PORT STEPHENS PADDLESPORTS
FANTASTIC KAYAK AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TOURS AND HIRE IN PORT STEPHENS
THE PREMIER PROVIDER OF FUN & ADVENTURE
FANTASTIC KAYAK AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TOURS AND HIRE IN PORT STEPHENS
Join our expert Instructor/Guide on a Kayak or Paddle Board Eco Adventure and 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 bottlenose dolphin. Our tours do not run regularily as it’s important for our Instructors to choose dates with a tidal flow and strength thats safe and suitable for all levels of experience. This guarantee’s a fullfilling adventure within a safe and generally easygoing environment. Check out our tour page for scheduled tour dates or call 0405 033518.
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.
KAYAKS AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS
WITH PORT STEPHENS PADDLESPORTS!
Port Stephens is a paddling paradise and we’re here to help you get out there and experience it’s true wonder for yourself!
We love this small slice of the planet and we want you to love it too. So, if you’re up for an unforgettable holiday, looking for a touch of adventure, or simply want a some down to earth and healthy “sunny coast living”, then book yourself into one of our Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Eco Adventures! Alternatively, you can come see us and take advantage of our hire, SUP lessons, or stand up paddle board sales.
Our Kayaks, SUP 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.
A little bit about us
Our paddle board and kayak hire business is locally owned and operated by a small team of individuals who love paddling and love the area. Some of us grew up here, some of us landed here later in life, but all us know the spectacular harbour and the sights it offers like the back of our hands. We are qualified and skilled paddlers that frequent the local waterways as much as we can. If we’re not kayaking through the middle of the harbour, then we’re probably paddle boarding from one side to the other.
Our beloved Owner, Michael Hogg who can sometimes be affectionately known in the area as ‘The Paddle Board Guy’ or ‘The Kayak Dude’, grew up in Nelson Bay and has always held an adventurous spirit within his soul. He first took to paddling as a child, paddling through bushland 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.
Michael with 86 yr Old Helena who was visiting Port Stephens from the Ukraine
We operate at two beautiful beach locations that are conveniently located, and provide a perfect surrounding for paddling activity.
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. 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.
Our trading hours depend on weather, the high/low holiday season, and customer demand however, we’re generally open between 9ish to 5ish. It’s always best to call us on 0405 033518 to see what we’re up to.
Our NELSON BAY location is situated within walking distance of the CBD, and the busy Marina precinct, and close by to some neighbouring Marine Park Sanctuary Zones. Its central location provides the perfect departure point for our tours.
NELSON BAY IS OUR MEETING POINT FOR SCHEDULED KAYAK/SUP TOURS.
RENTALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT OUR NELSON BAY LOCATION.
Ultimately, it’s always best to check with us on where we’re at and what we’re doing.
Ph: 0405 033518
About half way along the foreshore between D’Albora Marina and Fly Point Marine Sanctuary. 100 mtrs up the street from the Dolphin Watch Café (40 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay)
Ticket parking is available next to us, or we can let you know where the nearby free spots are.
MEETING SPOT FOR TOURS ONLY. RENTALS NOT AVAILABLE
On the foreshore directly opposite our shop and the Ramada Resort (35 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay)
Street parking available but you gotta be quick!
Free car parking locations nearby.
OPEN FOR RENTALS EVERYDAY except Wednesay 10-3:30 during Off Season. OPEN EVERYDAY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 9:00-5:00
This is our office, and it’s where we’ll be on the quieter days during low season or if it’s raining
Within the Ramada Resort complex (35 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay)If we’re not on the beach,will be in our shop/office. Street parking and free parking locations available.
1: We often sail our yacht to Nelson Bay from Sydney and over the years, we have witnessed Michael's business grow from mobile business to 6 staff and shop front in Shoal Bay! An extremely patient team with customers and true blue Aussie service. See you guys next year and look forward to playing with your beautiful little girl again!
TOM SYDNEY, NSW
We joined a morning kayak tour in March 2018. We join kayak tours when we travel. I have to say that Michael is one of the best tour guides we have ever experienced and we truely enjoyed paddling with him. We talked a lot from "vegimate" to world history. Very knowledgeable guy. And top of that,we saw a pod of dolphins and they hang around with us about 5mins! That was the best experience! And after the tour,we had to wait for the bus and one of his staff offered to drive to accomodation in Anna Bay! Very very kind. Michael has a great company and great staff. Must thing to do if you are traveling Australia!
We joined a morning kayak tour in March 2018. It was a bit windy in the morning but Michael told us what to expect with the sea conditions and ensured we all felt comfortable before the tour. We felt this was really thoughtful service in itself. The Tour was excellent and we saw a mother dolphin with baby. Unfortunately the wind got stronger and we had to come back 20 minutes early. Michael then refunded us for a early return!!! Who does that??? Such a good honest guy. Highly recommended !!
William, Maitland NSW
Staff are very friendly. The girls in Shoal Bay bring such a happy vibe.
Tamara, Christchurch, NZ
With being a big guy, it's often difficult to for me to take part in some outdoor recreation, but you guys got me on the water and standing up! You had me at ease with the laid back and simplistic approach, and your knowledge of both technique and equipment was given out clearly and with no nonsense. Highly appreciated!
Liam, Blue Mountains,NSW
My Mum lost her keys on Shoal Bay beach during a really busy Easter. I asked Port Stephens Paddlesports staff if someone had handed them in and they all went down to the beach and searched for the keys despite being busy at work. And yes! they found them. Amazing!! Thank you so much guys!!!
Ayanta, Byron Bay NSW
I booked a private SUP lesson with Michael. He was really flexible with scheduling when I asked if we could do lesson early morning as I didn't feel confident to do it when the beach was crowded. I'm so glad that I did the lesson with Michael. A very patient and professional SUP instructor and he let me try 3 different boards during the lesson and taught me so much more, such as about waterways in Port Stephens and how to read wind charts etc. Thank you Michael and I will join the SUP tour next time!
Natalie, Fern Bay NSW
My girlfriend and I booked a Sunset Kayak Tour but due to an error made by the staff when we booked, there was no space for us to join the tour. It was disappointing but the lady who took the booking was very apologetic, and sent us a free gift voucher the next morning. As a further gesture of apology, we also received a voucher for a dinner cruise with Moonshadow Cruises! Thank you.
Joe, Wollongong NSW.
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