Akaroa: 3-Hour Guided Sunrise Sea Kayaking Safari
- Enjoy being on the harbour before any of the tour boats
- Explore the marine reserve with your own nature guide
- Discover one of the best kayaking destinations in NZ
After a briefing session at 07:30 the tour heads out on a gentle paddling excursion. After about an hour, you’ll stop for a break at the beach. No experience is necessary for this adventure. It’s easy and fun and suitable for anyone 12 years of age and older!
The early morning trip can make for spectacular sightings. The guides say that these are the best trips of the day, as there’s no one around, and it’s just you and nature and your silent kayak.
What you’ll actually see on the safari depends on a number of factors, but often guests report seeing cormorants diving, gannets feeding, and fur seals and flippered penguins playing. There have even been sightings of the rare, small Hector’s dolphin.
Included in the tour at no additional cost are photos that your guide will take, refreshments, a personal picnic blanket, a remote beach stop for a swim or relaxation, and brief stops on the water to hear about interesting events, and facts about the wildlife and points of interest.
- Knowledgeable guide
- Safety briefing
- On water photographs
- Locally produced gourmet cookie
Prepare for the activity
The meeting point for the tour is outside "By The Green Café," Rue Lavaud, the main street of Akaroa, at 07:25. Meet 5 mins before your trip time outside "By The Green" cafe on the main street of Akaroa opposite the recreation ground as you enter Akaroa from Christchurch.Open in Google Maps ⟶