Guided Kayak Tour of Manly Cove Beaches

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Guided Clearview Kayak Tour of Manly Cove Beaches
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See what’s beneath the surface of the sea on a small group, relaxing guided kayak tour that lets you admire the stunning environment of Manly Cove and learn a little history about the local area. Admire the coastal views as you paddle at a leisurely pace, and stop at a beach for a stroll and swim.
  • No kayaking experience is necessary
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • All kayaking gear, including drybags, will be provided
  • Snacks and hot drinks are included

What's Included

  • Kayak, paddle and all essential safety equipment
  • Safety briefing and paddling demonstration
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Dry bag to store small personal belongings

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Manly Yacht Club
      E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

      We start our tours on the wharf below Manly Yacht club. We are in Manly and very easy to get to. If you arrive via ferry then head out of the ferry entrance and turn right, walk along the beach front until you reach the yacht club. Our office is located on the wharf overlooking the water.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Collins Flat Beach (Pass By)

    Quarantine Beach

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Store Beach (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Absolutely fantastic, would highly recommend, our tour guide Owen was informative, friendly and took us to 3 stunning beaches. Great way to see the Manly coastline and find out more about the local history.


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    Great time for a family!
    Savannah_P, Apr 2024
    We had a great time with Lewis! We did 3 double kayaks and had 2 small kids with us. We had a great time kayaking on Manly!
    Best kayaking trip!
    Jacquelyn_A, Mar 2024
    I loved this kayaking trip! My group’s guide, Lewis, was so knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely do this again.
    Amazing experience,...
    Daniel_A, Mar 2024
    Amazing experience, really nice staff and small group. They had a place to put your things at the start and a small dry bag as well.
    Cove hopping
    Kate_W, Mar 2024
    The tour guide was absolutely lovely and had some great facts about the coves she took us too. The stops were really pretty and we even had time for a swim at each of them. A great way to spend my last day in Sydney, I would definitely recommend!
    Great experience
    Will_R, Dec 2023
    Martha and Owen were great. Visited nice coves and beeches close to Manly and heard about the history.
    Brilliant tour of Manly by sea
    Isla_C, Oct 2023
    Absolutely fantastic, would highly recommend, our tour guide Owen was informative, friendly and took us to 3 stunning beaches. Great way to see the Manly coastline and find out more about the local history.
    This tour takes you to...
    Pranav_J, Oct 2023
    This tour takes you to some of the most exclusive beaches in Manly while kayaking. Our guide Brooke was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
    Highly Recommend!
    Nicole_P, Oct 2023
    Even though it was really windy, had such a great time kayaking in the ocean. Brooke was absolutely lovely and explained the history behind each beach we visited and even brought little snacks for us to share! Highly recommend to everyone (unless you absolutely hate getting wet).
    This was a great...
    Gayle_A, May 2023
    This was a great excursion. Just wished we were told to bring bathing suits and a change of clothing. Guide was great!
    Tour with a difference
    Ingrid_C, May 2023
    Our tour guide was very kind , helpful and patient as we paddled to our ability . Delicious picnic provided on the beach . We even got to see a seal swim close to us in the harbour. Tour was a great way to see parts of Manly you wouldn’t normally see
    Oke, but not spectacular
    Andrea_V, Apr 2023
    It is a kayak tour along the coast. We took the glass bottom kayak, but there was not much to see. First of all the reflection made it difficult to actually see something, and second there was not much to see in the water. Of course, the organization cannot be blamed for this. The trip was not too heavy for the arms but still a nice exercise. What we saw was ok, beautiful vegetation along the water, some nice birds, but nothing spectacular to be honest. With regards to the glass bottom kayak, I would not recommend it as two of these kayaks in our group filled almost completely with water so it was paddling from a 'bathtub'.
    Amazing experience
    carl_d, Feb 2023
    Had an amazing adventure on the Kayaks and visited some great locations. Our Tour guide was very friendly and helpful and ensured a great experience. I would highly recommend this Tour and i will be doi g it again. A Thanks, Carl
    Chaming and educational
    Andrea_B, Jan 2023
    Very hands on. Very educational as well as fun. Our guide was friendly and helpful. The dual kayak didn't have a see through bottom but the water was clear and a dual kayak was definately required. Charming destinations. Very amusing and memorable experiences. Thank you to our Great educator. If returning I would bring my own waterproof sunscreen on the kayak, although educator had some also. For those not used to the Great outdoors there are a couple of other points i would make for myself but I don't want to be a spoiler. Well worth it !!! Many thanks !!!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hey Andrea, many thanks for your review. Glad to hear you had a brilliant time, and I'll pass on your feedback to your guide! Hope to see you again in the future.
    Jo_M, Jan 2023
    We were supposed to have glass bottom kayaks but didn’t. Also, I don’t feel like our guide knew much about the beaches we visited. She mainly babysat us while we paddled and didn’t talk much about the area or its history. Disappointing.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hi Jo, I'm really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your tour. Our guides try to tailor the tour and amount of discussion to each group, but it appears we got the balance wrong on this occasion. Also, we often offer the option of alternative kayaks, especially when it's a little windy and the Clearview kayaks might be less easy to paddle, but I'm very sorry the choice wasn't made clear to you on this occasion. We really appreciate your feedback and will make some adjustments to ensure the tour is a consistently positive experience in the future!
    Great fun
    Cheryl_D, Jan 2023
    Very lovely guide. We got to see some amazing coves only accessible by boat. Well worth it. Thanks guys
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks for the feedback Cheryl, we're glad you had a great tour and hope to see you again in the future!
    Great Fun
    Jane_M, Jan 2023
    Went with family, friends and partner and a lovely tour guide, Danny, showed us around the beaches. She was very knowledgeable and fun. Had the perfect weather
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Hi Jane, many thanks for your review and glad to hear you had a great experience! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sydney.
    Worth the trip
    Catrina_F, Dec 2022
    Great tour of Manly beaches. Beautiful scenery. Good value. I would do this again. The tour guide was friendly and informative.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Many thanks for your review, and glad you had a great experience. We hope you decide to join us again in the future!
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