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“AWESOME TRIP!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises

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
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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!
Preston, United Kingdom
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“AWESOME TRIP!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

we had a amazing time, great for all ages, experienced or not, the kayaking is real easy, flat water, cruising down the river to the waterfall, which is beautiful.. no need to bring a camera, taylor and ruby bring a waterproof camera and put the pictures on facebook free of charge, wetsuits are provided for just $5 (not needed if the sun is out, the water is suprisingly warm) and the soup at the end is a nice touch. lots of birds to see and even the odd fish jumping out of the water. This activity is a ''must do'' amazing value for money!!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Good fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had a good time, thanks Taylor! He's such a good guide and so friendly. The water level was low though.

Visited April 2013
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essex uk
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“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Best value in all the bay of islands! Its a lovely way to spend an evening and Tay and Ruby are so willing to help. We texted Ruby loads of questions and she always got right back to us! What a nice change to normal tourist attractions!

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Succcchhhhhh nice people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

As above. I forgot the time of our booking, was helpfully given a reminder call 30 mins before the kayaking trip, and help with directions when we inevitably got lost.

Arriving late, we were expecting a dressing down, however Ruby was very understanding and we had the pleasure of meeting our guide Taylor and fellow kayakers for the evening. The kayaking itself was great fun. Taylor obviously loved his job, the falls were a lot of fun and the general relaxed atmosphere made it a highlight of our trip.

Visited March 2013
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Bonn, Germany
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“Best low budget activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The best thing about this activity, apart from it being extremely cheap, was the extremely nice staff. I have never been kayaking before but was instructed in a friendly and entertaining way. The whole trip just was a blast from start to finnish, everybody was in a great mood so it was easy to make friends and enjoy the experience. At the end we were even given home made soup to warm us up! Excellent experience that you can't beat for only $58.

Visited January 2013
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