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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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Reviewed August 29, 2018

one of my highlights from my trip to NZ. Our guide Conner was a really nice guy, really friendly and funny! Knew his stuff too and constantly provided us with interesting info about the animals and the landscape. Would highly recommend. Only downside was it...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review, we hope that you can come back again for the chance to paddle with the Dusky's:)

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Got to see many seals sleeping on the rocks as they're nocturnal creatures. One was frolicking in the sea! Kayaks are very safe and it wasn't cold at all with the many layers we had to put on.

Thank Jonathan L
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

We love winter paddling and never too cold with the right clothing and equipment:)

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time out on the water with Matt. We were fortunate enough to see a Blue Penguin and some inquisitive Fur Seals! Matt had great knowledge regarding the marine life so you won't be disappointed!

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you:)

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of seals!

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation!

Reviewed August 9, 2018

Thanks Matt and Connor, very nice and funny. Felt not enough when the trip finished. Will definitely come back again, see you guys later!

Thank Cindy Y
KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks Cindy, we look forward to seeing you again:)

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Connor was very friendly and safety aware. He will even take pictures for you and send them to you at no extra cost. I would recommend this tour to my friends.

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks Sean:)

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

A brilliant experience from start to finish. Our guide was extremely friendly and helpful and made sure we all had fun, he also sent us all the photos he took straight away for free which was a great bonus. I don’t know much about kayaks...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Yes definitely one of the best ways to enjoy the wildlife and Kaikoura's stunning coastline. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful kayak tour seal spotting with Connor our guide. It was brilliant. We saw lots of seals and sea birds it was marvellous! Connor was friendly, super I formative avd great with our daughter. We were on the water for 2.5 hours...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you for your review and recommendation:) The calming effect of the water and the sea air puts many young children to sleep lol

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be guided by Conor who was very knowledgable and likeable. He took us out to see the seals which was fantastic. The service is wonderful, our daughter who is almost 4 loves it until the gentle rocking of the kayak...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank for taking the time to review us:) All the best.

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went on an 8:30am seal kayaking tour and it was a perfect start to our day! We saw a lot of animals (even a flying albatross) and the views were amazing. Our guide gave us a lot of time to enjoy...More

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KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you:) We really pride ourselves on delivering quality service and professionalism.

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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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