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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Address: 19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK...

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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We are a family of 5 with 3 kids aged 7, 11 and 14. We took a tour with Kaikoura Kayaks and had a marvellous time. These guys are professional and thorough from the beginning to... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views from the water and fun paddling around swimming seals on a good day was simply awesome! Though we paddled super hard to chase after dolphins a few times and didn't get to see many. We still had a great time altogether.

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Temuka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tyler and Arye were both very professional from gearing up right throughout the trip. They had a good knowledge of local history and seals. Highly recommended way to spend a morning in Kaikoura. Sitting in the middle of a pod of dolphins was a bonus Kaikoura kayaks have two very good young men working for them

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids aged 7, 11 and 14. We took a tour with Kaikoura Kayaks and had a marvellous time. These guys are professional and thorough from the beginning to the end. They​ catered for the beginners among us, including our 7 year old daughter, with care and good humour. Safety is clearly a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like the title and all the other reviews are saying. It's just amazing and fantastic. All of Kaikoura is.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are experienced kayakers and rented doubles from several locations on South Island. These guys were far and away the best. Totally professional and the best gear. Other companies sent us out on a wing and a prayer while Kaikoura gave us radios and a planned route that they checked up on every four hours or so.... More 

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St Lucia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the team at Kaikoura Kayaks for Turning on the weather and showing us a fun time on the water. We had the best time cheers

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really fun afternoon in the kayaks, felt very safe and most of all entertained by our lovely hosts Matt, Arye, Tylar and Conner; these guys were awesome.

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Thank Shelley C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! :) our best kayak experience in NZ. Arye and Tyler were so friendly, nice to have a chat with them on the water! Saw a few seals, they were pretty close as well. Would definitely do it again!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous experience with Kaikoura Kayaking team. The guides were excellent. Big thank you to Tyler and Ruby. Very supportive to the whole group and full of fascinating facts along the way. We learned a lot more about kayaking and the local resident seals.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We took an 8 hour sea kayaking course and had an awesome experience. We were looking to learn rescue techniques - both personal rescue and assisting others, good paddling technique and general sea kayaking savvy and were so impressed. Our instructors, Tyler and Ruby, were friendly, genuine, professional and fun. We showed up just before business close the day prior... More 

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