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Nugget Point Sea Kayaking and Seal Tour - (Long Trail) Kaka Point, Catlins

Our small group tours visit Nugget Point daily and give you the opportunity to view the remote and rugged Catlins Coast.

Highlights

  • Amazing scenery of Nugget Point light house and Wildlife Reserve
  • Close encounters with Wildlife - Sea lion, Dolphins, Orca, Elephant Seal and Sea birds are all something to keep an eye out for
  • First time kayakers ok! Previous kayaking experience not necessary
  • The Catlins largest Fur Seal Colony - Guaranteed sightings!
  • Leisurely guided Sea Kayak Tour
  • Small group tour - maximum 6 guest

Along the way you’ll spot wildlife that call this place home; fur seal, sea lion, albatross, cormorant, and penguin. You’ll hear interesting snippets of local history as well as view some amazing scenery.

The long trail sets a leisurely course for the Nuggets where we search out seals and sea birds as we make our way along the cliff edge. At the “Fish Bowl” we watch the steady activity of the colony whilst looking up at the envious visitors high above at the Nugget Point Lighthouse.

Total paddle time: 2 hours

Allow 3 hours in total

Time: 9-12pm

Do I have to be fit or have kayak abilities? This is a leisurely tour. Whilst the ability to swim is required, our kayaks are highly stable and suitable for first time paddlers. We use double kayaks so the work load is halved! You do not have to be of a high fitness level take part in the tour.

Please note - Tour departs from Kaka Point on the Catlins Coast - approx 1 hour drive south of Dunedin, 2.5 hours east of Queenstown. If you are not staying in the area you will need to make your own way to the departure location.

Per Person $125.00

What's included

  • All essential Sea Kayaking Equipment - double kayak, life jacket, paddle, spray skirt, safety equipment
  • Water Bottle
  • Paddle Jacket (if needed)
  • Sunblock

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Location

  • The Nuggets Rd, Ahuriri Flat 9271, New Zealand

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5
  • Under 14 years must share a kayak with a capable adult

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Due to the nature of operating in a wilderness area, Catlins Kayak and Adventure Ltd reserves the right to cancel any trip. Should this occur, a full refund will apply if you are unable to reschedule. Cancellation by client: In the event that you should need to cancel please make contact with us as soon as possible. Refunds will not be given within 48 hours of your tour departure time. Travel Insurance: We advise all participants to consider arranging appropriate travel insurance. On our guided tours, Catlins Kayak and Adventure is responsible for all company equipment within the limits of wear and tear or unforeseen loss. Under all circumstances the client is solely responsible for their personal equipment.

Available Bookings from August 25 to August 31

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  • Per Person$99.00

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  • Per Person$70.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$99.00

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I-Yun from Taiwan wrote on 26 April 2018

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ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!

The day we went is kind of cloudy. But the couch provide plenty of information and also take care of use very much. We kayak through the nugget point which is the experience that hard to have if you didnt kayak here. Overall, its a very nice tour and all the equipments been provided well. Nothing to worry!

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Ryan Mitchell from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2018

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Great value experience

We had heaps of fun sea kayaking. The area is lovely and the kayak was new and easy to use. We spent two hours out out on the water and saw seals and sea birds relaxing on large rock formations out at sea. Our guide was knowledgable about the local area and the trip was both structures and relaxed. He also look some pictures for ya which was very kind.

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Buvanes from Malaysia wrote on 01 January 2019

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A great experience

It was my first time kayaking. The instructor was very helpful and accomodating. Overall a good experience.

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John Fawcett from New Zealand wrote on 01 August 2019

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Awesome!

This is a kayaking trip to tell your friends and family about. No, really, it is. We have kayaked in Glacier Bay, Tahoe, Able Tasman, and other places and each has its own special character. Here, at Nugget Point, we kayaked in seas that come across the oceans from the deep south. Indeed, off the end of Nugget Point the next landfall is Antartica. But on this absolutely glorious mid winter morning the sea was calm (Southern Ocean calm - just a gentle southern swell) and the sun shone out of a blue sky. Jared, our guide, really knows his stuff. He is a local, from a commercial fishing background right off Nugget Point, and he knows these seas. His kayaks are professionally maintained and well equipped. He has all the gear essential for safety, plus commercial grade communications equipment in case of emergency. You can feel very confident in his abilities. The seascape out on the ocean is magnificent. The colour of the water is not easy to describe, but is immersive and refreshing. Southern Albatrosses checked us out, on the rocks the fur seals basked in the sun and other species of birds flocked on the rocks. We were out for 3 hours and could have stayed another 3. Some days are just like this, perfect for a particular experience, and this was one of this days. Thanks Jared for the trip.

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Karlie Willmot from New Zealand wrote on 16 June 2019

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Breathtaking and Intimate

What a great day out on the water. It was only myself and my boyfriend. We were on birthday weekend getaway from Queenstown. Visiting Nugget Point before we were interested in taking a tour from the water and it beat all expectations. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We seen penguins, albatross, fur seals and sea lions. The weather was perfect and the sea conditions weren't half bad either. it was nice knowing our host offered a full refund if conditions weren't up too standard. I have told all my friends about this experience and look forward to doing it again in the future.

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