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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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All reviews guide jake sea kayaking hector dolphins early morning trip new zealand amazing sunrise perfect morning safety briefing great kayaking excellent equipment an excellent guide calm waters amazing experience recommend this trip thanks guys hectors dolphins great trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a once in a life time experience. My first time on a kayak, our guide Jake was amazing. He knew everything there was to know, and went above and beyond to meet and surpass our expectations. VERY happyMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charliemouse4
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed your first time kayaking , we were privileged to be the ones to bring this amazing experience to you! Our guides do absolutely everything they can to deliver 5 star service so I'm...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very fun, educational and beautiful trip. Manager to see dolphins up close and enter a couple of caves. A+ tour with Jake, an A+ tour guide

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Haserba
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with our A+ guides. We only have the best people working for us because we want to deliver an unforgettable tour! Safe onwards travels! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can only praise the work of Akaroa Guided Kayak Safaris. We had the best time in Akoroa and our guide, Greville was superb. His insight and knowledge on nature and the Akoroa Surrounds was fascinating, enjoyable and made easy listening. Further, the free photos...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure delivering our service for you and we are so happy you enjoyed your tour around this stunning marine reserve. Travelling by kayak is the most eco friendly way to see the area as we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful morning spent on the water. Recommend early morning kayak to see the most wildlife. We were fortunate enough to have a pod of Hector’s Dolphins follow us around. So cute and playful. We saw penguins, other birds, and even a Canadian Goose (so we...More

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

Thanks so much guys for joining us, we are so happy you got to experience this beautiful morning with us! The extinct volcanic crater which is now teeming with life as a marine reserve is really a once in a lifetime experience and we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just loved the kayaking tour and Allie is the perfect guide. We think this is the best way to vuist the bay (also the most animal and environment friendly way). Allie took the prettiest pictures of us and we even saw some pinguïns and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyer825721
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much guys, we really loved having you and it was a pleasure to show you around our special marine reserve during the most magical time of day. How special to get a sighting of the endangered hector dolphins and white flippered penguins in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Greville and Jacob for a fantastic shore excursion. Couldn’t fault the sea kayak safari: from safety demonstration through to friendly and knowledgeable tour leaders this was a great day out. We saw more Hectors dolphins than we could count!More

Thank markbU136FZ
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, we had a very special trip the day you joined us and we are so happy you got to experience a visit from these amazing endangered mammals that cruise around through our stunning marine reserve! The dolphins were active...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a beautiful coastline that we could only view from the water. Though disappointing not to see the small dolphin breed there or stingrays because of the high volume of noisy boat traffic on a holiday week, our guides (Jake & Nick) had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ali E
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, our endangered hector dolphins are residing in their natural habitat here in the marine reserve so we get to see them only when they want to be seen on their own terms which makes encounters even more special! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

THANKS to our guides Greville from Ireland and Jake from the USA , the tour was fantastic , we saw heaps of dolphins , the views were amazing , they both took very good care of the whole group , they gave us clear explanations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alebla08
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we had an amazing tour with you guys and it was so special to get a close chance encounter with a pod of endangered hector dolphins in the wild on their own terms. It really is magical and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kayaking trip around the harbour. Highlights were the Hector's dolphins swimming around the kayak an absolutely breathtaking momentMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Welm63
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, how exciting to have a visit from the endangered hector dolphins in their wild habitat. It really is a special moment if we cross paths by chance! Thanks so much for coming on our guided tour! Safe travels Allie...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view, interesting wild life and nice, carrying guide! Akaroa is amazing. Thank you for the experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melindatoth
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and enjoying this majestic marine reserve in an environmentally responsible way, no noise, no engines and alot of respect for nature from our guides Thanks again Allie & Greville

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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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Response from Allielovesthebeach | Property representative |
The kayaks have basic back support, ( they are not sit on tops) they are very comfortable and stable!
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