Meet the Team



Hey Guys! My name is Emma and originally from Invercargill growing up on my family farm.

I later moved to Dunedin to finish my schooling and I found my love for the outdoors. After some overseas work and travel, I studied a Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management at Otago Polytechnic. I'm now NZOIA leader qualified in sea kayak, bush, rock and abseil. I enjoy living in Kaikoura because its the perfect place for all the things I love and where the mountains meet the ocean!

Cowan Fearn

Head Guide

I'm a country boy from the Waitaki Valley who decided to follow my passion of outdoors and sports.

I completed Sports Science and Adventure Sports studies in Dunedin at the Institute of Sport and Adventure and then joined the guiding industry.

I love taking part in any outdoor activity especially kayaking and surfing. I have NZOIA qualifications for rock, abseil, sea kayak and bush.  I think of Kaikoura as a home away from home!



Kia ora, my name is Renee and I have been living and kayaking in Kaikoura since 2018.

I studied Outdoor Recreation island Leadership at Auckland University of Technology, before taking my skills overseas to explore the world. After realising there is no place like home, I returned to New Zealand and now call stunning Kaikoura my home.

Matt Foy

Owner-Operations Manager

Kaikoura is one of the most unique places on earth and I am proud to call it my home!


I absolutely love introducing people to wildlife under towering mountains along our breath-taking coastline from a sea kayak.

Kim Foy

Owner- Administrator

I love my home town its a piece of magic!

Kaikoura has so much to offer, it’s a natural playground full of diversity and adventure. 

The real boss of Kaikoura Kayaks


"The Boss"

Hi I'm Sammy! The junior guide in the making.

I like to pop into the office to say "hello" and I love showing off my cat. I enjoy keeping everyone in line:)  l really enjoy kayaking with the Dolphins and riding my bike.

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