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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa

From US$ 88.09
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
From US$ 88.09
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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
US$ 88.09
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 and have chance to try out your new skills before heading off on your adventure. Escape from the crowds, noise of other boats, the hustle and bustle of normal life and come and paddle with us!

You will gently paddle along the coastline while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
Exploring remote bays and inlets for around 60 minutes, you will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day. Taking a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will serve snacks while sharing stories about the area, our unique Kiwi French village by the sea. You will launch your kayaks back into the water and continue to search and discover while your guide watches out for interesting activity. Through out the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling in an extinct sea flooded volcano basin.

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. We can also provide accommodation pick up and drop off service upon request if you are not within walking distance and without a car.
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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

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

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Fantastic Reason to Wake up!

My husband and I woke up early for the 7:30 sunrise kayak tour, and we were so glad we did. Allie was an amazing tour guide, incredibly knowledgeable about the area, its history, and all its creatures. We were able to spend more than 5...More

Thank Julia S
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks so much for the review! What a blessed tour we had, it is so amazing to have the whole crater to ourselves and get some special visits from such rare creatures.. the white flippered penguins.. smallest in the world coming to say hello, and...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Best experience of any vacation I've ever been on

The short version: Amazing! You cannot leave New Zealand without doing this! This was the highlight of any vacation my husband and I have ever been on. The long version: We drove to Akaroa specifically for this activity and it was completely worth it. You...More

Thank Kristen L
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks so much, wow, amazing to get your lovely review, it makes it all worth it for us. We do our best to provide the best possible experience for our guests and we are so happy to hear that this was the best thing you...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018
The Best Activity I Had in New Zealand

I went solo to Akaroa and did this kayak safari. I was anxious at first as it's my first time kayaking. But Jake is a great guide! He guided us all through out the tour and assisted us with everything. I am definitely recommending this...More

Thank Ivyoutiful
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks Ivy! So glad you enjoyed our service, we love to look after our guests and our guides give the 5 star treatment to make sure all first timers and experienced paddlers alike are fully comfortable and safe with knowledge about the route, safety procedures...More

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