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Kaikoura Kayaks
Ranked #2 of 26 Tours in Kaikoura
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Owner description: Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! 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 Dolphins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local Kiwi Guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Stay warm and dry in our enclosed stable sea kayaks with all equipment provided including GORE-TEX dry pants in winter, wetsuit booty's for your feet and dry bags for camera's. Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided "Seal Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities. Family's are most welcome. If you want to tick off a real Kayaking experience from your bucket list with the help of our qualified Guides amongst a multitude of marine life while in New Zealand, come paddling with us! (:
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had a great trip with a fun, informative guide. Thanks a lot, Tyler. The weather was great and we were able to get up close to places we didn't necessarily feel comfortable heading into alone, so having the guide was awesome. Loved the seals and the dusky dolphins that frolicked near our bows. I wish we could've been on the water forever! We definately recommend this tour and the beautiful area around Kaikoura.

Thank lauriecp
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

A must do in Kaikura. We did this tour off season and it was only us and our friends plus our guide. It is a great value for money and you het so close to the wildlife. Seals, pinguins, dolphins and if your lucky even whales so close, so

Thank Mmansch
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Matt was helpful and explain every detail to us.We saw some fur seals feeding on octopus,which was new and fascinating and the kayak was quit exciting(even though we were paddling so slow,and got a little bit sea sick at the end. lol)

Definitely recommend this activity if anyone travels to Kaikoura!!

每次都湊不到50個字快煩死了,明明就有那麼多啊!一定要逼我打中文就對了。總而言之,是個不錯的體驗但是會暈船的人要注意一下,我到最後差點吐在海裡w

Thank Lan0919
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We loved the half day tour with Matt! It was the right amount of time and Matt was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. We were lucky and saw a pod of rare hector dolphins. They swam around our kayaks for over an hour!!! We also saw many seals and the scenery is breath taking. The bay we paddled in was nice and calm which was perfect as I usually get motion sickness but didn't this time. The gear is top of the line and I didn't get wet at all. Matt teaches you all about the gear, kayak and strokes. You should bring water, sunglasses and a camera. I strongly recommend this tour!!! It is a lot of fun and you never know what wildlife you might come across!

Thank Nat9Toronto
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had an absolutely amazing time kayaking with Matt. It was safe and fun we saw seals up close and massive sea birds. Matt knew heaps about the area and animals in the area. I couldn't recommend this enough! We smiled and laughed for hours after this kayak!!

Thank Naysies
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