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Kaikoura Kayaks

#3 of 28 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Fur seals!

Had a great time with Connor, he was funny and knowledgeable. It was fun kayaking along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YujiW510
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Berkeley, California
Amazing

Took a great tour with these guys earlier today and was gladly surprised with the fun of which I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt O
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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LOCATION
19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7118

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with Connor, he was funny and knowledgeable. It was fun kayaking along the beautiful Kaikoura coast, hanging out with and interacting with tons of fur seals (including little baby ones!) and checking out the marine bird life. Really nice, relaxing and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a great tour with these guys earlier today and was gladly surprised with the fun of which I had. The staff, Matt, Conor and Ali were amazing and helpful to assist us in our needs. We're very supportive and welcoming to any conversations of...More

Thank Matt O
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and really pleased you had lots of fun with our awesome team:)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing day today thanks so much to connor, ari, matt and mark you guys were great hosts and very patient. I would highly recommend this to everyone!

Thank Bianca T
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making the big effort to support Kaikoura, we really enjoyed our day with you all:)

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kaikoura to see some marine life in June. Turns out it wasn't a great time to go since it was winter. My bad. Not to mention hardly any boats could be chartered that day. Double bad. But Connor at Kaikoura Kayaks definitely...More

Thank avelo2314
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for us joining and taking the time to review, its hard to beat paddling in the winter, the serenity of the ocean and the beautiful snow capped mountains in the background.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the morning sea kayaking with our guide Conor, who was professional, knowledgeable, and went the extra mile to make sure we got to see seals. All equipment was provided including wet shoes, pants, jacket, and even a hand cover for...More

Thank kyu2010
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kayaked in July so it was cold out, but they had pants, jackets, and booties for us to wear to keep warm and a skirt to keep us dry in the kayaks. Ayre was an awesome guide and we kayaked out to the seal...More

Thank mtravel123
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received this trip as a birthday present and we headed up from Christchurch for the day. The weather was pretty cold and windy but the rain managed to stay away while we were out on the water. Despite the weather not being great it...More

Thank Lucykiwi
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you:

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing kayak experience with this company. Our tourguide Conner was awesome! We saw Seals playing around and were SO LUCKY to even see a whale! Our weather conditions were perfect for a great ocean and coast view so make sure you have...More

Thank BriseisFlores
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow what a trip you had:)))

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a great experience regardless of the weather/season. Matt and Connor are great kayak guides. They are experienced and extremely friendly paddlers with good knowledge of the surrounding area and sea life. This is a safe and fun experience for all levels of kayakers....More

Thank Laura G
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation;)

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We've had an absolute blast during our kayaking trip. Were lucky enough to see seals having a feed and even spotted a whale. The latter is very very rare so we followed it for a while at a respectable distance. Conner did a great job...More

Thank Ivo H
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we love hearing about your experience and your extremley special encounter.

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Mrinal N
11 October 2016|
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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.
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Chloe S
3 November 2015|
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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
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