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Sea-kayaking Safari - Pohatu Penguins


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


  • 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)
Infant $35.00 (2 - 4 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...)


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


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

Available Bookings from 18 May to 24 May 2022

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

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  • Adult$77.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


7 reviews

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alisonm9 from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2022

New experience

Really enjoyed our trip and staff were so friendly and knowledgeable . Had not tried sea kayaking but felt safe throughout. Saw many seals, birds and great exercise too

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jennyg10 from New Zealand wrote on 16 April 2022

Amazing experience

Amazing experience driving to leaf bay. We enjoy our kayak seeing wildlife animals around. Will definitely recommend.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your time with us Jenny. Very glad to see that you had a wonderful time. Wishing you all the best. Kevin.

alisab from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2022

A wonderful experience

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable with a passion for birds. We were lucky to see penguins, shags, seals, and Hector dolphins all in the space of an hour and a half. The bay is delightfully calm and easy to kayak in. Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.

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Hi Alisa, Having a marine reserve as a playground is very fortunate. It is haven for many wildlife indeed. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again. Kindly, Kevin.

Dipkumar Patel from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2022

Pohatu penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd

Guide is fully knowledgeable. we spotted Dolphins, seal and penguins. Worth to do this activity. Day well spend.

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Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your time with us. Sounds like you witness every wildlife possible ^-^ Whising you all the best. Kindly,Kevin.

Lynley Lawler from New Zealand wrote on 31 December 2021

Great experience & value

Fantastic experience with well organised knowledgeable guides , good equipment, and superb location. Heartwarming to learn of the conservation work this team are doing . Highly recommend

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Hi Lynley, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your time kayaking. Always very nice to hear such comments ^-^ We wish you all the best . Kevin.


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