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Address: Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
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US$90.39*
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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US$65.08*
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

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Organising and adapting plans for changing conditions, numbers and timings for a school group and unit standard assessment was 'easy as' with SKA who were beyond proactive. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Organising and adapting plans for changing conditions, numbers and timings for a school group and unit standard assessment was 'easy as' with SKA who were beyond proactive. A fantastic experience was had by all with intense learning, progress & achievement. Our guides were excellent (Aaron & Jeremy this time, but always great), highly professional, experienced, skilled & enthusiastic ensuring a... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Cathy and girls, We are stoked to have got you a great day out there. We look forward to having you back again next year :-) Cheers Nat More 

Wellington
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nat was really helpful in making sure we had everything we needed for our kayak in the sounds. Good value for money and a wide range of options to suit everyone. We'd definitely use again!

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks taking the time to review us Claire. Glad you had a good afternoon and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Cheers Nat More 

Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to see the Queen Charlotte Sound. We were so lucky to have a pod of dolphins swimming right next to us and a cheeky seal put on quite the performance too. Pick a good day (weather) and go for an adventure. It was one of our many highlights!

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI Tasha, thanks for taking the time to send us some feedback. Stoked to hear that this is one of your highlights of your time here and that you got to see some of our marine mammal friends. Cheers Nat More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a morning of kayaking with my husband and kids. To make the most of our trip we decided to use the guided option. Definitely recommend as we were not only given a potted history of NZ and the area but they also pointed out things that we would otherwise have missed such as stingrays, starfish, my son even got... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Meredith, thanks for your review. Im glad that you and the family had a great time kayaking finding the wildlife. Cheers Nat More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Our 4 sons 18,17, 15 & 10 went on an overnight guided sea kayaking trip with Daryl a guide from Scotland what a wonderful time he showed the boys. They came back full of stories and excitement. Highly recommend Nat & Aarons business they were very accomodating and well organised, but flexible. Keep up the good work!

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks so much for the review! It was great to have the boys out with us, it sounds like they had a great trip. And I know that Daryl loved it too! Thanks again. Cheers Nat More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Aaron and Nat are great guides and very flexible. They changed our trip last minute due to a late ferry crossing and made everything super easy and stress free. We had 48 students and they all loved the experience of Kayaking, mountain biking and Tramping. Excellent guides for the Kayaking.

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. The joy of working with ferries means flexibility is our middle name! Glad you all had a great time with what we came up with. Cheers Nat More 

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1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Aaron and Nat are friendly and experienced guides who helped us organise our school trip, making it safe and enjoyable. They listened to what we were after and delivered perfectly, even when we were changing our plans. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to have a positive "sounds" experience. Thanks Team!

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Thank Alan W
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Alan, thanks so much for reviewing us! I had an epic time on the water with the lads and im glad that we could cater to the groups needs. We look forward to hopefully to seeing the next lot of yr 13's. Cheers Nat More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife, our 23 yo son and I went for a guided day trip here. We were the only ones in our group and our guide Darryl was happy to tailor the trip to what we wanted. As a result we had a fairly leisurely paddle, stopping for a mid-morning break and then a late lunch. We still felt we... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi team, Im glad that you guys could make the most of being the only ones in the group and really make it the trip you wanted it to be. Thanks for taking the time to review us and I will pass on the review to Daryl. Cheers Nat More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Our guide, Shawn, was excellent. He checked in on how we were feeling about the wind and the rigor of the trip as we were paddling to decide where to stop for lunch. We saw a blue penguin, sea ray, and other birds that he was the first to spot. And, he gave us a great history lesson on the... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI there, thank you for taking the time to review your trip. We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed your day trip with Sean and saw some of the wildlife on offer here in the Sounds. Cheers Nat More 

1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had an amazing time on our overnight trip in the Marlborough Sound. Nat hooked us up with some great kayaks and gave us all the info we needed to really enjoy ourselves. On our way back in we were lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins swim by us and one even went right under out boat. I've... More 

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Thank Erin K
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hey Erin and Co, thanks for the awesome review! Glad you had a great time and got to meet some of the 'locals'. They are pretty spectacular to see. Cheers Nat More 

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