Frequently asked questions about our hire options
Thank you for visiting the Rose Bay Aquatic Hire website. Our vision is to provide a low cost and affordable way for people to enjoy and spend time on Sydney Harbour. We hire Motorboats, Kayaks and Paddleboards to the public from our beautiful location at Rose Bay in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions below for further information or contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting the Rose Bay Aquatic Hire website. Our vision is to provide a low cost and affordable way for people to enjoy and spend time on Sydney Harbour. We hire Motorboats, Kayaks and Paddleboards to the public from our beautiful location at Rose Bay in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions below for further information or contact us if you have any questions.
Do I need to pay a Hire Deposit?
Photo ID/keys or similar must be left as a security deposit with all hires.
Do you hire out catamarans?
No, we do not. For catarmaran hire please try Balmoral sailing school on 02 9960 5344
Do we need to make a booking to use your services?
No, just come down. Bookings are only required if 10 or more people come together in one group.
How do you accept payment?
Cash only.We do not have eftpos facilities but there are ATM facilies nearby/within walking distance.
Is their parking nearby?
YES. All day, no charge parking is available on New South Head Road.
Parking is also available on Vickery Avenue and the Lynne Park Car Park.
Can we get to you by public transport?
YES. Catch the bus from Cirqular Quay. The 324 or 325 and get off at the Rose Bay RSL club.Or catch the Ferry from Cirqular Quay to Rose Bay ferry terminal and its a 10 minute walk.
Are their showers or changing room facilities available?
NO. So come dressed in the gear you will use to go out in the water.
Public toilets a nearby to use if you want to change afterwards.
Are there places nearby where we can have lunch after our hire?
YES. An RSL club and Pub are nearby which offer meals etc. And their a plenty of Takeaway food options nearby and a park to enjoy or have a picnic in afterwards.
Do you have rescue boat on hand in case we experience difficulties on the water?
YES, we have qualifed rescue personal and a rescue boat on hand at all times. Your hire will include all safety equipment. E.G – A paddle and a Lifejacket.
Do you hire out fibreglass skis?
No we dont, only sit on top, plastic kayaks.
What should I wear?
The bottom half of your body does get wet when kayaking, so you should wear swimmers with a t-shirt/ rash vest on top plus shorts or bike pants (whatever feels comfortable paddling). If you like, you can wear waterproof shoes (such as crocs/ thongs) but no shoes is fine on the kayaks.
What should I bring?
A hat, towel, bottle of water and a dry change of clothes.
Are children allowed to kayak?
Yes, provided they are 16 yrs and over. Children under 16yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.
Can we visit Shark Island on the kayaks?
Yes, if the sea and wind conditions are suitable. You will need to pay a $7.00 landing fee to NSW National Parks. To arrange this, please phone 1300 072 757.
Do you offer guided tours of Rose Bay?