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Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island

By Auckland Sea Kayaks
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$130.42
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Ages 14-85, max of 8 per group
Duration:6h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile


  • Fully catered with BBQ lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • 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: 48027P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform us if you require a pick up from the Pier 1 taxi stand at the Auckland Ferry Building, if we do not hear from you we will meet you at our launch location at the St Heliers Bay central boat ramp, 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland.
  • 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.
  • 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 Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island?
Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island price starts from $146.78. Discover and book Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island on Tripadvisor
What is the Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island cancellation policy?
Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island?
Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island is hosted by Auckland Sea Kayaks. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Auckland Sea Kayaks on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto 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: 48027P4

About the operator

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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
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
Michelle G
Michelle G
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Awesome day out in the Hauraki gulf!
Really fun day - well half day ;) I can highly recommend! It’s fun being a tourist in your city and seeing the city
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
Cristina B
Cristina B
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Lovely way to experience Auckland and the outdoors
It was a lovely way to spend the morning and see the city from a different angle. Thanks Nic for being so helpful a
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
briarw2016
briarw2016
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An adventure you shouldn't miss!!!
This was absolutely the highlight of our holiday in NZ. There were so many "wow" moments - from seeing penguins and
Compass827960
Compass827960
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Awesome experience
This was a bucket list trip and have already been recommending it to friends and colleagues. The guides were amazi
Compass790998
Compass790998
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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
293vich
293vich
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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 w
skysearcher
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
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Anthony M
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I went on a half day tour expecting an easy short kayak and hike. What I got was a challenging long kayak trip and thankfully casual hike. I also didn't realise the lunch would be so good, BBQ steaks, and a history lesson on the island and local area. I also appreciate that, for no extra charge, I was picked up nearer the city where I was staying and dropped back afterwards. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a challenge of endurance on the water and a chill atmosphere from the guide on both sea and hike.
Written February 28, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are so pleased to read your 5 star review - we are so excited you had great fun and a workout! Thank you for recommending this trip! A sea kayaking adventure can challenge your endurance - we believe the outcome is totally worth it. Thank you for sharing our passion of a fun filled day paddling on the Hauraki Gulf. We look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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xodar
Pace, FL125 contributions
We had a wonderful day kayaking to and hiking on Rangitoto Island. After a short drive from downtown, we geared up and we were off. Our guide was Lara and it was a great pleasure to spend the day with her. It takes about an hour to kayak across the bay(~5 km) - a good workout but anyone in reasonable shape should be able to do it. A one hour hike to the summit followed (900 ft elevation gain), and 40-50 min back down. View from top was well worth the effort. Lunch is included with the tour and was quite good. We then headed back across the bay. It was a great way to spend the day. If you want to explore a volcanic island that is only 600 years old and don’t mind a little exercise to get there (vs the water taxi that most people take), then I highly recommend Auckland Sea Kayaks. You will not be disappointed.
Written February 13, 2020
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Kia ora, 
Stoked to hear you had a wonderful day kayaking on your Rangitoto Island sea kayak trip. Thank you for sharing our passion of a fun filled day paddling on the Hauraki Gulf. Thank you for sharing your 5 star review, stoked the view from the top was well worth the effort. 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 a fun filled day paddling on the Hauraki Gulf.
Written November 30, 2020
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C1234indy
Seattle, WA51 contributions
What a fabulous day! Lara was our guide and she was great! Very friendly, informative, funny, as well as an experienced and very safe sea kayaker. It was beautiful to see Auckland and the nearby islands from the water. The kayak trip was 5 km each way to Rangitoto Island which took a little bit more than an hour each way. The hike up to the summit of Rangitoto was 5 km round trip and a nice way to stretch our legs after sitting in the kayak, with brilliant views. We had a delicious lunch before our kayak back. It was a fantastic day- our first in Auckland and I would highly recommend it and would do another tour with Auckland Sea Kayaks.
Written January 18, 2020
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We really apprentice the time you took in reviewing your recent Day Sea Kayak trip to Rangitoto with Lara. Its really nice to read that you enjoyed Lara's guiding style and Auckland Sea Kayaks is fortunate to have such a talented person to work alongside. Thanks again for the review and hope to paddle with you again in the near future,
Written January 19, 2020
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Laura A
14 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
We had such a good time on this tour! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Kayaking to such an incredible place was a great challenge and felt really special. Rangitoto itself is beautiful. We got to explore it on our walk to the summit and the BBQ was delicious. Eric and Tom were amazing! They made everything run so smoothly and knew so much about the wildlife and natural features. All equipment provided (including fleeces, waterproofs, the works!). Overall definitely great value for money and an unforgettable experience.
Written June 8, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are stoked to read your 5 star review - we are so excited you had such a good time sea kayaking to Rangitoto Island! We agree the island itself is beautiful. Our guides Eric and Tom love the ocean, are their best selves when sea kayaking and love to share their skills and local knowledge of the region with guests. We are so stoked to share your review with our guides and we look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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Alice C
15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
What a fabulous day on the water and on the island. Our guide Eric got us off to a great start with everything we needed to know, and gave us lots of very interesting information when we were on the island. The paddling and the island hike were spectacular and there was time for a gorgeous swim. And then there was the delicious barbecue lunch!! Tour mates were lots of fun too. All in all, a truly memorable day. Thanks Eric☺️
Written March 19, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are stoked to read your 5 star review - we are so excited you had a fabulous day on the water and on the island! We still pinch ourselves daily to be sharing our passion, through guiding guests to experience the wonders of the Hauraki Gulf. We really enjoyed reading your review of a truly memorable day and being taken back to relive the day. We look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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jackiijones
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
This is a must do experience. My second time and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The company does everything right to make sure this trip is about you. From beginning to end. Well organised, safety conscious, friendly, helpful and overall top notch team. So easy and effortless. On top of this you have one of the best Auckland experiences. Find me something better .... thank you Nic @Auckland Sea Kayaks. PS Eric - “proper job”.
Written November 9, 2020
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Kia ora, 
 We are stoked to read your 5 star review - we are so excited your sea kayaking trip was a - must do experience and that you would join us again in a heartbeat. It is always great to read a review from our return guests. Look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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Leonie F
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Jan 2020
Fantastic day to enjoy the harbour and challenge of kayaking 10 km. Even for a novice like me! My guide, Eric, was very encouraging and informative. Hike and lunch were great too and the views from the top of Rangitoto were amazing. I learnt so much about Auckland as well.
Written January 26, 2020
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Kia ora, Thank you for the 5 star review - we are pumped to hear you had a fantastic day out on the harbour. We 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. ‘Rangi’ is said to be the landmark of the Auckland region, we are so glad you learnt more about our Auckland region. Thank you for sharing our passion of a fun filled day paddling on the Hauraki Gulf and we look forward to paddling again with you in the near future.
Written November 30, 2020
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Sue W
11 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Interested in getting out of the city for the day, and want to do a little activity? The day trip to Rangitoto is just the thing. I did the day tour and you kayak out to Rangitoto (~ 5km), get to summit the volcano (~ 1 hr walk each way). We also had the opportunity to check out a short lava tube. A hot lunch was provided and was very good. Then we kayaked back. It was a really nice activity based day. Nick, our guide, did a great job! I would definitely recommend their services.
Written February 18, 2019
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Rangitoto is very unique as it erupted for the last time only 600 - 800 years ago. This gives us a great insight into how our forests grow and regenerate. In the late 1800's Charles Heaphy painted a picture of Rangitoto with no trees so all the plants have self seeded within the last 100 odd years. Pretty awesome. Thanks for taking the time to review our product, its a tour we love to guide and great to read Nic is still loving his job.
Written March 27, 2019
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Ashlyn
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Nathan was an excellent tour guide and kayaking instructor. We had a great experience kayaking to Brown's Island and he made a very tasty lunch. It took 45 minutes to get to the island and an hour and 45 minutes to get back because of the strong wind. He was very helpful in making sure everyone got back safe. Make sure to wear sunscreen!
Written December 8, 2022
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Nicolai v
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide with lots of insights into the trip. Enjoyable and exciting experience
Written November 24, 2022
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