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Kaikoura Kayaks - Sunset Evening Classic

Kaikoura is world famous for its Sunsets and marine life, so what better way to experience this than by sea kayak!

Kaikoura’s Original Kayak Operator Est 1998


  • Amazing sunsets, fantastic opportunity for that sunset photo from the sea
  • See local marine life up close! Animals you can hope to meet include Fur Seals, Blue Penguins, Albatross and Dusky Dolphins
  • Experienced guides introduce you to the local marine life and places used by local Maori and early Whalers

Kaikoura is world famous for its Sunsets and marine life, so what better way to experience this than by sea kayak!

The Sunset Evening Classic tour has left a lasting impression with people from all over the world for the past 18 years with guaranteed viewing of Fur Seals and surreal visuals of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the light changes towards the end of the day.

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

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

The Kayaks are enclosed, safe, stable, easily steered using a rudder, while fast on the water and you will stay warm and dry.

Our qualified and experienced local guides will paddle you through areas used years ago by local Maori and early whalers as you watch the light change and the day draws to an end.

The Sunset Evening Classic sea kayak tour is the real deal and is suitable for all ages and abilities, no experience is needed as our guides will teach you all you need to know. Families, individuals and groups are most welcome!

Don't forget your camera for sunset shots and to capture marine life encounters.

We look forward to paddling with you on Kaikoura Kayaks famous Sunset Evening Classic tour while viewing the marine life and promise that it will leave a lifetime impression...

Adult $120.00
Child $75.00 (12 years and under)

What's included

  • Sunset sea kayak experience you will never forget
  • Dry bags for cameras, all kayaking equipment and transport from our base


  • Tours depart from our base 19 Killarney St off the waterfront 5 minutes from Kaikoura town centre



    Duration: Allow around 3 to 3 -1/2 hours for this tour

    Please Note: Only available during Daylight Savings - September April

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

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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  • Adult$89.99 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$99.99 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$75.00

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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kathrynb3 from Australia wrote on 30 January 2020


10/10 thanks to Emma and her crew. We had a magic day our on the water and got to see feeding seals, dolphins and wildlife. Thanks so much would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a unforgettable experience!

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Bevan from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2021


We loved it and the guides were great. A great experience for our 25th anniversary.

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From Kaikoura Kayaks - Sunset Evening Classic

Thanks Bevan, what a great way to spend a anniversary:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks

Robert Momich from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2021

Sunset Evening Classic - great

great value through book me. Guide was very informative, friendly, helpful and re-assuring. i'd recommend KK to others.

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Thanks for the review and recommedation Robert!

davidh24 from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021


Bit of a let down. Only went under 3km. Lots of floating around chatting. Not much kayaking involved. Watched 10-15 seals for a bit. Experience cut short by an hour due to worry of winds coming in. Would rather just walk the peninsular walkway I reckon. On the positive side, lovely guide, great equipment, and pretty well run set up.

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Jill from New Zealand wrote on 28 February 2021

great evening on water amongst the seals feeding

great way to spend an evening. Guide Shay was great. One seal followed us and others just cruising. recommend

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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour Jill! Many thanks the team at Kaikoura Kayaks


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