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“guided tour”(19 reviews)
“tata beach”(14 reviews)
“morning tea”(11 reviews)
Golden Bay Kayaks is one of the best little kayak companies in New Zealand, situated in one of the best kayaking destinations in the world, which is why it is such a popular destination for all kayakers from beginners to the more experienced. They...more
29 Cornwall Place | Tata beach, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9095
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance and were meant to stay only for a day in Takaka, but the weather started to get worse. We were told to ring back in an hour, we did and although it wasn’t very ideal we went out into the sea...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wandernz
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We did a half day guided tour with Tony (owner) and Cam (guide), who were both passionate about the local coastline and imparting their knowledge to us as visitors. Well worth the cost to be guided as we ventured much further and experienced far more....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Love the heading! Absolutely fabulous to have you both here with us, this is such a wonderful review. Look forward to meeting you again! Happy adventures Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. A must for everyone 👍 From the bird life to the seals, morning tea and even the contrast in conditions was amazing. Thank you Tony x

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndreaAndLisa
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

It was an absolute pleasure! There is nothing better than a morning on the water in a beautiful place, with great people! Cheers Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A very good trip with some amazing sites, very great informative guids. Very great highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jarvisbt
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again one day. Many thanks Lisa

Reviewed 29 April 2018

We did a half day guided session with two other couples. Sophie our guide was excellent. She had a lovely manner and was extremely knowledgeable. The whole set up is very professional with excellent equipment and advice. Staff are really helpful . We had a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TwinknChumb
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to write a thoughtful and wonderful review. Glad you had a great time and thank you for the wonderful words. Kind regards Lisa

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

👍🏼 service, wildlife, breathtaking, affordable. Face to face w nature’s beauty. A+!! Must do🙏🏼🐋

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mcdawg57
Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Brillant! Happy adventures!

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Great thing to do while in this area. The debrief was very clear and the equipment excellent. Staff really friendly and the area where you can kayak is great, with nice beaches, seals and different types of birds.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pabloruizr
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

What a totally professional and knowledgeable company Golden Bay Kayaks are. We had a fabulous time on the water, exploring off-the-beaten-track places in this northern part of Abel Tasman National Park (away from the madding crowds!) and learnt so much from our guides. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We went on the Guided Tour with Spencer as our guide and he was excellent as was his pre tour safety and equipment briefing. Our party was of mixed ages and kayaking experience but the tour allowed everyone to fully experience this small section of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you Peter for taking the time to write a review, love the leisurely stroll, such a perfect description. Happy adventures and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks. Lisa and Tony

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Located on Tata beach in Golden Bay, Golden Bay Kayaking was an awesome tour that took us out to a Shag colony, through beautiful coastline and rocks where we saw seals and sting rays, before heading to a deserted beach for drinks and a snack....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Lisa S, Owner at Golden Bay Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

A fabulous review, right on the point! Thank you for taking the time to write a review its much appreciated. All the best and happy adventures. Lisa and Tony

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