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About Awaroa Sea Kayaks
Awaroa Sea Kayaks is based in the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. We run guided sea kayak trips around the Awaroa region, showcasing the highlights of the northern end of the park. The spectacular granite seacliffs, golden sand beaches and the majestic Awaroa Lagoon combine to offer unforgettable sea kayak trips which are suitable for all levels of experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Josh is exceptional, as is the scenery and wildlife. From our communication in booking the trip to the end of the trip - he was the ultimate guide and is gifted with customer service. He is genuinely present to the moment at hand - from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mezclamaine
FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Chelsy! Thanks so much for the kind review, much appreciated. My job is pretty easy when I get to work with folks like yourselves. If I ever make it to Maine I'd love to catch up again. Safe travels Josh

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did two mornings of kayaking with Josh around Awaroa! The first was around the coast to the right of the bay where we got to see seals hanging on the rocks and explore the coastline. Josh is really knowledgable about all of the sealife!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lensesofliv
FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liv! Thanks for your kind words - not sure about the singing part though....I'm glad Finn was there. Lovely to meet your family and I hope we cross paths again some time. Best Josh

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really perfect morning with Josh - from Awaroa beach. Super cool and calm guide with heaps of knowledge and respect for the environment. There were 8 of us and Josh got to know us all and spent time to ensure we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jools27Wanaka
FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jools! I'm glad you guys enjoyed your time out on the water. Always special to have a surprise visit from a friendly seal. Really appreciate you took the time to leave a review - and I'm glad you guys got such great weather for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing day on the water with Joe as the guide. We learnt so much about the area, wildlife but also how to handle a sea kayak in heavy seas. Really memorable morning Thanks

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Morgan902
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We had an excellent morning on the Marlborough Sound with Josh. He was a great guide - very knowledgeable and also very safe. He showed us some lovely scenery and loads of fascinating wildlife.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Thanks for a very nice morning paddle in the national park! Josh gave good instructions and the kayaking was great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HenRaSch
FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thanks Henrik It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the trip. If I ever make it to Finland I'll try to track you down! Safe travels for the rest of your NZ adventure. Josh

Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had the opportunity to kayak with Josh in the middle of our Abel Tasman trip. He took us on a lovely kayak around the bays and pointed out a number of interesting landmarks and sea life. It was fun watching baby seals play in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Josh did such a great job shepherding our group through a wonderful outing! He was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and the birds and just good company. He explained the history of the beautiful Awaroa Beach now called the People’s Beach after...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thanks Beth! Lovely to meet you too and I'm glad you kept in touch with Terry, Evan, Marilyn and Peter. Hopefully see you around these parts again sometime.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great afternoon with Josh on the kayaks. Felt safe at all times having never being in a sea kayak before. He’s very knowledgeable about the area and a great friendly guy.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wandiemoo
FluffyJ_NZ, Owner at Awaroa Sea Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hi guys! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - always appreciated. Great to meet you both and hopefully see you again some day soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Josh was very informative and gave great descriptions of the sights we saw. We managed to see little penguins and a seal swam right next to us! The weather was great, the sea was calm and our group enjoyed every moment. Thank you again Josh!

Date of experience: October 2017
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