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Kaikoura Kayaks

#3 of 28 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Great day!

We had an amazing kayak experience with this company. Our tourguide Conner was awesome! We saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BriseisFlores
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Amazing Kayak Tour

This is a great experience regardless of the weather/season. Matt and Connor are great kayak... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura G
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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 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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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7118

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing kayak experience with this company. Our tourguide Conner was awesome! We saw Seals playing around and were SO LUCKY to even see a whale! Our weather conditions were perfect for a great ocean and coast view so make sure you have...More

Thank BriseisFlores
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience regardless of the weather/season. Matt and Connor are great kayak guides. They are experienced and extremely friendly paddlers with good knowledge of the surrounding area and sea life. This is a safe and fun experience for all levels of kayakers....More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've had an absolute blast during our kayaking trip. Were lucky enough to see seals having a feed and even spotted a whale. The latter is very very rare so we followed it for a while at a respectable distance. Conner did a great job...More

Thank Ivo H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great weather, great guide, great equipment, just great! Close encounter with penguins, seals and dolphins

Thank Peter d
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very very good experience with the guide, very pleasant ! We were very lucky because some dolphins were around us and jump a lot ! We could take very good pictures ! Thank you mate, a very good memorie for ever !

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Thank mickyy33
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Such a great time with kaikoura kayaks! Although the weather was freezing and raining we had a great time, got the appropriate gear and had a a great guide! Would recommend for anyone looking for something fun to do and see some great sights!

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Thank katemac07
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great day out!It was a small group and the group split into two so me and my friends were pretty much on a private group!Tyler was awesome and friendly!

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Thank byt10
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My husband and I did a morning kayak along with 6 other people and our guide - Conner. It was a cloudy day and we didn't see any dolphin, but we had a good time. We kayaked out from Jimmy Armes Beach to Point Kean...More

Thank SleepyMonkie
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I would rank this experience in one of the best close contact experiences with animals that I've ever had. We encountered dolphins, seals and a penguin. The dolphins swam right next and under us for a while, which was really awesome. Tyler was our guide...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It was nice to support the locals after the earthquake. It was a sunny day and we have seen seals, penguins and the famous New Zealand bird. Unfortunately both my girlfriend and I got seasick but the guide was super helpful and towed us back...More

Thank marvs_1328
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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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