Guided Kayak Tours

These kayak tours will start from the boat ramp at Manly Sailing where you will be greeted with coffee and a smile. 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. Then you’ll make your way down and around Smedley’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. Don’t worry it isn’t all hard work. We will go at a leisurely pace, providing your with some local history and you’ll a stop on route for a break and some refreshments.

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

This is a gentle paddle, you don’t need to have any previous experience kayaking.

Time: arrive at 15 mins before the start of your session ready to launch in time.

Duration: 2.5 hours (including safety briefing, setup and paddle)

coffee kayak tours

Private Utopian Kayak Tours

Our Utopian kayak tours, are a bespoke experience with lots of options for you to choose from, customise as you like. The base experience includes kayaks, beach picnic setup (blanket, table, cushions) and snorkels. Add on a pre-organised picnic as you would like, such as a selection of cheeses, charcuterie & strawberries, champagne (offering Laurent-Perrier), gazebos, decorations, beach games etc.

This idyllic setting will be on a secluded beach with snorkelling equipment and dry bag provided. All can be arranged beforehand and set up in advance.

We provide this unique experience tailored just for you. It can be set up for small intimate groups or large groups. We can do birthday parties, team building trips,  all tailored to your abilities, ages, and interest.

Duration: 4 hours

Time: lunch time or afternoon

What you need to know

You are likely to 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.


We hire our 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

The Guided Kayak Tour also includes a guide and some light refreshments.

The Utopian tour also includes a beach setup with lots of extras for you to add on and customise.

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