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Manly Kayak Centre

East Side Pier Manly Whrf | Next to Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 529 257
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Good if you know what you're doing.

I loved my experience because I know how to SUP. I took a group of kids for a first time experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Narrabri, Australia
via mobile
SUP Dissappointing

My partner and I were in Sydney last weekend and went out on a couple of your SUP's. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Manly Kayak Centre has been established on Sydney Harbour since 1990 and is proud to be able to provide the most dirverse range of aquatic products and services in Sydney. We have 3 amazing locations where you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, take a lesson or tour, or hire our leisure boat for the day. Our three locations provide access to the best inner harbour beaches and waterways to kayak Sydney Harbour. Join our guides on the 3 Beaches Kayak Tour & picnic lunch, or book your own exclusive Sydney Harbour Beach Picnic and paddle a kayak or be tendered by private boat. Having hosted dozens of proposals our beach picnics are perfect for those special occasions. Try your luck with a Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) or play SupBall the latest game to hit the Northern Beaches, lessons, sales and hire available. Open 8am-5pm 7 days a week. (Excluding some public holidays)
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“few hours” (7 reviews)
“dry bag” (2 reviews)
East Side Pier Manly Whrf | Next to Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 529 257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my experience because I know how to SUP. I took a group of kids for a first time experience - and while the girl who booked us was super friendly and professional - the young guys on the jetty were a little too...More

1  Thank CountryCorporate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I were in Sydney last weekend and went out on a couple of your SUP's. We were greeted by friendly staff, however, they did not take our safety into account at all. We were not given legropes, the conditions were choppy around...More

Thank Maurz68
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A friend and I had a lovely self guided trip on the water last Saturday. We had great service from a young man who helped us get started. The water was very clear and calm making for a relaxing trip. At the end of the...More

Thank 82loanit
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It was amazing experience and My first kayak experience ever! Lauren and the gentleman answered all our questions and explained us where to go and what to avoid. We booked 2 hours which is not enough for us. We want to explore other islands which...More

Thank CCWin
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Thank you both to Lauren and the gentleman who was there on the 05/07/17 for being so flexible with my booking. My nephew and I had a great time on the kayaks and the water was crystal clear which surprised me since there is there...More

Thank Judy L
Craig M, Owner at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

We couldn't agree more! Winter is such an amazing time to paddle. The water is crystal clear and it feels like you have the whole place to yourself! So glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Love my Kayak trip with Manly Kayak Centre! I can't thank enough to Lauren and Hamish for the wonderful kayak experience! I will do it again :)

Thank doraeflinhines
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My first-ever kayak experience was with Manly Kayak Centre, many years ago, and it was memorable - returning as the sun was going down on a warm winter afternoon, with pelicans flying overhead. The staff are friendly and helpful, and that part of the harbour...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was our first time paddle boarding experience, thankfully the water was very calm. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank Anne I
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We headed down here to hire a kayak for an hour. Everything went well for us but the advice that they were giving to others was a bit off. One couple were looking to go for an hour but got up sold to 2 hours...More

1  Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wanted to try sup and I just turned up around 10.30 on a Friday morning.The girl in charge was very friendly and helpful.Went out for an hour and she gave me some great tips to make sure I got the most out of it.I only...More

Thank Mark R
Manly-Kayak-Centre, Guest Relations Manager at Manly Kayak Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

You handled the SUP brilliantly considering you were new to the sport! The beauty of paddling with us at Manly Wharf is that we have exclusively flat water making it perfect for first timers. We look forward to seeing you out on the water again...More

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