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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Address: 19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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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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Best kayak trip

We loved it! :) our best kayak experience in NZ. Arye and Tyler were so friendly, nice to have a chat with them on the water! Saw a few seals, they were pretty close as well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it! :) our best kayak experience in NZ. Arye and Tyler were so friendly, nice to have a chat with them on the water! Saw a few seals, they were pretty close as well. Would definitely do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous experience with Kaikoura Kayaking team. The guides were excellent. Big thank you to Tyler and Ruby. Very supportive to the whole group and full of fascinating facts along the way. We learned a lot more about kayaking and the local resident seals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an 8 hour sea kayaking course and had an awesome experience. We were looking to learn rescue techniques - both personal rescue and assisting others, good paddling technique and general sea kayaking savvy and were so impressed. Our instructors, Tyler and Ruby, were friendly, genuine, professional and fun. We showed up just before business close the day prior... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out with Taylor and Ayre last weekend for a paddle - the new coast line is interesting to see - and of course the seals and bird life - its always a fun and informative trip with the Kaikoura Kayaks crew - highly recommended for all skill levels!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the sunset kayak. Managed to see fur seals up and penguins in near proximity. The guides were professional and friendly, adding to the experience. Would highly recommend this :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect conditions, wonderful guide, Absolutely fantastic trip. Felt safe and enjoyed the wonderful views of the mountains as well as the playful seals. Almost meditative in the value of the experience. Marvellous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my wife on this for date day against her wishes. Well she had to eat her words. Not only did she thoroughly enjoy the day, i even heard her say this is amazing. We had a brilliant guide AYRE who added to what was a magical day. We enjoyed it so much we are goimg to do it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my husband had a great time kayaking with Kaikoura Kayaks. Our 2 guides were very friendly and professeional. We got to see a swimming Dolphin and many seals. New way to watch seals from the sea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such an excellent time on this trip. The team was really friendly and gave lots of instruction and provided heaps on information about the area and the seals. The kayaking was really easy to do and appropriate for myself as someone who didn't have much water sport experience. Would definitely recommend this to others keen for a nice... More 

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KaikouraKayaks, General Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We love sharing our knowledge about Kaikoura with everybody who keen on listening. Thanks for recommending us! Keep spreading the word! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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Thanks Claire for your review! How cool is it seeing the seals feeding!? Sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks again. More 

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