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Sea-kayaking Safari - Pohatu Penguins

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Discover the hidden gems and amazing sealife of Pohatu Marine Reserve by Sea Kayak!

Discover the hidden gems and amazing sealife of Pohatu Marine Reserve by Sea Kayak!

Highlights

  • Exciting sea kayak tour with expert local guide
  • Spot an array of sealife which could include penguins, seals and more!
  • See amazing coastline scenery from a unique perspective
  • Discover the impressive island arch of Flea Bay Island
  • No experience required - all training and equipment provided
  • Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2014!

Get amongst the great outdoors as you take an exciting Sea Kayaking guided tour around the rugged coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve.

With its towering cliffs, stunning reefs, deep-sea caves and diverse wildlife, there's so much to be explored!

Your wildlife adventure is led by an expert guide who will show you the best locations and points of interest while providing interesting commentary along the way.

Get right up close to unique wildlife which could include penguins, seals, an array of seabirds, and possibly the worlds smallest dolphin! In settled conditions, Flea Bay Island also makes for an impressive attraction with its amazing island arch.

Perfect for all ages and absolutely no kayaking experience necessary, add this to the list for your next outdoor adventure!

Adult $110.00
Child $65.00 (5 - 15 years old)

What's included

  • Scenic drive by 4WD mini vans from Akaroa
  • Photos stops along the way with commentary about the area
  • Fully guided by experienced staff
  • All kayaking gear (life jackets, dry jackets, spray deck, dry bags for cameras...)

Duration

  • Allow 3.5 Hours total (1 – 1.5 hours kayaking)

Location

  • 2/8 Rue Balguerie
  • Akaroa 7520
  • New Zealand

Available Bookings from 18 Apr to 1 May 2024

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  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$65.00

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  • Adult$88.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$77.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$36.00

  • Adult$60.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$36.00

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$88.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$52.00

  • Adult$60.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$36.00

  • Adult$77.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$46.00

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

4.9

36 reviews

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Hattie CooperHockey from United Kingdom wrote on 23 March 2024

Amazing experience!

We loved it! We had such knowledgeable guides who were so generous with us. Seeing the penguins from the water is definitely the best way to do it so go for the kayak if you can!!

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Hi Hattie, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review about your time in with us. We're delighted to hear you had a good time. Wishing you all the best. Kevin.

kerynr1 from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2024

Always a treat

Second time going still amazing and saw someghing new. Highly recommend.

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So very nice to hear you've made it back and discovered something new ^-^ Thank you very much for your nice review ^-^ All the best. Kindly, Kevin.

Emma Li from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2024

Splendid

Splendid

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From Sea-kayaking Safari - Pohatu Penguins

Hi Emma, Very nice to read your review ^-^ All the best. Kindly, Kevin.

mdav3 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2024

Well worth it

Excellent day out on the water amongst NZ marine and bird life

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Thank you so very much for your review. Would love to hear from you as to what we could have done better to get the fifth star ^-^

Rosa Hughes-Currie from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2024

Fantastic experience

Ben and Kevin were excellent guides. We saw so many birds, dolphins and seals. Kevin even rescued a sick penguin to take to the vet so great commitment to conservation.The kayaking was fine for beginners, it felt really safe.

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From Sea-kayaking Safari - Pohatu Penguins

Hi Rosa, Thank you very much for having taken the time to comment about your time with Ben and I. The morning you came certainly offered an extra exciting moment. You'll be happy to know that Francisco (the penguins) made it safely to Christchurch and will be coming back to us in a few weeks once the vet will be certain he can be released ^-^ Thank you kindly, Kevin.

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