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Kaikoura Kayaks

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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7118
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Exciting and Awesome Experience in Kaikoura

Kaikoura Kayaks is one of the best activities in Kaikoura, which deserves your half day time. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haibin Y
Amazing Experience

This. Was. Awesome. Great safety briefing, great gear. Connor was an awesome guide. We got up close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shane_Adcock
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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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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7118

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaikoura Kayaks is one of the best activities in Kaikoura, which deserves your half day time. We met the seals catching in the water, saw the wonderful scenery of Kaikoura mountains and the blue sea. It is really awesome and exciting. The guide is professional...More

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

Thank you for your kind review:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This. Was. Awesome. Great safety briefing, great gear. Connor was an awesome guide. We got up close with the seals and the seabirds. The highlight was watching a Ganet bird dive bomb into the ocean just a few metres away. Unfortunately on this trip we...More

Thank Shane_Adcock
KaikouraKayaks, General Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Shane:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I LOVED our experience with Kaikoura Kayaks. They equipped us with all the gear we needed to stay warm on a chilly day, and were great guides for our time on the water. We saw so many seals and had an absolute...More

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

Thank you and we agree Kaikoura is beautiful!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing!! Had such a great time, loved seeing the Hector Dolphins and the Seals. Connor the tour guide was excellent, great briefing beforehand and his knowledge of the area made the tour really interesting. Totally recommend this tour!

Thank clokesnz
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks heaps!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time thanks to Coner and Kaikoura Kayaks. It was the first time that I was kayaking and It was fantastic. We had the chance to see dolfins, they were following us and playing witth the kayaks. Awesome !

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome:) Thank you for your review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, the seals, hope springs, the snow capped mountains and the open ocean! The tour guides were great and funny as well. I recommend this so much, especially at 7:30amb😂

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

Thank you so much:)

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We booked the family kayak tour with Conner. Our kids were 8 and 9 and were just as excited as we were. All four of us had this experience rated in the top three of our whole trip. We saw fur seals at first but...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow top three thank you so much!:) Conner had a great time with your family.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Even though we were kayaking at 7 am it was such a great time. Connor my tour guide gave a great insight into everything we were seeing and such a funny dude as well. Was a great time even though we had to give the...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your big muscles- Go Weltec Students! We really enjoyed having you visit Kaikoura again:)

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Conner was a great guide! We saw so many seals and had a great time! I would definitely do it again.

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you:)

Reviewed 11 August 2017

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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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much:) We really appreciate your review.

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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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