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“Bioluminescence kayak tour!”
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“Lovely way to explore the estuary”
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Canoe & Kayak North Shore offers a variety of sea kayak training and tours in an area that is one of Auckland's best-kept secrets. Our guided tours operate just 20 minutes from Downtown Auckland. The Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve is home to an...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Mairangi Bay, Auckland 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent organization of our day trip with Pete on the Okura Estuary. Learned a lot about the wild life and conservation in the area. A great group of people, all very supportive of each other. Enjoyed the well earned lunch, while watching the tide racing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1Alicat99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing. Pete & Caroline were great had us all sorted with the equipment we needed and kept us well informed before the tour. The bioluminescence is pretty indescribable - everyone needs to do this tour! A group of 5 friends went and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, it was great to have your group and get to go out on an amazing and enchanting paddle!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when we went to our class camp I got to kayak in and it was so fun we got to see stingrays and got to ride waves that were fun we got to do cool challenges. and at points just relax.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I-dog131
CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the whole experience. It's great to see people having fun in a kayak!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the paddling with the waves was fun but to me the history for is not for me.and going into the waves was also fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FAZEMYTH123
CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we are happy that you had fun on the water. It's true that there is a lot of history around the place which some are just more interested in than others.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this trip was awsome because we got to see stingraise and we did lots of fun activites and interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bensmith1231
CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, it's amazing what adventures you can have when kayaking.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the whole thing especially the race because me and my friend won it. I didn't like rafting up though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andypany123
CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience, hopefully we inspired you to go kayaking again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great kayaking trip with good feedback on techniques and lots of explanation of the area. The scones for morning tea were a real bonus. Loved seeing the godwits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raewyn H
CandK_North_Shore, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed March 19, 2017

I always enjoy floating on water, do it leisurely. I enjoy looking at cows and sheep on far away land, and people casually walking. Beautiful pattern in water from the sun, fish jump out, a black shadow quickly moves, it was a sting ray! This...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

We had a great time on the sea kayak skills course! The location was gorgeous, and we learned lots about native NZ marine life, and spent time spotting sting-rays. We also learned lots of useful strokes and techniques which will come in useful, as well...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jess I
Management response:Responded February 6, 2017

Cheers Jess, It was absolutely awesome having you out with us. Hope we inspired further adventures & that we will see you again! Todd

Reviewed January 28, 2017

We saw the bioluminescence tonight in perfect conditions. It was amazing to see the water sparkling like that.Also had a very knowledgeable commentary from tour guide, Todd, about the flora and unique fauna of this marine reserve. We visited an historic cottage where we had...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Paula S
Management response:Responded February 6, 2017

Thanks Paula, Its a pretty amazing phenomena isnt it! Todd

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