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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve provided by Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

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  • You'll start at
    40F Rue Lavaud
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    Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our Guided Sea Kayak Safari's take place in beautiful Akaroa- this is one of the best locations to sea kayak in NZ! Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to paddle through a marine reserve in an extinct volcano basin. Highlights include jaw dropping scenery, amazing geology that is unique to the area and the chance to see some of the most endangered marine life on the planet including Hector Dolphins, White-flipper penguins, NZ fur seals and native sea birds..Small group numbers are key as we are visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way with your own nature/kayak guide answering all of your questions along the way while keeping you safe on the water.. Close encounters. No noise, No engines, No crowds, No pollution. So come and join us! Explore, Experience and Enjoy! Paradise awaits only 80 minutes from Christchurch!
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    40F Rue Lavaud
    40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Important Information
Departure Point
40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Kayak safari
  • On water photographs
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
128Reviews
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Barbara Bartling wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We had a great morning kayak with two fun and knowledgeable guides. Jake and Joey gave me a much better understanding, awareness and appreciation for micro marine life. They found some awesome sea critters for us to examine and learn about. Jake's passion, enthusiasm and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Responded Apr. 3, 2020
Thanks so much f the review, great to hear you enjoyed your tour through the marine reserve with our amazing nature/kayak guides! All the best
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John & Sarah wrote a review Mar. 2020
Perth, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant Day! Little Blue penguin trailed us & Jake was a mine of information. As we sit in isolation, trying to be transported back to the magical bay. Thanks for the experience. Stay well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Responded Mar. 27, 2020
Thanks for the review! How special to get a white flippered penguin sighting, the smallest penguin in the world! ( cousin to the blue penguin) glad you had a special day to remember.
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Kathryn L wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This is a hands down must-do while you're in Akaroa. Pray that you get Jake as your guide - his vast knowledge proved very interesting and was a very enthusiastic guide. His respect for nature & wildlife was very admirable. We were lucky enough to watch several Hector's Dolphins
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Responded Mar. 21, 2020
What a special experience, alot of moments that happen on our tours are once in a life time experiences for many visitors so thanks so much for coming paddling with our guides! it sounds like you made some great memories
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glwilly wrote a review Mar. 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah5 contributions
Had a wonderful time with Joey. He is very knowledgeable about the history, the marine life and the techniques in kayaking. Best way to spend the day in Akaroa. Five stars all the way!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Responded Mar. 13, 2020
That's great to hear, thanks for the review, our guided sea kayaking tours really are the best way to spend your day in Akaroa so we are glad you agree! Thanks for coming
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Cameron S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Somerset, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an awesome experience with Akaroa Guided Sea Kayaking Safaris in February. Our tour guide Joey was great fun and very informative (he also kindly retrieved my cap when it flew into the water!). While we weren't lucky enough to spot any dolphins, some stingrays could be
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
Responded Mar. 9, 2020
Thanks so much for joining us for a sea kayaking tour in beautiful Akaroa, even when the weather is not perfect there is still so much beauty and alot to see in our big blue backyard!
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By: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
EmilyPlim
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Amazing
What an amazing thing to do, both of us loved every minute of this trip. Hazel was an absolute legend and had heaps
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honeybee550
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An excellent adventure
From booking through to arriving back on shore this was an excellent company to work with and they delivered a top
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cdjj405
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Get out there and do it
Great experience on our sunrise kayak on a perfect morning. Interesting information given throughout the tour. We s
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Kiwikrix
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Sunrise kayaking: an absolute must!!
Booked this kayak trip for my Birthday. Had a fantastic sunrise kayak with Greville as our helpful and knowledgeabl
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strum3nt
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Fantastic morning kayak
Excellent guiding, interesting commentary, great value experience. They went out of their way to make sure we got t
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Narteglenis
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It was fun!!
The activity was fun and exciting. Will do it again for sure ☺️ Big thanks too to our guide Nick who was very infor
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Travel43070075270
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Great experience
Really good experience, this is my first time doing kayaking and I can't even swim. It's a little bit windy, but ou
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Guinevere_Miller
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Great Experience
We had a great time. Nick and Hazel were fun very informative. The conditions were perfect. We saw lots of bird lif
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maumila112
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Fun waters for the whole family.
We went kayaking with our guide Nick and it was a fantastic experience! We had double kayaks with our 11 and 13-yea
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craigwV8436HZ
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Akaroa highlands
The strong winds meant that we couldn’t go kayaking but the e-MTB substitute was an excellent alternative. Stunning
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784nicolaw
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Great day
We had an awesome day, started with e-biking up the hill in the misty rain with Grevel. Lots of fun and amazing vie
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nathanw461
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Great wildlife tour!
The tour was great–we enjoyed kayaking, learned about the area, and saw lots of wildlife–penguins, seals, and dolph
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finley2006
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The best time
We started off and it was cold and damp. However our guide Jake was amazing and I called him google as he knew ever
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nadofam
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Kayaking with Jake is the best way to discover beautiful Akaroa Bay!
Our guide Jake made the day special. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about sea life, kayaking and New Zeal
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G6602HSjulieg
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Fabulous time
Really enjoyed our time with tour guide Jake, the wild life and the Orcas appearance topped off a special day. Many
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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