With neon blue and green water and a pristine marine reserve, Akaroa is one of the best places to sea kayak in New Zealand; it is a highlight of many NZ vacation itineraries.
Two marine reserves and two terrestrial reserves make up Akaroa. Endangered wildlife has made the harbour their home, and now mammals bring their young to the protection of our protected waters. We offer a unique Kiwi experience that is a ‘Must Do’ for tourists to the area.
We offer five-star, ecologically conscious, small-group kayaking excursions to vulnerable, pristine, and generally undisturbed natural areas.
As a mode of transportation, a kayak causes minimum disturbance to wildlife in their natural habitat; they are not frightened by a kayak because there are no motors or noise, which can lead to incredible, unanticipated encounters.
Our excursions are Peaceful, Unique, Spectacular, and Secure! Our local, knowledgeable guides are the best in the industry and will go above and beyond to ensure that your experience is absolutely remarkable and will be in your hearts for many years.
We are the only guided kayak tour operator in the port adjacent to the Akaroa township, allowing our customers to explore the area before or after their sea kayaking safari.
Our sea kayaking tour involves a pleasant and invigorating paddle around our bays and inlets, often encountering wildlife, exploring caves, taking in breathtaking vistas, and pausing at a secluded beach where you can relax, swim, have refreshments, and stretch your legs.
During this time, our incredibly knowledgeable wildlife experts will provide thorough commentary and answer any questions you may have along the route.
This Tour operates from June 2022
This trip is highly recommended by our experienced guides. Paddle through an extinct volcanic crater and soak up the stunning views, it is just like paddling in a postcard!
You will gently paddle along the coastline while your guide explains about the native fauna, flora and geology of the area and will point out any wildlife activity that they discover.
Exploring remote bays, caves and inlets where time stands still, this kayaking safari is truely unforgettable and is often a highlight of a NZ holiday. Join us for an “up close and personal” natural Eco experience that is 100% pure NZ at its best.
This Tour operates from September 2022
Your local guides recommended trip of the day is the Sunrise Wildlife Safari. Soak up the serenity of the most magical time of the day!
Enjoy being the first on the water, away from crowds and the noise of the tour boat engines.
There are special areas in the marine reserve that we can only visit during the mornings while conditions are favourable, so if you have the opportunity to join us on this safari you are in for a treat!
Explore the marine reserve in the most environmentally sensitive way possible. No Engines, No Noise, Just paddle away with us…wildlife is not intimidated by us and can be quite curious about our kayaks as we quietly float past which can lead to some amazing moments.. so rise and shine- You will not regret it!
If you are fortunate enough to have an entire day to visit Akaroa, why not make most of the opportunity? Paddle and pedal around the crater’s perimeter! Soak up the scenery, tour with a small group and a local guide, and get in a terrific workout.
Ready? Let’s go! Time for a day of adventure! Spinning legs, breathtaking views, and a tremendous sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit of the crater await.
Don’t worry about a thing because our fleet of brand-new Scott Electric mountain bikes is the best in the industry. The many pedal assist functions and your educated local guide will have you zipping around with ease.
The only thing you need to bring is a feeling of adventure and your camera; your guide will shoot images for you. What an excellent method to maximise your time in gorgeous Akaroa!
Akaroa is one of the best locations in New Zealand for kayaking, so enjoy Paddling through the marine reserve with us on a guided sea kayaking safari, and get the best of both worlds as you pedal and paddle your way through this action-packed and exciting day of adventure with us.
This will be one of, if not THE finest experience you have on your New Zealand vacation.
There is no better way to make the most of a day in beautiful Akaroa! If you enjoy physical activity while exploring with a local guide, select the appropriate option when making a reservation.