Port Stephens Paddlesports

Kayak Tours,
SUP Boards, & Kayak Rentals
in Shoal Bay, Port Stephens
near Newcastle



Paddle the waters of Port Stephens with us! We operate at two beautiful beach locations that are conveniently located and provide a perfect surrounding for paddling activities. 

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 who prefer to kayak or SUP for fun, relaxation, or exercise.

The Shoal Bay location is open between September and May (weather permitting), except Christmas 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.

The Nelson Bay is used as our meeting point for scheduled kayak tours, but hires can be available at certain times during the high season.

DURING THE LOW SEASONS Our trading hours vary, so please check with us if visiting during this time. But generally, if the sun is shining, then we’re open.

DURING THE HIGH SEASONS We are open every day of school holidays, long weekends, and Easter from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm or earlier if pre-booked.

Become One of Our Happy Customers!

Trip Advisor So much fun

Had a blast celebrating one of the girl's 40th birthday's. Port Stephens Paddlesports were friendly and so helpful. The location was perfect for us amateurs. Definitely planning on doing this again soon.

– Catherine B. | TripAdvisor
Trip Advisor Amazing!

First time using paddle boards and after a quick 5 minute lesson by friendly staff we set off. Water was very calm and even a very nervous 50 years old managed successfully! A pod of dolphins appeared right next to us which was the high light of our holiday! Amazing experience!

– Jennifer C. | TripAdvisor
Trip Advisor So much fun

Michael at Paddlesports was very helpful, especially considering the venue change due to wind conditions. Daughter and I had heaps of fun mastering the art of "Balance", lol.

– Shaun S. | TripAdvisor
Trip Advisor I kayaked with dolphins!

I had an amazing time kayaking with Port Stephens Paddlesports. We were lucky to spot four of the resident Port Stephens Bottlenose Dolphins. Even without dolphins, it was an awesome experience. The water was bright blue and the kayak route was very scenic. We had great exercise and beached our kayaks to relax in the sun.

– Grace T. | TripAdvisor