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Address: Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-574 2765
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

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My wife and I hired a double kayak for the day to see some of the Sounds and we were certainly not disappointed. We were given an excellent safety briefing by Nat and were then... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2014
West Country
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West Country
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

My wife and I hired a double kayak for the day to see some of the Sounds and we were certainly not disappointed. We were given an excellent safety briefing by Nat and were then driven to our departure point. Nat ensured we were comfortable with handling the Kayak before leaving us to enjoy a days paddling in the Sounds.... More 

1 Thank GOGWestCountry
Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I signed up for a three day kayak tour on and around the bays/coves of Queen Charlotte Sound as part of a two week trip on the South Island. I've kayaked with friends, but never ventured out on my own so I was thrilled to have such professional, passionate and wonderfully engaging people guiding me. Aaron and Nat, owners of... More 

2 Thank Deb11_Eleven
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We did a one day kayak trip from Anakiwa in the Queen Charlotte sounds and it was definitely one of our highlights in New Zealand. We were in a tandem kayak and given safety briefing beforehand. We saw lots of wildlife (NZ fur seals, blue penguin, lots of birds) and kayaked all the way out to level with Picton and... More 

1 Thank Flockers5
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We went sea kayaking on a half day trip with Aaron. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and plants within it. He was also incredibly easy to chat to. He looked after our group really well making sure we understood the basics of what we needed to do and all the safety aspects. We really enjoyed... More 

Thank Helen H
Luneburg, Germany
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Called in spontaneous to check out prices and availability. Decided to do a half day kayak tour for $ 40 per person. As we are unexperienced people in kayaking we got a thoroughly safety briefing and felt very comfortable with the advice. Nice and friendly service will use them next time for mountain biking!

Thank 8immer
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Rented a tandem kayak for five days from sea kayak adventures in mid march 2014 and can highly recommend these guys. From their first, detailed response to my initial enquiry, through the end of the rental driving back to the shop (they went out their way to drop us off at the picton bus terminal, even stopped at a bakery... More 

Thank milljeff888
Isle of Man
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We hired kayaks from Aaron and Nat who gave us some friendly advice on a route and an overnight stay, as an experienced kayaker back home I had requested a single kayak, this wasn't a problem (it was more of an issue elsewhere in NZ!). Kayaks were picked up later and we overnighted in a great setting in Mistletoe Bay... More 

Thank kayakmanx
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2014

we had a fantastic day out with Aaron - he was really knowledgeable about the local area, flora, fauna, birds and fish and happy to share it with us with a lovely manner.

Thank jane s
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302 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The two of us went on a guided kayak trip with Aaron ,the owner of the company.First of all his safety talk was very detailed and delivered with a sense of humour ! He is very thorough and we felt very safe thereafter.We were in a double kayak and so we set off surrounded by the beauty of the Queen... More 

Thank Gabalotte
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We opted for the guided kayak then freedom mountain bike option for the half day. Having never done kayaking before, they ran through everything in detail with us at the start and off we went. It was just two of us in our double kayak and our guide Libbie in her own one. We spent a couple hours on the... More 

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