Water activity

Sydney: Guided Clearview Kayak Tour of Manly Cove Beaches

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Manly Sailing

Sydney: Guided Clearview Kayak Tour of Manly Cove Beaches

Activity provider: Manly Sailing
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From US$ 49.39 per person

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Explore the stunning secluded beaches of Manly Cove on a relaxed paddle alongside your guide. Sip a coffee as you glide along and admire the underwater world through a transparent kayak.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at picturesque caves, mini-waterfalls and rock formations around Manly
  • Enjoy a coffee and snacks as you tour the beaches with an experienced guide
  • If you're brave enough, take a swim at a secluded beach before returning home
Full description
Paddle out of Manly in a Clearview kayak that lets you admire the stunning underwater environment of Manly Cove. After a short safety briefing and paddling demonstration, you'll head out with an experienced guide and explore the cove's four beautiful beaches. With a coffee or tea and snacks in hand, we will paddle to Little Manly, Collins, Store and Quarantine beaches, passing picturesque caves, striking rock formations and mini-waterfalls. You will stop on a secluded beach for a stroll, and there's plenty of time for a swim before we paddle back. You don't need any previous experience kayaking, as this is a gentle tour at a leisurely pace. Your experienced guides will make sure you have a well-fitted life jacket, and give you a safety briefing and paddling demonstration before we head out. You are welcome to bring a phone or small camera to capture the views, as we hand out dry bags before setting off. Note: the Clearview transparent kayaks offer a view right through to the seabed, but they take a little more effort to paddle and have a weight limit of ~90kg. You may choose a single or double sit on top kayak if you would prefer. The single kayaks are streamlined and fast, or choose a double kayak if you'd like to share the paddling in a sturdier ride. Children under 10 can join with an adult (or two) on double kayaks (which have a middle seat). Children 10-18 must be accompanied by an adult, but can paddle solo. In the case of unsuitable weather, we will postpone the tour the evening before.
  • Guide / Instructor to help you and show you the local area
  • Coffee or tea, and snacks
  • Safety briefing and paddling demonstration
  • Kayak, paddle and life jacket
  • Dry bag for any belongings that you wish to bring
  • Storage for personal belongings
  • Access to changing rooms and showers
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Non-swimmers

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    Meeting point

    Your meeting point is very close to Manly Wharf, and the best way to arrive is via the Manly Ferry. When you arrive, take a right and follow the beach path to the office, located within the Yacht Club.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes
    • Reusable water bottle

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Life jackets must be worn when on the kayaks.
    • To take part in this experience you must be able to swim 100 meters.
    • If bad weather conditions are forecast, we will postpone the trip
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    Great activity! The staff was welcoming and helpful. Our guide, Ruth, was knowledgeable and nice. My son is autistic and he was a bit anxious. Both Nicola and Ruth made him feel more secure and answered our questions. They recommended that we share a kayak. We really enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend this activity.

    October 30, 2022

    Had a lovely time and guide was Excellent

    January 18, 2023

    This was amazing. Stunning beaches, clear water and a super friendly tour guide! Will definitely do another one when Im back in Sydney.

    January 14, 2023

    Product ID: 429557