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“First time Kayaking and it was great”
Review of Wanaka Kayaks Sup & Sail - MOVED

Wanaka Kayaks Sup & Sail
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Owner description: We are Lake Wanaka's premium Kayak & Stand Up Paddle board operator, running guided trips of Lake Wanaka and the upper Clutha river. We also offer freedom rentals from the lakefront allowing people to discover the lake at their own pace. We use modern sea kayaks and equipment suitable for beginners to experienced kayakers. Our Fleet of Stand Up paddle boards has a range for abilities. Try a lesson with our ISA SUP instructors and get on your feet faster, turn better, go further. We are a fun, relaxed business. We welcome all abilities and will do our very best to cater for your needs... to get on the water and enjoying your time in Lake Wanaka! We are open October to April each year. 9am - 5pm - In summer we often stay open beyond this! A great way to fill your day!
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My husband and I were recently in Wanaka for our honeymoon. We decided to go kayaking. The 2 staff here were great and explained things well. This was my first time ever Kayaking and absolutely loved it. Very pretty spot. We will be back

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had an amazing afternoon freedom kayaking around the bay on lake Wanaka - Bex and Chris were fantastic, really accommodating and encouraging. They gave us loads of safety and technique instruction and gave us confidence to paddle with our little experience. They also looked after us really well - checking in on the phone and even sneakily driving up the bay to make sure we were ok as it looked quite choppy on the water! Very responsible :) but giving us space and confidence in our adventure too! Because of these guys we felt comfortable and supported to explore independently and came back feeling like a pair of pro's! Really amazing experience :) highly recommend it:)

Thank IslaRM
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Arriving in Wanaka at around 4pm and only one day in town, we wanted to do something before nightfall. We jumped at the first activity we came across and decided to give it a go. So pleased we did, because the next day it snowed!!! Wow, what great fun this was. A quick run through with instructions, life jackets etc and we were on our way. In our 60s we were up for trying something out of our comfort zone. Absolutely loved this activity even if it was a little scary for us at first. Have now kayaked in Taupo as well and look forward each time we return to try it again and again. Great company, well maintained kayaks and staff informative and considerate. Just DO IT you will thoroughly enjoy this.

Thank Rhondda H
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on the lake considering the weather was a little less then ideal. The wind was a little bit strong and no sun. The employees were a little nervous about letting us go out considering the weather, we wanted two single kayaks but we could only take a tandem, less worry for them so understandable. The kayak was in excellent condition and obviously maintained. When we got back we could see the employees had been keeping a keen eye on us with a spotting scope witch made me fell safe, nice for inexperienced people who might get in trouble. All in all Sup & Sail is the go to place with friendly and knowledgeable staff. One minor complaint was once we got out a ways (1000 yards) it was hard to spot the launch location witch blended into the beach but in the end we had no problem finding it. Possibly a large flag or something would remedy that.

1  Thank ShylockMcarthur
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Thanks to Chris and Bex for an amazing day on the water. Great advice to get me up and going for my first time Stand Up Paddle-boarding. Super friendly and an amazing setting!

Thank Zeph W
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