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 for yourself!
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 Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Eco Adventures! Alternatively, you can come see us and take advantage of our hire, group tours, 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 Sephens 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.
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. Meaner through Marine Park Sanctuaries, explore idyllic getaways, and encounter local wildlife.
We rent a selection of kayaks and SUP 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, so all you need to do is get out there, explore, escape, exercise and have fun.
Perhaps you’ve hired a SUP Boards a few times here and there, or you may have just bought you’re own and you plan to take up SUP as a regular sport. Our highly experienced and qualified Instructor will provide you with a fun and in depth lesson like no other!
We stock a range of quality and affordable SUP Boards for sale, that are suitable for nearly everyone. Our goal is to provide you with specialist advice, and to match you with a paddle board that will have you on the water appreciating the SUP lifestyle for years to come.
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 EVERYDAY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER & 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. It’s central location provides the perfect departure point for our tours, and for adventurers who wish to explore the neighbouring sanctuary zones.
NELSON BAY IS OUR MEETING POINT FOR SCHEDULED KAYAK/SUP TOURS, AND ONLY OPEN FOR RENTALS DURING HIGH HOLIDAY SEASON, OR BY APPOINTMENT.
Ultimately, it’s always best to check with us on where we’re at and what we’re doing.
As per The Port Stephens Information Centre.
All activities are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.
Hours: Open 7 days SEPTEMBER TO MAY weather permittting. CLOSED Xmas Day Trading hours and location openings depend on season and weather. If in doubt, please contact 0405 033518.