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Auckland Sea Kayaks

384 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-213 4545
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Fantastic day kayaking

Went on a trip to Rangitoto island after arriving in Auckland a few days before. The trip was ran... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
via mobile

My partner and I spontaneously decided to do the Rangitoto day kayak one sunny Sunday. Had a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacha F
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384 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-213 4545

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a trip to Rangitoto island after arriving in Auckland a few days before. The trip was ran very well by Adam a thoroughly well informed guide but also a very generous person who went out his way to make the trip that bit...More

Thank Jenefer-1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I spontaneously decided to do the Rangitoto day kayak one sunny Sunday. Had a great time with guide Adam. Everything was well organised. Kayaks are really decent ones. Very enjoyable to paddle in. We were lucky enough to have perfect sea conditions...More

Thank Sacha F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a day trip to Rangitoto - a relatively easy kayak trip to a beautiful volcanic island (we benefited from superb conditions), a hike up to the top for excellent views of the harbor, a splendid lunch at the bottom, and an easy kayak...More

Thank debobob
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Cannot fault the whole experience & our guide Logan. Well worth the kayak over to see the sunset at Rangitoto.

Thank RSH2468
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Even though the sea was choppy but I felt safe especially with experienced guide, Logan. Lovely view of Auckland city from the summit. Hard work but worth every step and every drop of sweat! Thank you for the great experience.

Thank StephieKiki
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Beaitiful weather and great comany - really enjoyed our paddle out to Motukorea island. Views from the summit were incredible - would deifnfitely recommned this trip. Had a great time

Thank becks0012017
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Don't take too much gear - lunch is provided. Cover up to avoid sunburn. Sensible shoes for Mt Rangitoto. Boat sandals are available. Hour and a quarter paddle each way - depending on strength and weather. Guide is in touch with Coast Guard so rescue...More

Thank nomadsathome
Auckland K, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your succinct review! This is us in a nutshell! We rely on reviews as a small business so thank you for writing one and giving the low-down on the Rangitoto trip. We've had a terrific season and we are so...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were to go to Brown island but due to bad weather we paddle around the coast line. It was beautiful land lots to see and the paddle home was a bit of a challenge so I think everyone was glad we didn't go to...More

Thank Ann W
Auckland K, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi There, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip. Sometimes due to weather we have to make last minute changes but I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip with Logan, who is one of our top guides! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

A group of us did the Rangitoto trip yesterday and it was excellent, Nick and Adam did a fantastic job. The kayaks were good quality sea kayaks, very stable and great through the water. The morning tea on arrival way tasty and enjoyed by all....More

Thank Lance H
Auckland K, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much - we pride ourselves on our professional guides and business and it's great to hear positive feedback from customers like yourself. We sincerely hope you can come paddling with us again in the future. thanks for taking the time to rate...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I went on the 1/2 day trip to Mantukorea (Brown) Island. I originally booked the 2 day trip, but due to not enough people signing up, I had to change my trip to a day trip. Logan was a great tour guide. He was very...More

Thank Randi M
Auckland K, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for the fab review. If you enjoyed the half day trip, you should check out our sunset kayak trip to Rangitoto, it's our best seller and is a longer trip than the half day excursion. We rely on the goodwill...More

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Do you have an age limit for kids? I have a 13 and 15yr old who are keen.
25 March 2016|
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I plan a full day on the march 4 and I'd like to know how much kayaking time took you to the island and how much and difficulty to climb? Do I need hardcore snikkers or sandals will be fine? Is your waterproof bag ok to fit large Nikon camera? thanks Roman
2 March 2016|
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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
what was the weather like in terms of cold? Wondering what the best clothing and foot wear would be. Thanks!
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 !!