Kia Ora, Welcome to Bay of Islands Kayaking. We offer Boutique guided Sea Kayaking Tours based in Paihia, Northland, New Zealand. Our selection of amazing tours offer something for everyone. Our Kayak tours start from a fun day tour to custom planned multi day trips in the upper North Island of NZ.
If you want a real adventure we also hire kayaks for multi day rentals to the outer Islands. These self guided kayak and camping adventures are the perfect way to get away from the crowds and see the real New Zealand at your own pace.
We also have a Rental base located right on the Beach at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, situated right amongst the outer islands. The top of the range Sit on Top Kayaks and Paddle Boards are perfect for all ages and abilities and the location is mind blowing!
Our mission is to offer you an unforgettable New Zealand experience and we pride ourselves on keeping group numbers small and personal. Our small group sizes mean our tours are personalised and we can do what everyone wants, keeping a smile on your dial!. We are proud to say looking after you our Manuhiri (guests) and our Whenua (land) is our number one goal, while offering you a fun and safe adventure. The water around the Islands are always sheltered and calm, perfect for first timers and people of all ages.
We are a fully Kiwi owned and operated company so on our tours you will get your very own local fully trained guides that are the best at what they do, know all the good spots and love to have a laugh. Lucky for us and you we operate in paradise with crystal clear water, marine life everywhere, white sand beaches and amazing weather all year.
We are the only company that offers day trips out to the main Islands of the Bay where the water is electric blue and where the big marine mammals like Dolphins and Whales usually hang out. Along with this we will equip you with the latest and safest Kayaks and gear that money can buy.
Kayaking operating from Otehei Bay this season on hourly rental only
This is our newest tour option and it has been a long time in the making. This is a perfect way to experience the Bay of Islands. We get you out and into the middle of the main Islands to Otehei Bay with the ferry service from Explore. This in itself is amazing with great views on the 40 minute ride through the islands.
Depending on when you choose to get the ferry out to the island, you will either head out to explore the islands and beaches a little closer on your kayak tour or have time to check out Otehei Bay with its amazing beach, calm waters and spectacular views. The best thing about this tour is you are already out in the islands so you do not have to paddle far to get to some breathtaking spots. We can paddle through rock gardens, check out caves and take in the amazing scenery. We will stop at one of the many breathtaking beaches the Bay has to offer, there is time to stop on our beach stop for an easy walk to amazing views of the Islands , a swim or snorkel in the clear waters before we head back. Before or after your kayaking tour there is a cafe/bar at Otehei bay where you can enjoy some delicious food and some refreshing beverages. The area has tables and bean bags to enjoy and take in the breathtaking views. Also the Island has easy walks around to some cultural sites, beaches and spectacular views.
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