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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Akaroa
  4. Banks Peninsula

Akaroa: 4WD Safari and Guided Sea-Kayaking Experience

Product ID: 192414
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Discover Pohatu Marine Reserve on a guided sea-kayaking experience. Enjoy a spectacularly scenic 4WD safari to Pohatu from Akaroa with photograph opportunities. Then take to the sea to kayak under the expert care of your experienced guides.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire towering sea cliffs and deep sea caves
  • Marvel at Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch
  • Encounter local wildlife including penguins, seals, dolphins, and sea birds
  • Benefit from the expert care of your experienced guides
  • Choose between early bird morning or scenic afternoon departures
Full description
Enjoy a memorable sea-kayaking experience from Akaroa with two departure options. No experience is necessary because the trips are run in settled safe conditions by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. 

Depart from Akaroa for a scenic drive in a 4WD minivan over the crater rim of the Akaroa volcano to Pohatu Flea Bay. Learn about the region from your local guide and stop for photo opportunities along the way. Then, it is time to gear up and climb into the double kayaks. Your safety is the top priority and the experience can be mind-blowing with the right sea conditions.

Explore the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve and marvel at its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves. Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch can be reached in settled sea conditions. Marvel at the diverse wildlife and marine species such as penguins, seals, various seabirds, and possibly the world’s smallest dolphin.
  • Scenic transport by 4WD minivan
  • Photo stops
  • Experienced kayak guide
  • Live commentary
  • All gear (life jackets, dry jackets, spray deck, and dry bags)
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Unit 2, 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa. Look for the entry under the shade sails on the building located behind the BNZ building on Rue Lavaud.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• Sea kayaking at Pohatu Flea bay has risks and can be dangerous so you must listen carefully and follow the guides instructions and adhere to safety requirements
• Children must be at least 8 years old and each child will be paired with an adult
• Your guide has the final say as to whether or not it is safe for you and your child to kayak, which can vary depending on sea conditions, personal fitness, and kayaking ability
• Toddlers and or infants are not permitted no matter the sea conditions or personal ability
• You will be on the water for around 1 to 1.5-hours depending on the sea conditions and wildlife spotted
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 3 reviews
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