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Golden Bay Kayaks

29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
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Very good

A very good trip with some amazing sites, very great informative guids. Very great highly recommend.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarvisbt
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Very professional set up.

We did a half day guided session with two other couples. Sophie our guide was excellent. She had... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
TwinknChumb
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Golden Bay Kayaks is one of the best little kayak companies in New Zealand, situated in one of the best kayaking destinations in the world, which is why it is such a popular destination for all kayakers from beginners to the more experienced. They specialise in kayak rentals for a half day, full day or the popular 'paddle the length of the Abel Tasman', the only company that will allow this. The Guided tours are a simple, no fuss, high value experience where the personal touch makes the half day spent on the water a memorable experience. Perfect for those that have not kayaked before or very little or for those keen to learn about the Northern end of the Abel Tasmans rich history, geology and wildlife. Stand Up Paddle boards available and the easily accessible Tata Islands is a fantastic destination to explore the close up nature of islands. They are the closest sea kayak company to the Abel Tasman National Park. An extra bonus at the end(or start) of the day is the great coffee and ice cream....PERFECT!
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“tata beach” (14 reviews)
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29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good trip with some amazing sites, very great informative guids. Very great highly recommend.

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again one day. Many thanks Lisa

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We did a half day guided session with two other couples. Sophie our guide was excellent. She had a lovely manner and was extremely knowledgeable. The whole set up is very professional with excellent equipment and advice. Staff are really helpful . We had a...More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to write a thoughtful and wonderful review. Glad you had a great time and thank you for the wonderful words. Kind regards Lisa

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

👍🏼 service, wildlife, breathtaking, affordable. Face to face w nature’s beauty. A+!! Must do🙏🏼🐋

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Brillant! Happy adventures!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Great thing to do while in this area. The debrief was very clear and the equipment excellent. Staff really friendly and the area where you can kayak is great, with nice beaches, seals and different types of birds.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

What a totally professional and knowledgeable company Golden Bay Kayaks are. We had a fabulous time on the water, exploring off-the-beaten-track places in this northern part of Abel Tasman National Park (away from the madding crowds!) and learnt so much from our guides. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We went on the Guided Tour with Spencer as our guide and he was excellent as was his pre tour safety and equipment briefing. Our party was of mixed ages and kayaking experience but the tour allowed everyone to fully experience this small section of...More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you Peter for taking the time to write a review, love the leisurely stroll, such a perfect description. Happy adventures and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks. Lisa and Tony

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Located on Tata beach in Golden Bay, Golden Bay Kayaking was an awesome tour that took us out to a Shag colony, through beautiful coastline and rocks where we saw seals and sting rays, before heading to a deserted beach for drinks and a snack....More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

A fabulous review, right on the point! Thank you for taking the time to write a review its much appreciated. All the best and happy adventures. Lisa and Tony

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The most amazing day out with Golden Bay kayaks. Stunning scenery, Little Blue Penguin, Seals, and Stingray. Great commentary from our guide Darieon who even managed to accomodate a non-paddling member of our group. Thanks guys, an absolute highlight of our holiday.

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks Anna! It was an absolute pleasure to have you out on the water with us. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind regards Lisa and Tony

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Good value for money trip. We went on the 1/2 day guided tour and saw sting rays, seals and cormorants. The guide was enthusiastic and told us plenty of history and stories about the area. We had minimal kayaking experience so would recommend this to...More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks Dan for taking the time to write a review. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Lisa and Tony

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We were in Pohara Beach for a couple of nights and were looking for somewhere for a kayak tour that would accommodate a 2 year old and 8 month old. Golden Bay kayaks did just that and we were all in one custom made kayak...More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you Linda and the crew for writing a review about your morning. We are glad you had a lovely time, for us the family tours are very rewarding, our wonderful staff do such a great job encouraging future paddlers! Many more happy adventures. Lisa...More

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