Shore Excursion Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

Shore Excursion Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

Join one of the best kayak adventures in New Zealand, jump into a safe stable NZ made sea kayak and follow our local guides as we take you on a spectacular tour through an untouched marine reserve which now exists in a flooded volcanic crater from millions of years ago. The geology and scenery will blow your mind during this intimate sea-kayaking safari. Paddle along through the clear turqouise waters of the pacific, you get the feeling you are in a postcard!  Your guide will keep watch for sightings of native New Zealand marine and bird life including Hector dolphins, white flippered penguins and NZ fur seals. Did we mention this is a bird watching paradise? We travel in small groups to ensure we have zero impact on the environment. You can rest easy knowing you have booked the most environmentally sensitive tour in the harbour. Soak up the serenity of this little slice of paradise and this activity is often voted the highlight of a NZ holiday!

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Stop At: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand

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!

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Minimum age is 10 years"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 17 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 2 To 3 Hours
Start location: Ākaroa Bowling Club, Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
If you are arriving via cruise ship into Akaroa Port our meeting point is outside the bowling club in Akaroa which is 10 minute walking distance
If you are arriving into Lyttleton Port you must book via this link to secure transport and activity.


  • Ākaroa Bowling Club, Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Local knowledgeable Guide
  • Kayak safari
  • All kayaking equipment including spray skirts and jackets

Not Included

  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks


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