(s) before the activity starts
  • No refunds or changes will be given to latecomers and no-shows, and to those who were denied service for refusing to follow the rules and regulations of the operator

Usage validity 

  • The voucher is valid only on the specified date (and time if applicable)
  • Use your voucher at the selected date and time


Meet Up Information

  • Arrive at the meet-up location 10 minutes before the scheduled activity time
  • Make sure to arrive on time


Manly Kayak Centre 

  • Address: Manly Wharf, E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
  • Please refer to the map for assistance


Kim Kench
Kim Kench
01 May 2024
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Good service, especially as our booking was for first thing in the morning and we only booked the night before. Friendly staff. Great place to kayak. We had the best morning. We will definitely be back.
Sophie Po
Sophie Po
30 Apr 2024
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A really fun and worthwhile experience! We got to travel to 4 nearby beaches including q station during our 4 hour kayak. Guides were super friendly and experienced. Definitely will go back again!
Andrew Tollin
Andrew Tollin
12 Apr 2024
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Absolutely fantastic. Dan was so friendly and helpful. Reasonable prices. Brilliant area to Kayak with so much to see. We were extremely lucky to see dolphins!! A must do.

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