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Address: 384 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations. It is a...

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 paradise waiting to be discovered.

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Great day out

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 would be at hand. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 Brown island. Our guide Logan was very knowledgeable and very relaxed putting us all at... More 

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Pukeatua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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. Auckland Sea Kayaks are very professional and I would highly recommend them.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 entertaining and helpful. I wish I could have gone for a longer kayak trip, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy paced paddle out to the island with plenty of conversations. Walk to summit on island was a good workout (56y/o) but not too strenuous. Well worth the effort to look down into the crater and the view back to the greater Auckland area. Tour guide Logan was friendly knowledgeable and kept the group together. Perfect weather for a paddle.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our office did the Browns island kayak. Logan was our guide and he was fantastic. We had a mixed group from newbies to experienced and he was patient and best of all, fun. The paddle over was a tad rough with ferry service being peak after work but the sunset from the island made up for it. The muffins "Logan... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Rangitoto kayak/hike/lunch/kayak. Took pretty much the entire day, so don't plan anything else till dinner. Our guide, Daniel, is a congenial Irishman who took time to talk with each of the seven of us. One of the twosomes had to have their kayak towed by him and Daniel showed plenty of patience. The hike... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to explore the Browns Island and Auckland Sea Kayaks was the first one that popped up in our mind since we heard so much about these guys. The experience was amazing! When we arrived (slightly late due to Auckland's never ending roadworks), everything was almost set up for us. Dan our guide was super friendly... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent adventure. It was a bit tiring on the arms at times but do-able if you have reasonable fitness and in a two person kayak so you can take turns to rest. I went as a single but was paired up with another solo traveller. The group was quite mixed - locals, Europeans and North Americans/Canadians so it was... More 

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kiwiaround, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

HI Kim, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your kayak experience with us. The kayak over to Rangitoto is rewarding with the great views from the summit and we were happy to hear you had a bit of banter with fellow travellers! I'll let the guides know they got a great rating from you! Cheers for taking the time to review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We kayaked from Narrow Neck beach, past the lighthouse near Rangitoto to McKenzie Bay. After a quick meal, we hiked up to the top, where Nic provided some great info about the geography and history of the surrounding area. We hiked down as the sun was setting and returned across the channel in the dark. Very fun! Nic and Adam... More 

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kiwiaround, Owner at Auckland Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Russ, so happy you enjoyed the trip to McKenzie Bay and that you had a good time with our guides. We pride ourselves on giving exceptional kayak tours, so it's really great to hear that you had one and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to send us this review. More 

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