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Glacier Country Kayaks
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US$86.48*
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Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
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US$109.04*
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Kayak and Walk Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Franz Josef
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Owner description: A unique kayak adventure across Lake Mapourika, created by the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. We experience amazing panoramic views of the glaciers and southern alps, mirror like water and also explore a Kiwi Conservation area amongst some of Westland's oldest untouched rainforest. Free photos are included with each tour!
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Had a great experience with this company. They went above and beyond to get our small group out onto the lake for a kayak trip. Guide was extremely knowledgable. Gorgeous morning to be on the lake. Enjoyed the reserve even more.

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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thanks so much for the great review :)

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Really cool few hours on the lake which is like glass in the morning. Really enjoyed paddling up the creek and the staff our really knowledgeable about the area. Had a lot of fun and free photos is an excellent idea

Thank Alan F
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're really glad you enjoyed the trip (and great photo you've posted as well!)
Cheers,
Bronwyn

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a great experience - amazing views, friendly and knowledgable staff, and excellent value for money (especially the photos being included). This was a really great way to spend an evening and one of the highlights of our time in Franz Josef. Highly recommend.

Thank renontheroad
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

That's great we made your trip to Franz Josef so memorable! We love taking photos of our photogenic lake and paddlers too:)
Happy travels!

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We had a great time out on the water with Bronwyn during out trip in late August. Our group of three (57, 25, & 23) had some experience on kayaks but were very out of practice, and Bronwyn was a great instructor and guide as we got back into the swing of things. It was a cool morning and rained a little on us, but we had such fun anyways! Bronwyn took some wonderful shots of us and shared a lot of interesting information about the area.

While it's not the most taxing activity, you will likely be sore and glad to get out of the kayaks when the trip is done.

Thank ruthliz
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thanks for the review! We try to deliver a lot more than just a kayak tour - so knowledgeable guides just tops it off! Glad you enjoyed my trip, and the rest of your travels
Cheers
Bronwyn:)

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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

It was awesome and my family enjoyed it very much. We will certainly be having a great night tonight.

Thank Randomk9
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Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

We're glad you enjoyed the tour - and a good nights sleep afterwards too! Thanks for the review.
-the kayaks team

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