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Kaikoura Kayaks

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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Fun with exercise as well.

Excellent experience. My first time sea kayaking and a little apprehensive about leaving land but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amazing views

Friendly outgoing competent staff. My children all enjoyed a fantastic evening out on the water... read more

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Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR EST.1998 100% Success rate for Seal viewing! - catch up with the locals of the marine kind in a real Sea Kayak with us today. Curious NZ Fur Seals, Blue Penguins and Dusky Dolphins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local Kiwi Guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Stay warm and dry in our enclosed stable sea kayaks with all equipment provided including GORE-TEX dry pants in winter, wetsuit booty's for your feet and dry bags for camera's. Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided "Seal Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities. Family's are most welcome. If you want to tick off a real Kayaking experience from your bucket list with the help of our qualified Guides amongst a multitude of marine life while in New Zealand, come paddling with us! (:
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118

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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent experience. My first time sea kayaking and a little apprehensive about leaving land but not anymore. Our guides and their safety briefing which was top class made for a very enjoyable safe experience to enjoy watching the seals, dusky dolphins and various bird species...More

Thank hills_forestdale
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly outgoing competent staff. My children all enjoyed a fantastic evening out on the water watching the glorious sunset. New Zealand is the best.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the sunset tour experience from beginning to end.. our guides were Tylar, Cowan and Callum and they were really helpful and fun and sweet... They were a storehouse of information and extremely patient too, accommodating people's varying abilities and interests.. we got to...More

Thank HeartyK
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the half day seal kayaking on New Year's Day, pretty early in the morning, so thank you to Sam and Ruby for being available at that crazy time! In our month long trip to NZ, this kayaking trip was the highlight. We kayaked...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Me and my wife went on a half-day trip with Kaikoura Kayaks in January. This was absolutely great, also on a day with not the best weather.

Thank Aron M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did the sunset tour today and really enjoyed the experience. I have no previous experience of sea kayaking but felt completely safe with these guys ! We were lucky enough to see both dolphins and seals on the trip. With the seals chowing down on...More

Thank Rexy_1976
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked online which was easy as. The guys running the trip were full of info about the local environment and wildlife. We went out on a windy day but the guides ensured all went smoothly. Great to see the seals close up.

Thank mackem70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great activity to do whilst in Kaikoura! We booked a sunset kayak with Kaikoura Kayaks. The booking process online was very easy and from the moment we rocked up at their store the staff were friendly and very accommodating. When we arrived at...More

Thank holidaywarrior_26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are absolutely the best. We arranged to do a morning tour and then couldn’t get there because the road was blocked. Tyler and the guys rang us numerous times to update us on road conditions and when we finally made it, they were...More

Thank blackannie67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful morning on the water. Our son (5) really enjoyed sitting in the middle of our kayak and spot the animals. Good gear, fun atmosphere and the guides are great. Tyler spent most time with us, great with kids and he was a very good...More

Thank PKHK99
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Mrinal N
11 October 2016|
Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi there, Orca Whale's are not normally seen that often in Kaikoura or by kayak. If you want to view Whales I would recommend Whale Watch Kaikoura. Our kayak tours focus on Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins. Thanks for your time.
Chloe S
3 November 2015|
Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Chloe, We take out family's all the time in our safe, stable, double user friendly kayaks. Normally an adult or guide is in the back of the kayak so the younger one's don't have to paddle as much. Your guide will also... More