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The Sea Kayak Company

Address: 506 High Street, Motueka, New Zealand
Phone Number: 035287251
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Sea Kayak Company is a family owned business that operates guided and freedom rental kayak...
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Owner description: The Sea Kayak Company is a family owned business that operates guided and freedom rental kayak trips in the Abel Tasman National Park.
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Tirau
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I keep forgetting to write a review about our 5 day kayaking experience in early Dec 2014. KIM'S THE BEST GUIDE EVER!! A ball of efficiency & fun. Wow what a fab time we all had. Poor Kim did have to put up with a fair bit of crap most days! All the same she seemed to love it too.So... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My partner and I have kayaking experience in the U.S. and off the coast of Hawaii so we were feeling good about Abel Tasman and excited we could rent kayaks without a tour group as long as there were 2 or more people. We booked online and later called SeaKayakCo to confirm rental camping gear and they were excellent on... More 

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Linden, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you're looking for a multiday kayaking trip in Abel Tasman you can do no better than this company. We did the five day trip. The boats were the best and the guide was knowledgeable of safety, the area, the wildlife and the history. We felt very safe the whole time. The food was great, plentiful and fresh. All the... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your very kind words about our operation and our 5 day tour you took with us. We believe the 5 day tour is the most spectacular and incredible tour we offer. Thank you very much for choosing us to start with and we are very happy that we gave you the experience you were... More 

Leiria, Portugal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I did the Tonga Island paddle and hike and loved it. While kayaking we did see some little paradises. The picnic lunch at the beach was yummy just like promised, delicious cakes!! The stay at the houseboat was pretty funny and relaxing. And on the 2nd day the hike until Marahau was very beautiful.

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and kind words about our tour. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the 2 days out with us and that you had fun on the boat for the evening. Cheers The Sea Kayak Company team :) More 

Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I did the Tonga Island Marine Reserve trip. I had originally signed up for the 100% Marine Reserve Trip, but they shifted me to the other trip when I showed up that morning. Would have been nice to get a heads up on that. But the trip was still totally awesome. Abel Tasman is an amazing place. I did the... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

HI, thank you for your review and amazingly kind words about our operation. Sorry for not giving you the heads up earlier about the trip changes but we are very happy to hear that you loved it and that Lucas did a great job for you. We always keep our groups to small numbers (max of 8). Please do come... More 

Jerusalem
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My daughter and I did the full day Marine Reserve Paddle and Walk, about 2 hours kayaking out to the island and back and about 2 hours of walking on the track. We enjoyed both and found the company very well organized despite the complicated itinerary (bus, van, water taxi, kayak, walking, water taxi, bus...). The sites were beautiful including... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review and kind words about our guide and the trip you did. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed it and than you also for your feedback as its the best way for us to learn and get better for you the customers. We are going to make a point that for... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A short hop of 2km and we arrived at Watering Cove. From here it is a easy stroll back to Motueaka or over the hill to Anchorage for the water taxi for those who have peaked! Abel-Tasman Kayaks were very organised - their instructor was excellent - and all kit functional and appropriate for the trip. Kayaks were left on... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review of your sea kayaking activity with us. We really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers The Sea Kayak Company team :) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My Family and I went on the 5 Day trip as our Christmas present, and boy did we have a ball! We loved every moment and look back on some very very special memories. We kayaked in a variety of conditions and although sometimes it was hard paddling it was always enjoyable, we saw lots of wildlife, went on a... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so so much for your very kind words about Harley and our 5 day tour in general. We love getting your reviews and feedback. We will pass this on to Harley and thank you again for coming out with us after xmas and we hope to one day see you again. Cheers The Sea Kayak Company team... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We took the three-day "Enchanted Coast" trip and it couldn't be more aptly named. Not only was this the highlight of our two weeks it will be a favorite lifetime memory. Everything about the sea Kayak Company was first class. My initial inquiry was helpful, booking was easy on-line, check-in was efficient and the trip - WOW!!!! Trip organization: The... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

WOW.... Thank you so so much for your very kind and amazingly written words about our guide, gear, food, trip etc. We really do appreciate all reviews both negative or positive as we learn from these and try to make small adjustments to improve our product or guide training etc. In this case i think we will have to stick... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My partner and I did the 'more than beaches' 2 day kayak trip and it was amazing! In fact it was the highlight of our whole trip. Our guide, Kim was awesome and we couldn't have asked for a better couple days. She was knowledgeable, fun and personable and we felt safe and well prepared throughout the whole trip. I... More 

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SeaKayakCompany, Manager at The Sea Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review of the More Than Beaches tour you took with us. We are really happy to hear that you loved the trip and our guide Kim and that the food was more than you expected (which is something we always try to do). very sorry about the tent (we do our best to... More 

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