Marine Life

Dusky Dolphin launches in front of kayakers on a tour with Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

Wondering what to do in Kaikoura on your holiday?

Kaikoura is the marine mammal viewing centre of New Zealand offering many exciting sea life attractions along the coastline and the peninsula.

So if you’ve always wanted to paddle out on a kayak and mix it with the fur seals we’ll guarantee it! You’ll also have a really good chance of paddling along beside some Dusky & Hectors dolphins or spot some Blue Penguins diving off the rocks.

The Kaikoura Peninsula lies south of the main township and creates unique currents that draw in marine life from a trench deep in the Pacific Ocean.

Sperm Whales reside here year-round, in fact sightings are so frequent that Whale Watch Kaikoura will provide a refund in the unlikely event of not spotting one.

Humpback, Orca, Pilot, and Blue Whales can sometimes be seen migrating also on our kayaking tours and often you’ll see pods of dusky dolphins in their hundreds!

There is no other place quite like Kaikoura, it’s an aquatic playground like no other.

Come and discover the unique maritime wonders of this water wonderland while holidaying in Kaikoura New Zealand!

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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 (:

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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