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Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Fur Seal Kayak Tour

Kaikoura Kayak's 1/2 day kayak tour, is an exceptionally highly rated eco nature adventure blast on the water. Outstanding.

Highlights

  • Eco friendly, safe, interactive kayak tour
  • Watch for fur seals ducking and diving around your kayak, look for Blue Penguins, Albatross and Dusky Dolphins
  • Experienced and qualified guides will show you areas used by local Maori and early Whalers

Welcome to Kaikoura Kayaks and our 1/2 day Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphin Kayak tour.

If you are looking for an eco friendly, safe interactive & magic experience with a 100% success rate for viewing the NZ Fur Seals then our 1/2 day guided tour is for you!

Watch seals dive and manoeuvre around and under your kayak, paddle with them as they swim around the Peninsula hunting for octopus, along your way keep an eye out for Blue Penguins and Albatross then have chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins.

Using our top of the line Kayaks be ready for a true kiwi experience you won't forget.

Our qualified and experienced local guides will paddle you through areas used years ago by local Maori and early whalers.

Half day 'Seal Kayaking' tours are suitable for all ages and abilities, no experience is needed as our guides will teach you all you need to know.

The Kayak's are enclosed, safe and stable and you will stay warm and dry.

Families, indivduals and groups most welcome!

Don't forget your camera to capture marine life encounters.

Our hassle free tour means we provide you with dry bags and everything else you need.

Transport is included and all tours depart from our base 19 Killarney st off the waterfront 5 minutes from Kaikoura town centre. Make sure you allow around 3 hours for this tour.

Our ratio of 1:8 means that your tour is crowd free, with a maximum of 8 people per guide.

We look forward to introducing you to Kaikoura's marine life from a kayak and promise that it will leave a lifetime impression ....

Adult $110.00
Child $70.00

What's included

  • Amazing sea kayak tour from Kaikoura taking in local marine life and historical land based places
  • All equipment including dry bags to keep your things dry

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 19 Killarney st off the waterfront 5 minutes from Kaikoura town centre

Notes

  • 100% WEATHER REFUND GUARANTEE..

    Please Note: Clients who cancel their tour within 48 hours of the scheduled trip are not eligible for any refund.

Available Bookings from December 15 to December 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$70.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$70.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Isabella Stuart from Austria wrote on 21 September 2019

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Definitely worth it

A really cool way to get close to the seals without disturbing them. They are not really afraid of you and will come right up to the kayak. I really enjoyed paddling around instead of just standing on a boat. We even got to see a humpback whale. Really cool experience

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From Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Fur Seal Kayak Tour

Thanks for your review Isabella, Great to hear you had such a great time, and what an amazing eperience seeing a Humpback Whale! We are pleased you had a really cool experience. Regards, Kaikoura Kaayaks

Sarah from France wrote on 23 June 2019

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Best first time ever!

That was my first kayaking experience and the guide made it easy. We paddled with dolphins jumping and following us from the start to the end. That was amazing ! Thank you guys for leading us in such a wonderful place.

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From Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Fur Seal Kayak Tour

Hi Sarah, Thankyou so much for your review! We are stoked to hear you had such a great time with us and enjoyed your experinece with our guide Cowan. From the friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks.

Shane Bishop from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2019

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Stunning trip

Incredible experience. Great staff who are clear, informed and easy to get along with, gear set up for the conditions and for anyone from novice to experienced, and nailed the experience for us tracking a pod of dolphins and then through to the seals. Truly amazing.

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Thanks for the awesome photos team and many thanks for joining us at Kaikoura Kayaks.

Lucy Begg from United Kingdom wrote on 17 January 2019

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Hi there, All the staff were v friendly and professional and everything was v well done. To be honest though I was a bit disappointed about the amount of wildlife we saw. I think we saw one penguin and 3 or 4 seals that were all asleep! From the photos I was expecting frolicking seals and dolphins jumping over the boat etc. So from that point of view it seemed like a lot of effort, time and money to not see much. Sorry!

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From Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Fur Seal Kayak Tour

Hi Thanks for your review, Glad to hear how frinedly and professional our staff are! Sorry that you felt this way, unfortunately we dont always get to see hundreds of Seals hanging out on the rocks because the weather can change the activeness and behaviours of the seals. We must also take in to account the fact that these New Zealand Fur Seal are nocturnal meaning they are most active at night time, this means that they are resting during the day just as we do at night time. As for the Dolphins, we cannot gaurantee sightings of these animals as they are a wild animal and their location at any one time is out of our control. We hope this helps with your understanding of the animals behaviour :) Thanks again, From the friendly crew at Kaikoura Kayaks

Linda from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2019

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Great experience

We've had such a great time with Kaikoura kayaks. We've been really lucky to see group of dolphins that were hanging out around our kayaks :) also the staff was really friendly and knew some interesting facts around the area too! :) We definitely recommend this company to all of you!

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