The curious NZ fur seals, dusky dolphins and blue penguins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local qualified 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 over the winter months, wet suit 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 local guides amongst a multitude of marine life while in New Zealand, come paddling with us!
Website: Kaikoura Kayaks
Phone: 0800 452 456
Phone (intl): +64 21 462 889
Mobile: 021 462 889
19 Killarney st Kaikoura
Operating Season And Hours: Operating year round, 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm Spring - Summer :October - March - 3 x 1/2 day tours daily. Departs 8:30am, 12:30pm & 4:30 pm. Autumn - Winter : April - September - 2 x 1/2 day tours daily. Departs 8:30am & 12:30pm.
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309 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 24.
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon/ evening in a sea kayak, enjoying seals on the rocks and in the water.
Awesome fun ! The guides were great, knowledgeable and caring ! We had Cowan, he was a rad dude and made sure everything went smooth the whole time, even offering water proof pants to my wife as we came unprepared. Highly recommend it, it’s safe, exciting, and wonderful to see the wildlife this way. Do it! You will not regret it.
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Had a great first time kayaking with our guide Blake. Thank you for a great experience.
Had a fantastic trip out with the lads from Kaikōura Kayaks. They are very knowledgeable, helpful and really good fun. We had a perfect day weather wise and the lads helped us make the most of it. The fur seals were beautiful and a privilege to see in their natural environment. This trip would be suitable for a variety of ages and all abilities even if you haven’t kayaked before. Highly recommended and good value for money.
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Amazing sunset paddle with the very knowledgeable, informative and friendly Renee. I didn’t get slapped in the face by an octopus, but we did see a seal slapping an octopus for his dinner. Throw in a blue penguin wave surfing, seals sunbaking and swimming around, beautiful weather and you have a pretty perfect afternoon 😁👍🏼. Great fun, excellent value for money and a must do in Kaikoura
Half day fur seal kayak tour.
Awesome experience with lots of seals a pod of dolphins and a passing whale. A trip not to be missed
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Wonderful experience. Connor is a great guide very knowledgeable experienced and friendly. You really must do this when in Kaikoura.
Kayaking was a great experience! It wasn’t labor intensive at all and actual kayaking was about 2.5 hours with seeing seals, dolphins, and stingray along the way. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and took photos throughout that he was happy to send to us. Would definitely recommend!
Such a wonderful experience! We saw many seals up close, and Connor was a great guide. My husband gives it the “seal” of approval!
Kaikoura Kayaks responds:
Absolutely fantastic kayak experience!
In an easy paddle from South Bay we saw whales, dolphins and seals up close. The equipment and safety briefing were excellent and Conner is a brilliant guide - thanks for the experience and great memories
Kaikoura Kayaks responds:
Wow what a tour you had! Its not a regular occurrence viewing Whales by kayak but when it happens it is simply "WOW", I'm sure you will always remember this tour:) We are very proud to be the only operator permitted to view Whales by kayak!
Great experience! Had kids aged 3 & 5 with us, guides were fantastic, we were lucky enough to see dolphins as well as seals. Highly recommend
Kaikoura Kayaks responds:
Thank you for your review:) We love our family kayaking tours!
Awesome experience, we saw seals, albatross, and even a shark (?!) - our guide was funny and knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. Could not recommend it more!
Ruby was a great guide - knowledgeable and friendly - no dolphins on this trip, but plenty of fur seals and bird life.
Good kit and very stable double kayaks - highly recommended.