Kaikoura Kayaks
Kaikoura Kayaks
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Water SportsPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Celebrating over 25 Years of Service! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR - Est. 1998 100% guaranteed Seal viewing, meet the locals of the marine kind in a real Sea Kayak with us today. Curious NZ Fur Seals, Blue Penguins and chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins. 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 booties for your feet and dry bags for camera's. Our “Wildlife Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience needed, suitable for all ages and abilities, families 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, come paddling with us! Kaikoura’s only Kayak operator permitted to view Seals, Dolphins & Whale's.
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Merril V
Wonga Park, Australia30 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
A unique Kaikoura experience and a great way to view the wildlife and the landscape. Lots of attention to detail to ensure that participants have an enjoyable and rewarding time on the water. John was a knowledgeable and friendly guide and made us feel very comfortable. Don’t go past Kaikoura kayaks for a wonderful time on the water.
Written 8 December 2023
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Dec 2023 • Couples
Fantastic day ,Rosie was a great guide with lots of interesting facts. We had a seal come upto about a foot away from us.
Great trip we highly recommend.
Written 6 December 2023
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Fred
11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A great time kayaking! This was my wife's and my first time doing a sea kayak and it was definitely a highlight experience. Our guide Brad was excellent, ensuring everyone in our group was comfortable with the kayaks, explaining all the safety features and providing us with so much information about Kaikoura, the sea life . . . Optional equipment they provided was great, from booties to jackets we stayed dry the whole time. Definitely a workout - especially kayaking back in. We went at the end of November and sunset was at 8:30pm so we didn't get to see the sunset, but overall a great time and highly recommended.
Written 4 December 2023
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Dec 2023 • Solo
Thanks for a well organised and save trip where we were able to see a male seal colony. I definetly recommend this tour.
Written 4 December 2023
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A S
8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
What a wonderful experience
Our guide Emma was absolutely brilliant knowledgeable and engaging.Coming from London this was a first time experience and getting so close to seals and navigating the kayak over the sea was awesome !
Written 1 December 2023
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Sharon G
Galway, Ireland22 contributions
Lovely tour with great views of nature & wildlife. Brad made it very enjoyable he was very easy going so it was a lot of fun. I never kayaked before so it was lovely to do something different. Brad took photos & sent them on too
Written 30 November 2023
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Celia G
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was only my second time kayaking in 58 years and it was a wonderful experience, thanks mainly to the professionalism and humour of our guide, Bradley. He had a wealth of knowledge and an easygoing manner that made me overcome my initial nerves. He also took pics of us kayaking which was greatly appreciated. We saw and learnt about the fur seals and the highlight was the 3 dusky dolphins that decided to come along and do an acrobatic show for us!
Written 29 November 2023
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Stijn86
Antwerp, Belgium4 contributions
The tour was very well organised! Brad was an excellent and friendly guide who made us fell relaxed from start to finish!
Written 28 November 2023
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Chris B
Antwerp, Belgium145 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and relaxing on the sea. Saw a lot of fur seals and puppies diving in the bay. Do not be afraid if you are a beginner or not 20 anymore ! We are around 60 and felt very comfortable with the tour and safety onstructions ! Would highly recommand !
Written 17 November 2023
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Nov 2023 • Friends
Super morning for viewing the seals .expert guidance and equipment provided. Photos taken by guides so just needed to concentrate on views and wildlife
Written 17 November 2023
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