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Clearyak

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Leigh, New Zealand
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About Clearyak
Experience the marine life of New Zealand up close in your very own 100% clear kayak. As you paddle through the stunningly clear waters of the Goat Island Marine Reserve, you’ll get to see a variety of fish such as snapper, blue maomao and perhaps even some eagle rays and stingrays. Compared to outside a marine reserve, there is an amazing amount of fish and even the whole ecosystem is interesting with the only kelp forest in the area. This unique nature experience is unlike any other kayaking adventure, allowing you to marvel at the marine life swimming just below your Clearyak.
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In your unique clearyak, marvel at the teeming marine life and striking underwater habitats of Goat Island Marine Reserve without leaving the comfort of your kayak. Look through your kayak floor as you paddle to see the residents of this historic reserve, everything from snapper to stingrays, swimming around beneath you. With this private hire package, enjoy an intimate ocean adventure without being surrounded by a group full of strangers.
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jaimies625 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand112 contributions124 helpful votes
It was a great experience! Definitely one of its kind in NZ. It's weather dependent so must check their website for daily operating updates for making that 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland.
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Response from mjaygriffin, Manager at Clearyak
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Thanks so much for leaving a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time up at Goat Island with us (:
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Viel wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
The hospitality was great and we enjoyed our experience a lot. We saw a lot of fishes in varying colours and shapes and we would definitely want to do this again with our friends.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mjaygriffin, Manager at Clearyak
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Hey! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so stoked to hear that you enjoyed your experience (:
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Lucy M wrote a review Jan 2021
Kumeu, New Zealand3 contributions
We had a great day. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Making sure we had everything we needed. Kids loved seeing the fish a d wanted to go back for more
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from mjaygriffin, General Manager at Clearyak
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Hey Lucy, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - We're stoked you enjoyed yourselves (: All the best
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Hemopo whānau wrote a review Dec 2020
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Awesome service. Really enjoyed our time. Would definitely do it again. A must do if you are in Leigh
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from mjaygriffin, Manager at Clearyak
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves (:
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Hannah wrote a review Dec 2020
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The experience was great! I wouldn’t say it is unsafe but it is not safe as well. The risk is at your own hands; they do provide us life jackets. What I liked the most was that the boundaries were not that close to shore which meant more experience. I do recommend that if you plan on going that you know swimming. The deep ends do go deeper than 3 meters. Bonus bit was that you can see the fish, we saw a snapper.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from mjaygriffin, Manager at Clearyak
Responded 16 Dec 2020
Thanks for your review! We take your health and safety very seriously at Clearyak but are pleased to know you had a good time! A member of staff is always on the beach watching the Clearyaks and water to check for any signs of trouble. Aswell as providing lifejackets, we do require one person in the Clearyak to be able to swim 20 meters unassisted, just in case. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we're glad you had a good time (:
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