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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa

From US$87.71
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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
US$87.71
Overview
Discover remote bays and native marine wildlife in New Zealand on this 3-hour sea kayak tour from Akaroa. Following an orientation session, paddle out onto the waters around Akaroa’s extinct volcanic basin with your guide. Test your newfound sea kayaking skills in the shallows of the harbor. Then, head out onto the gently rolling waves and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Watch the skies for native birdlife such as heron, egrets, oystercatchers and bitterns, and keep an eye on the waves for sightings of playful seals and dolphins.
What to Expect
The Sunrise Safari is our recommend trip of the day. The ocean is always much calmer in the early morning and the wildlife is more active. Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will paddle out through blue waters escaping from the crowds, noise of other boats, the hustle and bustle of normal life,

You will paddle through the reserve while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
 You will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day before the tour boats are on the water.  Your guide will provide an on water snack while sharing stories about this special marine reserve . Through out the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through an extinct sea flooded volcano basin which is inhabited by endangered mammals. You will have the change to have close encounters with hector dolphins, white flippered penguins, NZ fur seals and Orca if you lucky!

Your guide can answer any questions that you may have.Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced.You will also have the opportunity to take home photos of your day
Reviews (38)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing tour!!

Had a wonderful morning on the water with our small group! Jake was an amazing guide and he was really knowledgeable and made the tour super fun! We saw starfish, sea slugs, shags, Canadian geese, and hector dolphins! We were meant to head back when...More

Thank jupoo25
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate it, how special the hector dolphins decided to pay you a little visit. It makes it all the more special as they are so endangered, and just living in the wild in our special flooded volcano...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unforgettable Experience!

Special thanks to our knowledgeable guide - Jake, from Wiscousin! We came from Hong Kong and were lucky to have a great sunny day for kayaking. Jake has good patience to help everyone of us for a wonderful tour of the harbor.....only complaint was that...More

Thank Dennis L
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review Dennis! We love hosting guests from all over the world, we are thankful you got to see our amazing little corner of the of the planet all the way from Hong Kong! We only employ the absolute best guides...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So nice.

We had 4 nice hours on the water with perfect calm weather. Our guide Jake was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about kayaking, wildlife, flora and the vulcanic area. We had nice conversations about a lot of different subjects. Jake inspirered us...More

Thank Lene Fogelberg H
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review Lene, we are so happy you enjoyed paddling around the protected marine reserve with Jake, it is just so special being in an extinct volcano crater! We wish you safe travels! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Fantastic kayaking

Early start but well worth it for the calm water and great views. Tour guide Jake was excellent, reassuring, very informative and knowledgeable about the area. Felt safe, saw lots of wildlife, was a fantastic experience.

Thank Damon P
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for the review! So happy you enjoyed your tour, we put everything into delivering an unforgettable experience for our guests, thanks for coming and safe travels! Allie & greville

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Amazing dolphin encounter

my husbond and I and our two adult children went on this sunrise safari and we had a great time. We felt well taken care of by Allie and Greville. They gave instructins on how to use the kayaks so we all felt safe. We...More

1  Thank lovetravelling2018
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks so much for the review, that was a magial morning to be blessed with long visits by our favorite little hector dolphins, they know our kayaks and when they feel like it they follow us all morning! Amazing to get a sighting of the...More

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