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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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    The Sunrise Safari is our recommend trip of the day. The ocean is always much calmer in the early morning and the wildlife is more active. Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will paddle out through blue waters escaping from the crowds, noise of other boats, the hustle and bustle of normal life,
    You will paddle through the reserve while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
     You will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day before the tour boats are on the water.  Your guide will provide an on water snack while sharing stories about this special marine reserve . Through out the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through an extinct sea flooded volcano basin which is inhabited by endangered mammals. You will have the change to have close encounters with hector dolphins, white flippered penguins, NZ fur seals and Orca if you lucky!
    Your guide can answer any questions that you may have.Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced.You will also have the opportunity to take home photos of your day
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    All reviews guide jake new zealand hector dolphins wonderful morning an amazing experience small group south island great guide early start hectors dolphins super fun special experience highly recommend this tour amazing weather felt safe blue penguins cookies
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    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    We LOVED this kayak experience and our guides!! We saw dolphins, a penguin, birds, ate some seaweed & had a beautiful morning. Our family of 5 was very thankful for this experience.More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Cheese5fun
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

    Thanks so much for the review, we love creating lifetime memories for families that join our safaris, this is often a once in a lifetime experience to paddle in an extinct volcanic crater which is now a very special marine reserve full of life. Thanks...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    What an amazing, unforgetable adventure!!! I absolutely loved this kayak tour, at times I was breathless (not from kayaking haha) but the scenery. It was priceless and a really special experience, which I will always remember. I would recommend this to any of my friends...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank traceyadamsnz
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2019

    Thanks so much for your lovely review Tracey, we so appreciate you taking the time to write that out for others to read and we are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us, we do everything we can to protect our precious environment and...More

    Reviewed 19 March 2019 via mobile

    Before we get into the details, we must say that our guide Jake did a great job saving a misleading tour. Everyone on our tour and the tour after was led to believe that we would be able to view Hector dolphins. THERE ARE NO...More

    Thank jayzee24
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

    We are very disappointed to read your feedback. Hector dolphins are endangered but sightings are common but of course not guaranteed as they are wild. They are not traced, fed, chased or followed in any way so therefore there is always an element of luck...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2019

    Jake was an excellent tour guide. He was very professional, very serious about his job, and he was very conscientious of our safety. We could tell that he had done a great deal of research on the marine life in the area, so he shared...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Carly L
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2019

    Thanks so much for the review we are so happy you enjoyed your sea kayaking tour with our amazing guides - they ensure you have the best possible experience on the water here in beautiful Akaroa. Thanks for coming! Allie & Greville

    Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

    Allie and Greville were very welcoming, punctual and helpful during my time with them. A guided tour of nearby features and wildlife, with lots of interesting facts about the local wildlife and geography. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins surfacing nearby, as you...More

    Thank ryanp876
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

    Thanks so much for the review, we are so happy you enjoyed your sea kayaking safari with us and even got to witness something most people will never see in their lifetime. NZ hector dolphins in the wild... amazing! It is so special when they...More

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    Hi, early in the morning, if I remember correctly, it should be around 07:30 am. It took about half an hour of basic training before sailing off. Well worth to go for it!
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    • Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
    • Duration: 3h
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