I'll be in Tauranga mid Jan with my husband and a group of 10 friends, a time to catch up and spend time together. We enjoy kayaking and I was wondering if there is any kayak hire available that is NOT a tour. I've had a quick look and everything I've come across so far has been for tours. We'd ideally like to hire a kayak or 2 and just be able to do our own thing. This area may not be the best area for doing so, not sure. Don't mind kayak tours but it's the time issue I'm thinking about. Might just have to leave the kayaking for our time at Queen Charlotte Sound when it's just the 2 of us and we don't have to worry about fitting in with others. Any info would be appreciated.