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Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island

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    What to Expect
    Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations. It is a region of exceptional natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches and is abundant with wildlife. The sheltered waters of the gulf make it a kayaker’s paradise and are waiting to be discovered.

    What is provided?

    We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals and a dry bag for your camera. This tour is fully catered so please advise us of any dietary requirements.

    What to bring?
    • Camera
    • Water bottle
    • Shorts to kayak in
    • Sun glasses
    • Soft shoes or sandals for hiking
    • Warm top

    Meetup: 9.00 am at the St Heliers central boat ramp 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland (click HERE for map). We offer a FREE pick up from the Auckland Ferry Building  if requested. Our free pickup is at 3.30 pm outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building. This is the same location as the taxi stand on Queens Wharf.    

    Our guides are very experienced and skilled sea kayakers with a personal commitment and passion for conservation and kayaking. Their knowledge of the area, understanding of the weather systems and catering abilities will make your trip enjoyable and safe.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Fresh morning tea and refreshments
    • Small friendly groups
    • Suitable for people with littler or no kayaking experience
    • Top quality sea kayak equipment
    • Experienced guides
    • Over 20 years of kayaking knowledge
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • N/A
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Check your gear and help keep islands Hauraki Gulf pest-free.Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests such as rodents and insects
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)
    • Check your gear for pests
    • Before you leave the mainland, check and clean your gear.
    • Check that your gear is free of rats, mice, ants and skinks - especially camping gear which has ideal places for them to hide when stored.
    • Take extra care to clean gear if you have Argentine ants or plague skinks where you live.
    • Clean clothing, footwear and camping gear, removing soil and seeds before and after each trip.
    • Look out for cleaning stations at the pier and scrub your shoes before boarding.
    • Do not bring your pets.
    • Pack properly
    • Pack food in sealed containers to avoid attracting rodents.
    • No open bags or supermarket bags.
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our kayaking adventure. Eric was professional, informative and lovely to chat with.
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    Response from kiwiaround, General Manager at Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
    Responded 5 days ago
    Our Motukorea / Browns island sea kayak tour is very unique and offers one of the only ways to visit this conservation island. Its great that we can escape from the heart of the city and with under an hour be on an island with no one living on it. We are very lucky. Thanks again for paddling with us and we will pass on the nice words to Eric.
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    My partner and I are visiting all 50+ volcanoes in Auckland and getting to Motukorea was tricky for us. We went as a date day over the holiday break while our kids were in daycare and had the best time! Lara was a great guide and the trip was so fun. Thanks for a great day!
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    Response from kiwiaround, General Manager at Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
    Responded 5 days ago
    All 50+ volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic field is a great achievement and we are lucky to have been on part of this journey with you. As there is no ferry or public transport to the island sea kayaking is one of the only ways to get to the island. We hope in the future that we have to opportunity to show off this awesome island to your children when they are old enough for the adventure. Thanks again,
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    Highly recommend- although the sea was a bit rougher on the day we kayaked, our tour guide was exceptional at modifying the trip while still exceeding our expectations. We spent a majority of the 4 hours kayaking on the water, except for a brief stop on a private beach for a
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    Response from kiwiaround, General Manager at Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Great to hear you would recommend kayaking with us and glad you enjoyed the trip. Sometimes the weather does make the trip a little more adventurous, but sounds like you embraced it! Thanks for the feedback and hope to paddle with you again soon.
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    We booked a 1/2-Day Trip to Motukorea Island with Auckland Sea Kayaks via the i-Site in Auckland. They are offering a transport from Auckland central into St. Heliers as well, in our case we didn´t needed that one. But good to know :-) When arrived at the beach our guide Nic
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    Response from kiwiaround, General Manager at Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
    Responded 22 May 2019
    Really fun to paddle with you yesterday. Autumn producers some amazing, calm and stable paddling conditions and yesterday was a prime example. Its always nice to kayak to an island, climb to the top and see which part of the city you are staying in and learn a bit of history about the area. I'm born and bred in Auckland so its nice to show of my backyard to other people. Have a great time in South America.
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    Great day kayaking from Auckland to Motukorea Island. High professional crew. Outstanding service. The water was calm and the day was sunny. Spetacular view on the top of the mountain. I strongly recomend this ride. Thank you!
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    About the operator

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    By: Auckland Sea Kayaks
    380 reviews
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    navarro537
    10
    Excellent tour and beyond excellent service by staff
    The weather forced us to change the date of our trip, but staff a very accommodating to give us an equivalent tour
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    mbig_on
    10
    Great experience. Tom is a legend!
    I've always wanted to try kayaking and experience the beauty of NZ from a different perspective. This was simply
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    C1234indy
    106
    Fantastic Sea Kayak tour
    What a fabulous day! Lara was our guide and she was great! Very friendly, informative, funny, as well as an
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    tashbart
    Auckland, New Zealand
    122
    Awesome morning in Auckland harbour
    We thoroughly enjoyed our kayaking adventure. Eric was professional, informative and lovely to chat with.
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    markokisa
    41
    10/10 experience, loved it.
    Highly recommend this trip. We were lucky enough to see bioluminescence on our kayak back to Auckland. Bring
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    SuefromUS
    10
    Rangitoto Sunset Paddle
    Had a wonderful sunset tour with Eric. He made sure everyone felt comfortable kayaking and seemed to enjoy getting
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    iansD9128OG
    Cleeve, United Kingdom
    30
    Great trip!
    My wife and I loved this trip! Tom our guide was good fun, professional and cooked up a cracking meal on the other
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    Mustonteach
    30
    Highly recommended for active travelers--even those with no kayaking experience
    This tour was a wonderful experience, and such a fun way for my husband and I to spend Christmas Eve. We were
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    Riricarthy
    10
    Great trip with Lara!
    My partner and I are visiting all 50+ volcanoes in Auckland and getting to Motukorea was tricky for us. We went as
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    mlotroh
    41
    Highly recommend if you like to work for your experience!
    I took the sunset Rangitoto sea kayak tour and it was definitely exciting. The waves were quite strong so our
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    hylatravels
    20
    Great tour! Highly recommend.
    We had a pretty large group (19) but our two guides were organized and made sure we were all taken care of and
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    lippscolin
    Portland, Oregon
    10
    Incredible day of sea kayaking
    Highly recommend- although the sea was a bit rougher on the day we kayaked, our tour guide was exceptional at
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    TAPadventures
    41
    Look out before you step out.
    This is an adventure to remember. We did the day tour option. They make sure you are well equipped for the
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    F8983YAbrianc
    Perdido Key, Florida
    51
    Great Start to My Trip to NZ
    Dan did a great job getting everything organized and moving! Great food and an even better view!!! Would highly
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    Luluthenomad
    10
    Sunset tour to Rangitoto
    Excellent trip, highly reccomend! Expertly guided by Eric, who shared a perfect amount of information and humor.
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    • Auckland Sea Kayaks
    • Duration: 4h 30m
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