Welcome to Port Stephens Paddlesports.
Your paddling journey is about to begin…
Since 2009, Port Stephens Paddlesports has provided thousands of both visitors and locals, with epic kayaking & paddle boarding experiences, and we continuously strive to improve ensuring we offer the absolute best in paddling activities. When you mix passion and knowledge with good vibes and thrilling scenery, things can only get better.
Come visit us in Shoal Bay and hire a Kayak or Paddle Board, and choose to cruise through the crystal waters of Shoal Bay, or continue further to explore neighbouring bays and Marine Park Sanctuaries. Alternatively, you can come join us on a guided Kayak Tour that offers adventurers with an epic perspective and a chance to be kayaking with dolphins and other wildlife.Our Kayaks, Paddle Boards, local knowledge, and expertise will help you experience the fun and freedom of paddling, as well as the opportunity to discover the idyllic coastline of Port Stephens in a safe and rewarding environment.Our love of kayaking and paddle boarding Port Stephens is contagious, and we guarantee it will grow on you.
Join our expert Instructor/Guide on a Kayak Eco Adventure wand not only see, but experience the natural surroundings of Port Stephens. Meander through Marine Park Sanctuaries, explore idyllic getaways, and allow the chance to encounter local wildlife such as sea turtles, penguins, koalas, birds of prey, and theres always a great chance to be kayaking with dolphins. Our tours are suitable for all experience levels and guarantee’s nature lovers and adventurers a fullfilling experience within a safe and generally easygoing environment.
We rent a selection of kayaks and SUP (stand up paddle) Boards suitable for everyone. All gear is ready and waiting for you on the beach, and all rentals include an intro lesson to get you started. If it’s your first time paddling, then we’ll provide you with an easygoing paddling area or path that will ensure fun and on water confidence, or we can provide adventurers with a paddling route that’s rewarding and safe so all you need to do is get out there, explore, escape, exercise and have fun. Also, ask us about our 2 hr paddling picnic package!!
If you’ve tried a SUP Board a few times and loved it to where you want to take it up regularily, then we recommend lessons that will develop the skills needed for epic paddling journey’s. Our patient certified Instructor will help you reach your paddling goals regardless of your experience, age, body type or fitness level. Our lessons cater for a maximum 4 people only so you can be guaranteed your skills will be developed via a one on one approach. For SUP Lesson Info, call us on 0405 033518.
We are the exclusive Australian dealer of Live Watersports. These paddle boards are true works of art, made in the USA by passionate watermen, where the revolutionary design offers huge advantages in performance and vesatility that you won’t find anywhere else. The catamaran and hydro-V design provides unrivaled stability, speed and control. The dual hulls allow a user to go from side to side and front to back with great balance, and the large tunnel in the hull minimizes the surface area on the water, allowing to slice through the water with speed to rival many racing boards on the market today.
A little bit about us
Our beloved Owner Michael Hogg, grew up in Nelson Bay and has always held an adventurous spirit. He first took to paddling as a child paddling the local bays and mangroves fishing or building treehouses, then after a break from paddling during his teens, he then returned to kayaking in his early 20’s whilst living in Sydney. Since then, Michael has lived and paddled in various locations both in Australia and globally including South East Asia, Japan, Europe, Polynesia, USA, Cuba and Mexico. Whilst holidaying in Hawaii in 2005, Michael discovered paddle boarding and was instantly hooked. Michael has nearly 20 years experience in paddling and other outdoor operations, and holds both Kayak Instructor, and SUP Instructor Trainer Certification.
Whether you’re living or visiting Port Stephens, Newcastle, or any of the other surrounding areas, call us today on 0405 033 518.
Michael with 86 yr Old Helena who was visiting Port Stephens from the Ukraine
TOM SYDNEY, NSW
Tamara, Christchurch, NZ
Liam, Blue Mountains NSW
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Natalie, Fern Bay NSW
Suzi, Wollongong NSW.
WE ARE MOVING commencing MONDAY, SEP 16, 2019 to:
SHOP 31, SHOAL BAY VILLAGE,
47-51 SHOAL BAY RD, SHOAL BAY.
In the meantime, please contact us to find out where we’re operating. We will re-open for the season, Sat August 31, 2019.
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AND WILL RE-OPEN SAT, AUG 31 2019.
From next season, Our hire departure point will be situated on the foreshore, opposite Shoal Bay Village (47-51 Shoal Bay Rd)
Street parking available.
Free car parking locations nearby.
Situated on foreshore reserve at the corner of Victoria Parade and Shoal Bay Rd Nelson Bay, and adjacent to Fly Point Marine Sanctuary.
Nearby 4 hr parking or ticket parking is available.
MEETING SPOT FOR TOURS ONLY. RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS (WEATHER AND SEA CONDITION PERMITTING)
Our SHOAL BAY location is what we call our main ‘headquarters’ as this is where our shop is located and the beach opposite is the safest and most popular location for our hire activities, and lessons. We also sometimes use this main location for a tour departure point. This large and beautiful bay provides a safe environment for beginners, and those that prefer to kayak or SUP for fun, relaxation, or exercise.
OUR SHOAL BAY LOCATION IS OPEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER to MAY (weather permitting) EXCEPT XMAS DAY. TRADING HOURS VARY ACCORDING TO SEASON.
Our NELSON BAY location is situated within walking distance of the CBD, and the busy Marina precinct, and very close by to Fly Point, and other neighbouring Marine Park Sanctuary Zones. Its central location provides the perfect departure point for our tours.
NELSON BAY IS USED AS OUR MEETING POINT FOR SCHEDULED KAYAK TOURS, BUT HIRE CAN BE AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN TIMES DURING THE HIGH SEASONS.
OUR TRADING HOURS VARY DURING THE LOW SEASON SO PLEASE CHECK WITH US IF VISITING DURING THIS TIME. BUT GENERALLY, IF THE SUN IS SHINING, THEN WE’RE OPEN:)
WE ARE OPEN EVERYDAY DURING THE HIGH SEASONS OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, LONG WEEKENDS, & EASTER FROM 9:00am till 5:00pm, or earlier if pre-booked.
Ultimately, it’s always best to check with us on where we’re at and what we’re doing PRIOR TO BOOKING.
Ph: 0405 033518
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