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Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises

Address: 3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 4028555
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Ranked #6 of 38 Activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: We Cruise for around 40 minutes along our local island coastline & up a meandering river that in...
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: We Cruise for around 40 minutes along our local island coastline & up a meandering river that in days gone by sailing ships used to load up Kauri Logs. Guests now transfer to kayaks so they can explore up close, paddle through mangrove forests or photograph a colony of sea birds that nest in trees hanging over the river, Then onto our final destination where a waterfall drops into the sea. At the waterfall the fun & adrenaline starts, even first timers can safely experience paddling in foaming whitewater & even under the waterfall itself!Our 7 Points of Difference:* Extreme Value* Safer, Boat on hand*More time for kayaking*Rest when you or your family want*Fast Sit on Kayaks that don't Trap you*Sit on kayaks allow you to go under the Waterfalls*Night Kayaking & Waterfalls is a brilliant NZ Experience!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant fun. We had not done much kayaking before but the guides were really helpful and informative. We paddled up to the falls and even went through them. We also got out and walked under the falls and had our picture taken. We had an excellent time and the guides were super.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tour guys are ao friendly full of information and flexible. We had so much fun out on the water with them. The waterfalls were fun to play in and dress to get wet!!

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Paihia, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had never kayaked before but I was made to feel very comfortable and had such an awesome time! Our guide was a great guy and full of interesting facts about out surroundings. Even when I fell in the water I was still having fun :-) highly recommend :-)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a great morning trip just the two of us (the benefits of winter travels). Could go at our own pace. Was fun kayaking under the waterfall. Also nice that they moved the trip to fit our scheduled bus back to Auckland as it was just the two of us.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Very pleased that my partner and I picked this kayak company to have out little adventure with. We did the afternoon kayak up to Haruru Falls. Very well run with Tay and Cam providing friendly and expert service - lots of fun to. Thoroughly recommended.

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Avignon, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A fantastic way to spend a few hours in Paihia. The trip had a very personal feel and we really enjoyed getting so close to the wonderful local birdlife. The highlight was kayaking under the waterfall and then climbing up to sit behind the falls. A big thank you to Taylor and Cam for such an amazing experience.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Hi thanks again to Ruby and Taylor for a wonderful evening of fun in the sun and in the dark, I meet some great people on your value for money trip (best money spent so far travelling in 6 months) and had just a great time I have taken away many memories I will never forget, I will be telling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Twilight/night-time cruises us to Haruru Falls with Taylor was brilliant! Great set-up with kayaking equipment including wetsuits. Felt really safe. Going through the mangroves and up to the falls was terrific. Going under the falls was so much fun and the water was surprisingly warm. Couldn't do anything quite like that in Australia. Would recommend to anyone! http://kayakcruises.co.nz/site/about-us/

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Money really well spent. Had a great time on this kayak trip, was made to feel really welcome. Taylor (guy who runs it) was a great host and enthusatic about the trip. Kayaking up the river was fun and going through all the mangroves but was awesome going through the falls. Would definitly do it again!.. highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hobart, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had a great time kayaking up the river to the water fall. The husband & wife guide team where great & took a lot of care & time to make us all feel welcome & comfortable. We went on the night tour which was quite an experience in it self. Give it a go & make sure u paddle... More 

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