Sydney: Kayak to Goat Island At The Heart of Sydney Harbour

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Explore Sydney's magnificent harbor on an unforgettable kayaking adventure. Paddle to the heart of the harbor, take photos in your kayak framed by Sydney Harbour Bridge, and discover Goat Island by landing in a secret cove with your special access permit.


  • Admire fantastic views of Sydney from the heart of its harbor
  • Get up close and personal to the harbor's built environs, natural wonders, and marine life
  • Make the most of the experience with your expert guide and top-notch kayak
  • Explore the magnificent Goat Island on foot, with landing permit included
  • Take home fantastic memories with free professional photos


Head out on a morning sea kayak adventure on Sydney's beautiful harbor. Paddle to the centre of the harbor to take photos by Sydney Harbor Bridge, before exploring Goat Island on foot with your expert guide. Escape the noise of the city, and simply enjoy the sound of your paddle in the water and the sea birds squawking above as you paddle in the harbor. Get up close and personal to both the built environs and natural wonders of the harbor, including its marine inhabitants. After reaching the center of the harbor, pose with Sydney Harbour Bridge for your guide to take high-quality shots of you. Then, land in a secret cove on Goat Island (Memel in the local Aboriginal language), and explore the area on foot. Make the most of this experience: Goat Island is closed to the public and landing is by special permit only, included in your tour. Paddle back via Darling Harbour, and take a hot shower, if you like. Take advantage of the end-point's proximity to the famous Sydney Fish Markets, and refuel with a great lunch.


Professional grade sea kayaks and gear (single and double kayaks available) Expert, fully-qualified sea kayak guide (who will eskimo roll on demand!) PFD (life jacket), safety briefing, and quick introduction to the latest developments in kayak paddling techniques Professional grade photos sent by file transfer upon completion of your tour

Important Information

  • Tour participants should have a reasonable to high level of fitness and not be afraid of water
  • Please don't be late as there may be others waiting
  • Tours begin at 8 AM and finish around 11 AM

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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