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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

Join one of the best kayak adventures in New Zealand, jump into a safe stable sea kayak and follow our local guides as we take you on a spectacular tour through an untouched marine reserve which now exists in a flooded volcanic crater from millions of years ago. The geology and scenery will blow your mind during this 3-hour small-group wildlife and sea-kayaking safari. Paddle along through the clear blue water, you get the feeling you are in a postcard!  Your guide will keep watch for sightings of native endangered New Zealand animal and bird life. Pause for a snack break on a nearby beach, and enjoy a little free time to explore, swim, or soak up the serenity at your leisure. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people. This activity is often voted the highlight of a NZ holiday!

Duration

3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Guide
    • Light refreshments
    • Kayak safari
    • On water photographs
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Transport to/from attractions
    • Gratuities
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • When your cruise ship docks in the beautiful french village of Akaroa, stroll through town to the kayak base and meet your guide to begin your 3-hour tour. Following an informative safety briefing, your guides will prepare your kayak for launch then take to Akaroa’s volcanic basin waters.

    Small group numbers are key as we are visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way. Close encounters. No noise, No engines, No crowds, No pollution. 

    During your tour, paddle quietly along through the blue waters of the extinct volcanic crater and listen as your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife that you come across. After approximately one hour, stop for a 15-minute break on a remote beach and enjoy free time to swim or rest your arms!

    Replenish lost energy with a light snack, then paddle onward as your guide shares stories from the region’s colorful past. As you explore, admire panoramic views and your guide will be taking on water photos for you If you wish to take home a memory of your day.

    When your kayak adventure comes to an end, paddle your kayak back to base — an easy 10-minute walk from the wharf through he boutique shops and cafes leads you back to the main wharf. Safe and dry!
  • Departure Point :
    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 at the wharf. 5 min drive, 10 min walk.Ports
    • Meet outside the Bowling Club
    Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Akaroa Guided Kayaks

Activity ID: V-9811P3

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