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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa

From USD 91.23
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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
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Sunrise Kayaking Safari with Sea Wildlife in Akaroa
From USD 91.23
Overview
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.
What to Expect
The Sunrise Safari is our recommend trip of the day. The ocean is always much calmer in the early morning and the wildlife is more active. Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will paddle out through blue waters escaping from the crowds, noise of other boats, the hustle and bustle of normal life,

You will paddle through the reserve while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
 You will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day before the tour boats are on the water.  Your guide will provide an on water snack while sharing stories about this special marine reserve . Through out the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through an extinct sea flooded volcano basin which is inhabited by endangered mammals. You will have the change to have close encounters with hector dolphins, white flippered penguins, NZ fur seals and Orca if you lucky!

Your guide can answer any questions that you may have.Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced.You will also have the opportunity to take home photos of your day
Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Brilliant tour with great guide and beautiful scenery / wildlife

We were visiting Christchurch for the weekend and booked the sunrise tour on a whim; so glad we did as it was a real highlight! Our guide Jake was obviously super passionate about the unique wildlife of Akaroa and took time to point out all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KatyElgar
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for sending in a review, we are so happy you got to experience a magical sunrise safari with us. when you get to experience the true tranquility of the marine reserve before any tour boats have even boarded their passengers its unforgettable,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Highly recommend

Great experience despite the atrocious weather. Our guide Jake was great - super friendly and incredibly knowledgable about pretty much everything!More

Thank lydiap98
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Guys, sorry your trip had some unseasonal rain, but we actually love kayaking in the rain, the conditions are usually nice and calm and no one else on the water! We are so glad you got to make the most of your day and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience with Jake !

Wonderful kayak tour with Jake. He explained a lot of things about the sea wildlife, which was very interesting. Unfortunately, we didn’t see dolfins but he explained us the signs to spot them when they are there. We learned a lot about New Zealand too,...More

1  Thank JessS2987
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you enjoyed your kayak safari with us around this pristine marine reserve and flooded volcanic crater! Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area so we are very happy you got...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
For early birds

We had a great tour, small group and an awesome guide named Jake. He showed us lots of different wildlife and were really knowable about the flora and fauna around us. Very early start in cloudy weather, he kept the mood up with his happy...More

Thank Sofia87_SWE
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

How wonderful! So glad you enjoyed your kayak trip with our amazing guide Jake! It is very magical here in the early morning when you have the whole marine reserve to yourself with out tour boats and engines making a lot of disturbance. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile
Beautiful wildlife excursion

We had the perfect calm day for our morning tour. Sighted hector dolphins, penguins and plenty of sea birds. The landscape is stunning. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kind. Especially we are all novices. There is very little tolerance to lateness so make sure...More

Thank Maria C
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thanks so much Maria, we were so happy you made it for the sunrise safari with us, what a magical morning, it was great having you and your friends positive energy! What a blessing being visited by the endangered white flippered penguins and the hector...More

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