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Shore Excursion: Scenic Cruiser Sea Kayaking Safaris in Akaroa

From US$ 91.49
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  • 3-hour Akaroa wildlife safari by kayak
  • Paddle around the ancient volcano basin of Akaroa Harbor
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for all abilities including first-timers
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Shore Excursion: Scenic Cruiser Sea Kayaking Safaris in Akaroa
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Shore Excursion: Scenic Cruiser Sea Kayaking Safaris in Akaroa
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Overview
Swap your cruise ship for a kayak on this 3-hour shore excursion from Akaroa and enjoy a thrilling close encounter with native wildlife. Paddle your way around remote bays, inlets and sandy beaches; admire the dramatic scenery of the once-active volcano basin; then cool off with a swim. Along the way, keep a lookout for some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife sightings, including Hector Dolphins, penguins and orca whales.
What to Expect
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 quietly 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, and hustle and bustle of normal life.

You will gently paddle along through blue waters 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, witness mind blowing scenery and soak up the serenity of sea kayaking . 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 provide 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. Throughout the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through a marine reserve in an extinct sea flooded volcano basin.

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 upon request.

Dont miss out the kayak safaris are voted a NZ Must Do and are often quoted as being the highlight of a NZ holiday.
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile
Tranquil Kayaking in Akaroa Harbor

We had booked this tour directly with Akaroa kayaks dot com and were very happy that we did. One of our previous tours booked thru our cruise line was canceled at the last minute due to inadequate numbers of people signed up. On this tour...More

2  Thank John M
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thanks so much for the review John, we always deliver on our tours and no minimum number is set ,we hate to disappoint any one by cancelling last minute who has traveled so far to have the chance to kayak in this magical setting. Some...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Great time kayaking in Akaroa!

We went on this tour and had a great time! It was the perfect size group, not too small or large. The two guides we had were awesome and made sure we were safe and entertained the entire time. Plus, the natural beauty is just...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Monika G
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks so much for your review Monika and we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us, we like to keep our group numbers limited so that everyone can maximise their time with our knowledgeable guides as we tour through the features! Great to...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Unforgetable Day On The Water In Akoroa

Hooking up with our guide Jake was easy and his instructions on the use of the kayak, important safety measures, and all related equipment was clear and concise. After a quick shakedown paddle across the bay Jake led us on an incredible 3 1/2 hour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MarkBenguerel
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review Mark, it means alot to us as we put our heart and souls into our tours and ensure we only have the best of the best guides looking after our guests on the water., We are so happy...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Exceptional paddle

Great paddle, great guides in Greville and Jake. knowledgeable guides, go early so you can still spend time in town.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hessmrj
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks so much for the review! We are go happy you enjoyed your paddle around our flooded volcanic crater! Safe travels Allie & greville

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Day tour off of Ship

Jake was our tour guide and he was really good. After a safety and instructional briefing we took off. We had kayak skirts which helped a lot. You don’t get wet under those. We also were in a double kayak instead of singles, which I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Pemberly198
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to send that in! Our kayak safaris are such a great shore excursion choice for cruise ship passengers as you get to see all the stunning features of the harbour close up...More

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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could tell they mainly had one or two person sit in kayaks. I think however that it is possible for just one capable paddler to manage the kayak while the other just remains a passive passenger
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