Rangitoto Island Kayaking Tour

Join Auckland’s most famous kayaking tour to Rangitoto Island and paddle under the stars!

Auckland, New Zealand
6 hrs
Start time
8:30 am & 5:30 pm
Pick up & Drop off
Not included
Fitness level
Not included
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  • Amazing 75-min paddle across Waitemata Harbour
  • 45-min guided walk to the summit of Rangitoto Island
  • Professional guide
  • No experience needed



A true Auckland classic


No trip to New Zealand is complete without this awesome Auckland classic!


Come along for a 6-hour sunset adventure that will make you fall in love with our fantastic city. Get ready to use those arm muscles as we paddle through Waitemata Harbour in our kayaks. After an amazing 75 minutes on the water, we then land up at Rangitoto Island.


Here, our expert guide will take you on a 45-minute guided trip to the summit of the island’s volcano. From the top, you’ll have a beautiful 360-degree view of Auckland’s skyline and the Hauraki Gulf.


As the cherry on top, we then paddle back under the beautiful Auckland night sky and all its glistening stars. We promise heaps of fun, splashing water and incredible views!



Paddle through the harbour


We kick off this awesome 6-hour sunset adventure in our headquarters at Okahu Bay at 5.30 pm. If you prefer going during the day, we also run daytime tours which start at 8.30 am.


After a safety briefing by your lovely guide, we all head down to the water where you’ll get your kayak and safety gear. We have experienced guides, all of whom have a passion for watersports, and we can’t wait to share it with you!


We’ll paddle across Waitemata Harbor and enjoy the fresh afternoon breeze on the way. As soon as you get the hang of the paddle, you’ll be able to lean back and just have fun. 75 minutes and plenty of splashing later, we’ll reach the shores of Rangitoto Island.



Visit Rangitoto Island


Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island located in the Hauraki Gulf. The dormant volcano on the island was formed about 6000 years ago and is the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland volcanic field. It’s a bit of a landmark for the city, and the island has been a popular day trip destination for more than 100 years. You’ll soon see why we keep coming back to this place – it truly is amazing!


The volcano also has great symbolic value for the local Maori people. Its name Rangitoto means “Bloody Sky” and comes from a Maori legend in which two tribes had a battle on the island.  



Guided walk to the summit


After landing the kayaks, our guide will take you on a 45-minute walk through this awesome place. You’ll learn a lot of interesting facts while you walk up the ancient lava flow and through the native fern forest. Once at the summit, you’ll be rewarded with some absolutely spectacular scenery. You’ll have a perfect view of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland’s impressive skyline.     


When we’re ready, we’ll walk back down and jump in the kayaks. To make your kayaking trip extra awesome, we’ve asked Mother Nature to bring out all her glistening stars while we paddle back to Auckland. Kayaking under the starry sky is an experience you’ll never forget. It’s our favourite part of the tour and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love it, too!



Kayaking is our passion


Fergs Kayaks is Auckland’s leading kayaking center and is known all over the city as the place to go for a fantastic experience on the water. Our company was founded in 1990 by Ian Ferguson who is one of New Zealand’s all-time top athletes. He’s the proud owner of four Olympic gold medals and five World Championships in kayaking. In other words, Fergs is built on a true passion for watersports!


We have more than 25 years’ experience in running kayaking trips and we know Auckland better than anyone. We’ve got kayaking trips for beginners as well as highly experienced paddlers. All you need to do is come down to our office and we’ll find the right tour for you.



Time and Departure:

Our Rangitoto sunset tours meet at Fergs Kayaks base at 5.30pm and return at approximately 11pm.

We also guide daytime kayak tours to Rangitoto, meeting at 8.30am and returning at approximately 2pm.


Please note that the Rangitoto Volcano Adventure tour is weather-dependent. Feel free to contact us for more details.

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Customer Acknowledgement:


On behalf of myself and any other person for whom I am making this booking, I agree to the following:


1. I recognise that there are certain inherent and unavoidable risks associated with sea kayaking and that there is the possibility of personal injury to myself or others and there is also the possibility of loss or damage to property belonging to myself or others.

2. I agree to observe and follow any instructions given to me by Fergs Kayaks representatives, including important details on the website and any emails or other communications from Fergs Kayaks about what to expect, what to bring, what to wear and where I need to be at what time, and to make sure any children in my care do the same.

3. I confirm that I am physically and mentally capable of carrying out the activities and that I do not suffer from any medical conditions which may be aggravated by undertaking the activities and that I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I am not taking any medication that may adversely affect my ability to safely carry out the activities.

4. I consent to receive medical treatment in the case of injury or illness during the activity and agree to indemnify Fergs Kayaks against any claims in respect of that treatment.

5. I agree that I must be clear of influence from drugs and/or alcohol to utilise equipment or undertake activities with us.

6. I accept that I may be removed from the premises/the kayak if any Fergs Kayaks representatives (including any guide engaged by Fergs Kayaks) believe that I may be a danger to myself or others in the circumstances or may otherwise cause damage or loss to any property.

7. To the greatest extent permitted by law, on behalf of myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, and anyone else who might sue on my behalf, I waive, release and discharge Fergs Kayaks, and its representatives, agents and invitees (including but not limited to any guides engaged by Fergs Kayaks) from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, loss, additional expenses, property damage, theft and all other foreseeable risks, claims or actions of any kind (including negligence) whatever and however occurring which may arise, at any time, from or in connection with, directly or indirectly, as a consequence of my participating in the activities.

8. I accept liability for any damage or injury to third parties and their property incurred or caused by myself whilst using hire equipment from Fergs Kayaks or while I am undertaking any activity with any guide engaged by Fergs Kayaks.

9. I accept that Fergs Kayaks reserves the right to cancel or change the details of any tour in which case I have the option to receive a full refund or book an alternative tour provided I pay the difference in price (if any).

10. I accept that if I miss the tour departure time (for any reason whatsoever) or I am excluded from the tour by Fergs Kayaks, including any guide engaged by Fergs Kayaks, as a result of, in their opinion, my breach of the terms and conditions of this Customer Acknowledgement (including my lack of physical or mental capability to undertake the activity, ill health, intoxication or my being under the influence of drugs), there shall be no refund.

11. No booking is confirmed until an email is sent by Fergs Kayaks confirming that the booking has been accepted.

12. I agree that any films, sound, video or other records taken of or during the activity will not be used in any promotion or advertising without the prior approval of Fergs Kayaks but that Fergs Kayaks may use such recordings itself at its complete discretion without any prior approval from me.

13. I agree that this acknowledgement is covered exclusively by the laws of New Zealand and agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.

Cancellation Policy:

(a) For cancellations at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

(b) For cancellations between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

(c) For cancellations within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Fergs Kayaks
12 Tamaki Dr, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand


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