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Address: 3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 8555

Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's &...

Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's & great value, Perfect for first timers & experienced kayakers. A Safe whitewater experience with lots of wildlife, Boat Cruise, Local history & Great photo opportunities.

We cruise on our vessel along our calm coastline up a meandering river where guests then transfer to kayaks to 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, here even first timers can safely experience paddling in foaming white water or even kayak under the waterfall itself.

We are an All Age Adventure with mother boat on hand: Our warm vessel is on hand to give you or family a rest if you need.

We work hard & realise the importance of customer satisfaction, good value & having fun.

'Day Cruise & Kayak' Cruise operates at 11am.

'Twilight Safari" Cruise operates at 4pm.

'Night Safari' Cruise operates at 7pm.

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!

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Twilight kayaking in the Bay of Islands-do it!

Excellent experience. Awesome staff who are passionate and accommodating. This is a must do activity when in Paihia being a great way to see the wildlife and beautiful Haruru... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey C
Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Awesome staff who are passionate and accommodating. This is a must do activity when in Paihia being a great way to see the wildlife and beautiful Haruru Falls from the water.

Thank Tracey C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this! 10/10 experience for myself and my classmates. We were a big group but they coped really well with it all. Tom, Taylor, Ben and Ruby were all fun and exciting to talk too and I think that's what made the experience even better. Would recommend to anyone wanting to do something adventurous!! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing tour!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone and the guides Tom,Taylor,Ben and Ruby are all so lovely and very informative! I felt safe the whole time and was in good hands. I must say Tom was very cute and so was his accent ha-ha. I would definitely do this activity again and cannot recommend it enough!

Thank Skye T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was just great! A good experience and cheap! The guides were nice and told us a lot about the culture with much humor!

Thank Aaron F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our skipper, Ben, was very energetic and funny! He was great and we warmed up easily to him. It was difficult at first, we had out 17 month old toddler so it was a struggle at first but she loved seeing the birds and she had one foot in the water! All in all, it was such a good experience!... More 

Thank maia r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We went on an evening tour with Tom the instructor and 1 other couple so we had a small group which was really nice!! The sun was shining and there was barely any wind, which made the tour very laid back. As we had never kayakked before, Tom gave us a quick and informative instruction and off we went! It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We did an afternoon session with Tyler on Saturday 3rd September 2016 during our weekend stay in Paihia. It was a nice experience. Tyler was friendly, helpful and great company. His conversation, running commentary (informative) during the kayak and sense of humour made the cruise very enjoyable. I had never been to Bay of Islands and was planning a surprise... More 

Thank Lina T
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Excellent experience. Good instructions by team. Very friendly. Beautiful location and great activity for families. Highly recommend this activity

Thank randtdavis7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

First time trying kayak in Paihia, it’s very safe and views were stunning. We had three kids aged at 2, 4 & 9, they had so much fun especially paddling through the mangroves. Highly recommend this to family with kids and I think it's a must do activity in Paihia. Thank you Taylor and Tom for providing such a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Couldn't rave enough about this trip! My partner and I did the kayak to Haruru Falls and we had a blast!! Tom was a great guide and the falls were stunning! This trip would make a great family trip or pretty much just for anyone looking to have a great day in Paihia!

Thank Megan M

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