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Kaikoura Kayaks

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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Went out on the 430 pm trip. What an amazing experience! Top bunch of guys running things that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian H
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Really amazing experience!

My boyfriend and I booked the sunset kayak last Wednesday and had a great time with Conor and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amtard
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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“sea kayaking” (33 reviews)
“kayak tour” (24 reviews)
“double kayak” (12 reviews)
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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 days ago via mobile

Went out on the 430 pm trip. What an amazing experience! Top bunch of guys running things that were extremely knowledgeable about local wildlife and history. Witnessed nz fur seal eating octopus a few metres from the kayak. Top south Island experience.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I booked the sunset kayak last Wednesday and had a great time with Conor and the others in the group. After an amusing and informative briefing we headed out into rather rough conditions. Despite the strong winds the kayaks were easy to...More

1  Thank Amtard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed with the Kaikoura Kayaks operation, from its friendly and well-trained staff to the well-maintained equipment, to the interpretation of the natural setting. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and playful seals to top it off. I will be recommending this tour...More

1  Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Guide tour to seal colony. Nice and knowledgeable guide. Aaaawesome! Thank you very much o the whole team.

Thank Chrisingermany
KaikouraKayaks, Senior Guide at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review :-) Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in NZ!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful time! Conner and Sam were friendly and knowledgeable, and kayaking up to the seals was cool. The highlight of our trip was definitely when we saw dolphins and the dolphins started to jump close to our kayaks! We...More

Thank Cgillis13
KaikouraKayaks, Senior Guide at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wicked Review its always special paddling with dolphins!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time with Kaikoura Kayaks! The guides were nice and knowledgable. I felt very safe the whole time - they go over all possible precautions. Our tour was very lucky and got to see dolphins jumping not far from our kayaks! This...More

Thank Kelsey B
KaikouraKayaks, Senior Guide at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to put up this review Kelsey! you never know when Dolphins are going to pop up!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time! Many thanks to Ruby, who was fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. Would definitely go again!

Thank Tomo H
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Looking forward to seeing you again:) Thank you for the review:)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome tour with Ruby in a double kayak, she told us all sorts of interesting things about the environment and wildlife around kaikoura :)

Thank Shannon G
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you:)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Matt and Connor on the 14/10/2017 for an evening kayaking session and have to say that it was fantastic. The guys were amazingly friendly and Connor provided a huge amount of information on the local area and moved around the group ensuring everyone was...More

Thank Phillip B
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow thank you:) Happy travels!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to book and great experience from start to finish. Nice and relaxed tour with helpful instructions.

Thank lawhe647
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Too easy:) Cheers!

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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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