Water activity

Akaroa Harbour 2.5 -Hour Eco Tour by Sea Kayak

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

Akaroa Harbour 2.5 -Hour Eco Tour by Sea Kayak

Activity provider: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
Likely to sell out

From US$ 91.82 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy an unforgettable sea kayak adventure in the natural environment of Akaroa marine reserve. Take in breathtaking vistas and have the opportunity for encounters with hector dolphins and more!

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Paddle your kayak in an extinct volcanic harbor basin
  • Marvel at the wildlife and amazing views of the extinct volcano and surrounds
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group experience with a knowledgeable guide
Full description
Experience the natural wonders of Akaroa Harbour by sea kayak on a 3-hour eco-friendly tour. You’ll take in one of New Zealand's most scenic and ecologically diverse natural environments. A highly experienced kayak guide leads each small group (maximum of 8 persons) to ensure a personal, informative, and safe experience. You’ll paddle to stunning remote beaches, where time stands still, and explore inlets and bays and the extinct, sea-flooded volcanic crater that protects the harbor from the open Pacific Ocean. Discover the stunning beauty of Akaroa with your local nature guide who will guide you through the marine reserve and share information about some of the rarest marine mammals in the world, that live right here in our beautiful blue backyard including white flippered penguins and hector dolphins which are native to NZ, fur seals, a large array of birdlife and many other sea creatures! The views are stunning, the guides are informative and friendly and our tours are suitable for all abilities and ages. These highly rated tours sell out quickly as we only travel in small groups to keep our impact as low as possible on the marine reserve and conservation areas we visit.
Includes
  • Safe, stable, and comfortable sea kayak
  • All kayaking gear
  • Full instruction and information
  • Safety briefing
  • 1 guide for a maximum of 8 persons
  • Your guide will take photos on the water for you
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is across from By The Green café on Rue Lavaud (the main street of Akaroa). Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear man-made fibers only (no cotton or jeans), and shoes that can get wet. Flip-flops are not to be worn under any circumstances.
  • You should bring a warm windproof jacket and spare dry clothes, as well as a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a towel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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We had a wonderful tour with Jake. He gave clear and thorough instructions at the beginning and made sure we all understood. He helped us all individually get situated properly in the kayak. On the tour Jake talked about birds, sea life and geology of the area as he pointed out examples. It was all quite interesting and easy to follow. We patiently followed some dolphin activity and was rewarded with one popping up between our kayaks. Jake kept a close eye on everyone to make sure we were safe and having a good time. We recommend this tour and also recommend Jake as a guide.

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Product ID: 49445