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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
  • Dry bags for camera's, all kayaking equipment, paddle jackets, wet shoes, spray skirts, dry pants, gloves and hats over the winter months.
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rich Turner wrote a review 15 Oct
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Thanks to Jonna , Emma and the boss for a magical experience,, paddling with the seals and the Dusky Dolphins. Literally stuck for words at the awesomeness , I must of said WOW a hundred times. Very professional and friendly . You just have to go and do it if your around
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 5 days ago
We are really happy to hear 'Wow' a hundred times:) Thank you very paddling with us!
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Paul H wrote a review Jul 2020
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Not enough good things to say about Matt & the crew!!!! We were there for a camp with youth. This might not be why you are there but their ability to accommodate us speaks of the flexibility and desire to meet your needs. We paddled in the morning with one group & then the
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 30 Jul 2020
Hi Paul and the Scripture Union crew! Thanks for the detailed review, we are pleased to be able to accommodate our trips for speciality tours like this, it makes for fun, practical hands-on learning! Look forward to seeing you all in Kaikoura again next year:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Jollene W wrote a review Jul 2020
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A big thanks to Matt and Renee for fitting us in so we could give our kids an ultimate experience. From the time of booking communication and service was awesome. Such a professional team. Renee was very patient and excellent with the kids. Highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 30 Jul 2020
Hi The Warrington Family, Thanks for the 5 star review, we are pleased you enjoyed the kayaking tour and that it was fun for the whole family! Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Anurag B wrote a review May 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
We were 3 of us and had a private tour with Emma. It was an amazing day. Kaikoura kayaks provided us with warm waterproof jackets and life jackets. We had a good briefing about rowing and safety guidelines before we began our amazing kayak tour. Our tour guide Emma was
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the review! We hope to see you around Kaikoura sometime again:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Reina wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
Got to see a few seals and penguins swimming around my kayak. They were so close I thought I might hit them with my paddle! A great kayaking experience😍
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Response from Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thanks for the 5 star review"")
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Peanutbutterjalianna
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Fun, unique experience
We went on the sunset kayak tour and it was absolutely stunning. Our tour guide Emma was cool and super profesh. De
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saa0193
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Peaceful evening kayak
We had an excellent trip with Jonna, very peaceful evening tour. We saw a seal eating an octopus, a couple of albat
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Emma2020sheilanacy
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Perfect
Jonna our guide is excellent. It was our first time and we get to see seals up close at a safe distance and some du
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nacychan
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Kayaking with Kaikoura
It was a great kayak experience with Kaikoura Kayak. Especially the awesome guide--Jonna. She has briefed us well a
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Curious54193299431
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Fantastic kayaking experience
Kaikoura Kayaks took us (first time sea kayakers) on a fantastic kayaking experience with the highlight being among
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jimd111
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Great Sunset Kayak in Kaikoura!
Great trip exploring the southern Kaikoura coast. Very friendly and accommodating guides and all the gear was suppl
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Amelie8C
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Magical sunset kayak tour
We did the sunset kayaking tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Kaikoura. Matt was an excellent gui
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kandstravelbug
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seal of approval
The highlight of our south island trip. Thank you so much for the amazing experience my partner and I will never fo
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Croc1970
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Amazing trip and highly recommended.
The guides were very helpful and informative throughout the tour. Our favourite part was seeing the seals on the ro
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titch2019
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Great kayaking experience
Awesome tour - I was a complete beginner but felt completely at ease by the confident support of our guides. Safety
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kwame m
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Great Experience, really fun
This was a last minute trip I decided to do whilst travelling alone but I had such a good time kayaking with these
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299simonp
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Floating with the shearwaters
Awesome afternoon out on the water the guides where awesome, great local knowledge and conducted the trip in a rel
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Tish886
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Excellent
What an excellent way to spend a morning. Really friendly and knowledgeable guides. The tailored the experience t
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TimonS333
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Awesome!
The girls that took us on the tour were great and helped make the experience memorable. The views were great.
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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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Key Details
  • Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Peninsula Seal Colony
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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