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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will quietly paddle out and have chance to try out your new skills before heading off on your adventure. Escape from the crowds, noise of other boats, and hustle and bustle of normal life.

    You will gently paddle along through blue waters while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.

    Exploring remote bays and inlets for around 60 minutes, you will engage with nature, witness mind blowing scenery and soak up the serenity of sea kayaking . Taking a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will provide snacks while sharing stories about the area, our unique Kiwi French village by the sea.

    You will launch your kayaks back into the water and continue to search and discover while your guide watches out for interesting activity. Throughout the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling through a marine reserve in an extinct sea flooded volcano basin.

    Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced. We can also provide accommodation upon request.

    Dont miss out the kayak safaris are voted a NZ Must Do and are often quoted as being the highlight of a NZ holiday.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ratatouille Restaurant Akaroa, 40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests who book directly through the cruise ships are offered a complimentary pick up from the main wharf.

    Ports
    akaroa
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Light refreshments
    • Local guide
    • Local taxes
    • On Water Photographs
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Minimum age 10 years
    • Operates Daily November thru April
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    If you are looking for an excursion, THIS IS THE ONE for YOU!! Fabulous afternoon. Our guide (sorry forgot his name...american) was so interesting to listen to. He knew everything about the flora, the wildlife, the volcanic formations, EVERYTHING!!! He was professional and
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    Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
    Responded 15 Apr 2019
    Thanks so much for the review, that really puts a smile on our face, there is nothing better than having lovely guests who appreciate the service we strive to provide. Our guides really are the best in the business and this leads to an unforgettable sea kayaking tour. Awesome this was the highlight or your 5 week NZ holiday :) and we are glad you enjoyed your free photos. All the best! Allie & Greville
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    My husband and I had a wonderful morning kayaking in Akaroa. Our guide, Jake, was super professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the local natural surroundings, wildlife and history. We were not fortunate enough to meet up with any dolphins but we saw loads of birds
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    Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
    Responded 10 Apr 2019
    Thanks so much for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your kayaking safari with us through our pristine marine reserve. There is so much to see and learn about, having a guide that knows all the ins and outs of the area is priceless thanks again! Allie & Greville
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    We booked this through Grabone and so glad we did, our aim to share experiences and Jake made sure that we did. His approach is very professional from the start and we felt well equipped and schooled on safety and what to expect. Jake is a walking and talking encyclopedia on
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    Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
    Responded 26 Mar 2019
    Thanks so much for your review, our guides are the best in the business and will ensure all of our guests have an unforgettable time on the water. The knowledge they share gives participants a chance to learn so much about our pristine marine reserve and you will go home with fond memories and newfound knowledge! Thanks again for coming Allie & Greville
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    We had never been in a kayak before but our guide put us at ease and made the experience a really enjoyable one
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    Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
    Responded 21 Mar 2019
    Thanks for the review, so happy to provide a great 1st time experience for you, we love to introduce people to seak sea kayaking, and with safety being our number one priority you know you are in good hands, and what a place to begin, like paddling in a postcard! Thanks again Allie & Greville
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    I booked this tour mainly because I was hoping to spot some wildlife, like the famous hector dolphins, seals or penguins. Other than that I didn't really have any expectations regarding the tour. Let me start with the fact that the approach is VERY professional. Before you even
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    Response from Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
    Responded 20 Mar 2019
    Thanks so much for the tour, we are so glad you enjoyed being shown around our pristine marine reserve with our knowledgeable guides. Safety is our number one priority so that is great you appreciated our way of doing things to ensure every one is safe at all times. The banks peninsula conditions are very changeable so being with a guide is paramount. Thanks so much for joining us and how exciting you were blessed with a visit from some of our special hector dolphins. Allie & Greville
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    • Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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