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New Zealand Sea Kayak Adventures

Paihia, New Zealand
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A really great 5 days

Thanks to Magnus and Anna for a great trip. They supplied good equipment, tailored the paddling to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
MMMIan
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Canberra, Australia
3 day Kayak Adventure!

We booked a 3 day sea kayak trip in October with Anais and Magnus and it is one our fondest... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
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Fully catered kayak camping trips for 3, 7 or 10 days We provide sea kayaking tours and expeditions in Northland, New Zealand within the Bay of Islands and the surrounding outer coast. Instruction at both novice and advanced levels, is included. As one of the first sea kayak operators/outfitters in New Zealand - with over 29 years experience in this area - we continue to be passionate about our trips! Our trips are usually small groups and we can customise the experience. Count on delicious meals with local produce, the possibility of freshly caught seafood and baked desserts. We specialise in leading adventurous ocean kayaking trips! Technical paddling and deep water re-entry safety skills are taught on most trips. We get out to areas not visited by other tour operators. Rock gardening, sea caves and kayak surfing are available for those looking for additional challenge! Attention to detail...whether it be the meals we serve, our care for the environment, the equipment we provide or our risk management is always carefully carried out. Guides are First Aid and CPR trained and the head guides hold SKOANZ guides qualifications. Customised kayak trips can be arranged during the off season from May - November for group of any size.
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Thanks to Magnus and Anna for a great trip. They supplied good equipment, tailored the paddling to suit our abilities and fed us very well.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We booked a 3 day sea kayak trip in October with Anais and Magnus and it is one our fondest memories of NZ. Communication before the trip was easy, Anais answered all our questions and concerns through email and text messages without any issues. During...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Magnus’ local knowledge of the Islands provided us with an adventurous but safe 3 day trip with our kids. Highly recommend this outfit!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome day with Magnus in the Bay of Islands in windy conditions which saw us island hop and then paddle with everything we had across windy straights. hard day paddling in the conditions but achey arms were worth it. He took us into...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

we had seven days with Magnus and had a ball although we were an older threesome the oldest 73 it was great sea caves secluded beaches fresh crayfish there was nothing we did not like good equipment and expert guide

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

My wife & I kayaked for 5 days with NZSKA guided by Magnus, a keen highly skilled & seriously enthusiastic kayaker. Magnus runs NZSKA with Anais and it is a going concern with high quality kayaks & gear, and great itineraries mainly around Pahia /...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My teenage daughter 15 and myself kayaked, camped and toured for 5 days in the Bay of Islands. Our guide Magnus was terrific, equipment excellent, great food. Amazing location. We had such a good time we want to go next year.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was a wonderful adventure, guided by an expert, Magnus O'Grady, who shared his knowledge and skills unstintingly. It was a valuable learning experience for me - a real boost to my sea kayaking ability - as well as a spellbinding kayaking and camping tour....More

Thank Bron J
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

It was absolutely perfect to discover the bay of islands with Magnus & Anaïs. The landscapes were just beautifuls, the campground very quiet and (fortunately )the weather was very good. Magnus explained me lot of things about the bay but also about new Zealand. As...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Why we loved the 3 Day Trip: + Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful guides + Delicious meals at every stop + High quality gear & safety instruction + Beautiful & diverse scenery & beaches + Cool flora/fauna, from sharks to pukekos + Info & stories about NZ/Maori...More

Thank William G
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Magnus O, Owner at New Zealand Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hey Guys, we loved our trip with you too! Thanks for the great feedback and we really hope the rest of your trip in NZ is Awsome! Cheers Mag and Ana

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