Water activity

Kaikoura: Guided Family Kayaking Adventure

Kaikoura: Guided Family Kayaking Adventure

From US$ 93.19 per person

Enjoy paddling around Kaikoura’s aquatic wonderland, taking in the views, and getting right up close to New Zealand's marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


The experience
  • Enjoy the fun of a kayaking with experienced guides for the whole family
  • Be amazed by the beautiful coastal waters and dramatic landscapes of New Zealand
  • Watch some of playful and exotic marine life frolic in the water
Full description
Hop into a kayak and paddle around the beautiful coastal waters of New Zealand for up to 2 hours. Take in the unique landscapes as you go or enjoy the thrill of getting right up close to New Zealand's unique marine life. Spot the curious fur seals swimming and diverse range of birds, fish, and more. Listen to a short briefing explaining how to gear up, paddle, and steer your kayak. Then with full confidence, embark on this adventure. The highly stable sea kayaks allow children to safely enjoy the kayaking experience with an adult paddling right behind them. Professional, qualified guides will remain close to you throughout the kayaking time. Take photos of the amazing mountainous region around you, absorb the sheer sublime rocks, and meet some playful New Zealand Fur Seals.
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • 1.5-2-hour kayaking experience
  • Commentary from an expert guide
  • Life jackets
  • A dry bag for cameras and equipment is provided to minimize the chance of getting wet
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kaikoura Kayaks, 19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • The morning usually has the calmest sea conditions and the best interactions with marine life
  • The 8.30 AM or 12:30 PM departures are recommended for our family tours
  • Suitable for all experience levels
  • It is recommended to wear running shoes or sandals
  • All the wildlife live in their natural habitat, therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that you will see all animals
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years of age
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Product ID: 386731