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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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New Zealand is @ Covid Alert level 1
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998 New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales. Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins and Seals. New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing. Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering. Qualified New Zealand guides. 100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours. Family Friendly - operating year round. The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
Important Information
Departure Point
19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Dry bags for camera's, all kayaking equipment, paddle jackets, wet shoes, spray skirts, dry pants, gloves and hats over the winter months.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Molly L wrote a review 17 Jan.
9 contributions
First time kayak in the sea, we had a fantastic trip! We saw blue penguins and seals! Although a bit tried after that but absolutely amazing experience!!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for the support Molly! We are pleased you enjoyed the trip:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Zebby_of_London wrote a review 16 Jan.
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip with Shay and Emma taking us out to see the seals and wildlife. Shay was our guide for the trip and was great - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about the kayaking, wildlife and making sure we got the most out of it; very happy to answer any
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for the detailed review, you were so lucky to see a seal feeding! We'll be sure to pass the feed back onto Emma and Shay:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Alison T wrote a review 15 Jan.
4 contributions
Hamish was a fantastic guide every question was answered with a smile and there were a lot of questions. He knew a lot of facts about seals. Thanks Hamish!! 🙂
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
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Thanks for the review Alison, Hamish loves showing people around the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula! Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Paula Kirby wrote a review 14 Jan.
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Having intuitive and professional guides who allowed us the opportunity to experience an outstanding and very memorable day. They knew just where the incredible action was happening. We saw an amazing array of dolphins playing right near us and also saw blue penguins and seals.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the support Paula! We love what we do and it’s always a privilege showing kiwis their own backyard!
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Nathan Van Den berg wrote a review 14 Jan.
2 contributions
The whole experience was awesome. It was great getting so close to the seals and seeing them both on the rocks and swimming in the water. The instructor Hamish was awesome too
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Thanks for the 5-star review Nathan! Regards, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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About the operator

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nzfreedom
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Amazing ! Lots of Fun
It was an amazing experience at the Sea. Highly recommendable. Our private guide was fantastic !! Thank you so much
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SJJ365
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Great trip
Had a great trip with Yonna yesterday; lovely sunny day with calm seas and saw dolphins, seals and sting rays.
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Ricenchips
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Great few hours on the water
My 7-year old son and I had an awesome few hours on the water with our lovely guide, Emma! Great guide and top equi
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richturn1
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Jaw dropping
Thanks to Jonna , Emma and the boss for a magical experience,, paddling with the seals and the Dusky Dolphins. Li
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cortneyg45
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Good morning out
My partner and I booked this tour for the afternoon trip and they called us the night before to ask us to switch to
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MonMuir
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Seal kayaking
We had a fabulous trip kayaking with seals. Had great communication about our booking and monitoring the weather, a
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mack1882
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Perfect start to a Sunday morning!!
Great experience to take part in while in Kaikoura. Had an awesome trip on one of those days where plenty of wildli
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PaulH-SUNZ
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Not just another sea kayaking outfit
Not enough good things to say about Matt & the crew!!!! We were there for a camp with youth. This might not be why
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bexmoar
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Great thing to do on a beautiful Kaikoura day!
I had an awesome trip! It was perfect weather, the mountains were clear and there was snow on them. The sea was pre
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thedonwars
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A must do kayaking experience
A big thanks to Matt and Renee for fitting us in so we could give our kids an ultimate experience. From the time
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Yumiqt
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Happiest experience
It was an amazing! Everything was perfect! The water was calm and I saw snow mountain from the ocean.And we met man
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Anurag0416
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Great Activity
We were 3 of us and had a private tour with Emma. It was an amazing day. Kaikoura kayaks provided us with warm wate
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YsabelleT5
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Seal kayaking
Such an amazing experience sea kayaking with dolphins and seals, with the odd Blue penguins making an appearence, a
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Maps556717
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spotting the dolphins and getting up close to the fur seals
The kayak tour was very nice. Our guide took us out and we saw many seals in the water as well as on the rocks. S
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Bernmich
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Amazing!
We had a great time kayaking with Emma! As the weather was quite bad earlier that day, we were only 4 people + guid
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Key Details
  • Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Peninsula Seal Colony
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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