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Kaikoura Guided Wildlife Kayak Tour

Kaikoura, New Zealand

Paddle around the Kaikoura Peninsula to spot seals, dolphins, and penguins!

Duration3 - 3.5 hrs
Max Group Size
Max Group Size8
Minimum Age
Minimum Age3 years old
MealsNot Included
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelLow/Moderate
Start & End Location
Start & End Location19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura

Kaikoura Guided Wildlife Kayak Tour Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us
  • Paddle through the serene waters of Kaikoura as the setting sun paints the sky with vibrant colours.
  • Guaranteed sightings of the New Zealand fur seals, along with potential encounters with dusky dolphins and blue penguins.
  • Contribute to sustainable tourism with NZ’s first certified Friend of the Sea kayak tour operator​.
  • Enjoy a unique, family-friendly adventure suitable for all ages and skill levels.
  • Experienced guides offer insightful commentary, enhancing your understanding of the local marine ecosystem and conservation efforts.
  • Double sea kayaks and gear provided, just bring a good mood!

What's Excluded

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Minimum age 3 years old.


No, this tour caters to all skill levels, including beginners. Both instruction and all necessary kayaking equipment are provided.


  • Water bottle
  • Thermal top/fleece/shorts or light pants, e.g. quick drys (Definitely NO Jeans!)
  • Sunglasses
  • A cap or fleece hat
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • A towel
  • A camera
  • A life jacket
  • Spray skirt
  • Paddle jacket
  • Poggies (like gloves)
  • Wet shoes
  • Dry bag for your camera
  • Transport to and from paddling area
  • Spare thermals
  • GORETEX dry pants for winter paddling

New Zealand is famous for its four seasons in one day! Generally, if it's raining the tour still proceeds, but strong winds and sea swells can cause the tour to cancel. If you are not sure, please ring the tour 1 hour before your scheduled tour.

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Tour Operator

Kaikoura Kayaks
19 Killarney Street, Kaikōura 7300, New Zealand