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Kaikoura Kayaks

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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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A worthwhile activity

We had a great time kayaking today. Conner was a great guide who made us feel safe and well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adam D
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Awesome experience - up close with whales, dolphins and seals in one easy paddle

Conner is a great guide, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Kaikoura environment. The safety... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grant B
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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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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time kayaking today. Conner was a great guide who made us feel safe and well informed before setting out in the kayaks. He really knew his stuff when it came to facts about the wildlife and local info. We had a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conner is a great guide, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Kaikoura environment. The safety briefing was thorough and gave us confidence. All equipment was provided and we didn't even get wet.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Conner was our guide and he was not only fun and enthusiastic but very knowledgable about Kaikoura, the land and sea, and the seals' behaviour and ecology. This experience was one I am glad I did. You must be fit as there is a bit...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had a wonderful time kayaking with Connor! He was very informative yet very funny! We saw seals just chilling out on the rocks, and swimming so close to the kayaks!! It was an awesome day, even kayaking in the light rain!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

There were only 2 of us on this trip and our guide, Connor made sure we were well briefed before we started kayaking. We got suited up to stay warm and the briefing was very thorough, first time in my experience that we were briefed...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant kayaking trip with Connor - he made sure we were very comfortable with safety and getting us prepared. We got to see seals, “surfed” the swells on our kayaks, and even spotted a penguin chilling out in the sea!! Such a great...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Thanks Matt for the clear instruction and safety briefing. All gears are provided to keep us safe and warm. We had the morning tour departing from South Bay with so much fun to see a lot seals laying on their resting rocks, different species of...More

Thank Yin S
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Loved sea kayaking with Connor! Very informative and friendly! Saw lots of seals and even the dolphins came out to see play! Thanks Connor, you da best! x

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Connor was amazing. Had the best time definitely recommend. Couldn’t see anymore wildlife if we tried

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Kaikoura kayaks is a great way to see the Kaikoura Peninsula and get close to some of the wildlife. Our guide, Connor, was fantastic. He made sure we were all kitted out with high quality gear, that we were comfortable in the kayaks and that...More

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Mrinal N
11 October 2016|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi there, Orca Whale's are not normally seen that often in Kaikoura or by kayak. If you want to view Whales I would recommend Whale Watch Kaikoura. Our kayak tours focus on Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins. Thanks for your time.
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Chloe S
3 November 2015|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Chloe, We take out family's all the time in our safe, stable, double user friendly kayaks. Normally an adult or guide is in the back of the kayak so the younger one's don't have to paddle as much. Your guide will also... More
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