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The Boatshed Kayaks

21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Great night out

We did the glowworm evening Kayak trip. A little more information on the website about clothing and... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
The stars had come down to earth

We did the glowworm kayak trip. The guides were proficient and friendly. They gave excellent... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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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 flick through our website to get a better idea for whats available. Lake Karapiro offers an exellent venue with sheltered waters and 15 km of lake to explore. making it a safe and beautiful environment to try something new. our guides and instructors are fully qualified in both flat water and graded river paddleing so if your wanting to explore some of the lower sections of the waikato river between cambridge and hamilton youll be in safe hands. The Boatshed kayaks is also involved in multisport training and hire and has been training grade 2 paddlers for over 8 years, with a huge number of paddlers experiencing their introduction to kayaking through The Boatshed.The ethos at the Boatshed has always been on getting people out there paddling, young and old, and therefore growing kayaking as a sport or recreational activity.
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21 Amber Lane | Lake Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 7-827 8286
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

We did the glowworm evening Kayak trip. A little more information on the website about clothing and shoes would have been helpful. But apart from that the organisation for the trip was fine. Timing is dependent on sunset, so we had quite a wait before...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We did the glowworm kayak trip. The guides were proficient and friendly. They gave excellent instructions on the best way to kayak. The kayaks were good and the guides made sure that they were set up to suit us. We paddled roughly half an hour...More

1  Thank NicoleDann
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My teenage daughters and I had a wonderful night kayak trip to see the glow worms at karapiro!! The two young tour guides were professional and entertaining. Definitely a must do for anyone travelling in the area. It's a fabulous chance to see the beauty...More

Thank cmayb
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Did the '3 hour' gloworm kayak tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, however were a little disappointed we didn't do more paddling through NZ scenery or perhaps even a little more around Lake Karapiro as it was very much in the boats, paddle up stream, have...More

1  Thank camclanAucklandNZ
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome weather. Had a terrific time. The guides were great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Well worth the money. Recommend to everyone. Awesome experience.

Thank Rayray077
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Did the three hr glow worm kayak tour on Friday night. It was pouring with rain, but the trip was still amazing and worthwhile. The tour guide was really friendly and very knowledgeable, giving us a good overview of the history of the area and...More

Thank natalie75
Reviewed 25 November 2015

It was such a beautiful night. For a first timer in kayaking, I had a lot of fun. Our two guides Jed and Darby were very helpful and reassuring. It was fun having the bonfire and roasting marshmallows. Once it was dark, we continued with...More

Thank win2126
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing and beautiful evening. An easy kayaking experience for first timers, a lovely picnic bonfire while we waited for darkness to settle in, blissful guided glow-worm raft tour, and friendly guides with lots of can do attitude, enthusiasm and knowledge. Thank...More

Thank Debbie-Jo M
Richard C, Manager at The Boatshed Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thankyou for your review! glad to hear you had a great time! look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this glow worm kayak tour. Not only did we experience a pleasant night weather wise but they glow worms were on fine form too. Jed and Sean were our tour guides - they are worth a mention, as they made their tour...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I did their glow worm kayaking trip with a couple of girl friends - and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. This is not a high energy, kayaking trip - but a mere meander for about 40 mins along a river way until you reach a...More

2  Thank helenk022
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Ehsan U
22 December 2015|
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Response from Richard C | Property representative |
Hi there, We have a strict age limit of 5 years old. Due to adventure mark tourism regulations.