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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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About Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time to go sea kayaking in Akaroa & experience that 100% pure NZ adventure you have been waiting for!Sea kayak in our amazing marine reserve, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minuets from Christchurch, New Zealand, is where we are based.Your trip includes a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments & explore remote bays & inlets. We make it easy for you to experience one of our famous safaris as no experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and basic level of fitness and co-ordination. Our safaris have been voted number 1 shore excursion activity on the NZ cruise loop!
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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

Spend your time in port in Akaroa on a small-group shore excursion, sea kayaking around the harbor. Bask in the scenery of remote bays and inlets, and catch a glimpse of local marine life, including penguins, orcas, and endangered Hector’s dolphins. You’ll paddle for three hours with a guide through the basin of an extinct volcano and stop for a snack and swim at a coastal beach. This tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.
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3 hours
from US$99.06

Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

Discover remote bays and native marine wildlife in New Zealand on this 3-hour sea kayak tour from Akaroa. Following an orientation session, paddle out onto the waters around Akaroa’s extinct volcanic basin with your guide. Test your newfound sea kayaking skills in the shallows of the harbor. Then, head out onto the gently rolling waves and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Watch the skies for native birdlife such as heron, egrets, oystercatchers and bitterns, and keep an eye on the waves for sightings of playful seals and dolphins.
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3 hours
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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

Swap your cruise ship for a kayak on this 3-hour shore excursion from Akaroa and enjoy a thrilling close encounter with native wildlife. Paddle your way around remote bays, inlets and sandy beaches; admire the dramatic scenery of the once-active volcano basin; then cool off with a swim. Along the way, keep a lookout for some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife sightings, including Hector Dolphins, penguins and orca whales.
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3 hours
from US$99.06
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Tirina G wrote a review Jan. 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Self Guided E-Bike Tour We had a great time exploring the different points of interest from Duvauchelles to Wainui Wharf with our family of 4. Self-guided meant we could go out our own speed and in our own time. 3 hours was plenty of time to even allow a pop in wine tasting/ food at Fench Farm should you wish. We loved it and there is plenty of challenge for the whole family or if needed switch it to turbo to help you cruise up the hills. Easy as! Highly recommend it if you are wanting a bit of exercise as well as some great views.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Nicole P wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Highly recommend - absolutely beautiful as well as interesting. Saw all sorts of wildlife including dolphins and fur seals. Thanks so much to the awesome guide.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Anna wrote a review Jan. 2021
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We took the early morning trip. Called the day before because we had some questions. Everything went very smooth. We were being very lucky that a couple of hector dolphins appeared in quite a distance on our way back. They must have found us very interesting because they came up very close a couple of times - diving under our kayaks, swimming alongside, blowing water right between us. Incredible experience! Greville and Allie are incredibly patient and kind. The tour with Greville was awesome, the kayaks with the paddle were something new and cool to us. Good introduction, good equipment, very good guided tour. I like how considerate they are for the animals and environment, too. Thumbs up!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Emily P wrote a review Nov. 2020
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What an amazing thing to do, both of us loved every minute of this trip. Hazel was an absolute legend and had heaps of local knowledge as we paddled about and also gave us a few ideas of things to do for the rest of our stay in Akaroa. Hazel was so calm and confident on the water that you feel safe the whole time, we loved exploring on of the caves, such a surreal experience that's impossible to explain so you'll just have to do it yourself !! Was also so awesome to see so many jellyfish I have never seen one before and to see one almost every 5 minutes was so cool. 10/10 would definitely do it again. Thanks guys 😊
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
Responded Nov. 29, 2020
Thanks for the review Emily, awesome to hear you had a great tour with us, would love to host you again if you are back in the area! There is so much to see no two days are the same here in the marine reserve! All the best Allie & Greville
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honeybee550 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand70 contributions32 helpful votes
From booking through to arriving back on shore this was an excellent company to work with and they delivered a top notch experience. Hazel was our guide and was exceedingly good - she was knowledgeable, friendly and got on well with our group. There is a lot to see and we were lucky to have calm water. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Akaroa G, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
Responded Nov. 29, 2020
Thanks for the review! So happy you enjoyed your experience with us! All the best Allie & Greville
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