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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
  • Dry bags for camera's, all kayaking equipment, paddle jackets, wet shoes, spray skirts, dry pants, gloves and hats over the winter months.
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ayla Bae wrote a review Nov. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
It was an amazing experience at the Sea. Highly recommendable. Our private guide was fantastic !! Thank you so much Jonna.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 16 Nov. 2020
We are pleased you enjoyed your Private Tour with us! Thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Rich Turner wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Thanks to Jonna , Emma and the boss for a magical experience,, paddling with the seals and the Dusky Dolphins. Literally stuck for words at the awesomeness , I must of said WOW a hundred times. Very professional and friendly . You just have to go and do it if your around
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 19 Oct. 2020
We are really happy to hear 'Wow' a hundred times:) Thank you very paddling with us!
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Paul H wrote a review Jul. 2020
2 contributions
Not enough good things to say about Matt & the crew!!!! We were there for a camp with youth. This might not be why you are there but their ability to accommodate us speaks of the flexibility and desire to meet your needs. We paddled in the morning with one group & then the
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 30 Jul. 2020
Hi Paul and the Scripture Union crew! Thanks for the detailed review, we are pleased to be able to accommodate our trips for speciality tours like this, it makes for fun, practical hands-on learning! Look forward to seeing you all in Kaikoura again next year:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Jollene W wrote a review Jul. 2020
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A big thanks to Matt and Renee for fitting us in so we could give our kids an ultimate experience. From the time of booking communication and service was awesome. Such a professional team. Renee was very patient and excellent with the kids. Highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 30 Jul. 2020
Hi The Warrington Family, Thanks for the 5 star review, we are pleased you enjoyed the kayaking tour and that it was fun for the whole family! Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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Anurag B wrote a review May 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
We were 3 of us and had a private tour with Emma. It was an amazing day. Kaikoura kayaks provided us with warm waterproof jackets and life jackets. We had a good briefing about rowing and safety guidelines before we began our amazing kayak tour. Our tour guide Emma was
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from KaikouraKayaks, Front Office Manager at Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura
Responded 26 Sep. 2020
Thanks for the review! We hope to see you around Kaikoura sometime again:) Many thanks, The friendly team at Kaikoura Kayaks
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MollyL1036
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100% recommended
First time kayak in the sea, we had a fantastic trip! We saw blue penguins and seals! Although a bit tried after th
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Zebby_of_London
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Simply amazing
We had a fantastic trip with Shay and Emma taking us out to see the seals and wildlife. Shay was our guide for the
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AlisonT1775
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Fab service
Hamish was a fantastic guide every question was answered with a smile and there were a lot of questions. He knew a
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PaulaKirby13
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The experience of a lifetime
Having intuitive and professional guides who allowed us the opportunity to experience an outstanding and very memor
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Nathanv7694
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Awesome experience
The whole experience was awesome. It was great getting so close to the seals and seeing them both on the rocks and
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Scrapmad01
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Excellent out of comfort zone experience, highly recommended.
Awesome trip, I was really scared but Hamish the guide was very kind and considerate. He was very knowledgeable and
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ConnieGabriel
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Amazing experience!
This was a must do in Kaikoura! Zach our guide was excellent and passionate about his work. It was so much fun an
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815aislingw
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Awesome
We had an awesome time kayaking for the evening tour. A bit early for 'sunset' but was beautiful none the less :) J
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JaneBloggsTravel
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Great encounters with the locals
We've been encouraged to see our own backyard and what a great backyard and way to see it. Kaikōura Kayaks use ful
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jellybeaned
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Kayaking fun!
We had such a great time out on the water today. At first I was a bit nervous as I have never sea kayaked before bu
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KatgirlNZ
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A Magical Morning
Wow! What an amazing morning we had. We were on a trip with four separate groups, so we had three amazing guides -
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Lisa M
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Family fun that will suit everyone
Was a great experience for the whole family! We are a family of 4, with 2 teenagers that can be hard to please. Fro
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Laura M
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Awesome tour.
Great tour with Jonna, Emma and Hamish tonight. Jonna took charge of our group and was awesome. Made even better by
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SteveFromSD
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Unique NZ Experience
We had a fabulous kayaking experience today with Jonna and Hamish. They both shared lots of interesting facts and s
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Go22003727136
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Beautiful day
Enjoyed a beautiful day with our guide Hamish leaving from South Bay. Exciting to watch a seal thrashing its catch
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Key Details
  • Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Peninsula Seal Colony
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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