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the Boatshed Kayaks,was set up by Richard Clark in 2000, on his property on the edge of Lake Karapiro. We offer a number of different kayaking and stand up paddle board options from our great waterfalls trip to our evening glow worm experience, just...more
21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
All reviews glow worms kayak trip hot chocolate the river cheese and crackers lake karapiro great fun an awesome experience open fire double kayak camp fire roasting marshmallows my partner a lot of fun these guys blown away narrow canyon
Just south of Cambridge, the kayaking experience does not require special skills, but common sense, and a level of fitness in the upper body to enjoy the ride. The lake was smooth and the day overcast the first time we did this, and the second...More
What an amazing finish of our 3 days tour. This is a must thing to do in Waikato region. I recommend this to everyone even who never did Kayak before to get unique and different experience. Our tour guy is fabulous. This trip was just...More
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Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018
Thanks for your comments we are lucky with the quality of our guides .Cheers Richard
These guys are great and it’s a cheaper and more convenient alternative to visiting Waitomo. This is a very casual trip and great for groups, families, or couples. This experience is actually more popular with locals rather than foreigners. On our trip, my husband and...More
Thank Alison R
Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018
Thank you for your review Alison! Lovely to hear you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It is non-commercialized, meaning you are not bombarded with opportunities to buy souveniers and photos. It is a simple kayak run out to a turn-around point. At that point you'll enjoy S'mores, crakers and cheese, hot chocolate,...More
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Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018
Thank you for your review. glad to hear you enjoyed it will pass comments on to Shaun :)
We did the glow worm trip as a surprise for visiting family. The staff were brilliant, nice that the owner is out there doing it too! The bonfire, wine and nibbles was such a bonus, really made the night special. Can’t fault this company or...More
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Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018
Thanks for your review! Awesome to hear you and your family enjoyed your tour. See you next time.
I visited with my family about 4 weeks ago, looking forward to enjoying the beauty of Lake Karipiro.
Unfortunately, right from the start, the indifferent attitude of the staff, coupled with the overall poor condition of the kayaks did not bode well for what we...More
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Richard C, Owner at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018
Hi there, we are a booking essential company. Which tour was it that you were booked on? We can not seem to see a booking for you in our records? Our tours are great for families and as we are a fully adventure mark audited...More
At first I was not to keen on the idea of kayaking at dark but by the nights end I was so glad my wife booked this trip. The paddle up the stream was a little difficult but the guides are always with you and...More
Response from Richard C | Property representative |
You can launch from the Boatshed you might need to carry down depending how busy we are ,and you can paddle to waterfalls from there .The glowworms trip is a outdoor adventure audited trip ,so we don,t encourage people to do... More
You can launch from the Boatshed you might need to carry down depending how busy we are ,and you can paddle to waterfalls from there .The glowworms trip is a outdoor adventure audited trip ,so we don,t encourage people to do this on there own ,it is better to have a guide and we can only use our double kayaks for this trip .Call in too the office and talk to phoebe she will help you .Cheers