Kaikoura: Sunset Kayaking Tour

Kaikoura: Sunset Kayaking Tour

From $83.69 per person

Experience Kaikoura's world-famous sunset and marine life on a 3 to 3.5-hour sea kayaking tour. Have the chance to see fur seals and surreal visuals of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the light changes towards the end of the day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the beautiful sunset from your sea kayak
  • Have the chance to encounter fur seals, dusky dolphins and blue penguins
  • Be inspired by the stunning landscapes surrounding Kaikoura
  • Learn about the history of the region and Maori culture
Full description
Join your guide as you kayak during sunset to experience the stunning glow of the seaward-facing Kaikoura Mountains. Have the chance to watch seals dive and maneuver around and under your kayak as the sunsets. Paddle with them as they swim around the peninsula hunting for octopus. Along the way keep an eye out for blue penguins or albatross and have a possible encounter with dusky dolphins. Your kayak is enclosed, safe, stable, and easily steered using a rudder. It's fast on the water, but still keeps you warm and dry. Your qualified and experienced local guide will teach you how to handle the kayak and paddle you through areas used years ago by local Maori and early whalers. Enjoy watching the light change as the day draws to an end.
Includes
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Kayaking experience
  • Commentary from an expert guide
  • Life jackets
  • Dry bag for cameras
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Jeans

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and the qualified guides will teach you everything you need to know on how to use your kayak
    • You will need a water bottle, thermal top/fleece/shorts, or light pants
    • Please do not wear jeans
    • It is recommended to bring sunglasses, a cap or fleece hat, running shoes or sandals, a towel, and a camera
    • There is a chance you may get wet during this tour, necessary equipment is provided to minimize the chance of getting wet
    • All the wildlife are living in their natural habitat, therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that you will see all animals that are listed above
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
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    January 11, 2021

    I really enjoyed my kayaking tour! We got to see lots of seals and our guide was great. Would definitely recommend.

    March 20, 2020

    This was a wonderful experience. We are novice kayakers but handled the trip quite well. Beautiful trip, saw sosme wildlife, had a great guide and saw a beautiful sunset over the magnificent mountains.

    March 19, 2020

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