Join Auckland’s premier sea kayaking company for a relaxing day on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, a sea kayaker’s paradise. Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations, a region of exceptional natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches and is abundant with wildlife.
Auckland Sea Kayaks offers exceptional kayaking adventures ranging from 1/2 a day to 5 days. Guided by very experienced and skilled sea kayakers, no sea kayaking experience is required on any of the kayaking adventures.
Kayak to a volcanic island: If you’re up for an adventure that combines action, history and exquisite offerings of the earth, then Auckland Sea Kayaks’ island tour is the experience for you. Participants will go on a scenic paddle from Auckland’s bustling shores to picturesque Motukorea Island. Which boasts the best-preserved volcanoes in the area. Once there, kayakers will enjoy a light picnic before hiking to the island’s summit. Spectacular views are on offer, as well as glimpses into ancient Maori fortified villages, all described in great detail by a knowledgeable guide
Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island. On arriving at Motukorea, we trek to the summit, taking in the panoramic views as we go and learning about the island’s fascinating history. There are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village) on the island. The largest occupying the slopes of the main scoria cone.
Light refreshments are provided on the island before we head back into the Auckland skyline.
Our Day Sea Kayak tour Rangitoto Island explores the landmark of the Auckland region and allows you to see Auckland city from another perspective.
After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels. On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the 1hr trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.
At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy, hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you. If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home arriving safely backat St Heliers Bay.
Our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto is an exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!
Sea kayak to Rangitoto Island, the largest and youngest of Aucklands volcanoes and the landmark of the Auckland region, while the sun is slowly setting over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges. After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.
We pull our kayaks up to Rangitoto wharf before embarking on a one-hour explorative, fun and informative trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.
At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy Kiwi-style BBQ dinner will be awaiting you. With your guide, you will paddle back in the dark watching the city lights sparkle like stars.
Our guides are very experienced and skilled sea kayakers with a personal commitment and passion for conservation and kayaking. Their knowledge of the area, understanding of the weather systems and catering abilities will ensure your trip is both enjoyable and safe.
This is what sea kayaking is about! Two days out on the water, away from crowds and getting in touch with nature again. There is no better place in the Auckland region to start your kayaking tour than on the calm waters of St Heliers bay. As you paddle away from the crowds of the city, the diversity and beauty of the Hauraki Gulf will open up before you and time will slow to nature’s pace.
As you leave the bay, you will have a chance to visit Browns Island / Motukorea, where you will enjoy lunch, before heading to the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf, Motuihe Island.
Motuihe has some of the best sandy beaches of the gulf islands and these together with its clear waters and sheltered anchorages make it a stunning place to stay the night.
Motuihe is a natural sanctuary which is free of animal pests and home to the endangered New Zealand dotterel, saddleback, kakariki, kiwi, shore skinks and bellbirds. The diversity of rare birds, its location and natural beauty makes Motuihe a kayaker’s dream destination.
As night falls, you will enjoy a night of true kiwi camping on the north-eastern side of the island with all the gear you need being provided. From the campsite, you will have the chance to enjoy picturesque views over the Gulf, including Rangitoto and Motutapu, and watch the sun set over Auckland City.
On the morning of day two, you may have the chance to explore a little more for of Motuihe Island before taking down camp and heading over to Rangitoto, from where you will take a leisurely walk to the summit to experience stunning 360 degree panoramic views. Following lunch, you will then return to the sheltered water of St Heliers where you will once again meet the van which will take you back to the city.
Go Kayaking! A great range of sit on top kayaks are available at Auckland Sea Kayaks. Sit on tops are safe and easy for everybody to use – even if you have never kayaked before.
What to wear:
Athletic clothing – this includes quick dry items and/or swim suits. NO DENIM! Heavy clothing, such as denim jeans, are not allowed for any watersports rentals. You may also wish to bring a towel and dry clothing for after.
Let Auckland Sea Kayaks help you build confidence and tune your skills of stand up paddle boarding! Progress, develop and explore Auckland from the water with the undivided attention and safety of our experienced instructors. All listed prices are ‘per person’.
Come discover the exciting new sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (or SUP)! In our Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding session you will be taught the basics of SUP by International Surfing Association (ISA) qualified instructors. The course will cover:
After this session, you will be included in the Mission Bay Watersports “Frequent SUPer Club” with the added benefits of discounted board rentals of 2x 1 hour rentals for $50 and 20% off all future Intermediate and Advanced lessons. Or purchase a 5x or 10x Frequent SUPer Concession Pass and receive even more benefits! Session includes board, paddle, PFD, wetsuit. Ages 16+. Duration: 90 minutes Cost: $50/person
Phone: +64 9 213 4545 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz