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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Celebrating 20 Years of Service - 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...more
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Booked a 12:30pm Seal Kayaking session with Kaikoura Kayaks at a last minute and so thankful they accommodated! Blake was our guide for the day, extremely detailed with his safety explanation with no complacency regardless the experience level of his team. He was very patient...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielang
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most fabulous wildlife tours I have been on! Professional outfit, well organised, and friendly staff. Connor, our kayak guide was all over it... top marks for educational info, organisation, safety (super support and tracking of each kayak on the whole journey!) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FanWaWoollybutt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are just back from the sunset trip with Connor. Could not believe how far we went. Enjoyed kayaking next to the seals, and then had a bonus of dolphins jumping near us on the way back. Connor was an excellent guide, sharing plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Having lived in New Zealand for three years now this is quite literally one of the best things that I have had he chance to do while I have been here. Our guide Conner was awesome at showing everyone the ropes and conducted the guided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went with kids and grandparents, and everyone had fun! There were a total of 13 people going kayak, and they sent 3 guides. Our family of 6 had our own guide! George was fun and patient, good with interacting with kids. It's our first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travel-the-world-33
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the most amazing experience - the best guides EVER - Maria, Cowen and George!! They were so friendly, knowledgable and had a great sense of humour...Would recommend this to anyone visiting New Zealand... Thanks again for an awesome day :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sforr19
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pros: The guide are very nice and knowladgeable about the wildlife and Kaikoura. They take security very seriously and you feel you are in very good hands. Great quality kayak and everything is included. Cons: It's a bit pricey for what you get (you cann...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi There, Thanks for your review! Our Kayak tours are $110.00 each for a 3 Hour Tour which are one of the cheapest tours in town. We strongly believe that they provide you with a far more (up close and personal experience) with the New...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A big thank you Kaikoura Kayaks. Shout out to our guides Cowan, George and Maria! What a memorable experience and the highlight of our trip to NZ. Blessed to see seals, penguins and dolphins. The weather was perfect with the sunshine and snow capped mountains....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adventuresrubea
Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks a lot for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour so much, the amazing coastline and marine life that we get to see in beautiful Kaikoura certainly is something very special and we're happy you got to experience this with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great day today with Maria, Cowen and good ol’ Captain Jack Sparrow (George) (aye captain). Not only do they brief you very well (#safetyfirst), but they also have banter, which is obvs a plus. If I would be their boss, i would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Fauve and Nora, Thankyou so much for your response! What an amazing day we had on Friday, be sure to go on to our Kaikoura Kayaks Facebook page and check out the snaps that we have uploaded! Safe travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great tour of the area with our guide Conner, who was professional, informative, fun and provided all the gear we needed. Got up close with so many seals, and also birds and even a rare penguin! Would recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thankyou so much for your review, we are glad you had so much fun with us!

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Christine B
27 October 2018|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
The male seals tend to do absolutely nothing all day bar lie on the rocks, cool down and have a good scrap. We saw a few on the rocks in the morning just last week, and a couple in the water. Book it, you won' regret it as... More
3 October 2018|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
I recommend the 8:30am & 12:30pm tours for the best chance of kayaking with Dolphins!
Mrinal N
11 October 2016|
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.