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Rippled Earth Kayaking

21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9904
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Fantastic Outing!

We loved our outing with Sam and Rippled Earth! The equipment was in top condition and Sam was an... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Tour cancelled 25 minutes before pick-up

I booked the island tour through one of the information centres in town. They rang up to check that... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Rippled Earth kayaks operates kayaking tours on the conservation reserves Pig and Pigeon islands, we can meet you in Glenorchy or pick you up from Queenstown. We use Double Sea Kayaks produced and designed in New Zealand, very stable and comfortable. The Islands we go out to have been maintained as bird sanctuaries so we can paddle around the headlands and onto the various beach's with the sound of many NZ Native birds, it is the home of Weka, one of New Zealand's flightless birds along with tui, fantail, bellbird and wood pigeon.With a spectacular backdrop of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area these islands are a paddlers paradise
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21 Mull St Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9904
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We loved our outing with Sam and Rippled Earth! The equipment was in top condition and Sam was an expert teacher and made the experience very informative and fun. We paddled out to beautiful Pigeon Island in a double kayak, with Sam in a single....More

Thank CaliforniaMillers
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I booked the island tour through one of the information centres in town. They rang up to check that there was a tour running, and they said that it would run as long as one more person booked on and to ring after 8pm that...More

Thank EG27
rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hi We are really sorry for your bad experience however you really are at fault with this one. you were told by the booking agent that you were the only one booked on for that tour and the company does not run for a tour...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our island safari. We turned out to be the only people booked on that day, and we had a great chat with our guide, Dylan. We visited Pigeon Island and has some tasty fruit cake for morning tea, then...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Highly recommend this trip!!!! Sam(wise) took us on an unexpected journey that surpassed our expectations. My wife, daughter and I had never kayaked before, but not worries. Sam had everything taken care of including, equipment, safe practices, great knowledge of the area, and a passion...More

Thank Silvers72
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Sam was a great guide so passionate, diligent, knowledgeable and prepared for our adventure around Pigeon Island. The weather was perfect and Sam had all the extra equipment you may need. Gloves, wet bag, spray jackets and of course life jackets. We were the first...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner have lived in queenstown a year now and we hadn't even heard of this tour. When my parents came to visit for the week my mum had said she'd like to kayak (she's never done it before so I was shocked!)...More

Thank Bec1804
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

So glad I did this. The day was perfect for it. Nice small bunch of people. The water crystal clear and smooth for us. The guide was knowledgable and friendly and they provided everything including a small bite to eat and a small nature walk...More

Thank Bremz92
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We locked really forward to this last activity on our holiday and drove the beautiful Road to Glenorchy. We had to ring for appointement, and was told to meet outside the cafe'. We met a woman brushing here teeth and talking to us at the...More

Thank intermezzo-cph
rippledearth, Owner at Rippled Earth Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

We take clean teeth and fresh breath very seriously at Rippled Earth

Reviewed 26 February 2017

One of the very best things to do in Queenstown. Dylan was excellent guide and we had very personal tour with him. The area between QT and Glenorchy is absolutely amazing blessed with crystal clear water and mountains for background. Loved every minute of it!

Thank Imre T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The drive between QT and Glenorchy was absolutely stunning. It must be up there with one of the most scenic drives in the world. However, unfortunately the weather was not on our side. After spending 30 minutes paddling around close to shore our guide Dylan...More

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what are the charges??
17 June 2017|
Response from Bremz92 | Reviewed this property |
I paid 125 NZD for the 3 hour tour. Good value in my opinion.
Jess P
Hi there? Just wondering if a dad & 8 year old son can do a double kayak together on this tour? We were hoping to do thurs 26th jan but have seen weather forecast not great Thanks
24 January 2017|
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Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
HI Jess. Yes i'm afraid the weather is a little rough for the next couple of days. we can take you and your son out and provide a double kayak for you however i think the next suitable day will be Saturday the 28th or Monday... More
I wish to know if we can book a time to kayak with you on the 26th of december this year!!!!!! We are a family of five visiting Queenstown and checked your site today Great reviews!! We have bookings in the morning but are hoping u are available from about lunchtime? Cost?
25 December 2016|
Response from rippledearth | Property representative |
Hi We still have availability on our Glenorchy Island Safari departing from Glenorchy at 1:45pm if that would suit?