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Address: Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 21 156 4591
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30
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Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life...

Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time to go sea kayaking in Akaroa & get that adventure you have been waiting for!Sea kayak in our amazing natural environment, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minuets from Christchurch, New Zealand, is where we are based.Your trip takes in a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments & explore remote bays & inlets. We make it easy for you to experience this amazing sea adventure as no experience is needed, it's a breeze & great family fun

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We were so lucky...

..to see Hector Dolphins on our kayaking tour in the Akaroa Harbour. Overall we had a great time enjoying the wildlife and interesting geological features. Very nice and skilled... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
annakarinasztely
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

..to see Hector Dolphins on our kayaking tour in the Akaroa Harbour. Overall we had a great time enjoying the wildlife and interesting geological features. Very nice and skilled guide. Another "must do" in New Zealand.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great early morning on the water, our guide knew lots about the peninsula and showed us lots of lava trails. We were lucky enough to spend 20 minutes in the company of some hector dolphins. (The dolphins react favourably to the kayaks and don't rush off) Without this aspect, the trip may have felt a little overpriced though.... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have some experience in Kayaking but on on holidays so nothing serious. We had a double kayak which made it pretty smooth even when the wind was against us. The Guide was well up to date with local life and the geology of the area. Very informative and a lot of FUN. Safety was very important and you are... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being novices to sea kayaking we were feeling a little apprehensive about this new experience. When we met our guides Greville & Allie they put our uncertainty at ease with their friendly welcoming manner and careful instructions and knowledge of the Akaroa harbour and surrounding area.The weather was perfect and we also had the opportunity to get quite close to... More 

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much Tanya, we really appreciate the review! It was great to meet the three of you and we are so happy you enjoyed your kayaking trip with us, what a beautiful day that was! We would love to take you out again if you are ever in the area, lots of other places to explore! All the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this trip, so much fun, such a great active way of sightseeing. Our trip was very sunny, so bring a hat and a bottle of water and stick it in the strapping of the kyack for easy access. The break for a snack of the beach and a swim was interrupted by dolphins that swam by, so we gave... More 

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Hi Kyle, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it and we are so glad you had a good time with us, Safe travels! All the best Allie & Greville More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari was so much fun! My partner and I and my parents had a wonderful afternoon spent on the water. Our guides were very informative as well as a lot of fun to spend the afternoon with. We had lots of opportunities to take incredible photos of the landscape which we will never forget as well... More 

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thanks Laura, That was really lovely of you to do that review for us, we really appreciate it, hope all is well with you and your family and you are still having a great time where ever you all are! All the best! Allie & Greville More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very fun and enjoyable couple hours. Unfortunately couldn't meet the dolphins due to previous days weather but the guides were very informative with humour and made the kayak experience very enjoyable. The view is spectacular and would highly recommend.

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do that for us, We had a wonderful day with you and we are so happy you had a good time, All the best! Allie & Greville More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The instructions, suits and equipment made our tour perfect. The knowledge of the area, being in the middle of the dolphins and beautiful coastline made our time in the kayaks fly by. Both first-time and experienced paddlers had a great time!

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review, that was really good of you, we had a great time meeting you and wish you a safe journey home! All the best Allie & Greville More 

Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great first time kayak trip. Ali and Gravelle the guides were very friendly and had a wealth of of knowledge of the area/wildlife. We had a close encounter with a Hector dolphin coming right up to our kayak which was just amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone, in fact I did so straight away... More 

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spreading the good word for us, we really appreciate you taking time to give us a review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your first kayaking trip! All the best Allie & Greville More 

Oisterwijk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour started with clear safety instructions and was guided by the very motivated Gravel. We had numerous dolphin encounters. The kayaks were of excellent quality and even beginners could easily handle them. The hole tour was big fun and the subsequent stay in Akaroa a real pleasure.

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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much Hedwig, We really appreciate the kind comments and we are so happy you enjoyed your trip with us, wishing you a safe passage home, Allie & Greville More 

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