Guided Tours

Kaikoura is a unique coastal area bursting with marine life and scenic views that offer something for absolutely everyone!

What better way to explore the beautiful coast of Kaikoura than from your very own sea kayak! Our guided tours take you on the best routes to explore the rugged coastline of the Kaikoura peninsula, visiting our tried and trusted wildlife hotspots to interact with fur seals and have chance encounters with dusky dolphins and blue penguins.

Our Kaikoura Kayak tours offer fantastic experiences for both adults and children. Catering for all abilities and fitness levels, no previous kayaking experience needed. We will teach you everything you need to know. You do not need to be a fitness fanatic; you do not need to be an incredible swimmer and you do not need to have any previous kayaking experience! Whether you are looking for leisure or an adventure – we have you covered! Your safety is paramount to us, and therefore you will use stable enclosed double sea kayaks, which will also protect you from the elements.

Guided options include the Wildlife tour, the Family tour, and the Sunset Evening Classic tour with surreal visuals of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the light changes towards the end of the day. Private kayaking tours are also available for those looking for something different, planning a special surprise for a loved one or keen to have the full attention of their own personal guide. All tours include wildlife experiences.

Our experienced and qualified guides assess the weather and sea conditions frequently and they know the Kaikoura Peninsula like the backs of their hands. On the day of your tour, we will take you to the top locations for phenomenal views, optimal comfort, and the best opportunities to interact with Kaikoura’s wildlife.

Kaikoura Kayaks has been operating for over 20 years and we are proud to be voted the number #1 activity in Kaikoura through TripAdvisor. Caring for our precious marine life is a top priority, all our tours are eco-friendly, and we are committed to sustainability to ensure that our unique marine environment remains healthy and thriving for future generations to enjoy.


Guided Family Kayaking Kaikoura Kayaks

Guided Family Kayaking

Sea Kayaking, the ideal fun activity for families visiting Kaikōura!

Guided Sunset Evening Classic Kaikoura Kayaks

Sunset Evening Classic

Experience Kaikoura's world-famous sunsets and marine life by sea kayak with us!

Private Tours

Make your kayaking tour uniquely special by having your own private experience

Kayak & Sup Hire

Great for flexibility and independent adventure for two or more persons.

Speciality Tours

Christmas Day Kayaking

Looking for something memorable to do on Christmas Day?

Kayak School

Get up to speed on one of our kayak school sessions today!

Kayak Fishing

Kayak fishing is an exciting experience and rewarding by catching your dinner.

School Tours

School groups

School kayaking adventures - memories that will last forever.

Team Building

Need an exceptional activity for your company or corporate?

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