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Canoe & Kayak North Shore offers a variety of sea kayak training and tours in an area that is one of Auckland's best-kept secrets. Our guided tours operate just 20 minutes from Downtown Auckland. The Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve is home to an...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mairangi Bay, Auckland 3330, New Zealand
09 476 7066
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved this trip! We were 2 adults and 5 kids (age 11+). No kayaking experience needed. Peter was such a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and loads of fun. Saw some fantastic bird/sea life and really enjoyed the Pah...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mitchymoo242
CandK_North_Shore, Front Office Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pete really does have a wealth of knowledge! We looking forward to more adventures in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago

James was a great guide . Awesome scones for lunch. Beautiful spot. Learnt some stuff about how special it is, really interesting. Loved the historic cottage. Nice kayak trip. Wonderful day out. Really recommend it to both visitors and Aucklanders

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never knew that this part of Auckland even existed. Peter, our guide, was very knowledgeable, provided very nice scones, the weather was beautiful and the scenery was absolutely stunning. I look forward to doing this again.

Thank bandit_killer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow such a beautiful trip. Peter was very knowledgeable and passionate about the entire area. Saw many stingrays and birds, can't wait to go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michsimpson31
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and educational time with Pete and his team. Interesting things to see and learn about both environmentally and historically. Paddling was at an easy pace making keeping up not difficult. The lunch was a treat and the company very pleasant. A bonus was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great kayak trip, very relaxed, perfect paddle for beginners (or advanced, actually). Pete takes it as slow as you want with lots of time to check out the bird life at dusk, some secluded beaches/sand spits in the Okura Estuary, and of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank freednikki
CandK_North_Shore, Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Nikki, it's great you had such an awesome time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peter and his crew James and Mike gave us a great afternoon on the water, enjoying being outside, watching beautiful sting Rays and learning a wee bit about the native birds resting at the marine reserve. The scenery is stunning and the company made all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jlhaves
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Excellent organization of our day trip with Pete on the Okura Estuary. Learned a lot about the wild life and conservation in the area. A great group of people, all very supportive of each other. Enjoyed the well earned lunch, while watching the tide racing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1Alicat99
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This was amazing. Pete & Caroline were great had us all sorted with the equipment we needed and kept us well informed before the tour. The bioluminescence is pretty indescribable - everyone needs to do this tour! A group of 5 friends went and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you, it was great to have your group and get to go out on an amazing and enchanting paddle!

Reviewed 26 November 2018

when we went to our class camp I got to kayak in and it was so fun we got to see stingrays and got to ride waves that were fun we got to do cool challenges. and at points just relax.

Date of experience: November 2018
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CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the whole experience. It's great to see people having fun in a kayak!

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