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“Magical”

The Boatshed Kayaks
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We did this last night / evening, me and my partner. A group of 10 or 2 duo kayaks. You don't actually get onto the water by the Boatshed, you drive elsewhere. We got briefed before we went out. It's an easy trip really and we got to the spot where we get some snack and wine and rest for a bit. It was there that we realized where we will get to see them. I won't say much about this, except for the fact it was absolutely incredible, magical and worth a repeat trip (as we already thought of that). The team at Boatshed did great! I'd love to go back. Best glow worm experience ever, I easily dare to say skip Waitomo and do this instead. Oh, and best do it on a dark night (not a full moon).

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, easy paddle, glow worms were amazing, Devon was an excellent guide. What more could you want. An highly recommend this tour - safe, easy, fun

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Was an awesome experience, the guides were great, sharing funny stories and insights into the nature of glowworms. Would do again 10/10

Thank Josh N
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Thanks you Devon, Jed and Steve. Was a wonderful experience. Brilliant way to spend an evening. Would recommend it 100%

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We took this trip with the whole family from grandparents, children and grand-kids (14 and 11y.o.). It was a question whether we could keep up with the kids but excellent guides and easy kayak conditions ensured everybody got a fantastic experience. It was only as hard as how you wanted to approach it, so those with energy who wanted to power ahead could, and those who wanted a leisurely ride along the stream could also do that as the guides stayed ahead and behind the group to keep everyone moving along. The ride back through the glowworms was excellent and the talk provided by the guides was informative. At night the kayaking was a different experience but not so dark that it was dangerous or scary. Lights on the kayaks meant you just followed the others ahead until you reached the landing area again. A long night considering the drive back to Auckland but one that was well worth it and enjoyed by all. Well run and organised by the crew and they were easy to talk to and very friendly.

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