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Kayak and Inflatable stand up Paddleboard hire in the Lagoon at Lake Ruataniwha , open by prior appointment only until summer is really here, Please Call for bookings
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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| In the Lagoon, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sam was very accommodating to a last minute request to hire 5 x Kayaks. He was very friendly and arrived promptly and gave us the option of Kayaks or paddle boards. He waited whilst we paddled around the lake for an hour. He took pictures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Floridasun123
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your support, glad to be of service , all the best

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Sam did a very great job. Super friendly and great instructions. Location is perfect for SUP and the boards are awesome. 100% recommenced.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael R
ZealMan, Manager at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you Michael , all the best

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time on the paddle board and canoe. Kids and adults loved it. Tried again the next day but sadly the rain drove us off so we didn’t get our full time. 😢

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jeannar2018
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

I am not responsible for the weather , I would rather off given your money back if you feel you did not get your full time , than give me only a 4 star review for something out of my control .

Reviewed April 4, 2018

We went in the morning but it was a bit windy so we arranged to meet back later in the day. It was stunning. We had the most amazing time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sarah E
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you, it was great to meet you guys . all the best :-)

Reviewed January 30, 2018

We had the best hour paddle boarding along the lake and the weather was beautiful. Sam was great and it was so well priced! Would recommend this to anyone passing through or staying in Twizle

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Courtneyedwards13
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you Courtney , Take care on your travels

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Sammy Ghee is an absolute legend. If you think you can compete with Sammy Ghee, think again. nuf said 10/10 #samstheman

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Duncan R
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you for an awesome review cheers

Reviewed December 30, 2017

We were in Twizel about 3 weeks ago and seeing the beautiful lake we wanted to go kayaking. On our behalf - very kindly - the manager of the holiday park called Sam and within 20 minutes he was there and ready to give us...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nadiniii
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

You're welcome we aim to please :-)

Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing day kayaking with our daughter, her husband and two grandkids. I am a double above knee amputee and I was able to kayak with the help of Samuel who owns this business. He helped get me into the kayak , into...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mrhughh
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

Thank you , You're a brave man seeing you out on the lagoon gave me courage to not be discouraged about life problems, all the best.

Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Made a spur of the moment decision to go kayaking and paddle boarding with my friend at Lake Ruataniwha. I’m glad that we did because it was so much fun - the weather was perfect and the views were absolutely stunning. It was good value...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Giselle A
ZealMan, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thanks I aim to please :-)

Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Sam is really friendly and helpful. We were running late for the paddle boarding but he waited for us. He also gave us a quick lesson as we were beginners and then took photographs for us. Highly recommend his service!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richa M
689samueld, Owner at Ruataniwha Rides, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thank you I am glad you enjoyed time with Ruataniwha Rides , safe travels :-)

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