Guided - Winter Paddling

Kaikoura Kayaks and Dusky Dolphins

Kaikoura Kayaks - your winter paddling destination

Kayaking in winter is just as rewarding as summer as you get to paddle under the Seaward Kaikoura snow-capped mountains and enjoy the tranquility!

Keep nice and cosy in your enclosed kayak as we provide GORE-TEX dry pants, paddle jackets, booties and gloves making your experience even more enjoyable and memorable.

Explore the Kaikoura coastline in our fast and stable sea kayaks, keep an eye out for the Little Blue Penguin, Dusky Dolphins, the mighty Albatross and of course the NZ Fur Seal's washing themselves, twirling around in the water and flocking on the rocks.

Guided tours operate daily at 8:30am & 12:30pm.

No experience is required our professional guides will teach you everything you need to know.

Why we love winter paddling.......


Winter is New Zealand's fastest growing season for travellers to take their adventure trip of a lifetime, and the reasons why are simple.

No crowds:

Kayaking in the winter months often mean longer periods of fine calm weather and fewer people are out on the water – there’s nothing like the illusion of having a whole ocean to yourself.

Stunning Scenery:

Snow-capped mountains make an even more dramatic backdrop while paddling around the rugged Kaikoura Peninsula, it’s breath taking!

Abundant of Marine life:

All year round! Winter does not keep these guys away, in fact, the NZ Fur Seals are busyer than ever, often seen eating Octopus.

Keep an eye out for the Humpback Whales that migrate up the coastline annually between the months of May to August. 

Kaikoura Kayaks is the only kayaking operator in New Zealand with a Department of Conservation Permit to view Whales.

We look forward to showing you Kaikoura's winter wonderland - join us now for your 1/2 day Seal Kayaking winter adventure!

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Sea Kayak Hire

Kayak Store

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Kayak School

Kayak School

Paddleboard SUP Hire

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  • Address:Kaikoura Kayaks
    19 Killarney Street
    New Zealand

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