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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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


Swap your cruise ship for a kayak on this 3-hour shore excursion from Akaroa and enjoy a thrilling close encounter with native wildlife. Paddle your way around remote bays, inlets and sandy beaches; admire the dramatic scenery of the once-active volcano basin; then cool off with a swim. Along the way, keep a lookout for some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife sightings, including Hector Dolphins, penguins and orca whales.
  • 3-hour Akaroa wildlife safari by kayak
  • Paddle around the ancient volcano basin of Akaroa Harbor
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for all abilities including first-timers
  • Small group tour ensures a personalized experience
  • Spot Hector Dolphins, penguins, and orca whales in their natural environment
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Light refreshments
Local guide
Local taxes
On Water Photographs
Transportation to/from attractions
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
40F Rue Lavaud , 40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

You will be emailed detailed directions to our meeting point upon making a reservation

  • Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre , 61 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • The Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre , 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • 11:30 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.We will email you detailed information on how to get to our starting point/pick up which is outside the bowling club in Akaroa.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Minimum age 10 years
    • Operates During summer months September-May
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • 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 12 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Kayaking in Akaroa
    , Mar 2020
    Great way to see the coastline in Akaroa. Jake was a great guide. Very informative and engaging. We really enjoyed it.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Thanks for the review, are are glad you enjoyed your sea kayaking tour with us
    Fun day
    , Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed our experience at Akoroa the tour guides were wonderful and with the beautiful scenery it made for a great day. Only complaint would be that they could have provided a better refreshment.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thanks for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed getting out on the water with us in stunning Akaroa. Safe travels!
    We had a great experience doing this...
    Michelle L
    , Mar 2018
    We had a great experience doing this kayak excursion in Akaroa. Our guide was very good. It was a rainy and windy day but he managed to make this a wonderful day.

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