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Auckland Sea Kayaks

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Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations. It is a region of exceptional natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches and is abundant with wildlife. The sheltered waters of the Waitemata Harbour make it a sea kayaker’s...more
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384 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-213 4545
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a sensational tour, but not for anyone who isn't ready for an Outward Bound-type experience. I would highly recommend that no one under 16 try this trip. In addition, wear good clothes (maybe water-proof clothes) and very good hiking shoes. It could not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rwfh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interested in getting out of the city for the day, and want to do a little activity? The day trip to Rangitoto is just the thing. I did the day tour and you kayak out to Rangitoto (~ 5km), get to summit the volcano (~...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wagnerwanders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such great way to discover the beautiful island with a stunning sunset over to Auckland. Steve was really great guide took good care of us and told a lot about the area and trees and showed the little caves! The way back was mind blowing...More

Thank Ievis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The instructors were very enthusiastic at explaining the significance of the natural and historical values pertaining to Rangitoto. As a group of 18, they provided us coffee/ tea and other snacks once we made the 75-min trip across St. Helier Bay and Tamaki Straits to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aucastrucci15
kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your Day tour to Rangitoto. With Rangitoto being the youngest volcano in the Auckland Volcanic field, this makes its a super interesting and stunning place to explore. Getting to and from the island via kayak is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I purchased two gift vouchers as Christmas presents for my daughter and her bf - very simple to book for the day they wished to go. They had a fun time out on the water and on the island. Weather was a little cloudy but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maree J
kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Maree J, An experience is such a great gift to give. Great to hear that they had a good time and it is so unique to see Auckland's night skyline from the water. All the guides carry warm clothes for the group so maybe the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I both suffered from various disabilities; mobility and strength related. The staff couldn't have been more supportive and helpful. We went in a double kayak and the staff were super helpful getting us onto the water. I did most of the paddling...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AccessMeNZ
kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Really great to read that you felt that the Auckland Sea Kayaks team where helpful and supportive. The double kayaks are perfect for this tour as they are stable, fast and move efficiently with not to much effort. The island is co managed by the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing excursion kayaking to Rangitoto, hiking to the summit, eating a delicious lunch, then kayaking back to Auckland. Our guides, Nic, Rhys, Dan & Eric were terrific with our group of 18 university students and professors. Many people were first-time kayakers, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chianemhoff
kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chian, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Day Tour to Rangitoto island. We take such pleasure in teaching people about our stunning area and showing off our play ground. The Auckland Sea Kayaks team are all passionate paddlers so passing on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sunset tour was a perfect mix of physical activities and sight seeing :) our guide Logan was pretty awesome. I would recommend the sunset kayak to anyone that has an afternoon to kill in Auckland!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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kiwiaround, Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to read that you enjoyed the mix of physical activity and sight seeing. Rangitoto is a scenic reserve and home to some off New Zealand most endanged bird species. Its really unique to be able to paddle across to a volcanic island from close...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

My new spouse and I visited New Zealand from the U.S., and after a 15-Hour flight, a trip with Auckland Sea Kayaks to Rangitoto Island was our very first activity. Nic was a fun, friendly and easygoing guide, cracked a ton of jokes and put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Sunset Kayak Tour Great way to visit Rangitoto Island with a small group. Very well organised, all equipment and instruction provided. BBQ food was great. Kayaking back in the dark was highlight of the trip.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 829andyf
kiwiaround, General Manager at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Really nice to hear you enjoyed your Sunset tour to Rangitoto. Daniel has been working with us for a number of years and he is passionate about kayaking and the Hauraki Gulf. As an engineer in his former life he is very well organised and...More

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Response from Becca S | Reviewed this property |
The water was a little choppy the day we kayaked so it took us a little longer; I'd say a little over an hour (but well worth it). We didn't find the hike difficult; I hiked it in Chacos (there is a tiny trail for most of... More
20 November 2015|
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Response from GazaLee | Reviewed this property |
depends on the weather ... it's getting warm in Auckland. They do provide water prove jacket for you during the tour !! Bring one sun glasses if you have one ! It's about 18 to 24 degrees now !!