Sea Kayak Hire

Sea Kayak Hire - Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

Let the adventure begin! Enjoy the freedom to discover the delights of the Kaikoura Peninsula, its marine life and breathtaking scenery by hiring one of our top quality, water-tight sea kayaks.

First of all we’ll launch you into the best area to set off on your paddling expedition. These Sea Kayaks provide the most flexible experience in enjoying the aquatic wonderland around the Kaikoura coastline, which is jam-packed full of marine life including fur seals, blue penguins, seabirds and dusky dolphins.

This low-impact adventure is a perfect way to spend some precious hours relaxing and taking in the views of sheer cliff faces, craggy rocks and the mountain ranges that surround Kaikoura.

Full and half day sea kayak hire is available on demand, so you can explore this unique aquatic paradise and the sensational views that the Kaikoura coast has to offer at your leisure.

Sea kayak hire is ideal for two or more people who are comfortable in the water and who have kayaking experience. If you haven’t paddled before, join a seal kayaking tour to learn the basics of the safety procedures and paddling in a laid back hassle free environment.

We provide VHF Radios, Flares, a cell phone, a first aid kit, a spare paddle and all other equipment necessary for hassle-free kayaking including dry bags for cameras and paddling gear for your safety.

Sea Kayak Hire is subject to availability and client screening.

Note: We do not hire SEA KAYAKS to children under 14 years, or solo paddlers or to those with no previous Sea Kayaking experience.

If you are an inexperienced kayaker, we recommend that you book a guided tour or sit-on-top kayak hire as the safer option.

You will now be directed to the secure website of our payment provider. Payment can be made by Visa or Mastercard.

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 (:

Sea Kayak Hire

Half and full day rates on demand:

Not available June - July - August.

Price is per person:

Half Day 3 - 4 hours $70.00 NZD
Full Day 6 - 8 hours $85.00 NZD

Free ph 0800 452 456 

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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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