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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.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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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
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Departure Point

40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

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

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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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