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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998 New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales. Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins and Seals. New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing. Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering. Qualified New Zealand guides. 100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours. Family Friendly - operating year round. The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
Important Information
Departure Point
19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Dry bags for camera's, all kayaking equipment, paddle jackets, wet shoes, spray skirts, dry pants, gloves and hats over the winter months.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ali wrote a review 21 Oct
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We went on the sunset kayak tour and it was absolutely stunning. Our tour guide Emma was cool and super profesh. Definitely recommend this to everyone! We're first time sea kayakers and had the best time. One of the coolest things we've done for sure.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
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Thank you so much for joining us on our Sunset tour:)
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saa0193 wrote a review 17 Oct
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an excellent trip with Jonna, very peaceful evening tour. We saw a seal eating an octopus, a couple of albatross, some shearwaters and a whole bunch of seals swimming and chilling! Jonna had lots of interesting stories about the area and was very knowledgeable about the
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks heaps for your review and for your recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again some time.
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Sheila wrote a review 12 Oct
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Jonna our guide is excellent. It was our first time and we get to see seals up close at a safe distance and some dusky dolphins too. They are very professional. We feel safe and we enjoyed the whole kayak time! Will definitely come again hoping to catch some whale sight in
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour! See you next time:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Nacy wrote a review 12 Oct
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It was a great kayak experience with Kaikoura Kayak. Especially the awesome guide--Jonna. She has briefed us well and gave us lots of information about the surrounding when we were on the sea. Just sit back, paddle and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review Nacy, we will be sure to pass the feedback onto guide Jonna! Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Debbie wrote a review 10 Oct
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Kaikoura Kayaks took us (first time sea kayakers) on a fantastic kayaking experience with the highlight being among a pod of dolphins which were surfacing around our kayaks. We enjoyed every minute of the three hours which went so fast and we wished we could have stayed out
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Yay Dolphins! How lucky, sounds like you had a fantastic time! Thanks for paddling with us:) Regards, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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About the operator

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richturn1
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Jaw dropping
Thanks to Jonna , Emma and the boss for a magical experience,, paddling with the seals and the Dusky Dolphins. Li
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cortneyg45
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Good morning out
My partner and I booked this tour for the afternoon trip and they called us the night before to ask us to switch to
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MonMuir
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Seal kayaking
We had a fabulous trip kayaking with seals. Had great communication about our booking and monitoring the weather, a
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mack1882
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Perfect start to a Sunday morning!!
Great experience to take part in while in Kaikoura. Had an awesome trip on one of those days where plenty of wildli
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PaulH-SUNZ
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Not just another sea kayaking outfit
Not enough good things to say about Matt & the crew!!!! We were there for a camp with youth. This might not be why
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bexmoar
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Great thing to do on a beautiful Kaikoura day!
I had an awesome trip! It was perfect weather, the mountains were clear and there was snow on them. The sea was pre
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thedonwars
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A must do kayaking experience
A big thanks to Matt and Renee for fitting us in so we could give our kids an ultimate experience. From the time
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Yumiqt
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Happiest experience
It was an amazing! Everything was perfect! The water was calm and I saw snow mountain from the ocean.And we met man
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Anurag0416
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Great Activity
We were 3 of us and had a private tour with Emma. It was an amazing day. Kaikoura kayaks provided us with warm wate
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YsabelleT5
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Seal kayaking
Such an amazing experience sea kayaking with dolphins and seals, with the odd Blue penguins making an appearence, a
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Maps556717
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spotting the dolphins and getting up close to the fur seals
The kayak tour was very nice. Our guide took us out and we saw many seals in the water as well as on the rocks. S
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Bernmich
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Amazing!
We had a great time kayaking with Emma! As the weather was quite bad earlier that day, we were only 4 people + guid
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Mhavo
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Amazing Kayak Tour
My wife and i did the midday kayak tour with Emma. We got to see heaps of seals up close and 2 of them came very cl
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chrislW9929PS
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Sunset kayak tour
We called a night ahead to ask about the sunset kayak tour and received very informative answers on the phone from
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reina0218
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Seals and penguins!
Got to see a few seals and penguins swimming around my kayak. They were so close I thought I might hit them with my
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Key Details
  • Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Peninsula Seal Colony
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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