Explore the natural wonders of the Kaikōura peninsula at your own pace. We have lots of options available to suit your desire for adventure or leisure.

Explore the natural wonders of the Kaikoura peninsula independently and at your own pace by hiring a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Whether you want a couple of hours on the water or a full day of adventure, exploration and wildlife-spotting, our hire options range from two to eight hours, giving you the flexibility and freedom to choose the equipment, route and activity that best suits you.


Our sit-on-top kayaks are stable, self-draining and easy to paddle. Ideal for less experienced yet water-confident paddlers, sit-on-top kayaks are a safe vehicle for you to comfortably explore the peninsula’s coastline, set off in search of wildlife or throw in a line to try your hand at some kayak fishing.

Those with plenty of paddling experience under their belt can hire one of our top-quality sea kayaks. Comfortable and water-tight, our sea kayaks will see you skipping across the water at pace as you set of on your Kaikoura paddling expedition. We’ll help you to launch from the best possible spot based on what you want to see and do and supply all the gear you’ll need to stay safe. 


For paddling of a different kind, try hiring one of our Nalu stand-up paddleboards, offering the option of standing or sitting as you leisurely explore the ocean environment. If you’re keen for a thrill, try catching the swells and whitewater surfing on your paddleboard. We’ll give you some tips and assess the conditions on the day, helping you to set up in the best possible spot for a fun and unforgettable experience.


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