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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
+64 3-319 7118
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Reviewed today

Professional from start to finish, but relaxed with it. A great morning on the water doing a spot of seal spotting in the South Bay area of Kaikoura. After a full briefing it was time to hit the water and paddle out in the calm...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic kayak tour of seal colony and wild life, we had a very personal visit with a young inquisit seal in and under and around our kayaks looking for a belly scratch, watch the teeth,george our guide was excellent lots of knowledge about the local...More

Thank William_Bartleet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks George (only his first week on the job!!!) For an awesome tour! Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and seeing the seals was awesome! A must do in kaikoura!!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a magical sunset tour. Saw plenty of wildlife and had very calm condions. Would definately recommend this tour. Thanks to our guides Connor and George who were awesome.

Thank NeilMarieT
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn’t get hit in the face by an octopus (tho these are the guys who took that group out) but I did get up close and personal with a seal slapping his octopus dinner on the water (sadly this ap won’t let me upload...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an absolutely amazing sunset kayak trip with Kaikoura Kayaks today! I enjoyed every minute :) Kaikoura is the best place to do that, definitely a MUSTDO in NewZealand. My guide was amazing, many interesting facts to tell and I felt save! Would come...More

Thank Madlin W
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Madlin we really appreciate your review. It was the GIRLS on the water. Safe travels:)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you George and Connor for a fab morning kayaking !!!! Very professional and fab fun!!! I would highly recommend these guys :)

Thank theaberdeenannie
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you:) Safe Travels

Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired kayaks from these guys and had a great morning out. They briefed us well about the dangers and area we could cover & how to get the most out of our hire, & although the bay seemed small at first (the Atlantic gales...More

Thank janethefrog
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review and thank you for the fantastic recommendation!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Connor and Matt were our fantastic and friendly guides. They were highly experienced, and put us all at ease with their passion and incredibly interesting knowledge about the sea, nature, landscape. They can cater for almost anyone of all abilities and ages and very thorough...More

Thank Wanderer97870
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great trip with matt and our family. I liked watching the seal eat the octopus it was very funny when the seal threw the octopus into the air. We also heard that the group before us had seen a Whale! We saw...More

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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!
Mrinal N
October 11, 2016|
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.
Chloe S
November 2, 2015|
Response from KaikouraKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Chloe, We take out family's all the time in our safe, stable, double user friendly kayaks. Normally an adult or guide is in the back of the kayak so the younger one's don't have to paddle as much. Your guide will also... More