See-through crystal kayak hire

Private Hire – you can hire our clearview kayaks from 1 hour to all day!  Before you head out our crew will offer a short paddling demonstration and safety briefing, along with showing you a map of the area for the best sight seeing spots, secluded beaches and more.

What you need to know

You are likely to get a little wet so dress accordingly, we recommend wearing shoes when in the kayak as there is always some walking involved. You can go barefoot in the kayak. We recommend bringing some water along, why not also bring some snacks, Sunscreen is a must in those warm Manly days.

We hire our crystal kayaks from 9am to 6pm everyday.

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

We will provide a map that shows you the most scenic routes and the best beaches to visit.

Children under 5 go with one adult in a single kayak and with two adults in a double
Children 6-10 years of age can head out on a double with one adult
Children 10 – 18 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 (Dry bags for your phone can be bought or hired before you head out). 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 have 2 hours of free parking. Best option is getting the ferry in and walking over to Manly Sailing.

Every kayaker gets a safety demonstration and short paddling lesson before heading out, if you are still unsure speak to one of our instructors before heading out. 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 splashing, if you are heading to the beach swimming gear would be best.


  • 1 hour hire: $35 (single), $55 (double)

  • 2 hour hire: $55 (single), $90 (double)

  • 3 hour hire: $65 (single), $110 (double)

  • 4 hour hire: $75 (single), $120 (double)

  • 5 hour hire: $85 (single), $130 (double)

  • 6 hour hire: $95 (single), $140 (double)

  • 7 hour hire: $105 (single), $150 (double)

  • 8 hour hire: $110 (single), $155 (double)

Snorkel and Mask Hire

With Kayak hire: $15

Without kayak hire: $20

Dry bag hire: $10

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