Guided - Sunset Evening Classic

Paddle on a Sunset Evening Classic Tour with Kaikoura Kayaks

Kaikoura Kayaks Sunset Evening Classic has left a lasting impression with people from all over the world for the past 19 years..... Join us today!

Kaikoura is world famous for its Sunsets and marine life, so what better way to experience this than by sea kayak.

Guaranteed viewing of Fur Seals and surreal visuals of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the light changes towards the end of the day.

Watch seals dive and manoeuvre around and under your kayak as the sunsets, paddle with them as they swim around the Peninsula hunting for octopus!

Along your way keep an eye out for Blue Penguins or Albatross then have chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins.

Using only top of the line real sea Kayaks be ready for a true kiwi experience you won't forget!

The Kayak's are enclosed, safe, stable, easily steered using a rudder, while fast on the water and you will stay warm and dry.

Our qualified and experienced local guides will paddle you through areas used years ago by local Maori and early whalers as you watch the light change and the day draws to an end.

The Sunset Evening Classic sea kayak tour is the real deal and is suitable for all ages and abilities, no experience is needed as our guides will teach you all you need to know. Families, individuals and groups are most welcome! Don't forget your camera for sunset shots and to capture marine life encounters.

The Sunset Evening Classic departs at 4:30pm. Allow 3 to 3 1/2 hours for this tour.

We look forward to paddling with you on Kaikoura Kayaks famous "Sunset Evening Classic" tour while viewing the marine life and promise that it will leave a lifetime impression...

Please note: The "Sunset Evening Classic" is only available during daylight savings: September - April Departs daily at 4:30 pm.

Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet 

Inducted into TripAdvisors Hall of Fame

TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for 2018 - 5th year running

Rankers Category award winner for Sea Kayaking - 8th year running 

TripAdvisor review - Hearty K - January 2018

"We loved the sunset tour experience from beginning to end.. our guides were Tylar, Cowan and Callum and they were really helpful and fun and sweet... They were a storehouse of information and extremely patient too, accommodating people's varying abilities and interests.. we got to see the dusky dolphins and seals and the yellow eyed penguin and spotted many aquatic birds. The equipment they offer is of very good quality and we were offered (other than kayaks and paddles and life jackets) sun cream, shoes, jackets, "skirts" to close the kayak around our waists so we don't get wet, dry bags for phone, beanies to dry our fingers to use on the phones.. they'd thought of everything!" Thanks, Kaikoura Kayaks!




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Vouchers available now! Choose one of our gift vouchers from the Booking Options.

Booking for a group? Group bookings cannot be made online - please contact us directly via phone or email if you are booking for a large group.

If you are having any issues booking online, please call us direct on 0800452456 or Int +64 21 462 889

You will need!

Long sleeved thermal top, Fleece, shorts or light pants e.g. quick drys, NO JEANS!
Sunglasses, cap, running shoes or sandals, drinking water, camera & towel.

If you have purchased a voucher then it is valid for 24 months from the date of the original purchase. To redeem the voucher, you need to book in advance by calling us on 0800 452 456 or by emailing You must also present this email with the confirmation number when prompted.

All kayaking tours depart from our base 19 Killarney Street Kaikoura off the water front "the Esplanade", 1 km from the Kaikoura Information Centre.

Look for a trailer full of kayaks and yellow street signs (:

Kaikoura Kayaks will endeavour to give you the best experience possible (:

Guided | Sunset Evening Classic

Sunset Evening Tour departs 4:30pm

Available only in Daylight Savings September - April

Adults - $110.00 NZD

Children (12 years & under) - $70.00 NZD

Family's most welcome!

Free phone 0800 452 456

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