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Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo provided by Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours

Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo

Stand Up Paddle Board Hire - Lake Taupo
3.5
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from $49.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35393P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours • Entry/Admission - Lake Taupo
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand We are on Spa Rd, directly opposite Ruapehu St
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours • Entry/Admission - Lake Taupo
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Canoe and Kayak Taupo, 54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand We are on Spa Rd, directly opposite Ruapehu St
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canoe and Kayak Taupo
    54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    We are on Spa Rd, directly opposite Ruapehu St
    See address & details
  • 1
    Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Lake Taupo
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Canoe and Kayak Taupo
    54 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand
    We are on Spa Rd, directly opposite Ruapehu St
    See address & details
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3.5
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jasond36
1 contribution
Paddleboard hire
Awesome friendly staff very accomodating and customer service was great highly recomend and will be back again
Written 1 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad you guys got to enjoy the lake over the long weekend. See you next time!
Written 5 February 2021
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Alina P
Cologne, Germany8 contributions
Paddle Boarding
A friend and I went paddle boarding and can recommend this company.
Friendly and helpful staff
Fair pricing
Good local tips
All necessary equipment was provided
Written 19 January 2020
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CanoeandKayakTaupo
Thanks for your review - the Lake is perfect for paddle-boarding so I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for choosing to come with us.
Written 23 January 2020
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AlinaMC
Brussels, Belgium42 contributions
Too expensive, no regard for the client.
Dec 2017 • Friends
I will start by saying that apparently there is some sort of shortage of boats (kayaks) in Taupo, as we called to reserve kayaks for 4 ppl (so either 2 for 2ppl or 4 for 1) and they said they were all booked out (all meaning about 10) and they only had paddle boards left. Now we had never done paddle boards, but on the phone we were told it is easy and we ended up booking them. First thing: they are located in the city centre, not on the water front!! A place hiring boats is located in the city centre...wtf!!! ... Luckily, we had a car, so we went there. Fist, we were surprised to see we had to carry this HUGE packs with the paddle boards ourselves, to the car, then following their map and instructions parking on the side of the road in, then hiking with this hugely heavy thing until we reached a place where we could go in the water. Then you have to inflate them yourself (the instructions are to be checked in a vimeo video for which they give you the link...so you need time and internet access). And then...you go... You do not receive a dry bag for your valuables. They tried to make us buy one from their shop for about 50NZ$...luckily we did not buy it, as we found it later in another shop for like 8NZ$. Also their instructions were rather limited and they did not seem to care much, they are rather a shop with concern of selling you stuff then a rental company that would care to offer you a nice experience.
You will fall in the water, because turns out paddle boarding is not that easy and lake Taupo is quite big and windy..and mind you, you are alone, no instructor, no safety whatsoever, apart from a life vest! You have a very limited and rather short time. They give you a time when you must be back , or they will call the coastguard and you will have to pay (apparently a lot) for them to save you if you are in difficulty.
We managed, with the minimum accidents, but it is sad to pay so much money and get nothing in return. The lack of care for their customers is scary.. Apparently there are other better companies for kayak rentals in Taupo, which we did not know about at the time. Our impression was that they just literally wanted to take make quick easy money without any concern for the client's happiness or well being.
Written 12 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Firstly thank you for using our SUP hire service and then taking the time to provide the feedback. I believe that 95% of the issues you faced were due to miscommunication and inexperience with SUP boards, rather than a systematic error, but thank you for taking the time to provide the feedback because without it we cannot improve. Please let me explain: Our kayaking tours are extremely popular and during peak season, all of the spaces can fill up (81 spaces available per day). If you had booked earlier there would not have been an issue. To save disappointment, we offered you an alternative which was Stand Up Paddle Board Hire. A lot of people love SUPing and find it so easy that when they return from their hireage they purchase SUP boards. I’m sorry that you didn’t find it easy or enjoyable. You're right there are several waterfront hireage operators in Taupo, who allow you to rent a kayak or SUP and paddle in front of their stand. We are the only operator who allows you take the SUPs to the Maori Carvings (which is where you wanted to go). We are also the cheapest at $49 for 4 hours, as opposed to $20 per hour. The Carvings are over 20km out of Taupo, so driving is essential and therefore so are inflatable SUPs because solid SUP boards or kayaks would require roof racks which most campervans or rental cars do not have. That is great that you found a drybag for $8 elsewhere, I hope you bought it!  However I am positive that it would not be of the same high quality as our $29 drybags (not $50). To ensure our customers are safe, our organisation complies with Outdoors Mark Safety Audit standards. To pass this audit, external auditors have scrutinized our systems and been extremely satisfied that our safety standards surpass NZ hireage standards. My husband helped with your hireage and he apologies if you did not completely understand all of the briefing, but he did follow our safety procedure by talking you through our ‘‘briefing checklist’’ which includes how to use the equipment, safety procedures, rescue equipment, emergency contact numbers and how to be helped by Coastguard in an emergency. It is a real shame that you did not enjoy your paddle boarding experience, and I hope that if you come back to Taupo we can take you on a kayak tour to the carvings because you would absolutely LOVE it! The kayaks are stable and easy to use plus we provide a qualified guide who looks after all of the logistics, safety, refreshments and entertainment throughout your kayaking journey. This is an excellent option for beginners and I think if you had reserved a spot on a kayaking trip in the first place, then you would have really enjoyed yourself. If you would like to discuss this further then I would be happy to talk. Please email me at Laura@canoeandkayak.co.nz Kind regards, Laura Duncan Owner/Operator
Written 30 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Canoe & Kayak Taupo Tours
JoCNZ1980
JoCNZ1980
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Great family experience
A great family experience with knowledgeable guides. As a family of four with two teenagers it ticked all the boxe
OldSlow
OldSlow
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Grunting it out, master the rudder,
The Guide Jayden was very knowledgeable and friendly bloody handy in a kayak too. Things got a little choppy headin
311desc
311desc
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Maori Carving half day Kayak
Great kayaking tour to the Maori Carvings with Laura! Laura made the experience very enjoyable, looking after the g
JoWilliamsNZ
JoWilliamsNZ
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Great trip
It was a very good trip - knowledgeable guide, and well paced for all abilities, with the added bonus of coffee and
rosiebridges777
rosiebridges777
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Kayak tour
Juliet was awesome, loved the tour was such great weather and she is super calm with all abilities. Highly recommen
DominicAuckland
DominicAuckland
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Brilliant experience
Brilliant experience. Highly recommend. Stunning scenery, superb staff, great swimming holes (hot and cold!) and fu
Amanda_bailey1376
Amanda_bailey1376
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Awesome experience! Couldn't fault it!
This was a wonderful experience. Despite being slightly nervous at the prospect of kayaking down the Waikato, our
cfma2000
cfma2000
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Perfect Paddling
A fantastic half-day trip with Laura. One of the best pre-paddle briefings we have had. The safety equipment and La
andrewwR7420GJ
andrewwR7420GJ
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Great half-day activity.
Viewing the carvings right up close from the kayak was a great experience, made all the better by the commentary fr
AliVavri
AliVavri
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Amazing experience
The best possible day spent in Taupo, amazing experience, very friendly stuff, beautiful location. Thank you Laura
834niamhb
834niamhb
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Great day with free photos!
My mum and I went on the tour and were lucky enough to be the only ones there. Juliet was our guide and was super l
rajurekha
rajurekha
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Awesome!! Enjoyed the whole 2hours
As we are beginners we felt safe and secure the whole time and our guide was awesome we learned kayaking. Very re
kristyhnz
kristyhnz
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Loved this experience!
We had a wonderful time on the kayak tour. The scenery was beautiful and Laura, our guide, was friendly and very kn
simonephilipb
simonephilipb
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Awesome family fun
Laura our guide was great with the kids, really relaxed and we felt safe the whole time. Had heaps of fun with some
274kanwalb
274kanwalb
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Best experience in Taupo
Everything was! Laura was great and really good to talk to and a lot of fun to do it in the morning especially.
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