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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 40 Activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: We Cruise for around 40 minutes along our local island coastline & up a meandering river that in...
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My 14 year old teenage son and I did the daytime cruise and kayak. Ben dropped us in the water downstream from the falls and we kayaked right up to them. Then the fun started. Despite me not wanting to go into the falls or too close, I didn't have much choice because my teenage son was stronger than me!... More 

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the best way to see the falls. The evening was tailored to different levels of fitness and thrillseeking. We had a great evening and would recommend this evening to anyone looking for a fun night, good company and fun memories of the Bay of Islands.

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Chletenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just did the evening paddle a matter of minutes ago, and loved everything about it, from paddling under the falls, to the sunset, to the pumpkin soup. The guys were easygoing and friendly, and made the whole thing a blast. Thoroughly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went on the 4:00pm kayak out to the waterfall with Taylor and Kelly and had so much fun! First, Taylor is just a wonderful guide and you can tell that he's so passionate about what he does and so sincerely interested in connecting with everyone on the tour. The tour itself is very easy and straightforward: take the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I had a most enjoyable time on this cruise. Our host was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the sights are amazing. Best value among all the kayak tour providers we've researched in the area. Would definitely love to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

From start to finish Taylor, Ruby and Kelly were all friendly helpful and a great sense of humour. Very social trip that my partner and I throughly enjoyed even though we have never kayaked before. Great views, company and the warm pumpkin soup at the end was a great touch. Recommend to everyone of any age. A must do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Taylor (the owner and guide) was so welcoming. He and his wife started this tour and they have totally nailed every aspect of what anyone could possibly want from a kayak tour. We had fun and laughs from the off, this really is a great experience bought to you by a genuine kiwi local who even gave me his rubber... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I had a great time on this kayak trip. The hosts Taylor and Kelly were very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and had great senses of humour. I have slight mobility issues and they were very happy to accommodate me. The trip itself was on a scenic river with native NZ birds and trees. The highlight was the beautiful Haruru falls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is one of the best things I did in New Zealand. Thanks to the very friendly staff one did not feel like just another tourist. Also, it was nice spending money on what felt like an honest family-run small business.

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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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