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Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises

3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
09 4028555
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Ranked #6 of 38 activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A totally excellent experience and lots of fun! Have never kayaked at night before and what a beautiful way to see the stars. Had a lot of fun, especially under the waterfall which was way warmer that expected. All in all a highly recommended experience, Thankyou Taylor and Ruby.

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Edmonton
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

great experience to kayak under a waterfall!! our guide Ben was funny, a bit hard to understand since he turned away from us sometimes, i think it could have been a tad better if it was a bit more informative. however, for the price you pay it's a good half day out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

An exhilarating experience for me and hubby!! A must do if you happen to visit Paihia.. kayaking under the waterfalls is so amazing !!!! Glad we decided to do it..

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