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Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Wildlife Kayaking Tour

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

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

Highlights

  • Travelers Choice Activity – TripAdvisor
  • Kaikōura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins, whales, and Seals.
  • New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing
  • Award winning & Qualmark "Gold" Endorsed activity
  • Experienced and qualified New Zealand guides

Welcome to Kaikōura Kayaks and our award-winning guided wildlife kayaking tours with 100% success rate for viewing the NZ Fur Seals.

This adventure takes you around the beautiful coastal waters with breathtaking views of sheer cliff faces, craggy rocks, and mountain ranges while searching for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins.

As we paddle, experience the excitement of watching Fur Seals ducking, weaving, and diving around your kayak, and look out for Blue Penguins, Albatross, and playful Dusky Dolphins.

Then watch as seals swim around the Kaikōura Peninsula hunting for their favorite feed of Octopus. Be sure to keep your distance as they devour their delicious dinner in front of you, then watch in amazement as hundreds of Pelagic (ocean-going) birds swoop in to clean up the tasty leftovers.

Our traditional sea kayaks are enclosed, safe, stable, easily steered using a rudder, while fast on the water and you will stay warm and dry. Families, individuals, and groups are most welcome. Our ratio of 1:8 and 1:4 for family’s means that your tour is crowd-free, with a maximum of 8 people per guide.

Our Wildlife Kayaking tours are one of the most popular activity tours in Kaikoura, voted Travelers Choice Activity on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to introducing you to Kaikōura’s marine life using our top-of-the-line sea kayaks and promise that it will leave a lifetime impression.

Adult $150.00
Child $75.00 (12 years and under)

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
  • Transport to and from departure sites

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.

    In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved.

    Risks in undertaking this activity include, property damage, personal injury, illness because of adverse weather conditions, risk of drowning, death, sunburn, dehydration, hyperthermia and exhaustion.

    This interactive tour is suitable for all ages and abilities while operating year-round and does not require any previous kayaking experience.

    Dont forget your camera to capture marine life encounters and be ready for a true kiwi experience!

    These professionally guided kayaking expeditions adhere to the highest of safety standards.


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

    Refunds are processed on a case-by-case basis and for genuine reasons only.

    Kaikoura Kayaks reserves the right to cancel trips due to weather and sea conditions.

    Where Kaikoura Kayaks cancels a trip prior to departure, a full refund is available. Where a trip has commenced and is subsequently cancelled, participants shall receive a 70% refund.

    Kaikoura Kayaks or their operators are not, in any circumstances, liable for any personal injury or loss.

  • This interactive tour is suitable for all ages and abilities while operating year-round and does not require any previous kayaking experience.

    Dont forget your camera to capture marine life encounters and be ready for a true kiwi experience! These professionally guided kayaking expeditions adhere to the highest of safety standards.

Available Bookings from 19 Apr to 2 May 2024

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

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

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Michael Trenkwalder from Austria wrote on 05 March 2016

Kayak tour

It was really nice. The guides were very helpfull and cool. We enjoyed our kayak tour. Greetings from Austria.?

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rachaelb12 from United Kingdom wrote on 02 April 2024

Nice to have a different perspective

The 2 guides, Brad and John were informative, caring and fun. My partner and I love being on the water anyway but this was a nice way of spending a few hours with a (small) group of people and seeing the new coatline from a different angle. We learnt some new facts and made some temporary friends!

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sheikeen from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2023

Non stop kayaking

Awesome guides :)

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squidytheexplorer from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2022

false advertisement

was expecting to see dolphins while kayaking but didnt see any dolphins. their posts on social media were mostly about customers encountering dolphins while kayaking which would tend to set people’s expectations about encountering dolphins. staff were friendly and kayaking experience was great though, but dont expect dolphins

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SHUER KHOR from Malaysia wrote on 08 November 2023

Kayak

Really good experience! Is funny , happy , feel the nature

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