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Dinghy sailing group lessons

Dinghy sailing group lessons

Flying Fish Sail Academy is based in a spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

The sailing environment is superb with reliable, warm sea breezes and lots great beaches to sail to.

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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

See magnificent humpback and southern right whales at play on a Sydney whale-watching cruise. From Darling Harbour this open-water cruise will take you through the entrance of Sydney Harbour and into the open Pacific in search of whales. The open-air viewing decks on board the catamaran offer unobstructed views and the best opportunities for spotting and watching the whales. Getting up close to these gentle giants of the sea is an awe-inspiring experience that you don’t want to miss. With record numbers of whales due to pass along Sydney's coastline this migration season, there are sure to be plenty of sightings and great photo opportunities!

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Port Stephens Day Tour From Sydney Including 4WD, Sand-boarding and Dolphins

Port Stephens Day Tour From Sydney Including 4WD, Sand-boarding and Dolphins

Discover the stunning white sand beaches and sparkling waters of the North Coast on this Port Stephens day trip from Sydney.

View different native wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park and on the occasion you can witness snake and funnel spider milking. Enjoy an action packed day sandboarding and driving by purpose build 4WD along Stockton Beach sand dunes. Finish up the afternoon with a cruise along the stunning blue waters on a dolphin watching cruise, a picture perfect experience.

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See Details → Duration :11 hours
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Small-Group Luxury Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

Small-Group Luxury Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a luxury whale watching cruise with no more the 10 passengers on board. Cruise through Sydney Heads and into the Pacific Ocean in search of humpback and southern right whales as that migrate along the Sydney coast from May to November. Seeing these whales frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! This small-group cruise will ensure a more personal experience and fantastic viewing opportunities. A barbecue buffet lunch and beverages are included.

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Full Day Sub-Tropical Rainforest Canyoning Adventure from Sydney

Full Day Sub-Tropical Rainforest Canyoning Adventure from Sydney

Located approximately an hour from Sydney, in one of Australia’s most southerly stands of subtropical rainforest and endangered warm temperate rainforest. This canyon features great views of the Illawarra Escarpment, the Pacific Ocean, and local wildlife including Lyrebirds, Swamp Wallabies, Wombats, Echidnas and Water Dragons. This tour includes swimming through rock pools, abseiling through and around cascading waterfalls, rock jumps from heights up to 8 meters and natural water slides. See the areas many natural features including towering cliffs, dense rainforest vegetation, and pristine pools.

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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Feel the need for speed on this full-throttle jet boat shore excursion from Circular Quay! Blast off on Australia's most popular jet boating adventure. See many of Sydney's famous sites including the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Rose Bay, Goat Island, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge and much more!

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3 Day Pittwater Escape

3 Day Pittwater Escape

Take the time to fully explore this incredible paradise, on our 3 day tour of Pittwater and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. The pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, hiking trails and breathtaking lookouts have made this a favourite playground for the people of Sydney for thousands of generations.

With a kayak tour and a boat trip included, this is a chance to get up close and personal with this gorgeous Country. Try wakeboarding or tubing, swimming, snorkelling, you might even see some seals. Pull into a deserted beach and let the worries of the world slip away.

The trip is fully catered, but you can choose to take advantage of some of wonderful waterfront restaurants on offer.

Camp in comfort at The Basin - Sydney's famous family campground, complete with showers and bathrooms. Or, stay at the YHA, or a fabulous waterfront Boat Houses.

All food and equipment is provided, no experience necessary, all you need to do is show up with a sense of adventure.

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Sydney Hop-on-Hop-off Cruise and Whale Watching Cruise

Sydney Hop-on-Hop-off Cruise and Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy the flexibility of a 2-Day Hop on Hop off cruise pass, allowing you to visit up to 4 famous Harbour Precincts along with a morning Whale Watching cruise to see the playful Humpbacks on their annual migration.

Morning Whale Watching cruise must be taken on first travel date with the Hop-on-Hop-off cruise pass valid for 2 consecutive days from first travel date.

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See Details → Duration :7 to 16 hours
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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Double Kayak

Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Double Kayak

3 Hour Self-Guided Kayaking Tour:

Paddling a double sea kayak is a fun and unique way to explore Sydney's Middle Harbour. Choose your own adventure, paddle to some of Sydney's most pristine beaches, get a glimpse out the heads to the Pacific Ocean, or glide past the lush bushland of the Garigal National Park while looking for wildlife in their natural environment.

The Double kayaks that we provide are very easy to paddle, smooth through the water and stable.

The deluxe doubles are made of lightweight materials like Kevlar, or carbon fiber. Less weight means less resistance through the water, making them easier to paddle. They are all Australian made and well maintained.

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Palm Beach and Pittwater Kayak Tours

Palm Beach and Pittwater Kayak Tours

Approximately 1-hour drive north of Sydney is the magnificent Northern Beaches. Make your way to Palm Beach to experience the beautiful sights from the water and breathtaking panoramic views overlooking Pittwater, Palm Beach, Barrenjoey, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River. Kayak across the dazzling blue water of Pittwater in a single or double kayak and swim at a beautiful secluded beach with calm, crystal clear water. Bush walk in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, learn about the history of the local area and explore Aboriginal Caves and artwork with your local and knowledgeable guide.

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Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking Tour

Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking Tour

During our 28 years on Sydney Harbour, we know all 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 (made by Mirage Sea Kayaks).

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.

We do not recommend this tour for beginner paddlers.

Beginner paddlers should first start with our Middle Harbour Eco Tour

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Pittwater Discovery Kayaking Tour

Pittwater Discovery Kayaking Tour

Only an hour away from Sydney, explore bushland and beaches in the national park at Pittwater. Departing from our marina location on kayak, discover the sandy inlets, cliffs and gum trees of the western foreshore of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – accessible only by water! Kayak around Scotland Island and drift down Salvation Creek past the mangroves, before paddling into secluded Lovett Bay for morning tea. Take in the tranquil surroundings while feasting on a picnic-style spread of fresh fruit and pastries. Choose to take a dip in the inviting waters or pop on your walking shoes for a bush walk among the gum trees. The destination? A hidden rainforest waterfall above Lovett Bay. Your experienced local guide will share in-depth knowledge on the region and its native flora and fauna. After a blissful time on the water, you’ll be ready to return back to shore with unforgettable memories!

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Guided Kayaking Eco Tour through Sydney's Middle Harbour (4 hours)

Guided Kayaking Eco Tour through Sydney's Middle Harbour (4 hours)

Enjoy a fully guided Middle Harbour eco kayaking tour while learning about the natural and social history of the area from your friendly and professional guide. Paddle through differing environments – from waterfront suburban areas to the remote bushland of the Garigal National Park.

Soak up the serenity while you enjoy a wholesome morning tea served at one of our favourite secluded spots.

The tour starts and finishes at Sydney Harbour Kayaks at the Spit Bridge, Mosman, only 8 km (20 mins) from Sydney's CBD.

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Stand Up Paddle on Sydney Harbour from Watsons Bay

Stand Up Paddle on Sydney Harbour from Watsons Bay

Explore the iconic sydney harbour in a unique way. Paddleboard your way around and experience nature, pristine waters and sea life with the iconic Sydney skyline as your background, all whilst getting a work out on a stand up paddle board!

Over 1.5 hours you will be guided by an expert instructor who will teach you the foundations of SUP and have you hooked on a new sport. For experienced paddlers improve your technique and extend your skills by SUPing in more challenging conditions and become a pro, all with stunning scenery and views of one of the most renowned harbours in the world. This activity is perfect for all levels of ability from beginners to experienced paddlers, requiring some level of fitness but not of an Ironman!

 

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Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country.

Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, and pull in to untouched beaches for a tea or a coffee. Take a short hike to a clifftop lookout with breathtaking views over the meeting of the 3 great waterways: Berowra, Marramarra, and the Hawkesbury.

All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Tea, coffee, and snacks also provided. Kayaking is easy and fun for everyone, we welcome all ages, just bring a sense of adventure!

Come by train: A scenic one hour ride from Central, with trains leaving each way every hour. Or drive a car 45 minutes north from the CBD to Deerubbun Reserve boat ramp. Pick ups also available if you're staying on the river.

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