Skip to content

Sunrise over the Sydney Heads

Mosman, Australia

Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking.

In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions. Learn More

Experience hosted by Shannon

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

How about starting your day on an early morning sea kayak paddle with me?
Lets paddle out and catch the early sun rising above the Sydney Heads.

In my 13 years as a Professional Paddler on Sydney Harbour, I know the top spots to visit. We can explore many different locations depending on the conditions and we will do it in style by using beautiful Australian made lightweight sea kayaks.

Depending on your level of experience and the group size, we have single or double kayaks available. I will make sure to bring some freshly brewed coffee if we need a stop along the way.

We depart from our shop at the Spit Bridge and we return to the same spot.

On our paddle, it is more enjoyable that we cruise at a leisurely pace, therefore you will only need a moderate level of fitness. You will need to be at least an intermediate or experienced kayaker.
Other things to note
You must wear closed-in shoes as there are oyster shells on the beaches we stop. DON'T wear thongs, flip-flops as they offer limited protection. Bring a towel as we have a hot shower when you finish.
How about starting your day on an early morning sea kayak paddle with me?
Lets paddle out and catch the early sun rising above the Sydney Heads.

In my 13 years as a Professional Paddler on Sydney Harbour, I know the top spots to visit. We can explore many different locations depending on the conditions and we will do it in style by using beautiful Australian made lightweight sea kayaks.

Depending on your level of exper…

Shannon's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Food
    Fresh fruit
  • Drinks
    Coffee or tea
  • Equipment
    including paddle and lifejacket (and spray jacket if needed)
From $133
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Shannon

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I'm Shannon and I am very lucky to own an amazing kayaking business Sydney Harbour Kayaks / Mirage Sea Kayaks. We make our own luxury sea kayaks, conduct tours, lessons and rent lots of kayaks. I have been paddling around Middle Harbour for a long time and would love to share the morning out on the water with you. I love to take photos out on the water and chat about kayaking trips.

My kayaking business is fully licensed through AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority - Certificate of Operation COO-40418-001) We are also a founding member of the Kayak & Canoe Industry of Australia.
Hi I'm Shannon and I am very lucky to own an amazing kayaking business Sydney Harbour Kayaks / Mirage Sea Kayaks. We make our own luxury sea kayaks, conduct tours, lessons and rent lots of kayaks. I have been paddling around Middle Harbour for a long time and would love to share the morning out on the water with you. I love to take photos out on the water and chat about kayaking trips.

My kayaking business is fully licensed through AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority - Certif…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

Our main paddling area is within Middle Harbour and depending on the conditions of the day, we can explore many beautiful places. In the two hours, we could explore out to Grotto Point Light house to see the Manly Ferry pass by, or over to Cobbler's Beach and even into Balmoral.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Mohit
January 2019
This experience is completely worth the time, and I highly recommend to everyone. Shannon is a great person and very smooth to go along. Since it was my first kayaking on the sea, he had explained all techniques and some tricks to paddle through. Had a great conversation over cricket, and was hosted to a nice breakfast.
This experience is completely worth the time, and I highly recommend to everyone. Shannon is a great person and very smooth to go along. Since it was my first kayaking on the sea,…
Ashly
January 2019
Shannon was a knowledgeable, skilled and interesting guide. We had a great morning paddle. Would highly recommend doing Shannon’s experience for a different perspective on the harbour.
Mei Yu
December 2018
It’s my first time to do kayaking for my whole life. Sharron made it easy for me. And the views of harbour and beaches are amazing. Water is crystal clean and the sun is not too harsh in the morning. And Sharron prepares pastry and coffees for breakfast on the beach. It made my day!
It’s my first time to do kayaking for my whole life. Sharron made it easy for me. And the views of harbour and beaches are amazing. Water is crystal clean and the sun is not too ha…
Pranav
August 2018
A fantastic experience.. Before signing up, I was not clear on which Kayaking experience to choose and I went ahead with shannon's Sydney Harbour Kayaks and clearly it turned out to be the right decision. Shannon is a remarkable host and kayak coach - he understands what expertise level are you at (swimmer/non-swimmer, paddler/non-paddler) and modulates the kayaking experience based on that. More than just a routine, task-based activity, he makes it a very enriching journey - with good amount of Kayaking, storytelling about the sport and nearby area, some snacks, good conversations and of course great photographs. Towards the end of the experience you come out having had some great fun, learning, memories and photographs. A sureshot recommendation to all!
A fantastic experience.. Before signing up, I was not clear on which Kayaking experience to choose and I went ahead with shannon's Sydney Harbour Kayaks and clearly it turned out…
Jack
October 2017
I had a fantastic time on our recent kayaking trip with Shannon! He's a great host, with a deep knowledge for the waterways, the sport, and operating these kinds of tours. I also loved that he acknowledged the indigenous people of the local land before taking our trip. Nice touch, very respectful. I highly recommend taking a paddle on Middle Harbour with Shannon!
I had a fantastic time on our recent kayaking trip with Shannon! He's a great host, with a deep knowledge for the waterways, the sport, and operating these kinds of tours. I also…
Daniel
October 2017
Fantastic experience! Shannon is a great host and top bloke. He is friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about kayaking and the local area. I learnt a lot about the harbour whilst having a great workout. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who loves the outdoors or is wanting to see a different side of Sydney. Thanks Shannon!
Fantastic experience! Shannon is a great host and top bloke. He is friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about kayaking and the local area. I learnt a lot about the harbour…

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Shoes that can get wet (there are oysters on the beaches)

a towel if you wish to have a swim or a shower after the tour.