Canoe & Kayak Bop

Canoe & Kayak Bop


61 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

2 Sea Kayaking

3 Fresh Water Kayaking

1 Mt Maunganui

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Lake McLaren
Glow Worm Canyon Kayak Tour
Round the Mount Kayak Tour
Kayak Fishing Experience


Explore the best kayaking the Bay has to offer with our guided tours.Discover the magical Glow Worm Canyon or enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake McLaren.Join us on a kayak safari Around the Mount or experience a day of Kayak Fishing. No experience necessary.

Dave, Estelle and the team at Canoe & Kayak BOP, home of 'kayak tours nz', would like to invite you to explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty by kayak with them and take some fantastic memories home with you.We are passionate about New Zealand and the beautiful scenery, natural wonders and culture it holds. As an independent company we pride ourselves on our personal service to make sure your experience is 100%.
Join us for a gentle sunset kayak tour to the spectacular Glow Worm Canyon and witness a natural illumination.Soak up the atmosphere, peace and tranquility of this hidden treasure in the Bay of Plenty.Only accessible by kayak, this is truly a unique and magical experience you will never forget.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake McLaren tucked away in theKaimai Ranges. This gentle paddle explores the waterways and stunning canyons leading in to the lake, which are only accessible by kayak. It is ideal for families and those wanting their first taste of kayaking in beautiful surroundings.
One of our most popular toursis to explore the waters around the iconic Mauao (Mount Maunganui). This is the kayak tour for you if you love sealife and other animals that inhabit the shoreline.Keep an eye out for seals, sting rays, Blue Penguins and dolphins which are commonly seen in the Bay and for Orca during the summer months.
If you've never tried kayak fishing then you've been missing out.This half day experience offers you the opportunity to get out there and catch a range of fish from our stunning local waters.With any kayak fishing trip you never know what you might catch and that's the thrill of it.
No experience necessary, tours start from $89pp (children $69). All equipment provided. FREE photos/refreshments. Local collection can be arranged.


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Canoe & Kayak BOP

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North IslandBay of PlentyMt Maunganui


  • Sea Kayaking
  • Fresh Water Kayaking


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Mark Carson's avatar

Mark Carson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I went on a kayak fishing trip with canoe and kayak Bay of Plenty.
The trip started by meeting at their base at 0750. They were very helpful and flexible about meeting times and venues. Transport to the kayaking location was provided. The guide (Dan) gave an excellent and comprehensive briefing and gave very good instruction on kayaking and fishing. Despite being a novice at both kayaking and fishing plenty of fish were caught. Dan gutted the fish so that they were ready for me to cook when I got back home. The trip was hugely enjoyable. Not only did I see lots of local wildlife (stingrays and penguins) and landmarks, I also learnt a huge amount about kayaking and fishing and got plenty of fish in the process. The trip was easily the best one that I have done whilst in New Zealand and I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Patrizia's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Was awesome!! Thanks Dan. Kayaking in the dawn and seeing glowworms and other animals was amazing. I can recommend to everybody.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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carolthompson's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Thanks heaps Dan for a great experience kayaking at Mc Claren Falls. I was a first time kayaker and you were fun as well as feeling perfectly safe. Because is was a perfect night, weather wise, it was majical.
I would recommend to others!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

_L_e_e_'s avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

TOTALLY AWESOME Glow worms were fantastic. Guides Kate and Time were fantastic. Whole family had a great night. Grandson (8yrs) wants to know when he can do it again. 3 generations of our family enjoyed it and we would all recommend it to others. The totally magical NZ experience that should not be missed. Thanks again for a fantastic evening. Barbara, Lee & family

Reviewed over 10 years ago

lyndai's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

We had the best time, Dan was a fantastic guide. The glow worms were spectacular. No experience necessary for kayaking! We would recommend this to anyone travelling to the Bay of Plenty. Value for money with pick up/drop off facilities and a nice hot cup of milo and chocolate at the end!!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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lauraporter's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

An excellent evening spent at McLaren Falls on the glow worm tour. Estelle, Dave and their team were faultless. Great company and bags of enthusiasm. The glow worms were awesome too! Would definitely recommend this trip to others.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

MaggieYChaChi's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

I would say this trip was in the Top 3 of our whole trip. Estelle & Dan were awesome! The glow worm experience was surreal. What a peaceful, enjoyable, and educational journey! AND they sent us pictures! Thank you so much!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

brucie998's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

glowworms absolutely amazing,great tour, made to feel more like a friend than a paying customer. very professional. highly recommended

Reviewed over 10 years ago