Port Stephens Paddlesports

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards: With Port Stephens Paddlesports!

Port Stephens is a paddling paradise and we’re here to help you get out there and experience the wonder and wildlife.

We love this place and we want you to love it too, so if you’re up for an unforgettable holiday, looking for a slice of adventure, or simply want a piece of some good old healthy “sunny coast living”, then book yourself into one of our Paddling Eco Adventures, or come see us and hire yourself something to paddle.

Join us on one of our guided Paddling Eco Adventures and not only see, but experience the natural surroundings of Port Stephens. Paddle, stop and swim, personal contact with local dolphins and other wildlife, kayaking, superb sunsets, exercise, stand up paddle boarding, education, tranquillity, history, picturesque scenery… the list just goes on and on…….

Paddling with a local qualified guide can make all the difference. Our guides possess a broad knowledge of the Port Stephens waterway such as the knowledge of wind, tide, currents, where dolphins and other wildlife are commonly seen, where to go and where not to go, and much more. All this knowledge can make your time on the water a fun, safe and rewarding experience.


2HR Double Kayak or Catamaran style Paddle Board for two people. Includes an esky cooler with chilled wine, frosty beer, cheese and nibbles. A paddling route map outlining surrounding beaches and stopovers.

COST : $120



Our new SUP Tour provides the perfect start to a bright and healthy day. The paddle offers a calm and serene experience, combined with enough exercise to energize you. Glide through the tranquil surrounds of Marine Park sanctuaries with the Zen power of morning skies hovering above you.

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Departs: 8:00am
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours.
Adults: $60.00
Children: 10 ~ 14 years: $50.00

An eco adventure where we go beyond the boundaries and discover all the horizons of Port Stephens, looking out for dolphins and other wildlife along the way. No1 recommended kayak tour during the summer time!   Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

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Departs: 1.5 hours before sunset.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Adults: $50.00
Children: 6 ~ 14 years: $40.00

Friday, Saturday, Monday

Go with the flow on this journey and witness the color and reflection of Port Stephens. Sparkling wine provided, and juice for the kids. Recommended kayak tour between March-October

Please Note:
  • WE ONLY USE DOUBLE “SIT ON TOP” KAYAKS on our Kayak Tours however Single Sit On Top’s are available for solo participants or one member of odd numbered groups. Having said this, if you prefer to paddle a Single Kayak, please let us know upon booking and we’ll see what we can do for you. Cushioned backrests are provided. “
  • Both our Sit On Top Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle Boards have been hand picked, tested and chosen for stability, ease of paddling, safety and versatility as priorities. You will get wet when paddling but that’s part of the fun.
  • TOURS DEPART FROM OUR NELSON BAY LOCATION ONLY due to its central proximity.
  • PLEASE WEAR Swimwear or suitable clothing for paddling comfort. Remember, you are going to get wet.
  • PLEASE BRING drinking water, sun protection and camera. Water resistant dry bags can be provided.
  • DOLPHINS and other wildlife sightings happen often, but are NOT GUARANTEED.
  • PLEASE CONSIDER that all tours are of moderate to long paddling distance, and go quite a distance off the shoreline.
  • ALL TOURS are subject to weather/sea condition and availability.
  • CHILDREN UNDER 14 YRS must be accompanied by a paying adult.

To make a booking, contact us on (02) 4981 3400 or click here to make a pre-booking.

Kayaking Hire

Come see us on the beach or at our shop and rent your choice of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards or Surf Skis. Our hire locations are situated on Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay foreshore reserves, both are on the waterfront at Port Stephens NSW, and our shop is situated at Shoal Bay directly opposite the beach. These locations provide perfect paddling conditions for all experience levels within safe sheltered waters, and its not unusual to have the local dolphins swim by to visit. Forget about experience or fitness levels, just get out there and have fun!

Why hire from us?

Our rental craft are fun, stable, and easy to paddle at an affordable price. A great activity for Mum and Dads to share with kids, Couples, Friends, Everybody! No need to worry about fitness levels as you can stop and rest anytime. Highly suitable for non-swimmers or those with little confidence on the water as our supervised beach hire stations are located within safe protected waters. You have the freedom to do anything you like; stop, swim, paddle, rest at your own time. In a nutshell, hiring from us is one of the best things to do in Port Stephens.

Take your pick

Choose an option which suits your needs, and more importantly, your budget.
100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
No questions asked.

Single Kayak


$30.00 / 1 hour
$45.00 / 2 hours


Double Kayak


$45.00 / 1 hour
s$70.00 / 2 hours

*Some double kayaks can provide a space for a small child to sit in the center*


Stand Up Paddle Boards

$45.00 – 1Hour
$70.00/ 2 Hours

To make a booking, contact us on (02) 4981 3400 or click here to make a pre-booking.