Kayaking Kaikoura

Dusky Dolphin leaping next to kayakers on a tour with Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

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

Whether you want to paddle around the peninsula and bays taking in the marine life, try your hand at seal kayaking, go kayak fishing, or hire your own ocean kayak it’s all here at the award-winning marineland adventure at Kaikoura Kayaks.

What we offer

Our hassle free, eco-friendly environment and exceptionally interesting ocean kayaking tours offer you a safe wildlife trip that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

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Why Paddle with Us?

If you need real proof that we deliver the best half day ocean kayak tour in New Zealand, check out what others have said about our sea kayaking tours on Trip Advisor & our facebook page.

Review by Lavinia March 21, 2017
We had a blast kayaking with seals; great guides with information on everything - kayaking strokes, animals, birds, the local area including history of the area. Our group had a mix of people who had never kayaked before and others with a little bit of skill but everyone was accommodated so well. We saw seals and albatross as well as so many other birds and fish, but just paddling in that beautiful, clear water is a treat on its own. Recommend this tour and this company highly - professional and down to earth, thanks Tyler and Ruby

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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 paddle@kaikourakayaks.nz. 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 (:

Seal Kayaking

Sunset Evening Classic

Kaikoura Kayaks Sunset Tour

Kayak Fishing

Sea Kayak Hire

Kayak Store

Family Kayaking

Kayak School

Kayak School

Paddleboard SUP Hire

Sit On Top Hire

Our Location

  • Address:Kaikoura Kayaks
    19 Killarney Street
    New Zealand

Get in Touch

Free phone:

(NZ) 0800 452 456

Free phone:

(AUS) 1800 063 456 938


+64 21 462 889

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