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Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises

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Address: 3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 4028555
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Description: We Cruise for around 40 minutes along our local island coastline & up a...
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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Mangroves and waterfall - what a great combination!

Such a great adventure. We were picked up by Taylor in their boat and then he took us to the mangroves. We got on wetsuits, then got in the water and kayaked among the mangroves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Sunnyvale, CA
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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Such a great adventure. We were picked up by Taylor in their boat and then he took us to the mangroves. We got on wetsuits, then got in the water and kayaked among the mangroves - what a cool experience!! Afterwards, we kayaked to the waterfall. My husband and I were in a double kayak and we got up to... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review Lana, we are so pleased you had such a good time with us. We aim to do the best we can with offering a good value kiwi experience! Once again thank you so much for choosing our small family run business. Kind regards Ruby & Taylor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Kayaking to a waterfall is definitely a new experience for me and my partner. Being a last minute person, I called up Ruby/Taylor just one day before to check if this adventure is operating during winter and if they do have a slot for the next day. Thankfully, they do!! For a reasonable price of 48nzd/pax, I had a helluva... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a beautiful way to see the bay! We came out of season but still enjoyed a fab kayak trip up to the waterfall through the mangrove forest. Our Swedish guide was knowledgable and funny, we had an awesome time!

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife was really uncertain and quite worried about tipping over even though the sea waves were quite small. As it turned out we both really enjoyed our trip and would advise anyone to give it a go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The kayak tour to the waterfall was really good. We where allowed to do almost everything.. We went under the waterfall, and it was amazing. Some went swimming and playing in the warm water. And the crew was so funny, they where a big factor to why the kayak tour was so funny. :D Unfortunately we waited over an hour... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 via mobile

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

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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