Guided Family Kayaking
Sea Kayaking, the ideal fun activity for families visiting Kaikoura
Our highly stable sea kayaks allow children to safely enjoy the kayaking experience with an adult paddling right behind them.
Enjoy paddling around Kaikoura’s aquatic wonderland at a leisurely pace taking in the views and enjoying the thrill of getting right up close to New Zealands marine life.
Our professionally qualified guides will be right beside you in your watertight kayaks as your family take snaps of playful New Zealand Fur Seals with an awesome backdrop of mountain views, craggy rocks and sheer cliff faces.
We can tailor your trip to suit your specific family needs and your guide will ensure your kayaking tour around the Kaikoura Peninsula is exceptionally safe, highly memorable and great fun.
Paddling time is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. A 45 minute briefing at the start of your tour covers gearing up, learning how to paddle and steer your kayak and covers our safety guidelines.
Our recommendation: The morning tour’s usually have the calmest sea conditions and the best interaction with marine life.
The 8.30am or 12:30pm departures are recommended for our family fun tours we guarantee your kids will love it!
Review from Anja 7th July 2016
"We were in a group of 10 people and it worked out beautifully. One guide took the 6 others and we had Brett all to ourselves. Being a family with two children (age 9, 10) we were obviously slower than the others and with Brett on our side, we could take all the time we wanted. At no point did we feel rushed or stressed. We had the perfect weather conditions, saw a tiny blue penguin in the water, a few albatrosses and a lot of seals.
Kaikoura Kayaks are very well equipped. We had booties, waterproof trousers and jackets. As a mum I felt totally safe with Brett and this is an activity for all ages which one doesn't have to be particularly fit to enjoy a couple of hours on the water enjoying the wildlife."