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Kaikoura Kayaks

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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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A perfect tour this afternoon with Cowan, as he decided to go further out with us to meet dolphins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bischofvalentin
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Great trip

What an excellent trip. It helped the weather was good but our guide was excellent and knew a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick M
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect tour this afternoon with Cowan, as he decided to go further out with us to meet dolphins. We were successful, plenty of them swam next, under and in front of us! Saw fur seals as well, what a day. By the way, couldn’t...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent trip. It helped the weather was good but our guide was excellent and knew a lot. Saw lots of bird life, seals both resting and swimming, and lucky enough to see dolphins as well. Thanks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to join this tour! Tour guide Cowan, George and Matt were amazing. They made sure we are all well-equipped physically and mentally before we begin kayaking (its really important especially when we dunno how to swim :p). We've done kayaking once...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner enjoyed their experience on a guided seal kayak tour with Callum. We were lucky to see a couple of seals swimming underneath and around us and sleeping on the edges of the peninsula too. Callum also spotted a shark whilst we were paddling...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are avid kayakers and had several opportunities to explore New Zealand by kayak on our own. Kaikoura Kayaks was hands down the best kayaking company to work with on our trip. They dropped us off near the South Bay with high-quality...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the seal sea kayaking guided by Sam. He is energetic and prepared us very well before we go into the sea. It was such an amazing experience!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I did the 3-hour guided seal kayaking. It was truly an amazing experience since, in addition to seeing seals, we got to see dolphins! These playful fellas swam right by and under us, and even did some somersaults. Our guide, Matt, was...More

Thank Andre C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, had kids aged 3 & 5 with us, guides were great with them, we were lucky enough to see dolphins as well as seals! Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an absolute awesome experience with an absolute awesome team! A great guide and an customer service which truly goes the extra mile for you as a customer made this one of the most memorable experiences we had in New Zealand. Ruby was an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a trip this morning with some fantastic people and stellar guides! We kayaked out and found us some dusky dolphins, seals and sunshine ☀️

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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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