Our Guided Kayak Safari is a great way to spend your time ashore! This is a once in a lifetime chance to paddle through a marine reserve in an extinct volcano basin. Take in breath-taking scenery and witness amazing geology that is unique to the area. You will have the chance to experience some of the most endangered marine life on the planet including Hector Dolphins, White-flipper penguins, and native sea birds which reside in Akaroa Harbour if you are lucky! Your safari includes a break at remote a beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy a snack and explore. All of this is only 80 minutes from Christchurch! 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. So come and join us! Explore, Experience and Enjoy!
What You'll Get
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.
- 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
- Light refreshments
- Local guide
- Local taxes
- On Water Photographs
- Transportation to/from attractions
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.
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
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