Welcome to Kaikoura. Few places can boast of such natural wonders where marine life outnumbers the people.
Join Kaikoura Kayaks on one of their guided half-day seal kayaking experiences departing from their Killarney Street location in Kaikoura. After donning lifejackets and other safety equipment, participants paddle along the peninsula while receiving paddling instruction and a safety briefing.
You will encounter seals along the Kaikoura Peninsula. They swim around your kayak, seeking octopus, diving and manoeuvring under you, and devouring their meal as swarms of pelagic birds swoop in to pick up the leftovers.
There are regular sightings of local dusky dolphins while kayaking along the coast and numerous species of pelagic birds, including the adorable Blue Penguins.
This tour along the gorgeous coastal waters guarantees the sighting of seals and offers breathtaking views of sheer cliff faces, jagged rocks, and towering mountains while hunting for chance sightings of dusky dolphins and blue penguins.
The wildlife kayaking tour is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, operates year-round, and requires no prior kayaking experience.
You will be warm and dry in our enclosed, sturdy sea kayaks, which come with all necessary equipment, such as GORE-TEX dry pants in the winter, jackets, wetsuit booties for your feet, and dry bags for cameras.
These expertly guided kayaking excursions conform to the strictest safety regulations.
According to visitor reviews on TripAdvisor, our Guided Wildlife Kayaking trips are one of the most popular activities in Kaikoura.
Paddle around Kaikoura’s aquatic wonderland at a leisurely pace while taking in the views and experiencing the thrill of getting up close and personal with New Zealand’s marine life.
While your family snaps photos of playful New Zealand Fur Seals against a dramatic backdrop of mountain vistas, craggy rocks, and sheer cliffs, our professionally qualified guides will be beside you in your watertight kayaks.
Your family will remain warm and dry in our enclosed, stable sea kayaks, which include GORE-TEX dry pants in the winter, jackets, wetsuit booties for your feet, and dry bags for your cameras.
Your guide will ensure that your family’s kayaking tour around the Kaikoura Peninsula is exceptionally safe, incredibly memorable, and loads of fun.
Guaranteed sightings of fur seals and surreal views of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the day’s light fades.
Observe seals dive and manoeuvre under your kayak as the sun sets, then paddle with them as they hunt octopus around the Peninsula. Keep a watch out for blue penguins and albatrosses, and then you may encounter dusky dolphins by chance.
Prepare yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime Kiwi experience using only the finest authentic sea kayaks. The kayaks are enclosed, safe, stable, easily manoeuvrable with a rudder, swift on the water, and keep you dry and warm.
As the day draws to a close, our skilled and experienced local guides will paddle you through regions that local Maori and early whalers once frequented. Don’t forget your camera to catch images of the sunset and marine life encounters.
With a private kayak tour, it is all about you! Let us focus just on you and your interests. We are happy to arrange a special private tour to meet the ocean locals.
Make your visit to Kaikoura one to remember with a wholly tailored private experience.
Suitable for singles, couples, families, small or large groups, corporates and unique interest travellers.
Explore the Kaikoura coastline, and enjoy the incredible landscape and wildlife in their natural environment with your guide.
This tour is the perfect solution if you do not enjoy groups or are looking for that special occasion to share your experience with the people you love.
The private tours cater for all levels of experience and desire for leisure or adventure.
Kayak fishing is widely recognised as the quickest and easiest method of fishing. Our sit-on-top fishing kayaks are practically impossible to capsize with their inherent stability and self-draining scupper holes.
Fishing from a kayak is not only an exhilarating experience but also a highly productive method of fishing.
Whether drift kayak fishing, fishing around rocks, offshore fishing, or utilising your fishing kayak to set a long line, sit back, and catch fish to your heart’s content, there are various ways to fish from a kayak.
Our kayaks are equipped with retractable rudders that allow you to drift with the tide and regain control when necessary. This adaptability will enable you to paddle into areas where even a fishing boat cannot go.
Best of all, fishing with the stunning backdrop of the Kaikoura ranges and the jagged cliff faces gives an exceptional experience.
There is also the thrill and excitement of catching a large fish from a kayak.
Our instructors and guides know all the best fishing sites along the Kaikoura shoreline and peninsula, so be sure to ask us what we can do to make your fishing experience memorable and enjoyable.
Fishing is a sport. Therefore the catch rate and the number of fish landed might vary from day to day and angler to angler, but it’s still a lot of fun and well worth the trip! Book your New Zealand kayak fishing trip immediately!
Matt at Kaikoura Kayaks offer hassle free, Eco friendly tours that offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive trip, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun thrown in!! We look forward to paddling with you soon. Matt Foy.