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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will quietly paddle out and have chance to try out your new skills before heading off on your adventure. Escape from the crowds, noise of other boats, and hustle and bustle of normal life.
    You will gently paddle along through blue waters while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
    Exploring remote bays and inlets for around 60 minutes, you will engage with nature, witness mind blowing scenery and soak up the serenity of sea kayaking . Taking a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will provide snacks while sharing stories about the area, our unique Kiwi French village by the sea.
    You will launch your kayaks back into the water and continue to search and discover while your guide watches out for interesting activity. Throughout the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through a marine reserve in an extinct sea flooded volcano basin.
    Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced. We can also provide accommodation upon request.
    Dont miss out the kayak safaris are voted a NZ Must Do and are often quoted as being the highlight of a NZ holiday.
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    Reviewed April 13, 2019

    If you are looking for an excursion, THIS IS THE ONE for YOU!! Fabulous afternoon. Our guide (sorry forgot his name...american) was so interesting to listen to. He knew everything about the flora, the wildlife, the volcanic formations, EVERYTHING!!! He was professional and courteous while...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

    Thanks so much for the review, that really puts a smile on our face, there is nothing better than having lovely guests who appreciate the service we strive to provide. Our guides really are the best in the business and this leads to an unforgettable...More

    Reviewed April 2, 2019

    My husband and I had a wonderful morning kayaking in Akaroa. Our guide, Jake, was super professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the local natural surroundings, wildlife and history. We were not fortunate enough to meet up with any dolphins but we saw loads of...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank LeslieAnne1961
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

    Thanks so much for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your kayaking safari with us through our pristine marine reserve. There is so much to see and learn about, having a guide that knows all the ins and outs of the area...More

    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    We booked this through Grabone and so glad we did, our aim to share experiences and Jake made sure that we did. His approach is very professional from the start and we felt well equipped and schooled on safety and what to expect. Jake is...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Eve J
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

    Thanks so much for your review, our guides are the best in the business and will ensure all of our guests have an unforgettable time on the water. The knowledge they share gives participants a chance to learn so much about our pristine marine reserve...More

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

    We had never been in a kayak before but our guide put us at ease and made the experience a really enjoyable oneMore

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

    Thanks for the review, so happy to provide a great 1st time experience for you, we love to introduce people to seak sea kayaking, and with safety being our number one priority you know you are in good hands, and what a place to begin,...More

    Reviewed March 20, 2019

    I booked this tour mainly because I was hoping to spot some wildlife, like the famous hector dolphins, seals or penguins. Other than that I didn't really have any expectations regarding the tour. Let me start with the fact that the approach is VERY professional....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank hermanita0
    Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

    Thanks so much for the tour, we are so glad you enjoyed being shown around our pristine marine reserve with our knowledgeable guides. Safety is our number one priority so that is great you appreciated our way of doing things to ensure every one is...More

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    Dawn P
    December 29, 2018|
    Response from Bruce C | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Dawn Our family went on the mid morning 11:30 kayak tour. . . It goes for a leisurely 3 hours . . Check with Greville the tour operator. . he is really good value.
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    • Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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