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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 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the sunset kayak tour and it was beautiful out on the water. Our guide George, was very friendly, and he gave us interesting facts about the area and the animal life. The other guides were great too, and they made sure we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Greg R
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation, George did a fantastic job finding you a little blue penguin.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took an afternoon rental from Kaikora - 2 man kayak. All staff very professional and friendly and we were grateful that the safety briefing was tailored to our needs given previous experience - meant we got out onto the water quickly! We had an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jsalm717
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow what a day! Thanks for sharing with us:)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

George and Maria were very attentive and knowledge guides. We had a wonderful experience and recommend it highly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 660DonnaM
KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Maria and Georeg had a great time out with you guys! Thanks for the great review (:

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the morning tour and the weather was fantastic. Our guides George and Conner were professional,obviously concerned with our safety and funny as could be. We saw Manta Rays,Blue Penguins,NZ Fur seals, and lots of other bird life. The trip was not tough but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review guy's! Conner & George are real characters and love meeting people from all over the world...... Safe journeys from the team @ Kaikoura Kayaks.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big thank you to our tour guide George who made this tour an amazing experience. He is a really professional, nice and smart guy who made this tour easy and enjoyable. On the tour we saw a lot of seals and birds (sry forgot the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marttiklaus
KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really lucky to have George as part of our crew this summer! George love's going the extra mile for our customers. All the best for the rest of your travels in New Zealand (:

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a booking but the guys got us in the water still. They suggested the stand up paddle board, which also turns in to a kayak. The guys were professional and knowledgeable. We only rented the boards and still had a good time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Candacefish
KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad the team @ Kaikoura Kayaks could help you guy's have a memorable time out around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Our crew have a wealth of knowledge of the area, marine life and water sports. Thanks again for the positive feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked the sunset tour, but weather forecast was not on our side. Fortunately we were able to switch to the afternoon slot to beat the incoming winds. Cowen our guide was cheerful, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about his work. We saw seals at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cowan is a real stand out in the Kaikoura Kayaks crew and leads from the front. Glad you could transfer and make the most of your time in Kaikoura. The double kayak is always a great test for a relationship, and we call them love...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Kaikoura for 2 years and working for a company who recommends these guys to guests everyday - how crazy is it that it’s taken me this long to get out on a tour! And the team don’t disappoint- Connor did a fantastic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ceriann94
KaikouraKayaks, Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you could finally get out paddling with our most experienced crew member Conner. Conner is very passionate about guiding in Kaikoura and throws everything at his tours to ensure customer satisfaction. Glad you got to kayak with the little Blue Penguins as well as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon on the water with Maria and Blake from Kaikoura Kayaks. Besides seeing the seals on the rocks, we were positively surprised by dozens of dolphins. Highly recommend this tour if you want to do something active, without needing kayak experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceV555
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad you had such an awesome experience with us and we are very lucky to have such awesome guides on our team! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, the best way to experience Kaikoura is from the sea. We took this trip completely by chance we had no idea what to expect, we just saw a photo at the tourist information centre and it just looked fun. OMG was it ever!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JasCaw
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, sounds like you had a really epic time! We are so lucky to have the Kaikoura mountains so close to the coastline that provide such an amazing view! Thanks for your awesome review and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us at...More

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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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