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Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura
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Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura

By Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Ages 3-80, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • 18 Beach Road, Kaikōura 7300, New Zealand
    All customers to meet at 18 beach road Kaikoura,
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19975P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking if over 100 kg maximum weight is 115kg. If your weight is 115kg - 125kg, you must book a private tour for your safety. If you have any concerns, please email Levi@sealkayakkaikoura.com.
    • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking if over 6'4
    • 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 14 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura?
    Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura price starts from $122.88. Discover and book Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura on Tripadvisor
    What is the Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura cancellation policy?
    Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura?
    Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura is hosted by Seal Kayak Kaikoura. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Seal Kayak Kaikoura on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Seal Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19975P1

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    • Seal Kayak Kaikoura
      443
      Kaikoura, New Zealand
      Joined in May 2014
    • karlynnee2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Seal kayaking are tops
      This was a highlight of your South Island adventure. The team at seal kayaking are all fabulous. Logan as our guide was tops, knew his stuff and made us feel very well taken care of, this made learning about the history of the area, seals and dolphins extraordinary, a very skilled guide. Levi the business owner sets the tone for everyone's experience, relaxed, professional and Hannah's a gem loved the coffee and ice cream. Thanks team- we have recommended this experience to all we met on our travels and will continue to do so. We wish you all a prosperous and fun filled future. Thankyou
      Written 21 April 2024
    • 689carriei
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Experience with Spectacular Scenery!
      Our guides were super friendly and helpful. The tour felt relaxed, and we especially loved the peddle kayaks for inexperienced kayakers, as they were so much easier than paddling with an oar. You stay dry, seats were comfy, and hands free to take photos. Everything was great!
      Written 15 April 2024
    • meghanr783
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Sunset Trip
      This was our second trip with Seal Kayak and it was just as amazing as the first time! Pedaling instead of paddling is wonderful. The guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and you can't ask for a nicer area to explore.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • elizgolden1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do !
      Logan was a fantastic guide - super knowledgeable about history and wildlife. The pedaling was easy and fast. We saw dolphins , seals , and an absolutely gorgeous sunset ! Thanks!!!
      Written 4 April 2024
    • Dreamer05088259180
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Sunset Kakak tour
      Our family had an excellent time on our Sunset Kayak tour. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and informative. They provided good answers to all our questions and made the tour very entertaining. The kayaks were of excellent quality and easy to use.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • hongyao-zhuangSG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing and fun!
      It was a wonderful experience to see the sun setting while doing the paddle kayak, watching the seals etc. Both of our guides were VERY experienced and know what they were doing. Highly reccomended whenever you plan a visit to this place. Shame that we lost a pair of Raybans there :(
      Written 23 March 2024
    • netvisitor
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great activity to add to your NZ visit
      This was a great excursion. We saw seals, dolphins and even a penguin but I understand that you don't always see those. Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and it was a great experience. These small group activities are the best - you see and learn the most. This would be a great family activity.
      Written 27 February 2024
    • Anne5777
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very special experience with wonderful guides.
      A definite holiday highlight. To be out on the sea as the sun sets was magical. Pedalled canoes were really easy to operate and steer. Guides were highly competent and very friendly.
      Written 19 February 2024
    • 236stephaniew
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So fun!
      The guides were amazing, they were interested in why you came and where you were from! Answered all questions, and made sure you felt safe, knowledgeable and were having fun! The kayaks were stable, easy to maneuverer! Highly recommend!
      Written 16 February 2024
    • jodoh2017
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent experience
      Wonderful experience just paddling the kayaks, but of course hugely enhanced by the magnificent views all around, the awesome seal antics and the really informative and interesting guides who took great care of us.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • Ben H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience on great kayaks
      Levi and his team were superb, as were the boats that made travelling on the water to see the seals and extensive bird life very easy. My youngest (5yrs) was very nervous on the kayak at first, but thanks to Levis’ patience and encouragement she ended really enjoying the experience. I’d highly recommend this company.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • M8211YIdeanh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great guides
      The 2 guys who lead the trip made it.. they were great... sunset was awesome Nd a few seals were also out and about
      Written 9 December 2023
    • 424deneser
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Seals & Albatros Fantastic
      We were due to do the sunset trip but windy conditions meant we were advised to skip to the morning trip Great trip, guides friendly and knowledgeable. All the safety points were covered and clear concise instructions given at all times We saw seals basking both on the rocks and the water. We were lucky enough to see an Albatross and got a video of it taking off Well done guys 👍🏻
      Written 25 November 2023
    • debbz33
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset over the water
      Very impressed with the two guides during our kayak trip. Very knowledgeable about the area and marine life. After 2 cancellations, due to unsuitable weather conditions we finally got to go out for the Sunset Kayak Trip. Amazing time and second time out with them, will be back.
      Written 15 November 2023
    • pamoring
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset with seals
      The experience was amazing. Well organised and informative. We were taken to beach in van. Kayaks unloaded and off we went. Saw many seals - kept an appropriate distance to keep them safe. Made it back as the sun was setting
      Written 2 November 2023
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    debbz33
    Christchurch, New Zealand137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Was meant to go on sunset trip but due to sea conditions that was cancelled so was able to book for the next mornings trip.
    Our guide gave us excellent safety advice and how the kayak works. Peddling was so different but a fabulous experience
    Again due to sea conditions we weren't able to go too far but we all had a fabulous time and would highly recommend that you give it a ago.
    I will be back.
    Written 9 February 2020
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    Thanks Debbie, we enjoyed having you out on the water with us and we are glad we could accomodate you! We would be stoked to see you back in Kaikoura some time soon again. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura.
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Horatiu P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    Firstly, my expectations of this was that I would be rowing for 3 hours on a kayak and I will be cold, since it’s the middle of winter.
    However, the whole experience went really fast and was extremely enjoyable. The tranquility of being on the water, with the fantastic Kaikoura mountains backdrop and feeling completely safe on the water thanks to our guide, was a magical and surreal experience.
    Levi (our guide) was excellent at keeping us dry (even pushed and pulled the kayaks in and out of water with us in them) and warm by providing waterproof and windproof jackets. He was talking photos of us throughout the kayak trip, providing local information about Kaikoura and even giving us tips on where to have the best seafood in town.
    We saw many seals and one of them even came as close as 1m from us in the water.
    Also, I can’t emphasize enough how easy it was to use Levi’s state of the art paddle kayaks (only paddle kayaks in NZ!). This made the trip effortless and so enjoyable.
    Written 17 July 2021
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    Thanks so much for your epic review :) stoked to hear you had a blast, we love the kayaks we use and the amazing back yard Kaikoura has to offer! Levi
    Written 24 August 2021
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    Abbey
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Levi, the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The guides are amazing! Very knowledgeable on the Kaikoura marine life. I'm not that confident in water but with our guides they make my family feel safe, secured but at the same time providing a first class kayaking experience. What I appreciate most is Daniella, one of our guide. I have my little one (5 y/o) with us and she suddenly became scared knowing that we are in deep part of the sea already and she started crying and wanting to go back. Daniella is superb in terms of making my little one feels comfortable again and started enjoying the water. I was amazed on how she was able to handle my little one, comforting her without compromising our safety. Super impressed on how the guides and Levi coordinated how to handle our situation. Highly recommended for those first timer wanting to try kayaking with their little one!
    Written 31 October 2020
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    Hi Abbey! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased to hear that you and your whole family were made to feel safe and comfortable especially the little one as we know sometimes they can get a little overwhelmed in the ocean. It was a pleasure having you all out there and we hope you come back to Kaikoura soon :-) Kia ora The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team
    Written 9 January 2021
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    Sarah
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    I am so glad I did this experience! Levi was a great guide with extensive knowledge about the wildlife. He made everyone feel comfortable regardless of their abilities and instilled a sense of security and confidence in us all. I had never used the pedal kayaks but now I don't think I ever want to go back to the oars! It was nice having hands free, you stayed dry and were able to take photos or dip your fingers in the refreshing water. I went Sunday the 21st March and it was perfect weather. Calm, clear and really warm weather. Levi even arranged the weather! When I went it was a group of one couple, two friends and I was a solo but went in the kayak with Levi. I highly recommend this experience to all ages and abilities.
    Written 22 March 2021
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    Wow great review, thank you so much. Super happy you enjoyed your experience with us and thanks for recommending Seal Kayak Kaikoura :) Levi & The Seal Kayak Team
    Written 24 May 2021
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    Thecozis2014
    New Plymouth, New Zealand14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Thanks Noah & Levi for your very friendly & knowledgeable input into our kayaking experience. The paddle kayaks added so much to the activity - so smooth and easy to operate, as we glided over the super calm waters. We can highly recommend you and your company for a special connecting time with all of the Kaikoura marine taonga. Thanks again!
    Written 24 January 2023
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    Kia Ora, Thank-you so much for sharing your awesome experience. We definitely agree on the pedal kayaks, they're the best! It was a pleasure to take you out in our beautiful backyard, we hope to see you back sometime! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
    Written 26 January 2023
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    carrienbones
    Cairns, Australia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Excellent morning on the water. Seals were as guaranteed, extra bonus of pod of 6 dusky dolphins. Very special. Zac was a knowledgable and friendly guide.
    The Pedal Kayaks were amazing, super comfortable, easy to use, (my 12 yr old daughter was with me) and really moved through the water effortlessly.
    I would highly recommend going out with these guys.
    Written 7 October 2020
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    Oh how goods that! thanks for taking the time to review us :) Levi & Zach
    Written 29 October 2020
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    Rob D
    Chessington, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    Great trip and a highlight of kaikora. Andy, our guide, was easy going and well informed on the local wildlife. The whole operation from getting to the pickup point to out on the water was fast and easy.

    The pedal powered kayaks were a great addition and a great way to see the seals in the natural habitat.

    Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Written 15 March 2020
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    Yay!! thanks so much for your review! stoked you had a great time on the water with us :) Levi & the seal kayak team
    Written 2 June 2020
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    Chau
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    The whole experience far exceeded my expectations. There was an easy check in process, a clear safety video, great kayak with foot pedals that made it incredibly easy to paddle around the bay without having to use the paddle except to maneuver around, Logan was an incredibly knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. We saw so many seals, interesting birds and even a penguin. The time to get from the office into the water was so quick, maximizing our time out on the water. Highly highly recommend!
    Written 29 February 2020
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    Hi and thanks for leaving us a review! We are stoked our tour exceeded expectations and that you saw so much marine life while you were out there :-) Come back any time for more!! Kia ora The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team
    Written 9 January 2021
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    Lisawill92
    Byron Bay, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This has been one of the highlights of our trip and I would highly recommend to anyone. The scenery and sunset was spectacular and our guide Andy was fun and informative. I’ve done lots of kayaking in the past but the pedal kayaks were a completely new experience. The kayaks were so much fun and a lot easier to use than trying to paddle. The water was quite choppy but I felt very safe and in control the whole time. I’d jump at the chance to do this tour again!
    Written 10 February 2020
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    Thanks Lisa for taking time to give us a review! We love taking people out that have done lots of kayaking before and treating them to our awesome pedal system. I will pass this on to our guide Andy! Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura.
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Andy S
    Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    The BEST experience. Levi and Zach were expert guides and the kayaks were amazing. This is the only tour to use Pedal kayaks and they not only leave you hands feee for photos but also provide a confidence in moving across and navigating on water - absolutely amazing. Lots of close encounters with seals plus throw in the “free upgrade” of kayaking with dolphins at close quarters and it was a magical few hours on the water with brilliant guides. Recommended to all.
    Written 16 January 2021
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    Awesome! Thanks for the EPIC review, and yes we have such a world class back yard, never know what we are going to see :) Many thanks Levi & The Seal Kayak Team
    Written 24 May 2021
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