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Otago Peninsular Wildlife - Guided Kayak Tour

Join us for relaxing, fun and unforgettable excursion as we explore Otago’s renowned marine wildlife!

Highlights

  • Get up close and personal to Otago’s amazing marine wildlife!
  • Paddle to the only mainland breeding colony in the world for the Royal Albatross
  • See the local Fur Seals and Sea Lions
  • Spot marine birds & colonies, including the Royal Albatross, Shags & the Royal Spoon Bill!
  • No experience required and suitable for all fitness levels

There’s no better way to experience Dunedin’s marine wildlife than by kayak!

Departing Wellers Rock, we embark on a fascinating trip out to Taiaroa Head to see the Royal Albatross.

Taiaroa Head is extremely special - it is the only mainland breeding colony in the World for these amazing birds.

Your friendly and experienced guide will share their knowledge with you throughout the trip, giving you fantastic insight into the lives of the Albatross & wildlife and history of the peninsula.

Along the way to Taiaroa Head you’re likely to see many other marine birds & wildlife including the little Blue Penguins, Fur Seals and Sea Lions, Shag colonies and the Royal Spoon Bill!

The trip can take anywhere between 1.5 – 3 hours depending on fitness levels and how long you are wanting to spend on the water.

An absolute must do for lovers of nature, wildlife and the outdoors and a simply stunning way to see Dunedin!

 

Location:

830 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Otakou 9077, New Zealand.

How to get to us:

From Dunedin drive towards Taiaroa Head, past Portobello and you will see us on your right beside Eden Café, 2 km before Taiaroa Heads.

Adult $85.00
Child $55.00

What's included

  • Guided kayak tour
  • Water proof bag hire

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5

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dave from United Kingdom wrote on 21 January 2020

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A nice afternoon's kayaking

I took my partner who is a novice (her 2nd time in a kayak and first time on the sea). We kayaked at a leisurely pace to just past Pilots beach, where the little blue penguins come ashore at dusk, up to where there was a shag breeding colony. The guide pointed out an albatross on its nest, but it was high up, so effectively it was a white blob. Some shags came flying very low by. Quite a few seals on the rocks & one lolling about in seaweed. We actually saw one of the little blue penguins on the way back and also a big stingray just under us in the shallows. Tea & cake in the adjoining roadside café afterwards. Excellent afternoon.

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John Ryan Zepp from New Zealand wrote on 28 March 2019

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Amazing experience

Fantastic guide on our tour! Had the best possible weather morning Company didn’t have a working toilet. We’re supposed to do the afternoon previous but we’re called early that day to reschedule due to bad weather. Very considerate and honoured our bookme voucher. Excellent value for the experience

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william from United States wrote on 21 February 2019

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Excellent paddle

Saw lots of seals sea lions and albatross. Save your money on the albatross center and kayak instead!

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Josie from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2019

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Enjoyable but could have been better

We enjoyed our afternoon guided by Manu. It was very windy (almost windy enough that the experience would have been cancelled) which made it quite tiring, but also meant the albatrosses were flying which was really cool to see. However, the experience could have been made significantly better by: - Providing advice/guidance on paddling technique - Better advice on what to wear - when it's windy and there's spray, you need warm clothes with a waterproof layer on top, and ideally the same on your bottom half - telling people to wear shorts and "whatever" on top is not useful. - Kayaks in better condition. One of our double kayaks had pedals which slipped out of place, meaning we had to keep taking the spray skirt off to readjust them. Manu knew that this kayak had had this problem before and yet still got it out for us to use.

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Bernhard Vreugdenhil from Netherlands wrote on 13 January 2019

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Terrible experience

We waited for 1,5 hour for the tour to start, and got merely a 1,5 hour tour. The guide wasn't really interacting with us as well. When we booked this pages stated there was free coffee afterwards which we also didn't see. We weren't compensated in any way, quite dissapointed.

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