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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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About Kaikoura Kayaks
Celebrating over 20 Years of Service! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR - Est -1998. 100% Seal viewing - meet the locals of the marine kind in a real Sea Kayak with us today. Curious NZ Fur Seals, Blue Penguins and Dusky Dolphins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local Kiwi Guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Stay warm and dry in our enclosed stable sea kayaks with all equipment provided including GORE-TEX dry pants in winter, wet shoes for your feet and dry bags for camera's. Our wildlife "Seal Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience needed, suitable for all ages and abilities. Families welcome. If you want to tick off a real Kayaking experience from your bucket list with the help of our qualified Guides amongst a multitude of marine life in New Zealand, come paddling with us! (: The only Kaikoura kayak operator permitted to view dolhpins.
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Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998
New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales.
Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins and Seals.
New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing.
Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering.
Qualified New Zealand guides.
100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours.
Family Friendly - operating year round.
The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$87.79

Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998
New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales.
Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins and Seals.
New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing.
Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering.
Qualified New Zealand guides.
100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours.
Family Friendly - operating year round.
The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$175.58
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Pam wrote a review Yesterday
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We had the most perfect morning on the water with Emma . She was an excellent guide and due to her sharp spotting we caught up with 2 pods of dolphins . It was an unreal experience to have them swimming around the kayak and somersaulting in the air in front of us . Thankyou Emma , it was a once in a lifetime experience .
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Kylie M wrote a review 3 May
Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand30 contributions12 helpful votes
Our family kayaking trip was awesome! Our guide Shay was SO knowledgeable about fur seals and he made the trip fun and informative. It was just the right length of time for our boys (aged 6,5 and 3yrs) and the older two loved being able to paddle as well.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad the whole family had fun:)
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John wrote a review Apr 2021
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My son and I hired a kayak for a few hours. Was a fantastic day. The company supplied us with all the safety equipment and training needed and were super helpful. Spotted seals in the water and on the rocks. Well worth the money. Thanks
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for hiring with us! See you again next time:)
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Joanna wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
The whole experience with Emma, Hamish and Shay was amazing. I'm not a trim, fit young thing but they encouraged me to believe I could do it...and I did. We encountered a huge pod of dolph6who frolicked around the kayaks for ages. Heartfelt thanks. Do it! I'm thrilled I did.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review! :)
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C B wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a great time with Emma and Shay. They are fun, knowledgeable and great kayakers of course! We saw so many seals and even and albatross. Thanks for an awesome morning.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for joining us! We love what we do:)
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