Akaroa Kayaks – Harbour Nature Cruises

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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safaris are ready to bring out your adventurous spirit! Only 80 minutes from Christchurch, based in the stunning sea side town of Akaroa, we offer a unique kiwi experience. Wondering what to do in Akaroa? Our fully guided sea kayaking safaris are Serene, Special, Spectacular and Safe! With no boat motor noise & no pollution, this is the most environmentally friendly tour in the harbour.

Grab your sunscreen and get ready for your safari! Our local experienced guides are matched with small groups to ensure a personal and safe experience on our Akaroa Harbour nature cruises by sea kayak. Soak in the scenery, explore stunning bays and inlets, paddle in our extinct, sea flooded volcanic crater and hear about some of the rarest and most endangered sea creatures on the planet.

Why Go with a guide? You would be crazy not to! With over 17 square miles of stunning waters to paddle in we take your safety and comfort seriously, in fact it is our number one priority! We pride our selves in maintaining the highest of safety standards and have been awarded safety Certification from “Outdoor Mark” which is a very strict annual safety audit for all New Zealand Adventure Operators, Only the best tour operators in the country hold this award. New Zealand has very changeable and extreme weather conditions. It is not advisable to kayak with out a qualified guide. Your friendly guides know all the weather warning signs, secret spots, and best times to see wild life ensuring you will get the most out of your experience in a relaxed, safe and enjoyable way. We welcome all participants from age 10-100 that have a basic level of fitness and can get in and out of the kayak unassisted.

We invite you to come on a sea kayaking tour in our amazing natural environment, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minutes from Christchurch, is easy to get to and a must see during your time in New Zealand. You will find us nestled into dramatic valleys which were carved out millions of years ago by volcanoes along the spectacular Banks Peninsula in the South Island of New Zealand.

There is no other place like it and you will carry memories of your experience here for years to come.

Your trip includes a relaxing and inspiring paddle around our bays and inlets, often crossing paths with wild life, checking out caves, taking in the breath taking views and stopping for a break at a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments and stretch your legs!

We make it easy for you to experience this amazing sea kayaking adventure as no experience is needed, beginners are welcome . Jump on our harbour highlights tour! It’s great family fun