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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover remote bays and native marine wildlife in New Zealand on this 3-hour sea kayak tour from Akaroa. Following an orientation session, paddle out onto the waters around Akaroa’s extinct volcanic basin with your guide. Test your newfound sea kayaking skills in the shallows of the harbor. Then, head out onto the gently rolling waves and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Watch the skies for native birdlife such as heron, egrets, oystercatchers and bitterns, and keep an eye on the waves for sightings of playful seals and dolphins.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
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Departure Point

40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

Turn the corner at the GENERAL PENINSULA STORE until you see the BOWLING CLUB. It is on the corner by the large grass recreational ground,walk towards the ocean, you will get to the bowling club. We meet on the picnic tables opposite on the grass.Allow 10 minutes to walk from main wharf

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 10 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Akaroa Guided Kayaks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Getting close to Hectors dolphins
, Jan 2021
We got close to Hectors dolphins right in the beginning and discovered sea stars in a cave later on. The guide was very knowledgeable and even had tips for other experiences in nature - very warmly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks so much for joining us for a beautiful paddle on our Crater Cruiser safari, we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves all the best allie and greville
Great day kayaking. There was a bit...
Diane R
, Feb 2016
Great day kayaking. There was a bit of instruction to start with. We had never worn spray skirts while kayaking before. Had hoped for single person kayaks, but we accepted the tandem ones and enjoyed the day. Finally saw some Hector dolphins toward the end of the day. Got lucky with the weather and had very little wind. Tour guide Graviel sp? was very knowledgeable.
The Two guides were very nice and...
Cécilia L
, Feb 2016
The Two guides were very nice and interesting We saw an hector Dolphin and a cub We really enjoyed this trip

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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
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Free Cancellation


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