Water activity

Akaroa Harbour 2.5 -Hour Eco Tour by Sea Kayak

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

Akaroa Harbour 2.5 -Hour Eco Tour by Sea Kayak

Activity provider: Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

From US$ 81.74 per person

Enjoy a sea kayak adventure in the amazing natural environment of Akaroa. Take in breathtaking volcanic basin vistas, be on the lookout for Hector dolphins, and soak up the beauty of this hidden gem that’s only 80 minutes from Christchurch.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Paddle your kayak in an extinct volcanic harbor basin
  • Marvel at the wildlife and sea creatures around your sea kayak
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group experience with a knowledgeable guide
Full description
Experience the natural wonders of Akaroa Harbour by sea kayak on a 3-hour eco-friendly tour. You’ll take in one of New Zealand's most scenic and ecologically diverse natural environments. A highly experienced kayak guide leads each small group (maximum of 8 persons) to ensure a personal, informative, and safe experience. You’ll paddle to stunning remote beaches, where time stands still, and explore inlets and bays and the extinct, sea-flooded volcanic crater that protects the harbor from the open Pacific Ocean. Discover the stunning beauty of Akaroa on the adventure of a lifetime. Your guide will tell you about some of the rarest sea creatures in the world, that live right here!
Includes
  • Safe, stable, and comfortable sea kayak
  • All kayaking gear
  • Full instruction and information
  • Safety briefing
  • 1 guide for a maximum of 8 persons
  • Locally produced gourmet cookie
  • Complimentary photographs on the water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is across from By The Green café on Rue Lavaud (the main street of Akaroa). Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the tour.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear man-made fibers only (no cotton or jeans), and shoes that can get wet. Flip-flops are not to be worn under any circumstances.
  • You should bring a warm windproof jacket and spare dry clothes, as well as a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a towel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5

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We had a wonderful tour with Jake. He gave clear and thorough instructions at the beginning and made sure we all understood. He helped us all individually get situated properly in the kayak. On the tour Jake talked about birds, sea life and geology of the area as he pointed out examples. It was all quite interesting and easy to follow. We patiently followed some dolphin activity and was rewarded with one popping up between our kayaks. Jake kept a close eye on everyone to make sure we were safe and having a good time. We recommend this tour and also recommend Jake as a guide.

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Product ID: 49445