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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

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Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time...more
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Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an excursion, THIS IS THE ONE for YOU!! Fabulous afternoon. Our guide (sorry forgot his name...american) was so interesting to listen to. He knew everything about the flora, the wildlife, the volcanic formations, EVERYTHING!!! He was professional and courteous while...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barb B
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, that really puts a smile on our face, there is nothing better than having lovely guests who appreciate the service we strive to provide. Our guides really are the best in the business and this leads to an unforgettable...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED this kayak experience and our guides!! We saw dolphins, a penguin, birds, ate some seaweed & had a beautiful morning. Our family of 5 was very thankful for this experience.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheese5fun
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, we love creating lifetime memories for families that join our safaris, this is often a once in a lifetime experience to paddle in an extinct volcanic crater which is now a very special marine reserve full of life. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful morning kayaking in Akaroa. Our guide, Jake, was super professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the local natural surroundings, wildlife and history. We were not fortunate enough to meet up with any dolphins but we saw loads of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your kayaking safari with us through our pristine marine reserve. There is so much to see and learn about, having a guide that knows all the ins and outs of the area...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the morning sunrise safari with Jake, who was ridiculously knowledgeable about all the wildlife, flora, and geology of the region. I'm not sure I've ever had a guide who knew as much about the area! The tour was well paced and interesting, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, so happy you enjoyed your safari with us, every day brings new surprises and it is so exciting when you dont know what you are about to see each day! Our guides know exactly where to look for wildlife and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this through Grabone and so glad we did, our aim to share experiences and Jake made sure that we did. His approach is very professional from the start and we felt well equipped and schooled on safety and what to expect. Jake is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EveJ176
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review, our guides are the best in the business and will ensure all of our guests have an unforgettable time on the water. The knowledge they share gives participants a chance to learn so much about our pristine marine reserve...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing, unforgetable adventure!!! I absolutely loved this kayak tour, at times I was breathless (not from kayaking haha) but the scenery. It was priceless and a really special experience, which I will always remember. I would recommend this to any of my friends...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review Tracey, we so appreciate you taking the time to write that out for others to read and we are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us, we do everything we can to protect our precious environment and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent excursion - covered basics of kayaking and then tour of bay wildlife, geology and history from Jake. Windy day but still saw loads of things.More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review we are glad you enjoyed your sea kayaking safari, we are very lucky as the area we operate in is sheltered from almost all weather conditions so tours are rarely cancelled and each day is different which is always...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been in a kayak before but our guide put us at ease and made the experience a really enjoyable oneMore

Date of experience: February 2019
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, so happy to provide a great 1st time experience for you, we love to introduce people to seak sea kayaking, and with safety being our number one priority you know you are in good hands, and what a place to begin,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this tour mainly because I was hoping to spot some wildlife, like the famous hector dolphins, seals or penguins. Other than that I didn't really have any expectations regarding the tour. Let me start with the fact that the approach is VERY professional....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the tour, we are so glad you enjoyed being shown around our pristine marine reserve with our knowledgeable guides. Safety is our number one priority so that is great you appreciated our way of doing things to ensure every one is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before we get into the details, we must say that our guide Jake did a great job saving a misleading tour. Everyone on our tour and the tour after was led to believe that we would be able to view Hector dolphins. THERE ARE NO...More

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to read your feedback. Hector dolphins are endangered but sightings are common but of course not guaranteed as they are wild. They are not traced, fed, chased or followed in any way so therefore there is always an element of luck...More

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jayzee24
March 3, 2019|
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Response from estelleleslie | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon and did not see any dolphins . We did see some little penguins and got quite close to them.
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markbU136FZ
January 30, 2019|
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Response from kged623 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them at their website. We got our link within 2 weeks after. Don’t expect high-end photos - the camera used and the conditions aren’t ideal, but it is documentation of the event.
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Merleloves2travel
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Allielovesthebeach | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be Open in October, the best way to reach us is via email as we are not in NZ at present. October is Spring time so the weather getting warmer all the time, the best thing to do is make a booking and see... More
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