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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa

From US$ 90.19
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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
From US$ 90.19
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 (41)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Beautiful wildlife excursion

We had the perfect calm day for our morning tour. Sighted hector dolphins, penguins and plenty of sea birds. The landscape is stunning. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kind. Especially we are all novices. There is very little tolerance to lateness so make sure...More

Thank Maria C
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Maria, we were so happy you made it for the sunrise safari with us, what a magical morning, it was great having you and your friends positive energy! What a blessing being visited by the endangered white flippered penguins and the hector...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great exsperience

Thank you for a wonderful morning in Akaroa Bay. It was really interesting and our guide Jake, did a really good job telling about the sea life og birds in the bay. Also telling about the volcanic development of Bank Peninsula. Even though the pictures...More

Thank Søren S
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review we are so happy you had a great tour around the stunning marine reserve. Our photo service is very popular are available for purchase after the tour, its a great option as you don't have to juggle a camera in one...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 October 2018
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 4 weeks 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 8 October 2018
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 4 weeks 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

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