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Kaikoura Kayaks

#3 of 27 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Great way to see animals from a different angle

My husband and I did a morning kayak along with 6 other people and our guide - Conner. It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tokyo, Japan
Great experience

I would rank this experience in one of the best close contact experiences with animals that I've... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike L
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a most enjoyable Anzac Day morning kayaking and sightseeing under Tylers friendly and knowledgeable guidance. His professional and often humorous delivery of safety and broad range of environmental information to our multinational group, ensured we all had an unforgetable experience. Many thanks Kaikoura...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kudos to Kaikoura Kayaks for closely watching conditions, being flexible and getting our family out on the water. Tyler and Matt are very friendly, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious. You don't have to paddle far to find and watch the seals--and you can't beat being at water-level...More

Thank blue_kazoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friend did this Kayak tour and we totally enjoyed for about 2 hrs. Beautiful weather with amazing coastal views with a guide who had good sense of humor and was very nice (not sure of his name - we did this on...More

Thank Vijay_24_86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took some kayaks out for three hours with my friend and some other travellers. Our tour guide Tyler was a real nice bloke and very informative. Highly recommend this!!!!

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views from the water and fun paddling around swimming seals on a good day was simply awesome! Though we paddled super hard to chase after dolphins a few times and didn't get to see many. We still had a great time altogether.

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tyler and Arye were both very professional from gearing up right throughout the trip. They had a good knowledge of local history and seals. Highly recommended way to spend a morning in Kaikoura. Sitting in the middle of a pod of dolphins was a bonus...More

Thank twhutton
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids aged 7, 11 and 14. We took a tour with Kaikoura Kayaks and had a marvellous time. These guys are professional and thorough from the beginning to the end. They​ catered for the beginners among us,...More

Thank Allon5-y
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Mrinal N
When is the best time to visit if I want to see Orcas? I've seen some videos of Kayaking around Orcas, esp in NZ. Does your company do that?
11 October 2016|
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.
Chloe S
I have a 5 year old. Can you go on the kayak?
3 November 2015|
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