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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

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Address: Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0211 564 591
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Description: Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life...
Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time to go sea kayaking in Akaroa & get that adventure you have been waiting for!Sea kayak in our amazing natural environment, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minuets from Christchurch, New Zealand, is where we are based.Your trip takes in a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments & explore remote bays & inlets. We make it easy for you to experience this amazing sea adventure as no experience is needed, it's a breeze & great family fun
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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari Tours a Must Do in Akaroa

I had the pleasure of taking in the 11:30am guided safari with Akaroa Kayaks on New Year's Eve and could have not had a better experience. Brent and Kevin are excellent kayak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2014
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Kingsville, Canada
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Kingsville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking in the 11:30am guided safari with Akaroa Kayaks on New Year's Eve and could have not had a better experience. Brent and Kevin are excellent kayak guides, but their commitment to their guests comfort and convenience is what really sets them apart from a lot of other excursion operators. I was fortunate to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Brent was a terrific guide, very knowledgable and extremely safety conscious, which having 2 teenage boys involved is always good to see. The equipment was excellent, looked very new. We were lucky with the weather and saw lots of dolphins who swam around the kayaks. A great trip, thoroughly recommend.

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a great day on the water! Brent was a terrific guide -- he made sure everyone felt safe at all times and he was excellent at timing the rain so that we arrived just before getting wet. The weather can change quickly, but luckily, we had very smooth conditions for the morning 'safari' and we got to see... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Kevin was our guide for the trip. Good safety briefing beforehand and he made sure we were all comfortable. Nice and easy paddle with plenty of explanation of the surrounding area, history and wildlife. We were lucky to be visited by a solo dolphin while out on the water. Hghly recommended

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Was awesome! He was super cool and made sure we were fully prepared for the days events. Took his time and helped when needed and had a great time hanging out at the beach in between. I would definitely do it again!!!! Love the home baked cookies and juice

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I recommend this highly to anyone who wants a kayak trip, whether (like me) you have kayaked before or (like the others in my group) are having your first paddle. You can't book through A I-Adventure (they have only guided trips in exposed waters, and unguided kayaks). Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari's guided trips take you out across the harbour, in... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Kevin & Darren were our guides and they were very knowledgeable. We were briefed and suited and though it was our second kayak trip in our 75 years, we had a fun time paddling. Kevin pointed out the cormorants on the other side of the bay and the big birds nesting in pine trees as we paddled along. We stopped... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My partner and I went out for a Bays & Nature Paddle Cruise with Brent and we cannot recommend this enough. The kayaks were stable and we got the hang of them really quickly. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, giving little insights into both. We were lucky enough to see a few pods of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Kevin was our guide and he did a fantastic job! He really knew his stuff and we could not have been more impressed with the tour. Great weather and lots of dolphins made it a really amazing morning :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Tour was great, the guide knew a lot about the location and the wildlife. We had some incredibly rare dolphins playing around the kayak and also got to see some sea birds and a penguin. Incredibly friendly guide who provided us with drinks and home made biscuits to snack on. Highly recommend.

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