Join the best sea kayaking company in Auckland for a day of paddling on the tranquil waters of the Hauraki Gulf, known among kayakers as a paddling paradise. A region of great natural beauty, volcanic islands, sandy beaches, and an abundance of animals, Auckland is one of the most interesting places in the world to go sea kayaking.
An unforgettable kayaking experience may be had with Auckland Sea Kayaks, and it can last anything from half a day to five days. No prior experience in sea kayaking is necessary to participate in any of the kayaking trips because you will be guided by very experienced and expert sea kayakers.
If you’re looking for an adventure that mixes action, history, and the earth’s finest offerings, then the island trip offered by Auckland Sea Kayaks is for you. Participants will paddle from the bustling shoreline of Auckland to the lovely Motukerea Island. Its volcanoes are the best preserved in the region. Once there, kayakers will have a picnic before trekking to the summit of the island. Spectacular views and glimpses of old Maori walled villages are available, all of which are discussed in great depth by an experienced guide.
Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher), is one of the Auckland Volcanic Field’s most well-preserved volcanoes. This uninhabited island is only accessible by private watercraft and sea kayaks. Upon reaching Motukorea, we hike to the summit, soaking in panoramic views and learning about the island’s intriguing history along the way. On the island, there are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified villages). The largest occupying the major scoria cone’s slopes.
On the island, light refreshments are offered before to our return to the Auckland metropolitan area.
Our Day Sea Kayak Tour of Rangitoto Island examines the region’s most recognisable landmark and provides a unique perspective of Auckland metropolis.
After receiving a safety lecture and paddling instruction, you will kayak over the Waitemata harbour, which translates to “sparkling seas,” where you may spot Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels. Upon arrival at Rangitoto Island, the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will begin the one-hour ascent to the peak, enjoying breathtaking scenery and learning about the region’s history. Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded to the best 360-degree views over the Auckland region.
At the return to the water’s edge, a nutritious and substantial New Zealand lunch will be waiting. If time permits, you may even have a swim in the ocean before packing up the kayak and returning to St. Heliers Bay.
The Rangitoto Day Sea Kayak Tour is an exhilarating, action-packed, and educational day for everybody!
While the sun slowly sets over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges, paddle a sea kayak to Rangitoto Island, the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes and the region’s most prominent feature. After receiving a safety lecture and paddling instruction, you will kayak over the Waitemata harbour, which translates to “sparkling seas,” where you may spot Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.
We pull our kayaks up to the Rangitoto wharf before going on a one-hour exploratory, entertaining, and educational hike to the summit, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and learning about the region’s history. Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded to the best 360-degree views over the Auckland region.
At the return to the water’s edge, a barbeque feast prepared in the Kiwi way will be waiting. You and your guide will paddle back in the dark as you observe the city lights twinkle like stars.
Our guides are highly competent and experienced sea kayakers with a genuine dedication to conservation and a passion for kayaking. Their familiarity with the region, understanding of the weather patterns, and cooking skills will ensure that your journey is both pleasurable and safe.