Twilight Paddle

Join us on a stunning twilight paddle around Manly Cove in a clear bottomed kayak. Leaving Manly Sailing School ramp in the late afternoon, with your guide, you’ll make your way down and around Smedley’s Point, across to Collins Flat Beach where you can take advantage of the clearview kayak to spot sealife as you slowly make your way along the coast line to Store beach and then onto Quarantine Beach before making your way back to the School in the beautiful evening light. We will allocate a beach on the day for a grazing platter and chilled refreshments.

This is a gentle paddle, you don’t need to have any previous experience kayaking. Our guides will help you get setup when you arrive, providing you with the equipment you need and ensuring that you have a correctly fitting lifejacket.

Unfortunately we cannot control the weather. We will postpone the tour the evening before if the forecast is not suitable for kayaking.

Get in touch – PH (02) 9977 4000

Departure Time:  will vary (you’ll be told the details at the time of booking) according to the time of twilight. We’ll leave from Manly Sailing School Boat ramp and return in the light before it gets too dark!

Duration: 2 hours (including safety briefing, setup, paddle and refreshments on the beach)

Continental Coffee Paddle

One of the best times of the day to go kayaking is nice and early when the sun is just waking up and the water is flat and glassey. Even better, when you are in a crystal kayak and can see down into the turquoise water below.

This early morning paddle will start from the boat ramp at Manly Sailing where you will be greeted with coffee and a smile. The guide will bring you up to speed on the experience and equipment as well as weather conditions throughout the tour. Then you’ll make your way down and around Smeldley’s Point and across to Quarantine Beach, from there you will hug the shore line up to Store Beach, then continue on up to Collins Flat Beach. We will allocate a beach on the day for fresh fruit and juice. After taking a break, enjoying the refreshments and recuperating, you’ll make your way back along the coast line, passing Little Manly Beach and back to Manly Sailing.

This is a gentle paddle, you don’t need to have any previous experience kayaking. Our guides will help you get setup when you arrive, providing you with the equipment you need and ensuring that you have a correctly fitting lifejacket.

Unfortunately we cannot control the weather. We will postpone the tour the evening before if the forecast is not suitable for kayaking.

Get in touch – PH (02) 9977 4000

Time: 5:30am for a 5:45am launch from Manly Sailing School Boat ramp.

Duration: 2 hours (including safety briefing, setup, paddle and continental breakfast on the beach)

Utopian Clearview Kayak tour with secluded beach picnic

Utopian Crystal Kayak experience, this will be a four-hour experience with a picnic (we will set up picnic with an umbrella, towels and chairs beforehand). We will let the you customise this experience, pre ordering the picnic and choosing the extras you would like, such as a selection of cheeses, charcuterie & strawberries with an option for champagne (offering Laurent-Perrier).  This idyllic setting will be on a secluded beach with snorkelling equipment and dry bag provided. If you are paddled-out after the picnic we can arrange a tow back to Manly Sailing. This tour will be directed by the you and can be customised to your liking. All can be arranged beforehand and set up in advance.

Get in touch – PH (02) 9977 4000

Book a kayak tour

What you need to know

You may get splashed so dress accordingly, we recommend wearing shoes when in the kayak as there may be some walking involved. You can go barefoot if you would like. There are changing rooms you are welcome to use on site, so feel free to bring a towel and a spare change of clothes. You are welcome to bring a water bottle and snacks. We recommend sunscreen, hat and sunglasses for those warm Manly days.

LIFE JACKETS ARE SUPPLIED AND MUST BE WORN WHEN ON THE KAYAK

We hire our crystal kayaks from 9am to 5pm everyday.

Kayaks are picked up and dropped off at Manly Sailing in Manly Yacht Club.

Children between 4 and 8 go with one adult in a single kayak or with two adults in a double
Children 8-10 years of age can head out on a double with one adult
Children 10+ can head out on their own but with adult supervision

If you are having a great day out on the water and wish to come back later give us a call and we will see what we can do. If you do stay out longer we can sort out payment afterwards. Try to stick to your rental time it makes life easier for us here at Manly Sailing.

Parking in Manly can be difficult there are a few council car parks nearby and most streets around have 2 hours of free parking. Best option is getting the ferry or public transport in and walking over to Manly Sailing. If you head in via Ferry visit our new ticket booth in the wharf to lock in your rental.

Every kayaker gets a safety demonstration and short paddling lesson before heading out, if you are still unsure speak to one of our friendly instructors who are happy to help and give advice. We have a calm safe water area just outside the Yacht Club where you can build your confidence.

When you are out on the water there is always a chance of a splash, if you are heading to a beach wear swimming gear.

Each Kayak will have a Dry Bag to use, you take your belongings out at your own risk. You are welcome to leave all other belongings in our secure office.

All tours include:

– Equipment hire a kayak, paddle and life jacket
– Safety briefing and kayak instruction
– Experienced guide

For the Continental Coffee paddle we will provide a Coffee order of your choice in a reusable cup. With fresh fruit and juice waiting for you at the beach.

For the Twilight paddle we will provide a grazing platter and chilled refreshments.

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