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Amazing kayak trip with Kaikoura’s original sea kayak company!

Connor and Matt did a great job! They had a very thorough and informative safety talk prior to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Erika C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Great Day Out

Had a great time, our guide Connar was really informative and good fun. Got to see loads of seals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam H
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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...more
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Connor and Matt did a great job! They had a very thorough and informative safety talk prior to heading out in the kayaks. All the equipment was clean and well-maintained. I barely got wet at all since they provided water shoes and a spray skirt....More

Thank Erika C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time, our guide Connar was really informative and good fun. Got to see loads of seals and even a penguin as we returned to dock. Would highly recommend these guys.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving from Blenheim to Christchurch and stopped at the gorgeous town of Kaikoura...which is a definite must. We had a fantastic few hours with Connor kayaking. It was so awesome to be so close to the seals, we even got to see one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brisbane, Australia - very inexperienced kayakers on a cold and wet day (5 September 2018). Initially we were a little apprehensive about the weather conditions but so glad we went through with it. There were two guides (Connor and Matt) for the group of 8....More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time exploring the bay and it’s wildlife. Connor is a great guide very friendly knowledgeable and experienced. This is really a must do when you are in Kaikoura. Thanks heaps guys.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of my highlights from my trip to NZ. Our guide Conner was a really nice guy, really friendly and funny! Knew his stuff too and constantly provided us with interesting info about the animals and the landscape. Would highly recommend. Only downside was it...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review, we hope that you can come back again for the chance to paddle with the Dusky's:)

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Got to see many seals sleeping on the rocks as they're nocturnal creatures. One was frolicking in the sea! Kayaks are very safe and it wasn't cold at all with the many layers we had to put on.

Thank Jonathan L
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love winter paddling and never too cold with the right clothing and equipment:)

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time out on the water with Matt. We were fortunate enough to see a Blue Penguin and some inquisitive Fur Seals! Matt had great knowledge regarding the marine life so you won't be disappointed!

Thank samuelcobbold
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you:)

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of seals!

Thank tatjanahisaac
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation!

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Thanks Matt and Connor, very nice and funny. Felt not enough when the trip finished. Will definitely come back again, see you guys later!

Thank Cindy Y
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Cindy, we look forward to seeing you again:)

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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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