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Golden Bay Kayaks

29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9095
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Very knowledgable, entertaining guided tour

We had a great guided tour. Alex was very knowledgable and funny at the same time. The guided tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
otimtimtim
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Basel, Switzerland
Great experience with our grandson

We booked a family guided tour with our 6 yr old grandson and were just the three of with the guide... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
reinhard0753
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Golden Bay Kayaks is one of the best little kayak companies in New Zealand, situated in one of the best kayaking destinations in the world, which is why it is such a popular destination for all kayakers from beginners to the more experienced. They specialise in kayak rentals for a half day, full day or the popular 'paddle the length of the Abel Tasman', the only company that will allow this. The Guided tours are a simple, no fuss, high value experience where the personal touch makes the half day spent on the water a memorable experience. Perfect for those that have not kayaked before or very little or for those keen to learn about the Northern end of the Abel Tasmans rich history, geology and wildlife. Stand Up Paddle boards available and the easily accessible Tata Islands is a fantastic destination to explore the close up nature of islands. They are the closest sea kayak company to the Abel Tasman National Park. An extra bonus at the end(or start) of the day is the great coffee and ice cream....PERFECT!
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“guided tour” (12 reviews)
“tata beach” (13 reviews)
“morning tea” (9 reviews)
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29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
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+64 3-525 9095
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great guided tour. Alex was very knowledgable and funny at the same time. The guided tour even includes a small breakfast at the beach in Wainui Bay. Don't get scared off if the sky is cloudy, during kayaking you won't be cold...More

Thank otimtimtim
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a family guided tour with our 6 yr old grandson and were just the three of with the guide Alex. She had an amazing knowledge of the region, despite she was from the north island and showed heaps of patience with our talkative...More

1  Thank reinhard0753
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

None of us had ever stepped foot in a Kayak before but any concerns were quickly dispelled by the friendly experts of Golden bay Kayaks. A superb location provides an excellent backdrop for wonderful introduction to this activity with the bonus that there is plenty...More

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Golden Bay with my parents earlier this month, and it was an absolute pleasure to spend some time kayaking with Tony and Lisa. My parents had never been in a kayak before and were quite nervous, but Tony did an exceptional job of...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it took us some time to arrange a day of kayaking, we were incredibly pleased with just about everything. The staff is friendly and helpful, the orientation was professional and respectful, and the kayaking was fabulous. We are experienced kayakers, so we got to...More

Thank amershon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best Abel Tasman experience- way better than trekking. As we have some sea kayaking experience we opted to kayak from Tata Beach to Marahau and then walk back. Tony spent about 3 hours with us the day before going over safety instructions,...More

Thank Gary S S
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing this informative review. This is an extra special review as the 2 of you are so extensively travelled throughout NZ and are very involved in the outdoors. Happy adventures, it was wonderful meeting you both. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Tony and Lisa provide best kayaking services.They also have good range of kayaks. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip seeing seals and migratory birds. Perfecet!

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Hard to write a review without repeating what has already been said. Perfect weather, perfect guide (Nathaniel) and perfect sights - the rocky shoreline, seals, stingray, penguin, herons and so on. Tata beach is a great place anyway, but this made it special.

Thank Norbert2013
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We still love hearing it and we still appreciate our tripadvisor family taking the time to write lovely reviews. Many thanks and we look forward to meeting you again. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What an outstanding experience. Excellent trip. Detailed explanation of the "how to do it" with emphasis on safety regardless if you are experienced or a first timer. Once on the water, Nathaniel & Ella, our guides, did a fabulous job with pointing out wildlife as...More

Thank Larry P
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was fabulous to meet you both and hope to see you again. Happy adventures. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our guided half day trip with Andy. The weather was perfect, first instructions very helpful and got many interesting fact around the area and some Maori storys :) Dropped all our bankcards in the water so we went for...More

Thank SsamueLlisa
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

We appreciate the time that you take to write a review, lovely and informative ones are especially helpful for our tripadvisors family. Have more wonderful adventures, thank you for coming. Kind regards Lisa and Tony

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