Kaikoura Wildlife Kayaking Tour - 3 Hours

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

Explore the Kaikoura Peninsula by kayak
100% seal sighting guarantee!
Three hour Kaikoura wildlife kayaking tour
Chance encounters with dolphins and penguins
Be captivated by the seal interactions
Stable sea kayaks and all equipment provided

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What you can expect

Jump into the driver’s seat and add some excitement to your holiday with a three-hour wildlife kayaking tour in Kaikoura. This aquatic adventure will take you paddling around the beautiful coastal waters of the New Zealand South Coast, boasting craggy rocks, mountainous landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. Setting out from Kaikoura, your guide will lead you into waters rich with wildlife, so keep an eye out for seals, dusky dolphins, albatross and blue penguins. Kayaking in Kaikoura is one of the most eco-friendly and non-intrusive ways to interact with marine wildlife, ensuring minimal disturbance to their natural habitat. During the tour, your Kaikoura sea kayaking guide will share fascinating insights about the local marine ecosystem, including the diverse range of species that call Kaikoura home. Learn about the unique behaviors and characteristics of these incredible creatures, and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of conservation efforts in preserving their habitat. The three-hour Kaikoura sea kayaking tour is open to beginners and kayakers of all experience levels. Kaikoura Kayaks believe that everyone should get to experience the joy and excitement of close encounter with seals ducking, weaving and diving around your kayak. These cute Kaikoura locals are real head turners and they know it! Reserve your spot online here for a truly memorable Kaikoura kayak tour.


What you need to know

  • Three-hour kayaking tour with experienced guide
  • All equipment and safety briefing
  • This experience departs at 8:30am, 12:30pm or 4:30pm
  • Session times may vary in the winter
  • The duration of this experience is 3 hours
  • You will have approximately 90 - 120 minutes spent on the water, including about 30 minutes interacting with the fur seals
  • This experience takes place in Kaikoura, South Island, which is 2.5 hours north of Christchurch, NZ
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura New Zealand
What To Bring
  • A hat, sunglasses, long sleeve thermal top, board shorts or quick dry long pants, water friendly sandals or trainers are recommended
Additional Information
  • Sea kayaking may be cancelled due to wind and sea conditions. This is however, somewhat dependant on the experience level of the participant. In the case of poor weather, we will reschedule your experience for a later date
  • You will need to sign a customer declaration prior to participating in the experience. All kayakers will be provided with the necessary equipment
  • We can accommodate almost anyone. You dont need any paddling experience for our tour as your guide will demonstrate the various paddling techniques used - it is quickly and easily learnt and gives you a very rewarding outcome. Non-swimmers are welcome. Open to all ages, familys most welcome
Cancellation Policy
  • Clients who cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled tour are not eligible for any refund.
  • Refunds are processed on a case-by-case basis and for genuine reasons only, e.g. If a booking is made initially through Kaikoura Kayaks website, then cancelled and subsequently rebooked through another website the original booking will stand and therefore can’t be refunded.
  • Kaikoura Kayaks reserves the right to cancel trips due to weather and sea conditions. Where Kaikoura Kayaks cancels a trip prior to departure, a full refund is available. Where a trip has commenced and is subsequently canceled, participants shall receive a 70% refund.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
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$138.00 AUD
or 4 x $34.50 with more info
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