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KG Kayaks - Guided Tours

126 reviews
Whakatane, New Zealand
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About KG Kayaks - Guided Tours
Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area. Our unique moonlight tours and offshore tours at spectacular Moutohorā / Whale Island (we get there by sailing catamaran) are particularly popular. Departure times are Whale Island :8am, Coastal Explorer 8 30am, Ohiwa : dependent on tide times, Freedom hire all day. Safety on the water and catering for occasional kayakers (novices) is what we are about ! See you soon !
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very fun afternoon with Helen the guide. The scenery was awesome, Kenny was really patient with us running late, and Helen fielded a lot of questions about local ecology.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JamPants
KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing your trip and giving Helen feedback in her first season guiding. She has a wealth of experience to draw on and being a local, gives her a unique perspective. Hope to see you back at Ohiwa one day. Cheers.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were running a bit late today, driving in from Auckland, but the guides were patient and waited for us. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the equipment was all in good working order. A worthwhile adventure activity.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BRD006
KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

pleasure to get you on on Ohiwa harbour at sunset - always special and the best time of day to be out there. Thanks you for taking the time to review your trip. Best wishes.

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a few hours free one Fri morning and heard about Kenny and KG Kayak Tours. It was simply perfect. Beautiful paddling, outstanding warm and knowledgeable guide who adjusted to our needs with ease and grace. I heartily recommend adding to your lifetime memories...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thanks for your kind words and warmth. It was great to get you out on Ohiwa Harbour and to share some of our stories and local beauty. Trust you enjoyed your visit to our little corner of paradise and hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019

Kenny was excellent and took account of weathers and our age and ability before recommending which of his serviceswould suit us best on the day we had available to hire We had a brilliant time, it is a wonderful location for kayak but with added...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with KG Kayaks. Scottish people obviously get extra consideration and are always welcome. Glad you enjoyed Ohiwa's special bird life. Best wishes.

Reviewed February 28, 2019

With my three daughters and three grandchildren we hired kayaks to 'poodle around' the harbour. Great fun for an afternoon, and always the chance that you'll see a Ray flapping in the shallows if you disturb it with your paddle.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your poodle and great that you encountered the rays. The Harbour is home to a population of long and short tailed stingrays and eagle rays. They are generally placid and easily alarmed and beautiful to witness cruising through the shallows. Hope to...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

Recently my sister and I went kayaking with Kenny being our guide. The experience was awesome and the views were so beautiful. Kenny was an amazing guide and also has a lot of knowledge regarding the area. This was very interesting. We also stopped at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you most kindly for the lovely review. Really enjoyed being on the water with you and thanks for your enthusiasm. Hope to catch you again one day. Best wishes

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

If you are confident to be on your own, this is the best! Booked the day before, got confirmation in less than 10 minutes. I even got a call right away to arrange time. They make sure you get the best experience so they will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I will be sure that Moses reads this. Glad you enjoyed your paddle around Ohakana Island in Ohiwa Harbour - a beautiful place to explore. Hope top see you back again one day. Best...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019

This kayaking trip was far beyond my expectations- my boyfriend and I can't decide on our top 3 favourite things about it. The beautiful boat, the dolphins swimming alongside, watching the seals relaxing just a few metres away, the gannets nose diving into the water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I love your enthusiasm ! We aim to provide variety within the trip and I'm glad you enjoyed all aspects! Travel well and catch you another day !

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic morning on the water today! We rented 2 kayaks for about an hour. We felt very very welcome and everything went good as gold! Kenny is a great guy and loves a chat if you fancy that.

Date of experience: January 2019
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Great to get you put on Ohiwa Harbour. Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! Hope to see you back for a tour one day. Thanks for posting. Best wishes.

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The place was easy to find. Really great staff, very affordable prices. And an amazing spot to have a paddle.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nathanhadadream
KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

That nails it ! Great review ! Thanks for the positives ! Hope you enjoyed your time in the Eastern Bay. Cheers.

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Jan K
December 7, 2015|
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Response from KGKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Jan , I ve twice posted answers up but for some reason they are not showing. Can you please txt me your number and I ll call you -thanks -Kenny 027 2724073
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melwax805
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Hi Melinda, I'm not sure I can answer that ! Was it meant for somewhere I the USA? kindest regards
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