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Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Wildlife Kayaking Tour

Kaikoura Kayak's 1/2 day wildlife kayaking tour, is an exceptionally highly rated eco nature adventure blast on the water. Outstanding.

Welcome to Kaikōura Kayaks and our award-winning guided wildlife kayaking tours with 100% success rate for viewing the NZ Fur Seals.

This adventure takes you around the beautiful coastal waters with breath-taking views of sheer cliff faces, craggy rocks, and mountain ranges while searching for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins.


As we paddle, experience the excitement of watching Fur Seals ducking, weaving, and diving around your kayak, and look out for Blue Penguins, Albatross, and playful Dusky Dolphins.

Then watch as seals swim around the Kaikōura Peninsula hunting for their favorite feed of Octopus. Be sure to keep your distance as they devour their delicious dinner in front of you, then watch in amazement as hundreds of Pelagic (ocean-going) birds swoop in to clean up the tasty leftovers.

Our traditional sea kayaks are enclosed, safe, stable, easily steered using a rudder, while fast on the water and you will stay warm and dry. Families, individuals, and groups are most welcome. Our ratio of 1:8 and 1:4 for family’s means that your tour is crowd-free, with a maximum of 8 people per guide.

Our Wildlife Kayaking tours are one of the most popular activity tours in Kaikoura, voted number one activity in Kaikōura by Trip Advisor Traveller’s.

We look forward to introducing you to Kaikōura’s marine life using our top-of-the-line sea kayaks and promise that it will leave a lifetime impression.

Adult $130.00
Child $75.00 (12 years and under)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 19 Killarney st off the waterfront 5 minutes from Kaikoura town centre

Notes

  • 100% WEATHER REFUND GUARANTEE..

    Please Note: Clients who cancel their tour within 24 hours of the scheduled trip are not eligible for any refund.

  • This interactive tour is suitable for all ages and abilities while operating year-round and does not require any previous kayaking experience.

    Dont forget your camera to capture marine life encounters and be ready for a true kiwi experience! These professionally guided kayaking expeditions adhere to the highest of safety standards.

Available Bookings from October 21 to October 27

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

349 reviews

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Sarah from Australia wrote on 26 January 2020

Amazing experience very kid friendly

We could not have been happier with our sea kayaking tour: friendly staff, accommodating our young boys, knowledgable guide, we saw seals close up and all 4 of us had fantastic time and can only recommend the tour! Thanks :-)

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Thank you, its great to hear your family had a fantastic time with us.

gavinv from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Kaikoura 1/2 day kayak tour

Awesome day out with the family . Excellent equipment and safety gear provided . Beautiful scenery and lots of seals to be seen .

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Awesome family photo! Thanks for the 5/5 stars :) Thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks

christinav from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Wonderful Experience

We had perfect weather for kayaking, glassy seas, no wind.....a crisp clear winter day. our guide was professional and informative and the seals were so cute.

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Thank you Christina! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour Many thanks, the friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks

michaelb7 from Australia wrote on 20 February 2020

Best day ever!

Had an amazing time! We were really lucky to see a massive pod of Dusky Dolphins, which were extremely playful. Emma and Tye took us out to see them and gave us the option to stay and play, or head back to see the fur seals. Would definitely recommend this tour

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From Kaikoura Kayaks - Half Day Wildlife Kayaking Tour

Thanks Michael we are very lucky to be the only kayak operator in Kaikoura permitted to hang out with these beautiful creatures:) Thank you for the reccommendation.

ondrejh from Czech Republic wrote on 10 February 2020

Good time

I can absolutely recomand guys from Kaikura kayaks. They tell you and show you everything what you need to know before start and when you are in the water, they tray to show you all wild life. we saw seals in the rocks and a few of them jump to the water and swim beside us. we saw also groups of delphins, one penguin and some birds. They made my day. Thanks

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Thank you for your review, Kaikoura Kayaks is the only fully permitted operator able to offer seal & dolphin viewing by kayak. We are really pleased your tour "made your day". Many thanks.

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