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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

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Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our time kayaking with Jake. He showed us some amazing wildlife and geographic formations and was incredibly knowledgeable. The highlight of the trip was hanging out with two hector dolphins, which swam right up to our boats - so close we could have...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your review, we are so happy you got the experience of encountering an endangered hector dolphin here in our special marine reserve. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to paddle in an extinct volcano while checking out our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the best kayak adventure. Jake was so informative and the views and the wildlife spectacular. We highly recommend this trip. Thanks Chris and Kit Parrish.More

Thank Quest773781
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do that for us. Kayaking in Akaroa is really like paddling in a postcard and it is so great you got to benefit from our local guides who know all the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing time kayaking with Jake. He was very informative, accommodating & encouraging. What an awesome way to spends a few hours on the water, enjoying the scenery, the birds, history & vegetation on and off the water. Sampled kelp & Neptune’s pearls...all delicious...straight from the...More

Thank jes48
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate it! Kayaking is such a great activity even if the weather is not so great, our equipment is top of the line, made in NZ designed for our climate so you can be guarantied to be...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience going on a trip with the team. Equipment we were provided with and experience of the guides telling us stories about the place made the trip exciting and made my day. Would recommend to anyone who visits Akaroa.More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, we really loved having you on the water with us and we are glad you enjoyed the company of our knowledgeable guides, they really know all the secrets and love to share this amazing marine reserve with visitors! Safe...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the perfect calm day for our morning tour. Sighted hector dolphins, penguins and plenty of sea birds. The landscape is stunning. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kind. Especially we are all novices. There is very little tolerance to lateness so make sure...More

Thank Maria C
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Maria, we were so happy you made it for the sunrise safari with us, what a magical morning, it was great having you and your friends positive energy! What a blessing being visited by the endangered white flippered penguins and the hector...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent time kayaking with Greville and Allie. Both were extremely professional and knowledgeable and their love for the area was apparent. Would definitely recommend their kayaking safari. And, see the hector dolphin was the icing on the cake!More

Thank Kim G
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the review we really appreciate you taking the time to do that for us! We are so happy you enjoyed your safari with us and got to experience the magic of wild hector dolphins coming to visit us on their terms!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jack and Allie are super awesome hosting our kayaking adventure! They know all the fact and story about the landscape, was very easy to deal with too. I had trouble making in booking but Allie was super helpful to get my booking sorted in short...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate it and we are so happy we got to have you on the water with us so that you could experience this magical landscape and mysterious volcanic crater full of marine life! Safe travels and all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jack was an amazing guy helping us getting confidence with kayaking as well as teaching us about the history and surrounding of Akaroa! Very interesting information about geology/ birds/ environment were shared. We highly recommend! If you are looking for a challenging and very sportive...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed our safari, the scenery is so stunning it is like paddling in a postcard here so its great you got a chance to learn more about our protected marine reserve from our knowledgeable guides! Safe travels...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience with these guys. We had a last minute change to our itinerary and called the company up the morning that we wanted to go. They had no trips planned for that day (weather forecast had been borderline), but they called...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy we could get you on the water, it would be such a shame if you missed seeing our slice of paradise, our safaris are often the highlight of a nz holiday so that was great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic experience. Jake who took us for the kayak was very professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this kayak trip if you are a resident of NZ or a visitor.More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to send us your feedback, We are so happy to hear that our outstanding guides are living up to their reputation! They are the best in the business and just love sharing...More

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Merleloves2travel
13 September 2017|
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Response from Allielovesthebeach | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be Open in October, the best way to reach us is via email as we are not in NZ at present. October is Spring time so the weather getting warmer all the time, the best thing to do is make a booking and see... More
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Dennis G
22 September 2016|
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The kayaks have basic back support, ( they are not sit on tops) they are very comfortable and stable!
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