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Kaikoura Kayaks

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Celebrating 20 Years of Service - KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR EST.1998 - 100% Success rate for Seal viewing - catch up with the locals of the marine kind in a real Sea Kayak with us today. Curious NZ Fur Seals, Blue Penguins and Dusky...more
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19 Killarney Street | Kaikoura, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had an incredible day and was lucky enough for me amongst a massive pod of dolphins. Saw fur seals and penguins too. The tour was very well organised and the gear was in great condition. Learnt a lot about the marine life, and for a...More

4  Thank Jussy401
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I hate to be the first one to give this place a poor review but unfortunately I didn't get the experience I was under the impression I would get. I initially went to this tour operator to enquire about hiring a kayak for the day...More

6  Thank lia_p_aus
KaikouraKayaks, Owner at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Gutted! and hurt is how Tylar and I are left feeling about your review Natalia. We bent over backwards to show you two a good time and are just left speechless after your comments on Trip Advisor. 14 people took part on the tour that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a great experience to go kayaking on the end of the afternoon. Even though we did not see plenty of wild life animals (a few seals sleeping on the rocks and one swimming in front of the kayaks), the trip was so cool....More

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

"Sweet As"

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience with knowledgeable and super friendly guides 👍. We got up close to seals and the coastline and we're fully briefed on h&s. Good information about the area of kaikoura too.

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review:)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blake and George were excellent. So knowledgeable and fun. Incredible kayaking experience seeing the seals Thank you!!!

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks heaps, we will tell the boys!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome time on our first ever kayaking experience. The guide made it super-easy for us to get to grips with the kayak and we were away and paddling in no time. Amazing location and we had a great close-up encounter with a Fur...More

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We hope to see you back for your next kayaking experience, thank you for choosing Kaikoura Kayaks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kayaking on a sunny beautifull day and had such a Nice view on the montains! We saw sea lions on the rocks and have been close of them. Our guide, Connor was very friendly and informative, We learned many things about birds and sea...More

Thank Olivia M
Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kaikoura where the Mountains meet the Sea - there's no place like it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 and had a great few hours kayaking in the evening. George and Blake were great , patient, professional guides. It was my parents (62 years old) first time kayaking and George was very patient and made sure they had...More

Thank darshnis2015
Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time out at South Bay with George this evening. Good viewing of seals on rocks and tackling an octopus. Very memorable .

Thank Jan W
Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Seal vs Octopus always a great battle to view.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time out on the water. Connor was helpful and informative, and made sure that we were all managing (having never kayaked before). Lots of fun - highly recommend this activity while you are are in Kaikoura

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Thanks Dee:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Connor and Blake were both fantastic, making sure the morning was run safely and professionally. Thorough briefing provided around the kayaks and equipment before you even enter the water. This is a must do if you ever visit Kaikoura. The weather was perfect and we...More

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Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for paddling with Kaikoura Kayaks.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to just have 3 of us on our tour and Connor our guide. Whilst waiting for the 3rd person we searched the beach for whale bones which was really interesting. Once we had our safety talk we got out onto the...More

Thank Zoe F
Exploration826860, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Zoe sounds like a really fun tour:)

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Christine B
October 26, 2018|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
The male seals tend to do absolutely nothing all day bar lie on the rocks, cool down and have a good scrap. We saw a few on the rocks in the morning just last week, and a couple in the water. Book it, you won' regret it as... More
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claudiabg11
October 3, 2018|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
I recommend the 8:30am & 12:30pm tours for the best chance of kayaking with Dolphins!
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Mrinal N
October 11, 2016|
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Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi there, Orca Whale's are not normally seen that often in Kaikoura or by kayak. If you want to view Whales I would recommend Whale Watch Kaikoura. Our kayak tours focus on Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins. Thanks for your time.
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