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New Zealand Flat Water & Sea Kayaking Tours

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Location: Marlborough - Blenheim

Driftwood Eco-tours is a boutique company based near Blenheim. Their guides lead small groups into natural environments to learn about the wildlife, history and geology of the area by kayak and vehicle. They have access to the sacred and peaceful Wairau Lagoons, with the special permission of the first indigenous settlers the Rangitane...(more)

GO ORANGE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Queenstown

Experience the longest, least crowded and best valued 2-hour cruise on Milford Sound or a full day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the majestic mountains, rainforest, wildlife and sea creatures. Or jump in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures...(more)


Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

We invite you on a kayaking tour that you'll never forget. Ranked number one thing to do while in Franz Josef! Explore a glacial lake, native rainforest and views of the unique alpine environment with Glacier Country Kayaks. Read more about our team, before we meet you out on the lake! Unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!..(more)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Great Barrier Island

Fully guided and catered charters on our beautiful 11m launch, Kokomo. Ready to take you on an adventure of your choice. Discover remote islands and great dive spots in the 1.2 million hectares of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park...(more)

ADVENTURE KAYAK & CRUISE - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

Forget about the crowds and cruise boats and experience the sights and sounds of nature at a close personal level with the team at Adventure Kayak and Cruise. Be a little different and join them on an intimate small group lake cruise or rent a kayak on the lake...(more)


Location: Queenstown

Enjoy unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery and exhilarating wilderness jet boating. Choose a Wilderness Jet or Funyak tour and discover the heart of NZ. Join us and travel along the beautiful lakeside drive to Glenorchy, into the pristine Dart River valley, travelling via locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate magical Middle Earth...(more)


Location: Rotorua Airport

Join River Rats and experience quality rafting in Rotorua, they have been operating for over 35 years. There's something for everyone, a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action. Kayak freedom hire or tours. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or hot pools...(more)

GO NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: New Zealand

Discover the real New Zealand with the team at Go New Zealand Tours. They have NZ’s biggest range of Adventure Holidays including hiking trips to Abel Tasman, Mt Aspiring, Queen Charlotte Track, Ball Pass, Tongariro and Hollyford Track. Cycle the Otago Rail Trail, Alps 2 Ocean, Great Taste or Hawkes Bay Trails. Try white-water rafting, horse trekking, caving, and kayaking...(more)


R&R KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson

We are a small family-owned sea kayak company. Take advantage of our many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!..(more)


Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Paddle Wanaka SUP & Sail specialises in Kayak, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board and Catamaran rentals. Our locally based, friendly guiding team will take you through the history and development of the stunning Wanaka region while taking you through your paces on the water. The ideal day out for people of all experience levels, from beginners through to experienced kayakers...(more)

THE SEA KAYAK COMPANY - Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson

Location: Marahau Beach

Experience kayaking in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Spend time exploring the untouched, timeless beauty, visiting beautiful golden sandy beaches, bush-clad islands suspended in clear blue waters, all warmed by endless hours of Nelson sunshine. Guided trips range from a ½ day to 5 Days or freedom kayak rentals also available...(more)

KAHU KAYAKS - Abel Tasman, Nelson

Location: Nelson

Enjoy a range of guided tours or freedom rental sea kayaking trips. Our guided kayak trips with will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy amazing views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock...(more)

POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Pohatu - the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony by 4WD safari. Sea kayaking safaris give wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's stunning coastline...(more)


Location: Canterbury

The sea floor comes to life under custom LED light kits as you follow your guide around the shore for a full hour. Expect to see plenty of fish species darting along the sea floor. All equipment provided. Akaroa Paddle Board School offers professional Stand Up Paddleboard lessons along with NZ's FIRST & ONLY guided illuminated night time paddleboard tour...(more)