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Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island provided by Auckland Sea Kayaks

Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island

Half day kayak tour to Motukorea island
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from $127.82 per adult
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations. It is a region of exceptional natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches and is abundant with wildlife. The sheltered waters of the gulf make it a kayaker’s paradise and are waiting to be discovered. What is provided? We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals and a dry bag for your camera. This tour is fully catered so please advise us of any dietary requirements. What to bring? • Camera • Water bottle • Shorts to kayak in • Sun glasses • Soft shoes or sandals for hiking • Warm top Meetup: 9.00 am at the St Heliers central boat ramp 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland (click HERE for map). We offer a FREE pick up from the Auckland Ferry Building  if requested. Our free pickup is at 3.30 pm outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building. This is the same location as the taxi stand on Queens Wharf.     Our guides are very experienced and skilled sea kayakers with a personal commitment and passion for conservation and kayaking. Their knowledge of the area, understanding of the weather systems and catering abilities will make your trip enjoyable and safe.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48027P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
N/A
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
/Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 8.30 am. Pick up taxi stand outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
N/A
Departure details
/Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 8.30 am. Pick up taxi stand outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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
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Vic H
Whangarei, New Zealand53 contributions
Fantastic morning paddle to Motukorea island!
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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Kirsty MacDonald
4 contributions
Fantastic sea kayak tours on our gorgeous harbour
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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Louis H
6 contributions
A primo paddling experience on your doorstep
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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Becky
Midway, UT15 contributions
A sunny mid winter day
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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Nick K
1 contribution
Amazing
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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tashbart
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Awesome morning in Auckland harbour
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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Maria
1 contribution
Great trip with Lara!
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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Colin L
Portland, OR1 contribution
Incredible day of sea kayaking
Nov 2019
Highly recommend- although the sea was a bit rougher on the day we kayaked, our tour guide was exceptional at modifying the trip while still exceeding our expectations. We spent a majority of the 4 hours kayaking on the water, except for a brief stop on a private beach for a quick snack and water. In addition to kayaking, our guide was very informative on the history of the surrounding bodies of water, forrest, sealife, and wildlife. They also offered pick-up and drop-off transportation from downtown Auckland.
Written November 25, 2019
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Great to hear you would recommend kayaking with us and glad you enjoyed the trip. Sometimes the weather does make the trip a little more adventurous, but sounds like you embraced it! Thanks for the feedback and hope to paddle with you again soon.
Written December 10, 2019
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Ilka & Helge
65 contributions
awesome day with Nic
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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Marcelo S
29 contributions
Amazing day
Great day kayaking from Auckland to Motukorea Island. High professional crew. Outstanding service. The water was calm and the day was sunny. Spetacular view on the top of the mountain. I strongly recomend this ride. Thank you!
Written October 5, 2018
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Sunset beauty
Big shout out to our guide Tom for an amazing and uniqure experience on our trip to Rangitoto. Our group of 5 women
skysearcher
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Fantastic trip
We are inexperienced paddlers but fit and keen for adventure. We had a marvellous trip, starting in full sunshine a
BevanTinker
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Sunset Sensation
Was amazing, the kayaks are so stable, Nic and Eric really know there stuff and provide great fun, food and adventu
rowenal255
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Sunset kayak to Rangitoto an absolutely amazing experience!!
Tom was awesome we had such a great time on the sunset kayak tour such an amazing experience!!! The food was absol
Pris54
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Incredible
Very well organized. Amazing kayak even saw one of the America Cups yachts up on foils. Coming back almost had sea
LynetteS126
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Great work by Guides!
This was my second sunset paddle - wanted to bring husband along this time. Equally impressed by friendly guides,
JessS1561
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Incredible!
We had the most incredible sunset kayak to Rangitoto. The kayak over was not too hard, lovely and warm and we were
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An Auckland experience not to be missed
This is a must do experience. My second time and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The company does everything ri
TheClacken
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Kayaking Adventure to Rangitoto
We had such a good time on this tour! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Kayaking to such an incredible place w
karlthunderaxe
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Unforgettable experience
We were originally trying to book the day trip to Motukorea Island for the day of, but accidentally signed up for t
Alice C
Alice C
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Day sea kayak tour to Rangitoto Island
What a fabulous day on the water and on the island. Our guide Eric got us off to a great start with everything we n
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More of a workout than expected but still great fun!
I went on a half day tour expecting an easy short kayak and hike. What I got was a challenging long kayak trip and
panmylife
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Hard work that pays off
A special call out to Tom for being a wonderful guide and my kayak buddy. Very well organized and the bbq dinner wa
Heather A
Heather A
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Magical, worth every penny!
If you're travelling on a budget this might seem a little steep, however, transport from downtown is provided as we
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Mark and Linda
Laura was our guide and I really appreciate her attention to safety. Unfortunately, we were not able make our trip
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