Ross Adventures

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sandy7376
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
Paddling around the coast
Feb 2020
Jonathan welcomed us and gave us maps and interesting things to spot along the way, he was very knowledgeable about the area and sea conditions giving us good advice about how far we should paddle to stay safe and be back in time for our two hour hire. Nine of us headed out around the coast to the right of the wharf and headed to the sea arch which took us over crystal clear water to a wonderful swimming spot. The Kayak's are life jackets are in good condition and instructions covered everything we needed to know to make it a fun activity for all of our group.
Written 2 March 2020
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3greggw
Newton3 contributions
All I was looking for in a kayak tour and much more...
Feb 2020 • Solo
Had a fantastic tour with Jonathan today - could not have hoped for a more personal and professional experience. This is an excellent local business that is worth your patronage. If you are looking for outdoor adventure travel, I could not recommend Ross and Jonathan more.
Written 20 February 2020
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Trisky22
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2020 • Friends
Ross was very friendly and accommodating. We hired a kayak and Ross showed us on a map all the good spots to go. Ended up seeing a sting ray, large fish in the water and a shark!! It was a great experience and I would do it again.
Written 27 January 2020
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sbs5bm1
London, UK7 contributions
Highly Recommended!!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Jonathan was a superb guide and we had such a great day. We did the half day tour and couldn’t believe the morning went so quickly. Jonathan and Ross took the time to make sure the kayak was set up correctly (which has not happened at other kayaking tours before) which meant the morning-long tour was comfortable as. On the water Jonathan mixed up useful instructions, knowledge about flora, fauna and Waiheke, and other fun conversation - all in it was a really fun trip and we’d recommend to anyone coming to Waiheke.
Written 13 December 2019
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DebMParkRidge_IL
Park Ridge, IL19 contributions
Relaxing and fun trip!
Nov 2019
My husband, daughter (20), and I were only in Auckland for 3 days, and we are so glad we chose to do this kayak tour! It was extra windy, so our guide Jonathan explained that we would be driven to another part of the island to start, which we appreciated! There were only two other people on our tour, and they had never kayaked before, so Jonathan gave them a quick lesson, and got us going in no time! We had a great time chatting about the birds, oysters, and other adventures as we leisurely paddled around near the coastline. We stopped once for Jonathan to pick up an urchin, which we all got a chance to hold. We saw lots of cool birds, but the best was a blue penguin! Towards the end, we stopped at a beach to have a snack (homemade muffin) and drink, which was a nice break. Ross picked us up at the end, which was great, so we didn't have to retrace our path on the water. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for more than just a hike around Waiheke!
Written 23 November 2019
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GinetteA
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Lots of Laughs - amazing scenery!
Sep 2019
Our Kayak adventure was one of the highlights of our trip - we packed a bag of chips and stopped off at a little cove to have a rest and take in the beautiful NZ scenery. Ross was a great guide - lots of laughs, so very kiwi. One our way back a small penguin jumped out of the water right next to our kayak. Such a great Kiwi experience.
Written 29 September 2019
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catgTexas
texas108 contributions
Great fun
Mar 2019
Our group had a great time kayaking the coastline - we didn’t feel the need for a guide and were given maps and thorough instructions of where to go and different points of interest. It was very relaxing and some of the most enjoyable kayaking I’ve ever done...although that could be because we had perfect weather and sea conditions!
Ross is a bit of a lengthy talker (!) and can go off at a tangent and even offend people...I don’t think it’s intentional, he’s just a little ‘out there’!!! Worth putting up with if you can overlook that aspect!
Written 31 March 2019
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Briana R
1 contribution
Highly Recommend!
Mar 2019 • Solo
Went on a "half-day tour". Wasn't sure at first what to expect, but the tour ended up being the highlight of my trip! Ross was keen to make sure our group was comfortable and happy while Jonathan guided us along the coast being equally funny and informative. He was very happy to go at a pace that everyone was comfortable with and take us to areas we wouldn't have been able to experience otherwise. Fantastic day!
Written 19 March 2019
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wwalsh
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Don’t miss this!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Everything was managed professionally from wo to go. Johnno our guide was informative, safety conscious and enthusiastically shared his knowledge and love of kayaking. Nothing was too difficult. The equipment and Johnno’s guidance was first class. His boss , Ross who appears to be a Waiheke legend kept us entertained but Johnno kept him organised and under control. Can’t recommend this adventure highly enough. Well worth every cent.
Written 10 March 2019
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SunnyJumps
Glasgow, UK50 contributions
Unforgettable experience!
Feb 2019 • Solo
I had a fantastic morning out with Jonathan! I got to share a kayak with him so could go into wee places that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. He’s a great tour guide - I felt safe, we had great fun, and he had loads of interesting local knowledge. Thanks so much Jonathan! Won’t ever forget this trip 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
A fab way to see parts of the island you wouldn’t otherwise.
Written 4 February 2019
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