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Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
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Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island

By Auckland Sea Kayaks
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$113.01
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Ages 12-85, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • Fresh morning tea and refreshments
  • Small friendly groups
  • Suitable for people with littler or no kayaking experience
  • Top quality sea kayak equipment
  • Experienced guides
  • Over 20 years of kayaking knowledge
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • N/A


Departure details
  • Auckland Sea Kayaks, 384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand Meetup: St Heliers central boat ramp 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland. We do offer a free city pick up from the Atrium Auckland Museum and this needs to be communicated to us at time of booking see https://www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/city-pick-up-location/
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48027P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check your gear and help keep islands Hauraki Gulf pest-free.Protect our wildlife
  • Check - your gear for pests such as rodents and insects
  • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
  • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)
  • Check your gear for pests
  • Before you leave the mainland, check and clean your gear.
  • Check that your gear is free of rats, mice, ants and skinks - especially camping gear which has ideal places for them to hide when stored.
  • Take extra care to clean gear if you have Argentine ants or plague skinks where you live.
  • Clean clothing, footwear and camping gear, removing soil and seeds before and after each trip.
  • Look out for cleaning stations at the pier and scrub your shoes before boarding.
  • Do not bring your pets.
  • Pack properly
  • Pack food in sealed containers to avoid attracting rodents.
  • No open bags or supermarket bags.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island?
Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island price starts from $115.59. Discover and book Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island on Tripadvisor
What is the Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island cancellation policy?
Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island?
Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island is hosted by Auckland Sea Kayaks. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Auckland Sea Kayaks on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48027P3

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

JOM255106
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Wonderful evening on the water
Absolutely fabulous evening out on the water. Our guide Nathan was excellent, knowledgeable and a good understandin
Delameretravels
Delameretravels
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Kayaking at Mission Bay
Definitely a good time. Highly recommended and the staff are lovely. Value for money, remember sunscreen I’m a bi
DianeA1030
DianeA1030
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Great communication and flexible
Highly recommend. Excellent communication and flexible with changes. Will certainly be renting from them next time
Travel762669
Travel762669
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Excellent Kayaking, Volcanic Peak Climb and a Terrific Lunch!
The whole experience was excellent. Our guide Rosie has just the right balance of organized, group leadership, kaya
ashlynq2022
ashlynq2022
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Kayaking Trip
Nathan was an excellent tour guide and kayaking instructor. We had a great experience kayaking to Brown's Island a
oakwoodblue64
oakwoodblue64
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Wow……just wow!
Wow…..just wow! As a complete novice, I’m not ashamed to say I was a bit wary about doing this. I needn’t have been
293nicolaiv
293nicolaiv
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Kayak to Rangitoto
Very knowledgeable tour guide with lots of insights into the trip. Enjoyable and exciting experience
Burdett P
Burdett P
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A unique view of Auckland
This kayaking experience crosses the main channel with a guide supervising. Guests use double kayaks. The crossing
philiphN8568ED
philiphN8568ED
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Kayak trip
Tom was very supportive, knowledgeable, and accommodating to our needs. Even though the weather made us cut short
shannonobey
shannonobey
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Beautiful and Fun
THIS WAS AMAZING!!! The tour guides were kind, helpful, and so fun. They gave us a proper introduction to kayaking,
islandcameo
islandcameo
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Great Fun!
Great time. Lots of laughs on the SUP for an hour with my teen. Early May visit and thought it might be too cold bu
Lou M
Lou M
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No show for pre-paid kayak hire
Booked a kayak for hire, drove to out to Mission Bay and waited but no-one showed up. No answer on phone or email.
971carolyn
971carolyn
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Great experience
The staff were really helpful and friendly, the equipment was in excellent condition, and safety briefing really go
anneH5613IS
anneH5613IS
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A fab adventure in our backyard!
Watching the sun set from the top of Rangitoto was magical. The paddle over in itself was also pretty special as w
fbolak
fbolak
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Cavalli Islands trip 10/10
Nic and Auckland Sea Kayaks were amazing. We had an exceptional experience in the Cavalli Islands. Nic’s experience
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Vic H
Whangarei, New Zealand62 contributions
We have just moved to NZ and wanted to do some sea kayaking before leaving Auckland.

Despite a reasonably brisk wind, Nic (our guide/the owner) organised a brilliant paddle. We specifically asked for single kayaks rather than double and Nic was really accommodating. The boats and all the gear were good quality.

Nic and his group were great fun and really informative about the area and made us feel super welcome. They shared lots of knowledge with us and made the trip really enjoyable.

The trip across to motukorea island was stunning. We stopped on the beach for a quick cuppa and a brownie (Nic is well stocked with every kind of hot drink and plenty of juice)...We then climbed to the summit of the island (a short walk) for stunning views of surrounding islands and view back to Auckland.

Nic picked us up and returned us to the city centre making the whole trip easy and uncomplicated. Would defiantly recommend this trip if you have a spare half day. I also think the rangitoto island trip would be amazing.
Written February 1, 2021
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Kia ora, 
 We are delighted to read your 5 star review - we are pumped to hear you had a Fantastic morning paddle to Motukorea island! We appreciate you taking the time to share your highlights of the trip and recommending the trip to others. Thank you for sharing our passion of a fun filled paddle on the harbour, and we look forward to sharing another trip with you hopefully in the near future -maybe to Rangi.
Written March 10, 2021
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Becky
Midway, UT15 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had such a wonderful experience with Nic. He was a fantastic and professional guide. Being a local he could answer any question you asked him. We learned so much about the history of Auckland and much more.

We called him the day of to see if he would be able to take us out since it was so nice out. Without any hesitation he said yes!

The day was perfect we kayaked, had afternoon tea and brownies, then hiked to the top of Browns Island to look over the volcanic crater.

This is a must do experience, even just for a half day!
Written August 4, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are stoked to read your 5 star review - we are so excited you had a wonderful experience sea kayaking to Motukorea/Browns Island! Great to read your review that shares your must do experience on the Hauraki Gulf, we agree a sea kayak trip is a great way to spend half a day! we look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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michellegoulding
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions
Really fun day - well half day ;) I can highly recommend! It’s fun being a tourist in your city and seeing the city from a different perspective. It’s a good little kayak - not too challenging and then a nice walk around the island. Coffee and snacks are appreciated too. Really good value imho.
Written November 20, 2022
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Louis H
6 contributions
Nov 2020
What a fantastic time we had paddling to Motukorea. Eric and the team were excellent guides, with great safety knowledge and plenty of good humour to relax everyone. Our group went from 11 years old to er, older adults and everyone was well looked after. Cups of tea and delicious brownies (thanks Ben!) were a treat on the island, the 360º harbour views from the summit simply stunning, and the leisurely paddle back to the beach was just dreamy. Go on Aucklanders, spend the dollars and see how beautiful your back yard really is...
Written November 16, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are delighted to read your 5 star review - we are excited your sea kayaking trip to Motukorea island was a fantastic time. We (our guides) love the ocean, are our best selves when sea kayaking and love to share our skills and local knowledge of the region with our guests. Thank you for sharing our passion of a fun filled day paddling on the Hauraki Gulf.
Written November 30, 2020
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Nick K
1 contribution
Feb 2020
What an amazing experience, Eric was great, his knowledge, experience was very helpful and 100% focused on safety. The paddle across was great, the bbq was very good and the hike and views were wonderful. Paddleing back in the dark with the stars out was truly amazing. One of the best Paddleing experiences to date. Will certainly book another trip when back in Auckland.
Written March 3, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are so pleased to read your 5 star review - we are so excited you had an amazing experience! We agree paddling back in the dark with the stars out is truly amazing! The Waitemata Harbour has a special place in our hearts, we think it is a sea kayaker’s paradise, waiting to be discovered. Thank you for sharing our passion of sea kayaking. We look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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Ilka & Helge
69 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We booked a 1/2-Day Trip to Motukorea Island with Auckland Sea Kayaks via the i-Site in Auckland. They are offering a transport from Auckland central into St. Heliers as well, in our case we didn´t needed that one. But good to know :-)

When arrived at the beach our guide Nic was waiting and prepared the Kayaks already. Nic told us that we are the only one today (off-season, autumn is coming) - Yeah! Private tour :-) for us!

Moreover, Nic told us very useful background information about Auckland, the volcanic islands as well as the Maori Myths which is really great and not often done by guides in that depth.

Overall Auckland Sea Kayaks is offering reliable, well maintained equipment and is very professional! They know their job! 100% recommended!
Written May 23, 2019
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Really fun to paddle with you yesterday. Autumn producers some amazing, calm and stable paddling conditions and yesterday was a prime example. Its always nice to kayak to an island, climb to the top and see which part of the city you are staying in and learn a bit of history about the area. I'm born and bred in Auckland so its nice to show of my backyard to other people. Have a great time in South America.
Written May 23, 2019
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tashbart
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our kayaking adventure. Eric was professional, informative and lovely to chat with.
Written January 15, 2020
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Our Motukorea / Browns island sea kayak tour is very unique and offers one of the only ways to visit this conservation island. Its great that we can escape from the heart of the city and with under an hour be on an island with no one living on it. We are very lucky. Thanks again for paddling with us and we will pass on the nice words to Eric.
Written January 19, 2020
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Cristina B
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
It was a lovely way to spend the morning and see the city from a different angle. Thanks Nic for being so helpful and shout out to Tom for being a super easygoing yet professional guide with some cool adventures and stories to tell 😊😎
Written April 28, 2022
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oceanpatrice
Thank you so much for the amazing review. Nice to hear it was a memorable experience. See you next time.
Written October 19, 2022
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Kirsty MacDonald
4 contributions
Dec 2020
Nic is an absolutely fantastic guide. Organised, friendly, super knowledgeable. And Motukorea is gorgeous! A brilliant half-day trip. My mother - in her late 70s - came on the last trip and loved it. Great feeling of adventure for families and travellers - Nic makes sure you're well taken care of. This is my 3rd trip with Nic and I can't recommend Auckland Sea kayaks more highly.
Written December 23, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are delighted to read your 5 star review - we are excited to hear you had a brilliant half-day trip to Motukorea Island. Thank you for sharing a piece of your experience, and our passion of a fun filled paddle on the harbour.
Written March 10, 2021
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Maria
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
My partner and I are visiting all 50+ volcanoes in Auckland and getting to Motukorea was tricky for us. We went as a date day over the holiday break while our kids were in daycare and had the best time! Lara was a great guide and the trip was so fun. Thanks for a great day!
Written December 30, 2019
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All 50+ volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic field is a great achievement and we are lucky to have been on part of this journey with you. As there is no ferry or public transport to the island sea kayaking is one of the only ways to get to the island. We hope in the future that we have to opportunity to show off this awesome island to your children when they are old enough for the adventure. Thanks again,
Written January 19, 2020
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