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Bay of Islands Kayaking

142 reviews
Paihia, New Zealand
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About Bay of Islands Kayaking
We offer Eco Kayak and Kayak fishing tours in the beautiful Bay of Islands. White sand beaches, crystal blue water and marine mammals galore! We also do Kayak rentals and Multi-Day trips for the more adventurous. We always have time for snorkeling and a lunch on a secluded beach!
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This is the perfect day out in the Bay of Islands. With the ultimate mix of adventure, relaxation and time to explore the Bay. Start your day with a scenic ferry ride with Explore and head out through the Islands to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Kayak the crystal clear water of the islands on a guided tour, walk to some breath taking views, swim in one of the warm bays and explore Otehei Bay. And when you are done relax on a bean bag at the front of the cafe with some delicious food and a cold drink. You choose the ferry times you want and whether you want the Morning or Afternoon kayaking tour. The hardest part of your day is deciding when to leave.
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$94.40 per adult
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There is no wonder this is one of the most popular tours and has been rated highly by everyone. This tour is for the adventurous souls and the ones that really want something special. Get away from the crowded boats and come and enjoy a real adventure. The Bay of Islands is a Sea Kayaking paradise with crystal clear water, rock gardens, caves and abundant marine life. This tour only takes small groups (8 or less), so you will enjoy an intimate tour and keeps things flexible. With small group sizes it gives us the chance to keep everyone on the tour happy and are able to cater for the whole group. THE ONLY KAYAK COMPANY THAT TAKES DAY TOURS OUT TO THE OUTER ISLANDS….WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!!!
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$107.89 per adult
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

We didn't have much time in Paihia and wanted to do some activities to balance off the food and wine intake! This was a great way to spend 3 hours of a morning. We parked right outside the starting point and within 10 minutes we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

My partner and I planned to use most of our 4 day weekend to drive to Paihia to rent kayaks for the next 3 days for some island hopping. Not only were we incredibly lucky with amazing weather for (most of) the trip, but we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Hi, thanks so much for the amazing review. Freedom kayaking and camping out at the islands is such an amazing adventure. We do our very best to keep our customers as safe and informed as possible as this is our number one priority! Awesome to...More

Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile
Review of: Island Time Tour

We had the whole tour to ourselves with Curtis the guide who made the whole experience one of a kind. We visited 2 islands, snorkeling, walked to a beautiful look out and even got to do a rock jump thanks to Curtis’s local knowledge. 5...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Rented kayaks with our young children and paddled around the islands. Great staff, quality rentals, very well priced. Kayaking was amazing, incredibly beautiful area, crystal clear water, lots of fish to look at - rays, snapper. Would highly recommend this.

Date of experience: April 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

I recently was lucky enough to get a spot on the bay of Islands kayak tour. The tour started in Otehei Bay and was led by the ever so lovely Curtis. Curtis made sure to check in with the group throughout our trip and made...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nadine m
BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day. Curtis is a great guide and everybody loves that chap. Thanks again for coming out with us

Reviewed April 2, 2019

We had a great day on the water. Everything we needed was supplied and our guide was fantastic. I would recommend this to everyone although you do need a good level of fitness to handle 6 hours of paddling

Date of experience: February 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day. The full day is an adventure! We also have shorter trips that suit all levels and ones that just want to cruise.

Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Lovely morning spent kayaking from Otehei around the islands. Included a break on a beautiful beach on Warwaetoria and a short walk up a hill for amazing views of the bay. The morning had a nice relaxed atmosphere - thoroughly enjoyed it!

Date of experience: April 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Lovely day out kayaking on the half day tour with our amazing guide Curtis, very knowledgeable and very professional new equipment! Tina and Sam also have a lovely rental base in Otehei bay for shorter kayak or paddle board trips! Hands down the best experience...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We did the shorter kayaking trip before lunch and had a really good time! No more than 8 people per guide, nice and speedy introduction to allow more time on the water. I've never kayaked before but it didn't feel like more information was needed....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed March 31, 2019

This was a great tour ! Curtis, our guide, was fun and knowledgeable. We always felt safe and the scenery was spectacular. Snorkeling and swimming for a bit was very enjoyable too. Do it, you will be happy that you did !

Date of experience: March 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

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SharynD51
January 11, 2019|
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Response from BayofIslandsKayaking | Property representative |
Thanks a lot for your kind review and also it’s great to hear you enjoyed Otehei Bay too..... it’s great to be working alongside them on our new tours!! Thanks again
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Andhare
July 7, 2015|
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Hi we mainly hire for whole days or multiple days for people heading out to the outer islands and for camping trips.
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