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Golden Bay Kayaks

29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9095
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Excellent operators

Tony and Lisa provide best kayaking services.They also have good range of kayaks. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alice F
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Perfect

Hard to write a review without repeating what has already been said. Perfect weather, perfect... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Norbert2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Golden Bay Kayaks is one of the best little kayak companies in New Zealand, situated in one of the best kayaking destinations in the world, which is why it is such a popular destination for all kayakers from beginners to the more experienced. They specialise in kayak rentals for a half day, full day or the popular 'paddle the length of the Abel Tasman', the only company that will allow this. The Guided tours are a simple, no fuss, high value experience where the personal touch makes the half day spent on the water a memorable experience. Perfect for those that have not kayaked before or very little or for those keen to learn about the Northern end of the Abel Tasmans rich history, geology and wildlife. Stand Up Paddle boards available and the easily accessible Tata Islands is a fantastic destination to explore the close up nature of islands. They are the closest sea kayak company to the Abel Tasman National Park. An extra bonus at the end(or start) of the day is the great coffee and ice cream....PERFECT!
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Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (12 reviews)
“tata beach” (12 reviews)
“morning tea” (9 reviews)
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29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
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+64 3-525 9095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tony and Lisa provide best kayaking services.They also have good range of kayaks. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip seeing seals and migratory birds. Perfecet!

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Hard to write a review without repeating what has already been said. Perfect weather, perfect guide (Nathaniel) and perfect sights - the rocky shoreline, seals, stingray, penguin, herons and so on. Tata beach is a great place anyway, but this made it special.

Thank Norbert2013
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

We still love hearing it and we still appreciate our tripadvisor family taking the time to write lovely reviews. Many thanks and we look forward to meeting you again. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What an outstanding experience. Excellent trip. Detailed explanation of the "how to do it" with emphasis on safety regardless if you are experienced or a first timer. Once on the water, Nathaniel & Ella, our guides, did a fabulous job with pointing out wildlife as...More

Thank Larry P
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was fabulous to meet you both and hope to see you again. Happy adventures. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our guided half day trip with Andy. The weather was perfect, first instructions very helpful and got many interesting fact around the area and some Maori storys :) Dropped all our bankcards in the water so we went for...More

Thank SsamueLlisa
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

We appreciate the time that you take to write a review, lovely and informative ones are especially helpful for our tripadvisors family. Have more wonderful adventures, thank you for coming. Kind regards Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We took two open top kayaks and headed out for a few hours with the whole family and it was just beautiful on a calm day. We saw gannets and a few seals and just had a great time.

Thank JGangWM
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Lovely staff, excellent advise and lovely sights to see even for New Zealanders who have kayaked before. Loved learning to paddle board. Easier than I thought and went further than I thought we could get in an hour. Through a rock arch, past cormorants nests...More

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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are looking forward to seeing you again for a paddle board adventure! Many thanks Tony and Lisa

Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Golden Bay/ Tasman Abel area is ideal for kayaking, with fabulous scenery and wildlife including birds and seals, and the cream on the cake at Golden Bay Kayaks is the professional and friendly manner that the staff ran the outing, totally impressive down the...More

Thank Rogershk
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thanks Roger! It was great having you here and really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Looking forward to seeing you again and sharing a coffee with you! Many thanks Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Golden Bay Kayaks were very helpful when we called to enquire. Suggested if we had the time to go out later in the week, when the wind wasn't so strong. Provided all the equipment and safety instructions we needed to confidently paddle off on our...More

Thank julie n
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on the water on the SUPs. One of the 3 hadn't been on a SUP before and was given a quick lesson. Beautiful beach to play around on with stingrays, star fish and shags to look at.

Thank 23KSA
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Glad you had a great time. Its a fantastic place learn how to SUP and is one of the most beautiful places to explore...see you again soon. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Never done kayaking before and we had the best time. Amazing to get so close to islands and sea life, and got a really good feel for kayaking. Nathaniel was fantastic, really knowledgeable, interesting and friendly, and stayed around to recommend places to us in...More

Thank Mark H
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks Mark! Fantastic to have you here, hopefully see you again. warm regards Lisa and Tony

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