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Ohiwa Explorer Guided Tour provided by KG Kayaks - Guided Tours

Ohiwa Explorer Guided Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We offer personalised tours with local guides who understand and appreciate the history and ecology of this beautiful natural harbour. We share stories of the land and sea and offer you the opportunity to participate in pest species control to help protect New Zealand's natural flora and fauna. Photographs are taken by our guides and supplied to you by email, free of charge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 207815P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • we provide a home baked morning/afternoon picnic on every trip, using locally sourced ingredinets as much as possible tea o
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • KG Kayaks, Kayak Tours, Bay of Plenty,, 93 Kutarere Wharf Road, Kutarere 3198, New Zealand We meet many clients at our base, but when you book, we will text or email you the exact location to meet at . This varies according to weather conditions and tide times as we always seek to finish with a tail wind when possible ! Your safety and comfort are our priorities.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • we provide a home baked morning/afternoon picnic on every trip, using locally sourced ingredinets as much as possible tea o
Departure details
  • KG Kayaks, Kayak Tours, Bay of Plenty,, 93 Kutarere Wharf Road, Kutarere 3198, New Zealand We meet many clients at our base, but when you book, we will text or email you the exact location to meet at . This varies according to weather conditions and tide times as we always seek to finish with a tail wind when possible ! Your safety and comfort are our priorities.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    KG Kayaks, Kayak Tours, Bay of Plenty,
    93 Kutarere Wharf Road, Kutarere 3198, New Zealand
    We meet many clients at our base, but when you book, we will text or email you the exact location to meet at . This varies according to weather conditions and tide times as we always seek to finish with a tail wind when possible ! Your safety and comfort are our priorities.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kutarere Wharf Road
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Ohiwa Harbour is a natural inlet on the Bay of Plenty coast. It’s a unique natural environment with a fascinating history of both Māori and European settlement and activity. Our two and a half hour guided tours offer you an insight into this beautiful harbour and its many islands and teh chance to participate in pest species control, thereby contributing to the health and well being of the local flora and fauna.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Miriam F
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Kenny was a great friendly guide on the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour. The muffins were beautiful too!! Easy single or double sit-on kayaks available. Recommend this trip.
Thanks Kenny.
Pete and Miriam
Written 11 October 2021
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KGKayaks
Thoroughly enjoyed your company and enthusiasm Pete and Miriam. An absolute pleasure to be out there with you. Will pass on your comments to the baker ! All the best Kenny
Written 12 October 2021
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Stuart D
Tauranga, New Zealand9 contributions
Feb 2021
Fantastic day out. Sailed out to Whale island on a very nice Catamaran then lauched the Kayaks off the yacht at the island.

Weather was perfect so we paddled right around the island and finished up with a lovely swim at hot water bay.

Kenny was a great guide and was a fountain of knowledge about the island.

Highly recommend this tour.
Written 14 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NZLawProf
Dunedin, New Zealand47 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a fantastic Labour Weekend experience kayaking in the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour today. Helen was our guide and Kenny the organiser and facilitator: Helen is fantastic with children and new paddlers alike. She was very patient, kind and knowledgable; able to anticipate our needs and adjust plans on the water according to the conditions and the tiredness factor of youngest paddler. Morning tea was excellent! This kayaking experience is suitable for virtually everyone. Our daughter is 8 and a first-time paddler; I am an out-of-shape non-exercising working mum and first-time paddler and my oldest son is 21, pretty fit and has paddled several times: really diverse set of abilities but we all had a great day on the water. The location is stunning and the people are really fantastic. Don't hesitate - give this a go. This was a really enjoyable and memorable day. Tip: don't forget to apply sunscreen to ALL exposed areas including ankles and feet! Snug sunhat and sunglasses also highly recommended as this area is big on sunshine.
Written 24 October 2020
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barb
Boise, ID10 contributions
Feb 2020
All our plans had fallen through and then I saw a flyer for KG Kayaks. I emailed Kenny, and he arranged to meet my husband and me for a morning kayak tour of the bay, complete with morning tea and fresh muffins! Kenny is a charming and engaging guide. We learned all about the flora and fauna and he told us legends about the islands. We wish we would have had an extra day to do the Whale Island tour. This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand!!
Written 17 March 2020
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Thanks for taking time to review your Ohiwa Wxplorer tour. Thoroughly enjoyed sharing the local area with you and hope that one day we see you back. Trust you made it back home safely. So much has changed globally since our trip. Very best wishes. Kenny
Written 2 May 2020
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Nora T
London9 contributions
Mar 2020
Really glad we had the chance to do this. A special thanks to our guide Helen and our skipper Barry for the great time. We learned many interesting facts about the Whakatane area and the island, and enjoyed the company of fur seals and birds. It was our second day in New Zealand, and an it was an unforgettable one.
Written 16 March 2020
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Thank you for taking time to post a review, which is always appreciated. I hope you managed to enjoy NZ before the lockdown/ pandemic became everyone's priority. All the best -
Written 2 May 2020
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Mar 2020
We had a great morning with Helen, and were lucky to get in a quick trip before the rain came. We were filming mussel restoration stations as part of a virtual field trip for schoolkids and could not have captured the footage without KG Kayaks. Thank you for being so accommodating and flexible!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking time to post feedback. Glad it all worked out and you got the footage required. Ohiwa is a very special place and your efforts to share knowledge about this valuable resource are a step forward. Best wishes
Written 2 May 2020
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BOB F
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a thoroughly enjoyable day on the water consisting of a trip to Whale Island on a catamaran followed by several hours of kayaking. Saw a variety of wildlife including a school of dolphins, fur seals, eagle rays and a number of garnets plunging into the sea from high in the sky. Organizer Kenny did a wonderful job of organizing the day and acting as tour guide.
Written 21 February 2020
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KGKayaks
Thank you for taking time to review your experience. Its always great to have enthusiastic clients like yourselves on the trip, appreciative of the special status of Moutohorā / Whale Island and keen to learn more about our local environment. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Best wishes Kenny and KG team
Written 22 February 2020
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Kiwiscot3
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a fantastic day with Kenny and Barry last week on our trip out to Whale Island. The kayaking was superb with clear waters, stunning scenery, seals, seabirds and fish all part of our day, not to forget the walk, swimming in the warm waters and jumping of the boat topped of by morning tea and Barry allowing our son to sail the Catamaran. Highly recommended...memories will last a lifetime!
Written 26 January 2020
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KGKayaks
Thank you for taking time to post a review. We did have excellent conditions and it was a special day at Moutohorā/ Whale Island in all respects. A great family experience. Hope to see you back in the Eastern Bay next year. Best wishes, Kenny
Written 28 January 2020
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Mia J
12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic day. New Zealand sea and island at its best. Helen was the best guide ever and we had a lovely trip out on Barry’s catamaran
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking the time to review your day at Moutohorā/ Whale Island. Glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written 25 January 2020
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Jason T
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We didn’t end up doing the kayaking due to the wind, but I wanted to write a review as Kenny and Helen handled the whole situation so well despite missing out on a group of 11 booking due to the weather and windy conditions. Helen put our safety first and advised us not to go out (all newbies to Kayaking) which as the evening passed was 100% the right call. We’ll be back to Ohope next year and will be booking a kayak tour early - thanks Kenny it was a pleasure dealing with you and Helen and we will see you early 2021
Written 22 January 2020
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Thanks for taking time to post this review. Appreciated. Just sorry we couldn’t get you out there. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Eastern Bay. Best wishes Kenny @ KG Kayaks
Written 24 January 2020
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caseydavislamb
caseydavislamb
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Friendly and fun!
We did a freedom kayak but we were well set up with a map and route where we would see the best wee views and poten
FlowAngels
FlowAngels
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Unforgettable experience in paradise!
We loved the freedom kayaking! The Ohiwa Harbour is a real paradise and with the extensive knowledge and assistanc
likilanz
likilanz
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Highly recommended
We throughly enjoyed our kayak today with our three young kids, very informative and helpful from the onset telepho
J5583IOrachaelw
J5583IOrachaelw
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Best Kayaking on the North Island
Couldn’t recommend this highly enough! We did a freedom kayak with our two kids (7 & 8) which was perfect - saw som
anti-rsm
anti-rsm
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Sailing and Sea Kayaking
It was terrific, the Katamaran was amazing and Barry and Helen did a great Job making our trip unforgettable!!!
Brett P
Brett P
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Perfect day kayaking around Moutohora/Whale Island
We had a perfect day with Helen and Barry kayaking around Whale Island on 25 January. Perfect weather and sea condi
1997alannajo
1997alannajo
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Whale Island Kayak trip ❤️
The whole day was just truly amazing, from the trip to the island on a catamaran with a background of the island fr
NikkiWilloughby
NikkiWilloughby
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Whale island kayaking trip
Wow! Such a fantastic day out. We loved every minute. Helen and Barry were great guides. We saw loads of seals and
29Stevesymons
29Stevesymons
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Whale island kayak tour with Helen !
One of the best experiences I've ever had , everything about it was amazing...cant thank Helen and skipper Barry en
693maloud
693maloud
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Great kayaking experience
Even though me and my partner found kayaking a bit challenging, we had a great day! Kenny helped us very patiently
KiwiWalking
KiwiWalking
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Whale Island Explorer
What a great day! . The combination motor/sale out in a beautifully maintained Catamaran with owner/skipper Barry C
PietraB
PietraB
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Unique in so many ways...
We were a family group ranging in ages and abilities who went on the beautiful kayaking, sailing, walking tour of M
Debz6626
Debz6626
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Awesome!
What a truly amazing company. This is the second time I have been out with KG Kayaks and I would highly recommend i
LoSt751
LoSt751
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Paddling Serenity in Ohiwa Harbour
Kenny responding right away to my winter request to get out on the water and enjoy the Harbour. Very knowledgeable
Kairo1234
Kairo1234
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Awesome - Social skills and Team building Kayaking
Our Activity Centre has disengaged students where Mainstream education has not been working for them. Ken has a gre
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