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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve provided by Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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  • You'll start at
    40F Rue Lavaud
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    Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our Guided Sea Kayak Safari's take place in beautiful Akaroa- this is one of the best locations to sea kayak in NZ! Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to paddle through a marine reserve in an extinct volcano basin. Highlights include jaw dropping scenery, amazing geology that is unique to the area and the chance to see some of the most endangered marine life on the planet including Hector Dolphins, White-flipper penguins, NZ fur seals and native sea birds..Small group numbers are key as we are visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way with your own nature/kayak guide answering all of your questions along the way while keeping you safe on the water.. Close encounters. No noise, No engines, No crowds, No pollution. So come and join us! Explore, Experience and Enjoy! Paradise awaits only 80 minutes from Christchurch!
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  • You'll end at
    40F Rue Lavaud
    40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Departure Point
40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • On Water Photographs
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Operates During summer months September-May
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Mila A. wrote a review 6 Oct
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
We went kayaking with our guide Nick and it was a fantastic experience! We had double kayaks with our 11 and 13-year old kids. The winds were a bit strong, so we delayed for a bit, but Nick was very accomodating. When we started kayaking the water was still a bit choppy, but
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for he review, we are glad you had a great family day out in beautiful Akaroa!
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finley2006 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom1 contribution
We started off and it was cold and damp. However our guide Jake was amazing and I called him google as he knew everything there was to know about where we and what we were doing. It was my 1st time in a kayak. I was with my husband and we really did have the best time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
Responded 26 Mar 2020
That's great news, yes our guides are super knowledgeable and what they don't know about the marine reserve really is not worth knowing! So glad you chose us to have your first kayak experience with! The guides always do their best to make it special!
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nadofam wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California161 contributions22 helpful votes
Our guide Jake made the day special. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about sea life, kayaking and New Zealand, and he ensured all of us were safe and able to enjoy all the bay had to offer. He was also sensitive to preserving the peace and well-being of the animals and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thanks for your lovely review, our tours really are the best way to see the marine reserve up close and personal! With chance sightings always a possibly for seeing endangered species , this makes out tours very exciting to see what is around each corner for participants and guides alike!!
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Julie G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Really enjoyed our time with tour guide Jake, the wild life and the Orcas appearance topped off a special day. Many thanks.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Wow, what a day with Orca sightings mid tour, thanks for joining us for a very special day!
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Patty Pat Pat wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia19 contributions13 helpful votes
Jake was friendly, conscientious and professional. He took care of our group of three couples with great care. His knowledge of biology and geology were second to none. His kayaking skills were also superior. We had a great time and we even got him to laugh along with us.
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for the review, so glad you enjoyed your tour with our nature/kayak guide Jake, our guides are the best and always go the extra mile to make sure every one has an exceptional experience
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By: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
craigwV8436HZ
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Akaroa highlands
The strong winds meant that we couldn’t go kayaking but the e-MTB substitute was an excellent alternative. Stunning
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784nicolaw
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Great day
We had an awesome day, started with e-biking up the hill in the misty rain with Grevel. Lots of fun and amazing vie
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nathanw461
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Great wildlife tour!
The tour was great–we enjoyed kayaking, learned about the area, and saw lots of wildlife–penguins, seals, and dolph
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Bandbacktogether
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Sunrise Safari
We had a great morning kayak with two fun and knowledgeable guides. Jake and Joey gave me a much better understandi
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Z9504WBsarahs
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Sarah & John
Brilliant Day! Little Blue penguin trailed us & Jake was a mine of information. As we sit in isolation, trying to
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KathrynL1286
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INCREDIBLE experience! Thanks Jake!
This is a hands down must-do while you're in Akaroa. Pray that you get Jake as your guide - his vast knowledge prov
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glwilly
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Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Had a wonderful time with Joey. He is very knowledgeable about the history, the marine life and the techniques in k
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Jago022020
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Relaxed sunrise kayaking with dolphin
Thank you for this wonderful kayaking experience :) Jake did a marvellous job as our guide, explaining a lot about
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Safari75366
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Great Morning Ride
My husband and I are not avid riders but with the bikes we were able to climb up and enjoy the full view of Akaroa.
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cspencer12345
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Fun, and informative, all in a beautiful marine reserve
We had an awesome experience with Akaroa Guided Sea Kayaking Safaris in February. Our tour guide Joey was great fun
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HadarE21
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Had a great time
Really looked forward to find a place i feel comfortable to start kayaking. Jake was really ensuring told alot of i
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elainem03
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Phenomenal Experience
I was going out solo and it was great to be matched up with a teacher from UK. Joey was thorough in putting us thr
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Greg N
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Excellent guide
Jake was an excellent trip and made the whole experience great. We got to see penguins, dolphins, etc. Definitely g
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Miles D
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It was amazing
We had Joey and 5 mins into the trip we came across a penguin. The wind was blowing but the kayaks were stable and
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JillD1563
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A fantastic excursion, highly recommended!
A terrific three hour experience led by tour guide Jake who was excellent company as well as an excellent and very
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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