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Address: 19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7118
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Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK...

Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR EST.1998

100% Success rate for Seal viewing! - catch up with 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, wetsuit booty's for your feet and dry bags for camera's.

Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided "Seal Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities. Family's are most 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 while in New Zealand, come paddling with us! (:

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We had an amazing Day with our Guide! He was really nice and we felt secure with him. We saw a lot seals, blue penguins and even a seal eating a octopus! We had a lot of fun and... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Whangarei, New Zealand

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing Day with our Guide! He was really nice and we felt secure with him. We saw a lot seals, blue penguins and even a seal eating a octopus! We had a lot of fun and I would really recommend to do this!!!

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Beijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's wonderful experience for me and my wife. We don't have any experience of Kayaks, and never saw the seal in that close space. The organizer of Kayaks very friendly and knowledge full. Never forget it.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an awesome kayak-tour with Tyler today! We saw a lot of seals from a very close distance and even a couple of pinguins. Tyler is a goood guide and is very helpful and pays a lot attention on al the safety rules on the water, which we appreciated!! Thank you!

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Inga! Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had an awesome kayak tour and will be telling tylar to keep up the good work! Thanks again Inga. :D More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long wait due to the weather my husband and I enjoyed an amazing morning on the water getting to Hope Springs which is named after our granddaughter, on the way our very informative guide showed us little Blue penguins, fur seals and a pod of dolphins he also told us about our surroundings of Kaikoura Our guide made... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to see these guys up and running again after the earthquakes. Tourism is the life blood of this small town so I was happy to visit and see what had happened there. New features to explore in a kayak. Great knowledge from the guides and very welcoming. Highly recommended.

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Toby! Your right tourism is the life blood of this town. We need all the support we can get. Keep spreading the word we are back in action. Thanks again for your review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seals, sun and the open sea! Absolutely amazing spot for exploring in a kayak. Well run trip, definitely worth doing.

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ciaran! Look forward to paddling with you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon out on the water with Arye, who was an awesome guide, and the Kaikoura Kayaks team. They give a quick, but very helpful run down of the kayaking basics - a great refresher for me as I had not been kayaking in over a decade, and I felt completely comfortable on the... More 

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It is always encouraging hearing feedback about our guides. We will be sure to let Arye know. This is a great review that covers almost everything! Thanks again Kaikoura Kayaks More 

Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This attraction came warmly recommended, and we were not disappointed one bit: PROS: - very good equipment, from the kayaks (of course), to the dry bags (for your camera), to the dry jackets. Kayaks were cleaned and didn't smell at all (which is usually the case then Kayaks didn't dry correctly). - Professional instructor: despite his look, Connor was the... More 

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your in depth review! We are proud of our state of the art equipment and it is encouraging to hear that it is being appreciated. Thank you for your comments about Connor, he is a very enthusiastic kayak-er and like you said the up most professional. He will be over the moon when i show him this.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised, very inclusive, saw lots of wildlife, closeup with seals and penguins. Just a totally top day out.

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Cheers! We are glad you enjoyed our tour! Keep spreading the word. Thanks again Kaikoura kayaks More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Arian was very professional and took extra care since we were kayaking with our 4 year old. Value for money experience..worth it

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love providing trips for family's and are glad you had a great trip. Ps Thanks for adding in value for money! More 

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