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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Great 3 hours spent

Got to see many seals sleeping on the rocks as they're nocturnal creatures. One was frolicking in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jonathan L
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Singapore
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Amazing Experience

Had a great time out on the water with Matt. We were fortunate enough to see a Blue Penguin and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
samuelcobbold
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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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...more
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7118
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got to see many seals sleeping on the rocks as they're nocturnal creatures. One was frolicking in the sea! Kayaks are very safe and it wasn't cold at all with the many layers we had to put on.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time out on the water with Matt. We were fortunate enough to see a Blue Penguin and some inquisitive Fur Seals! Matt had great knowledge regarding the marine life so you won't be disappointed!

Thank samuelcobbold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of seals!

Thank tatjanahisaac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Matt and Connor, very nice and funny. Felt not enough when the trip finished. Will definitely come back again, see you guys later!

Thank Cindy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Connor was very friendly and safety aware. He will even take pictures for you and send them to you at no extra cost. I would recommend this tour to my friends.

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant experience from start to finish. Our guide was extremely friendly and helpful and made sure we all had fun, he also sent us all the photos he took straight away for free which was a great bonus. I don’t know much about kayaks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful kayak tour seal spotting with Connor our guide. It was brilliant. We saw lots of seals and sea birds it was marvellous! Connor was friendly, super I formative avd great with our daughter. We were on the water for 2.5 hours...More

Thank Katey Y
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation:) The calming effect of the water and the sea air puts many young children to sleep lol

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be guided by Conor who was very knowledgable and likeable. He took us out to see the seals which was fantastic. The service is wonderful, our daughter who is almost 4 loves it until the gentle rocking of the kayak...More

Thank Yeowart383
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for taking the time to review us:) All the best.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went on an 8:30am seal kayaking tour and it was a perfect start to our day! We saw a lot of animals (even a flying albatross) and the views were amazing. Our guide gave us a lot of time to enjoy...More

Thank Samantha H
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you:) We really pride ourselves on delivering quality service and professionalism.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome crew, awesome gear, breathtaking experience and scenery. We were pretty lucky today and met two dusky dolphin family, it was unbelievable, paddling on the ocean while theese cool creatures racing you and jumping around the kayak… Unforgiveable experience (even without the dolpihns!), truly an...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree awesome!

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Mrinal N
11 October 2016|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi there, Orca Whale's are not normally seen that often in Kaikoura or by kayak. If you want to view Whales I would recommend Whale Watch Kaikoura. Our kayak tours focus on Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins. Thanks for your time.
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Chloe S
3 November 2015|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Chloe, We take out family's all the time in our safe, stable, double user friendly kayaks. Normally an adult or guide is in the back of the kayak so the younger one's don't have to paddle as much. Your guide will also... More
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