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Dear Customers: Due to an increasingly high demand for our rental equipment, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOOKING ONLINE at least 1 day prior to your visit, and advise that weekends often fill up quickly. Bookings are essential for Tours and Packages.

All of us here at PSPS are highly grateful for your patronage and support, and we look forward to getting you on the water soon:)

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 and this is where you will see us working most of the time. Our shop is located here 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 operates between September and May (weather permitting), except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Anzac Day, but trading days and hours vary according to season so it’s always best to contact us or book your experience prior to visiting, to avoid the disappointment of us not being open on certain days during low season, or having limited availability during high season.

Our Nelson Bay location is a ‘pop up’ operation 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 mainly used as our meeting point for scheduled kayak tours, but hires can be available at certain times during the high season, or at times when windy conditions may interrupt our hire at Shoal Bay.

DURING THE LOW SEASONS Our trading days and hours vary, so please check with us if visiting during this time.

DURING THE HIGH SEASONS We are open most days of  the school holidays, long weekends, and Easter from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. We are CLOSED on Christmas Day (Dec 25), New Years Day (Jan 1), and Anzac Day (Apr 25).

DURING THE OFF SEASON We are generally closed and on holiday during the winter months of June, July and August. However, despite our shop being unattended, please feel free to call us on 0405-033518 to check if we’re available as we’re happy to meet up with you upon appointment. Midday rentals and Sunset Tour are the best options for this time of year.

ULTIMATELY Its always best to book with us prior to your visit:)

SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS: Please Note! There will be a 10% Surcharge on Sundays and a 15% Surcharge on Public Holidays.

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

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