What better outdoor experience is there for your students than exploring and building their self-confidence while developing lifetime skills on the sea with trained professionals.
Kaikoura Kayaks can cater to school groups of any size, we can guarantee the time with us will be entertaining and educational leaving the Students buzzing for some time afterwards.
Children will learn basic paddling techniques, kayak manoeuvrability and safety skills. These adventures can also double as a nature tour making your students more aware of the ecology of the marine environment, weather, sea conditions and the wide range of local wildlife.
Where better to experience this than in the rich aquatic playground along the Kaikoura coastline.
Practical Hands-on Experience
We offer a hands-on practical experience that is intentionally aimed towards increasing your student's awareness of the sea and the safety requirement involved to enjoy it.
School Camps or Day Trips
Kaikoura Kayaks offer trips and skills training for both primary and secondary students. This can be part of a school camp or a day trip.
Full assessments for NCEA Unit Standards or Achievement Standards.
NZOIA qualified Sea Kayak Instructors
Our NZOIA qualified Sea Kayak Instructors work closely with you and your school to plan and meet your students' needs for their kayaking experience.
From paddling techniques to water safety we offer a unique opportunity to challenge your students. An activity suitable for all including parent helpers, leaders, and teachers, what better way to explore, learn and build confidence in an enjoyable, safe yet challenging environment.
Contact us by Freephone on 0800 452 456 for more information.
Best kayaking tour ever! - Review from Zac @ Taranaki School
We are a little school from Taranaki and we went down for School Camp. I really enjoyed kayaking because we saw a shag, blue penguin, lots of seals and a jellyfish! I liked walking on the kayaks because I slipped over. I saw a seal swimming to cool itself off, so it didn't get too hot. I love kayaking and I want to go back to Kaikoura. 5 /5
Tour at a glance
Open all year
Year 4 above
- #1 Activity in Kaikoura - TripAdvisor Traveller Rating as of October 2020
- Ideal for School camps
- Builds water confidence
- Team building skills
- Fun guaranteed
AMAZING MORNING Ash (age 9 years):D We got lots of luck! We saw lots of seals and even saw a seal in the water and it came to meet us. We saw a blue penguin and some shags. We had fantastic guides Emma, Matt and Cohen. I had the best morning of my life and will never ever forget it! Definitely recommend it for everyone. 5/5
Ash, Taranaki New Zealand
Marine mammal megamix Spent a truly incredible morning around the Kaikoura Peninsula with Matt and Emma, two fantastic local guides. The whole operation was very professional, with high quality kayaks, equipment and a detailed safety briefing. Spent a good amount of time observing the seals, tried our hand at some kayak surfing in the big...
We are a family of five (14, 12 and 10 year old kids) and we went out last week with Emma as our guide. It was the perfect morning - we saw a seal right up close - he swam right next to our kayaks. Really comfortable kayaks and easy to use. Emma had lots of useful information and was very patient when we got used to using the double kayaks....
We booked on the seal kayaking tour and the day dawned magical and calm. Pretty much straight away we saw seals up on the rocks, so tick tick. We ventured out into the Pacific and were blown away to have a pod of Dusky dolphins cruising with us. They were gorgeous and kept on swimming near our kayaks. Then a seal took to the water and started...
A big thanks to Matt and Renee for fitting us in so we could give our kids an ultimate experience. From the time of booking communication and service was awesome. Such a professional team. Renee was very patient and excellent with the kids. Highly recommend this experience. Well worth the money. Thanks team from the Warrington family. May...
Jollene W, New Zealand
Great Trip - even the oldies loved it! Had a really great trip with Cowan out to the see the seals and the reef on a beautiful morning. I was a bit worried getting in a kayak with my mother (67) and father (70) but Cowan kept us going at a leisurely pace and even convinced us to have a go in the open ocean! What a great experience and...
John R, UK
"To Matt and the Kaikoura Kayaks team, Thank you very much for a fantastic day of kayaking. Both our trips were very well organised by your friendly team. We found your lessons enjoyable, helping us all to be confident, expert paddlers! We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny day, and we enjoyed fantastic scenery and wildlife out...
Kowhai Class, Hurunui College
Amazing wildlife experience Had a great couple of hours on the water with Emma and Cohen. Amazing expeience of dolphins leaping out of the water close by and swimming all around our kayaks as well as getting close to a local seal colony. The dolphins almost seemed to be having as much fun as us. Heartily recommend this as a 'must...
Sunset magic 10/10 thanks to Emma and her crew. We had a magical day on the water and got to see feeding seals, dolphins and wildlife. Thanks so much would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a unforgettable experience in Kaikoura!!
Amazing Sea Kayaking Experience Emma was our guide for the half day seal kayaking experience. Though we had never been sea kayaking we felt safe with all the instruction and had a blast. We even saw some hector dolphins and a blue penguin. Emma’s knowledge was impeccable and enthusiasm was infectious as she led us in a chase of the...
Emaria, North Carolina